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Shimbashi Izakaya

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1555 Camino Del Mar, #201, Del Mar, CA 92014 (Paseos De Las Flores)
8585230479
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Shimbashi's theme is based on the Izakaya, a Japanese tapas restaurant. We...
Shimbashi's theme is based on the Izakaya, a Japanese tapas restaurant. We offer a multi-faceted menu that can be used as a pairing with sake for the light eater or sophisticated dinner entrees served in the Japanese tradition. Our menu changes with the season making each dining experience a new adventure.
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  • 8
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Go For Lunch And Have The Bento Box

Really. For $17.00 it was enough for my husband who was VERY hungry. We made the mistake of also ordering two Kappa rolls as well as edamame... way too much food. It was all very good. As a side note, we are from Hawaii and have relocated to Arizona, so this was a great treat for us.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
doni-lei
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tucson, az
Good for:
  • Scenic view
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26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kempele, Finland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We had a dinner in this restaurant during our business trip to San Diego. The place was cosy and the service was very friendly. The sushi and other servings were nice and tasty but maybe not authentic Japanese style but surely this restaurant is suitable for everyone who like Asian food.

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tucson, az
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138 reviews 138 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Really. For $17.00 it was enough for my husband who was VERY hungry. We made the mistake of also ordering two Kappa rolls as well as edamame... way too much food. It was all very good. As a side note, we are from Hawaii and have relocated to Arizona, so this was a great treat for us.

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Visalia, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We always enjoy their wonderful sushi and small plates. Their Chirashi Sushi is classic excellence with Uni, ikura, and tamago as part of the great variety found in this sushi specialty. My husband enjoyed the two-layer bento box which also included miso soup. We also orderd a Tekka Roll that had a more than ample amount of maguro. The ambience... More 

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San Diego, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My husband and I have been to this restaurant a couple of times and the meals were excellent. We have ordered both hot food and sushi and they were great. I eat sushi about once a week and this is some of the best. The restaurant is a little on the pricey side but it is located in Del Mar... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Loved the sushi and the service was superb. Order the chef selection and you will not be dusappointed

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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Stopped in while touring the coast, absolutely AMAZING. great view, awesome friendly service and the food was out of this world good. I dont mind spending $ for amazing food and when i hesitantly ordered the Japanese bluefin tuna which was $25 for 4 pieces of sashimi (which came highly recommended by the sushi.chef and the server)...i loved it so... More 

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Seoul
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101 reviews 101 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We came into this restaurant around 6 pm with two kids falling asleep because of jet lag. We put in orders for donkatsu and udon and they arrived literally 5 minutes later. The bilingual waitress who took care of us was extremely efficient and quick. We couldn't decide what to order, so we ordered all of the selections available as... More 

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Colorado Springs, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A beautiful view of the ocean and the outdoor seating was nice. It is in a great location if you are wanting to walk the little town. The food was average but the price extreme. Sadly two of us ate, spent over $70 and left still hungry. The portions are small so if you are wanting to eat here, be... More 

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San Diego, California
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225 reviews 225 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We went for their Valentine special which is quite a good deal. It has 4 dishes. First need tataki which was good. 2 sushi rolls. One is a tempura shrimp kind which was so so as the shrimp was not crunchy. The other is a spicy fish which was good. The main course was a seafood stew. It had lots... More 

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Roseville, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We had a delightful lunch on the patio of Restaurant Shimbashi. It was a beautiful day, and the patio allows a view of the ocean. Ambience does count. No worries about the food. We ordered variety of dishes, and al were terrific: from the seafood miso soup to sashimi to tempera to skewers to udon. We will definitely return when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1555 Camino Del Mar, #201, Del Mar, CA 92014
    (Paseos De Las Flores)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: 8585230479

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Shimbashi's theme is based on the Izakaya, a Japanese tapas restaurant. We offer a multi-faceted menu that can be used as a pairing with sake for the light eater or sophisticated dinner entrees served in the Japanese tradition. Our menu changes with the season making each dining experience a new adventure.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?