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“Excellent Dining Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shino

Shino
838 W Ash Street, San Diego, CA
619-255-2527
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Ranked #332 of 3,827 Restaurants in San Diego
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews
4 restaurant 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!

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

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.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“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.

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San Diego, California
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“THE BEST!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 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
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“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!

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