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7001 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
+1 480-664-0180
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Ranked #66 of 1,017 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Price range: $60 - $150
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Japanese, Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: NE Corner of Indian Bend Road & Scottsdale Road, at Scottsdale Seville
Description: ShinBay offers traditional and contemporary Japanese cuisine and Tokyo-style nigiri with emphasis on seasonality of food, the highest quality of ingredients and presentation. Enjoy a respite from everyday, with inspired cuisine and hospitality in a tranquil setting.Reservations are highly recommended preferably via our website or OpenTable. Reservation Note : Our Chef's Tasting Course starting at $100 per person is available with 24 hours advanced reservation only. When making your reservation, please specify your desired price range and any dietary restrictions or food allergies you may have. For parties of up to four people, please indicate with your reservation if you would like to sit at the Chef's Counter. For more information, please visit our facebook/shinbayAZ.
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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

We were lucky to get a booking for our group of 8, but we were very happy we did. We had a set menu with five separate courses. This is no ordinary, run-of-the-mill Japanese sushi place. It is high-end quality food, crafted by excellent chefs. The tasting platter was superb, and the cockles in a broth was the best dish... More

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Hillsborough, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My daughter and I had a 4-course chef choice dinner at Shinbay. Every dish was well prepared and delicate. Each dish was presented beautifully. Every course came out unexpectedly appealing. Most courses were very unique except the last one which was a dish of 5-6 different kinds of fish nigiri. The fishes were very fresh and good, except they are... More

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Los Angeles
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We just enjoyed 6 courses of an Iron Chef-like dining experience. The quality of the fish and Kobe-style beef was superb. The sauces complemented each course extremely well where you could taste the main ingredient that was featured. This is definitely a must when I'm in the Phoenix area.

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Brisbane, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Had one of the very best Japanese dinners outside of Japan at Shin Bay, Scottsdale last night. Having lived in Tokyo for 22 years we think we know Japanese food, and this was a great example of the best. Don't be put off by the location in a nondescript strip mall. The decor is refined with excellent lighting and noise... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We were welcomed very warmly upon arrival. Chef's choice menu, diner selects the number of courses. I selected 4, which were: fluke, a trio consisting of otoro, oyster and shrimp, wagyu beef, and nigiri. Dessert was pudding with mixed berries. Every item was superior in quality, as always. Drink menu has a large number of choices. The food is the... More

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El Paso, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

If you've ever been watching a travel or food channel show where the host goes speechless after tasting something so amazing, this is one of those places. I reserved my table a couple days early for the 6 course meal, and was it something else. Flavors I've never tasted before. This was also some of the best foie gras I've... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Walk in the door at ShinBay and you are transported into a calm relaxing dining room where the service is attentive but not overbearing and the food preparation is all about attention to detail. Each course provides the diner with the perfect balance of flavors, textures and presentation - truly an art form worth appreciating! This is a dining experience,... More

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Kyoto, Japan
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81 reviews 81 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Perhaps the only worthwhile restaurant in Scottsdale's culinary wasteland. The chefs are japanese. Everything on the menu is incredible and the room has a lovely swish feel. Small and reservations are highly recommended.

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Chicago, IL
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a sophisticated Japanese dining experience, a major leap from sushi, tempura and noodles -- even for actual Japanese. Presentation is delicate and deliberate, timing is of the essense, portions are small and the bill can mount up. If you have dined at similar restaurants in, say, expense-account Tokyo, you'll be ready for this; if not, be prepared for... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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48 reviews 48 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We read that ShinBay was the best seafood restaurant in Phoenix and having moved here from Florida we made quick plans to try it out. Our anticipation was definitely rewarded. We selected the six course chef's tasting and while we were a little disappointed when the first plate was Amberjack, the rest of the courses were truly wonderful. The presentation... More

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Additional Information about ShinBay

Address: 7001 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Phone Number: +1 480-664-0180
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 60 - 150
Cuisine: Japanese, Seafood

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