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Shimbashi Izakaya

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1555 Camino Del Mar Ste 201, Del Mar, CA 92014-2408 (Paseos De Las Flores)
+1 858-523-0479
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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College Station, Texas
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676 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Indeed, this is excellent sushi with an air of traditional. The chef at the bar delighted me portion by portion, as it should be. The tamago (in house) was delicious, so were the scallops and the salmon nigiri. I guess the abiente was too sterile and large for a sushi bar. Combined with the somewhat slow front-of-house service (had to... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Shimbashi does have, by far, the best food in Del Mar. The Sushi / Shasimi, while not the most excellent I ever had, are good indeed, and prepared by well trained and very friendly Japanese chefs. Great service, and knowledgeable staff. If you want to eat in Del Mar this is the place to go. Forget about the rest.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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liverpool
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 .

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Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Morgan, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Solana Beach, California
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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San Rafael, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Del Mar, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1555 Camino Del Mar Ste 201, Del Mar, CA 92014-2408
    (Paseos De Las Flores)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: +1 858-523-0479
Description
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?