Shibumi Izakaya

Shibumi Izakaya

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://shibumiseattle.com/
  • Phone: 2063974552
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Yakitori, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Eric Stapelman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Personalized tasting menus available for small dinner parties, in the comfort of your home or work space, for up to fifteen people.
  • Private Party Facilities: The restaurant seats up to 48 people and can cater your events any day of the week. Available early evening, primetime, or late night.
  • Private Party Contact: Eric Stapelman 2063974552

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 13th
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public parking lot located in Collins on Pine. Entrance to parking facility located on 13th Ave. Street parking is also available.
A word from Shibumi Izakaya
Shibumi is an intimate setting for contemporary Japanese Izakaya. Our philosophy is in tune with our method, simple and fresh. In Japan Izikaya restaurants have developed from sake/shochu bars with small food offerings, to gathering spots used by locals to eat, drink, and share the days events with new friends and old. Shibumi continues this tradition with authentic Japanese food. Featuring ramen soups, a yakitori grill, tempura, and other Izakaya dishes. Japanese dishes are served in a warm, inviting atmosphere. Join us at the counter and enjoy our open kitchen, at the bar and taste premium Sake and Shochu, or perhaps choose a more intimate table.
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Shibumi Izakaya reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (5)fit for foodies (5)notable wine list (2)good for groups (1)romantic (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • New - Needs Improvement
    Food4life
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    While everything was fine, the restaurant left much to be desired. My fellow diners and I left feeling underwhelmed and overcharged. You are provided with 5 separate menus: 3 beverage, 2 food (specials and standard). We had menus with inconsistent pricing and were told we'd be charged the lower pricing since 3/4 copies listed lower costs, but when the bill arrived we were charged the higher price. Drinks were slow and forgotten. Fish was sold as"fresh daily", but stored so cold it was mostly frozen when it arrived. We only conceded it was indeed fresh because when thawed enough to eat the quality of fish was more than surprisingly good. The overall experience was simply frustrating enough that I would not recommend this restaurant.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    rpasea
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The food was well prepared and presented. We had the udon (2 pork and 1 chicken) and the broth was to die for. Added to this was a selection of share plates; the grilled pork belly (yakitori style) was melt in the mouth. Everything we had was distinct and interesting. Price is a bit high but there is no issue with the quality. Cost for the 3 of us including drinks was about $110 plus tip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yum
    janeinsantafe
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Delicious. Did not try everything and will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New local joint with focused menu
    tkapictureVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I went to Shibumi as a first time diner - the menu was quite creative and exotic. The pacing is comparable to that of a tapas restaurant. This is definitely a foodie joint. It needs to get it's name out there a bit more though, high traffic area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 2 reviews are from the Shibumi Izakaya reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Very impressive experience. Sat at the bar. Bartender was excellent. Thorough knowledge of Sake and the menu. Solid suggestions. All the food was good, some great, some ok. Had about 8 dishes between 2 of us and we were full, with a decent sized bill. Certainly an excellent spot already, even in it's youth.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The service was great and the restaurant is very nice. I found the ramen to be flavorless and was disappointed in the quality of the dish, especially for the high price!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate