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139 High St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1713
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Jaffrey, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
Reviewed January 5, 2017

After arriving in Ellsworth, my husband and I had no idea where to eat - we picked Shinbashi because I had a sudden craving for Chinese (it being NYE), and we ordered several items off the menu for take-out: wonton soup, steamed dumplings, Vietnamese spring rolls, beef and broccoli, veg lo mein, and teriyaki beef sticks. All basic items -... More 

Thank LogCabinMom1
DownEast and Acadia Maine, Maine
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

Ahhh. After pouring over the menu, we selected Spring Roll Apps, Seaweed Salad, Tuna Tataki, & a Pork Egg Foo Yung, Chicken Fingers & Fried rice combo. The server was happy to bring our drinks & give us some chat time. Meanwhile we scoped out the various seating options, which include 2 private dining rooms - 1 seating 10, the... More 

Thank Swimmingelf
Machias, Maine
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed November 16, 2016

The drinks are always mixed wonderfully! Aka not measured ;) The sushi is always delicious and the presentation is always beautiful.

Thank trababe07
Milford, New Hampshire
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2016

The food & service were great and the food was very good. There are not many choices in the area and we took a shot and it turned out very good. Worth the 15 minute wait! LOL!

Thank Tony E
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2016

that is how we judge a Thai or Asian restaurant, and their are very good. all of the food is good and we are stuck on the Pad Thai

Thank JimboMassachusetts
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Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Incredible Chinese and Japanese cuisine! My most favorite restaurant in Ellsworth. Beautiful atmosphere and a lovely dining experience always!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Food very good, waitress excellent service. Sashimi are fresh, lobster well cooked. Sushi are quite tasty. On the second visit, the order to go of special Thai noodle is excellent with the right smoky flavor.

Thank vuabs n
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was nicely presented, staff were reasonably polite. Although the name is Japanese, they serve mainly Chinese dishes, along with Thai and Japanese. Food was average quality, not overly tasty. Unfortunately, our serving of chicken wings was ice cold (raw) and had to be sent back. The waiter appeared confused, but had the wings reheated and returned. We didn't... More 

Thank Tuffers100
Boracay, Philippines
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2016

The newly renovated Shinbashi restaurant offered an interesting lunch menu. They have a sushi bar with Asian artisans making fresh sushi. The platters that arrived at the tables looked very appetizing and fresh. The pretty Asian waitress seated me and answered a few menu questions. She recommended the box lunch witch was a good choice. The food was OK and... More 

Thank Lekker123
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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95 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2016

we came out from the L.L. Bean outlet and decided to walk across the street and try it having read the reviews. We had the rolls for lunch including eel and spicy yellow tail and it was excellent. The rolls were way above average and the fish had such a fine flavor.

Thank havesuitcase11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 139 High St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1713
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: 207-667-6561
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.

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