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Shintori

128 Boutport Street, Barnstaple EX31 1TD, England
01271 323238
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Ranked #40 of 106 restaurants in Barnstaple
Price range: $9 - $26
Cuisines: Asian fusion
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Shintori provides Asian fusion food, tapas style.Come and dine in our quirky Grade 2 listed building and graze our many little eats, big eats and sharing platters, all washed down with a naughty cocktail or two!Live music, entertainment and offers on weekly.
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English first
Barnstaple, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Shintori's is renowned for it's delicious and ambitious cocktails. I went in earlier for some lunch. The food was an utter disappointment- (I had to send it back because it was cold!) but the staff didn't charge me for it. However the dessert I ordered- Banoffee Sundae was really delicious- layers of ice-cream, fresh cream, fresh bananas in a sticky... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Read all the good reviews but felt let down by this venue. Mash was like smash, no veg with main meal and service was slow, stating it was busy downstairs as a reason. Had to ask for cutlery and felt the price paid was way over priced as the food was ok but defiantly not anything to recommend. We had... More

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Shintori, Manager at Shintori, responded to this review

I am sorry that this is the first I have heard of your disappointment with Shintori, as I would have liked to compensate for your disgruntlement. I apologise that we did not meet your expectations, all comments will be considered in how we can make our business better. Many Thanks and a Merry Christmas More

Devon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We booked Shintori based purely on the TripAdvisor reviews and have to say that we left feeling pretty disappointed. The menu can only be described as confused; is it Asian, English or Spanish? As we had read such amazing feedback on the Xmas menu we went for this. The starter was mediocre and clearly came out of the freezer and... More

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Shintori, Manager at Shintori, responded to this review

I am sorry that this is the first I have heard of your disappointment with Shintori, as I would have liked to compensate for your disgruntlement. I apologise that we did not meet your expectations, all comments will be considered in how we can make our business better. Many Thanks and a Merry Christmas More

Great Torrington, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

I am a Shintori regular I absolute love the food, the atmosphere and not forgetting the awesome cocktails! All the team at Shintori are all lovely and so knowledgable and enthusiastic about what they do. Came here with family and friends on my recommendation for the Xmas menu which definitely lived up to my hype! If was absolutely gorgeous and... More

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barnstaple, devon, england
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Well decorated unique looking bar. Good range of cocktails and the staff are trained by renowned mixologists. Impressive if you arrange to meet a date there :) They do small Chinese dishes I believe but I've not eaten there.

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Barnstaple, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

All of Shintori’s food is really lovely, but the lunchtime menu is particularly great value for money. Well worth a visit!

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Worcester
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This is a fab place although a little bit off the beaten track at the top end of town. The food is really good and interesting but it is the cocktails we like best. Well worth a visit and easily the most interesting bar in town

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Shintori, Manager at Shintori, responded to this review

Thanks Darren, It makes it all worth it when hear things like that! We really appreciate your comments and will keep up the cocktail creations! Many Thanks Clare Pomeroy Bar Manager More

Halkirk, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We dropped in on a mid week, at lunch time, but the service was spot on. We hadn't tried a cocktail bar before and had lots of questions, between us we had a selection of foods and some amazing drinks. The bar was quiet and the staff while setting up and having things to do took the time to show... More

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Shintori, Manager at Shintori, responded to this review

Thanks Ruan, we are glad you enjoyed your lunch with us. I hope your son is well on his way to being a cocktail master in his new job. Many Thanks, Clare Pomeroy Bar Manager More

Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I ate here mid week for a date night, and we haven't eaten here before. The staff were very friend and gave great advice on food. My wife and I did not know what yo have so the waitress suggested a platter & my goodness! Mind blowing!!! The whole experience was so good my wife arranged her... More

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North Devon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Amazing place, decided to treat my daughter and I to lunch one Saturday after some serious shopping and absolutely loved the place. This was our first visit and will certainly go again, excellent, helpful staff. Fantastic food. Highly recommended.

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