Our story

Gratitude, pureness of heart, living in peace and prosperity with altruistic intentions: these principles laid the foundation upon which Sheng Long Yu established the first Shinto location in October of 2004 in Strongsville, OH. Since then, he has steadily grown his business to encompass multiple restaurants in northeast Ohio including a second Shinto location in Westlake which opened in September of 2020.

In addition to both Shinto locations, Sheng Long Yu and his business partners have also opened other Asian-influenced restaurants across multiple states serving up everything from healthy fast-casual poke bowls to classic fried chicken with a modern twist.

Even after 20+ years in the restaurant industry, Mr. Yu has never wavered in his belief in the virtues which have guided him from the beginning. It is our hope that you leave our establishments with the same sense of joy and fulfillment!