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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
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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700 reviews
499 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 387 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 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 

Thank foodgrmpee
Saint Louis, Missouri
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204 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 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.

Thank Raiber
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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
Shimbashi Izakaya, with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, is located on the Market Level at the Del Mar Plaza. We offer an extensive seasonal menu, fresh sushi and sashimi, a wide selection of sake and Japanese beer. With our tapas-style Japanese menu, Shimbashi Izakaya features fresh seafood that is always in season.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?