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“Excellent Dining Experience”
Review of Shino

838 W Ash Street, San Diego, CA
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Ranked #9 of 3,979 restaurants in San Diego
Cuisines: Sushi
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Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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“Excellent Dining Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

An excellent sushi option in San Diego if you're staying in downtown. Both the meal and service were great. Do yourself a favor and sit at the sushi bar........and order the omakase if you're adventurous and able to splurge on yourself. Shino offers typical sushi you can find at other joints, but the quality is superior. As well, you can get other items that you can only find at more authentic Japanese restaurants (eg. cod milt). Good sushi doesn't come without a price. My omakase meal, which included just about everything Keith (the sushi chef) could find in his case, was $85........a little on the pricier side but well worth it!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Pros: authentic Japanese food, fresh ingredients, delicious, helpful staff

We had a sashimi platter, a sushi platter and a rainbow roll. Everything was terrific! The sushi platter includes some delicatessen as sea urchin.
I highly recommend this place.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Excellent sushi and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Its easy to walk by, but don't. The fish is fresh and ingredients like crab are real. The albacore roll was great as was the sashimi. Service was excellent and prompt - lots of interesting combinations and quite a few daily specials that all looked great.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“THE BEST!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Family run; fresh; authentic; friendly; we have been sushi fans for 30 years eaten at the best in Japan, LA, NYC; and this is up there with the very best. Make sure Robert serves you and just let him serve you what he recommends.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nashville, Tennessee
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Must try!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

I agree with the other reviews, this place is a gem in San Diego. Just off the tracks off Ash, you'd miss it if you walked right by it. But don't miss it, because the sushi is outstanding. The salmon belly was one of the best things I ate while in San Diego. And the San Diego Roll was so different and refreshing. Only a few tables, so make sure you make a reservation. Enjoy!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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