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The old Green Tree Restaurant - same owners - built a beautiful upscale restaurant in the center of Ellsworth. Excellent - same recipes says Catherine -half of husband & wife team.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Reservations
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Reviewed February 4, 2021

Sometimes the food is good...other times...not so much. Order the same thing a few times and you never know what you'll get. I go there occasionally for sushi and one or two other menu items. Quality seems to vary quite a bit. It's very inconsistent....I usually get take out. They have online ordering, which works well....until you go to pick your order up. Last time I went to pick up my takeout order it was extremely disorganized. I realize that there are issues because of Covid, but there were folks ahead of me who were there to pick up their food and had been waiting for over 20 minutes for someone to come to the counter and give them their order which was sitting behind the counter getting cold. I had to wait about a half hour before someone came over to finally hand me my order. They are also pretty expensive for the inconsistent quality or their food. "Why do I go there?" you might ask. Sometimes I just need a sushi fix.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed November 9, 2020 via mobile

We had several meals and appetizers, all were delicious. The lobster stew with sweet potatoes was unique and tasty.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 3, 2020

Shinbashi is only offering take-out service due to the COVID19 restrictions, but they handled it well with almost no direct interaction with the staff. Phone in and they phone you when the order is ready. They bring your order out in a sturdy paper bag...and take care of the credit card transaction inside while you wait on their porch. Once signed, you deposit your slip in a slotted box while the clerk then hustles back inside. We ordered two meals and both were not bad, but nothing special. My General Tso's chicken dish was packed with plenty of chicken, crisp broccoli and a few pieces of green pepper. But the expected "kick" from the sauce was all but absent and the chicken was all stuck together in one welded unit that you had to pick apart with a fork and knife. The white rice was packed in a small cardboard container and it all came out in one welded lump. OK meal, but nothing out of the ordinary with a lot of room for improvement. My wife's House Special He Fun (Lobster, shrimp, chicken, beef and vegetables) was packed full and not bad at all. Again, the overall impression as one of blandness rather than a medley of wonderful flavors. We both felt Shinbashi's was a notch or two above the abysmal China Hill, the other Asian food spot in town. Ellsworth is not known for its Asian cuisine and probably won't be unless either China Hill or Shinbashi steps it up a few notches.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed August 4, 2020

We ordered take out from this restaurant, got hot and sour soup, Vietnamese spring rolls and a house combo. The soup is the very worst I have ever tasted, and the spring rolls had some mush inside that was tasteless, the inside was like no...spring roll I ever ordered. The dinner combo was sweet and sour chicken with a pork egg roll on rice and some boneless ribs and fruit! Now this part of the order was good and edible! The fruit is a delicious touch.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed May 29, 2020

Yup. Reliably good experience. Varied menu from Sushi to Bento Boxes to Pad Thai and everything in between and good drinks too. We eat there several times a year. One of the longer lasting establishments in Ellsworth.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed May 26, 2020

Arriving late in the evening in Ellsworth during the pandemic, we were delighted to find that Shinbashi was doing a contact free take out service. The food was ready when we arrived and the portions were plentiful. The fried rice tasted very fresh, and they...threw in a few extras like fruit and a salad on the house. The sweet-and-sour chicken was nice and crunchy and the sauce was on the side, so the chicken wasn't drowning in it. Thanks for being there for some essential workers who were on the road.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed May 26, 2020

Not worth the stop the service is horrible like really really bad even the Americans cant take an order right!! AMD the food is just gross!!! The drinks are like water the price is fine but for what you get should be 50 cents and...all the typical bring their loud brats in avoid at all cost!!!!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed January 2, 2020 via mobile

I had high expectations of this place as I have always seen lots of cars in their parking lot. Four of us went to dinner and only one order came out great. The lobster cakes, which was a special that night. My two teenage kids...were not Impressed and my wife was not either. I ordered the seafood lo mein and it was very bland. Lots of seafood but really needed a sauce to compliment the seafood. They also forgot my wife’s meal. Not sure we will ever try this place again which is unfortunate since we love Asian food.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 12, 2019

We were coming into Ellsworth from out of town so we decided to order take out for 6:00 p.m. We actually arrived 15 min early and the food was already sitting at the register. Not sure how long it had been there. We ordered the...following items: DA-5 Garlic Shrimp with Vegetables $13.95 DA-6 Sweet and Sour Chicken $13.95 The garlic shrimp was kind of slimy, the egg roll tasted horrible, and the fried rice (maybe 4 ounces) had corn and squash pieces in it. It looked overcooked and tasted horrible. After a couple of bites, the entire meal was thrown out. The sweet and sour chicken had the same nasty egg roll, the same rice, and the sweet and sour sauce (not on the chicken but in a plastic container) had one piece of pepper and two pineapple pieces. I would have been better going to McDonald's for a 20-piece chicken nugget. BURGER KING, MCDONALDS, TACO BELL, DENNYS, AND PIZZA IS CLOSE BY AT A MORE REASONABLE PRICE.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 30, 2019

Although a bit of a rocky start about seating a large group, the service was excellent. Food was very good, definitely recommended.

Date of visit: November 2019
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  • Yes, Shinbashi offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Shinbashi offers delivery services.

  • Shinbashi is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5