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Shinbashi

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7 East 48th Street, New York City, NY 10017 (Between 5th & Madison Avenue)
6- 51st Street at Lexington B/D/F/V- 47-50 Streets Rockefeller Center N/R/W- 49th Street at 7th Avenue
212.813.1009
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 2
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Both inside and outside dining

The location of Shinbashi is perfect when you're midtown and looking for nicely prepared and reasonably priced Japanese food. In nice weather, there are even tables outside/

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
roxieontheroad
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  • Romantic
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I asked the waiter for still mineral water. But the bottle came to my table with no label, already opened and with rust around neck. It tasted like tap water.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The location of Shinbashi is perfect when you're midtown and looking for nicely prepared and reasonably priced Japanese food. In nice weather, there are even tables outside/

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Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I usually don't review unless a restaurant was really exceptional or an utter mess. Shinbashi is an example of the former, delivering an outstanding dining experience. Quick look: Japanese restaurant, original cuisine including sushi, nice variety in menu, decent wine list, reasonably priced, great location, perfect service. Details: A well-known, -loved and -visited lunch spot in Midtown, Shinbashi offers a... More 

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Aspen, Colorado
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Fresh, delicious, authentic food. Gracious and charming wait staff. Large sushi bar and excellent sake choices available.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Thanks to the concierge at The New York Palace Hotel we wound up at Shinbashi for lunch. The place was packed but the concierge made reservations for us and we grabbed what seemed to be the only open table. The sushi bar was tended by three Asian looking guys that looked like they knew what they were doing. I decided... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Recommended by the concierge at the Waldorf as a great spot for sushi on the way to the theatre. Great welcome by staff. Attentive service. I ordered two rolls and miso with a small salad. Miso and salad were average. Spider roll was ok, a little too loosely rolled for me. The rainbow roll was practically inedible. I smelled the... More 

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Dublin, Ohio, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The foods were very creative and used fresh vegetables. Nigiri sushi was fresh and great. The restaurant was elegant and clean. All staff were friendly and professional. If you really want to experience real Japanese, this is the one.

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Victor, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Was actually looking for a different restaurant, but walked by this one and was very pleased. Fast service and food was good.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

What a great sushi spot midtown! They recently had a management change (end of 2013) but I was never here under the old management so I can't compare anything. I just know I loved it tonight :) I just got back in the country last week after almost two months abroad and couldn't WAIT for some amazing sushi... I asked... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

The poor service issue is systemic, not the servers. Bad process and or training. The food was just OK - I would pass. The outside seating is casual. I normally look for good in every review. Tough to find here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 East 48th Street, New York City, NY 10017
    (Between 5th & Madison Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: 6- 51st Street at Lexington B/D/F/V- 47-50 Streets Rockefeller Center N/R/W- 49th Street at 7th Avenue
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212.813.1009

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 50
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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