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Shimbashi Izakaya

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1555 Camino Del Mar, #201, Del Mar, CA 92014 (Paseos De Las Flores)
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Authentic Japanese, where the sashmi, sushi and maki rolls are made by well trained Japanese chefs. I had the sashimi platter. Excellent. Excellent service.

Thank Ravi G
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Visited in early June on an evening with work colleagues and we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience,we sat outside with an amazing view and friendly atmosphere & the service was impeccable, fabulous sushi , excellent saki & overall a wonderful evening thanks to all the guys at Shimbashi .

1 Thank paynesbar
Los Angeles
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

We had non-sushi items. Excellent meat (eg, beef tongue) and fish (eg, yellowtail collar bone, uni noodles) delicacies.

1 Thank uazzeghein
Morgan, Utah
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115 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

the sushi was very fresh tasting, and was presented very nicely. It was a reasonable price; especially when you consider where you are. One of our rolls was fairly small for the price, but the flavor was excellent

1 Thank Randy J
Solana Beach, California
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Located in Del Mar in the plaza on the north east side of 15th street the location is great, food is good but the service is poor. We went in at lunch time and it wasn't too busy. There were maybe 5-6 seated tables on the outdoor patio and another 4 inside the restaurant and 3-4 servers moving around and... More 

1 Thank WontonTomatos
Los Angeles, California
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482 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

With a varied menu featuring different styles of Japanese food, this place in Del Mar Plaza is a great choice. It has a beautiful patio just across from the ocean and the service and food are excellent.

Thank bccrab
San Rafael, California, United States
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Went there with little notice and were able to get a table. We were there around 8, after the early dinner crush. all dishes were very nice. did not have lots of sushi, rather had many of the small plates. what sushi we did have (nigiri only) were delightful and fresh as can be. Service was a bit rattled (probably... More 

Thank Karen P
Del Mar, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Really good sushi and very convenient if you are staying in Del Mar. If you want something special they will try and accommodate unlike some sushi restaurants

Thank PriorChef
Toronto, Canada
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252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Amazing ambiance! Recommend an outdoor table bee tried a ton! Highly recommend the avocado tuna salad, spicy tuna maki, and yellowfin tuna with jalapeño. We had 2 anniversaries, and they surprised us with 2 dessert plates. Great meal, great service, priced appropriately for the quality and ambiance.

Thank Djgoldma
San Diego
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Didn't order any sushi but rest of menu is extensive with great choices. Sukiyaki has high quality beef and not tough at all, soup stock is very tasty. Service is good and best of all, authentic Japanese staff.

Thank o2mpx

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?