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“Japan is the only place left” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shino

Shino
838 W Ash Street, San Diego, CA
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Ranked #81 of 4,078 Restaurants in San Diego
Cuisines: Sushi
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Japan is the only place left”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I love sushi. I love fish. I love sunshine and the ocean. All three of these things combined would make almost any restaurant with decent food, really good. But Shino could be placed in the middle of New York garbage dump in the heat of summer and still blow anything away I have ever had. The staff is awesome, the atmosphere is great, perfect balance of everything but the food...oh my god the food. I could have, and tried to, eat everything on the menu and then I was given things that were not even on the menu that I would have never tried before and loved them. Everything is fresh and I mean I watched my shrimp meal come out of the holding tank, beheaded and served right away. All the fish, with a few exceptions, come straight from Japan and it's worth trying things you haven't before...you will be very surprised. It's located in Little Italy, so you can't walk it from downtown but it's a 5-7min drive and worth it. Right next to the tracks, somewhat hidden away. If you love sushi, go here and be adventurous. Rolls range from $9-$25

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Spotsylvania, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Awesome sushi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

Had the vegetable sushi made to order and the spicy tempura sushi. I was sick n upset stomach they made the chicken n rice to order very clean n good service.

Visited May 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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203 reviews 203 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 81 cities Reviews in 81 cities
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
“Best Sushi in town!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

definitely belongs in the upper echelon.

The sushi and sashimi are phenomenal. The sashimi is very fresh and of the highest quality. The sushi rolls are creative and flavorful. My favorites, ordered at the suggestion of our chef, were the Salmon tempura roll and the Del Mar roll.

The service is excellent. Everyone was quick, courteous, and polite. It is evident that they aim to exceed expectations and make guests feel comfortable. Basically, Shino Sushi is offers everything one would want in a sushi restaurant. I think it is the best in San Diego.

My only complaint is they are very expensive so be prepared and bring a lot of cash!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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NM
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33 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Fantastic!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Lovely decor, excellent service and out of this world food. The crab cucumber salad and the kobe beef appetizers were mouthwatering - perfect!! The sashimi and rolls were sooo fresh, perfectly/artfully prepared and delicious - oh so delicious! Hard to pick a favorite, but the special spider roll and the spicy scallop were to die for. Price was incredibly reasonable, five in our party, we all ate (maybe overate!) and our tab was only $200.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mexico City, Mexico
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Best sushi in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Although pricey, you get your moneys worth. Great sushi! Maybe the decor is not that great. The place is not that evident form the street, there is only a small sign.

Visited March 2013
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