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Shimbashi Izakaya
Shimbashi Izakaya

Shimbashi Izakaya Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ShimbashiIzakaya.com
  • Email: info@ShimbashiIzakaya.com
  • Phone: (858) 523-0479
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Mon-Fri:11:30am-2:00pm, Sat&Sun:12:00pm-3:00pm

    Dinner: Mon-Fri:4:00pm-10:00pm, Sat&Sun:3:00pm-10:00pm

    Happy Hour: Mon - Fri:4:00pm-6:00pm, Sat&Sun:12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Shabu-shabu
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Let Shimbashi Be Your Chef - Fresh sushi made right in front of you!

    If you're looking for a unique way to cater your next event, let us come to you. Shimbashi offers delicious, elegant party trays and on-site catering for business functions and private parties. Shimbashi’s chef will prepare fresh, high-quality sushi in front of your guests, bringing a unique flair of entertainment to your occasion.

    To start planning your event menu, please contact us at 858-523-0479.
  • Special Events & Promotions: SHIMBASHI Izakaya is available for your special occasion, business meetings or private parties. We can tailor make a menu to fit your budget; relax and enjoy fresh sushi and sake, inside or on our ocean-view patio.

    Please call Hideko Edwards at 858-523-0479 to discuss your needs.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Paseos De Las Flores
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free Self-Parking Validation (2 Hours). Valet parking is also available.
A word from Shimbashi Izakaya
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 entrées served in the Japanese tradition. Our menu changes with the season making each dining experience a new adventure. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "They do just about everything right. I would recommend taking a little window cleaner to the windows behind the sushi bar."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Everything seemed indicative of the area, high prices, barely there service, disappointing food. We are from Vancouver BC so our expectations may be skewed as while certain places may me pricy, there is usually value for your money. As for the food here, the beef tataki wasn't just seared but over cooked, the tuna was stronger tasting than the price point would allude to and the rice on the rolls was way over cooked and of low grade. Some thing's I would expect from a budget sushi place or pre-made at a grocery. We both felt that the concept behind the specialty rolls was missed as well, the flavours were not balanced, adding ingredients for the sake of it rather than because they went well together. Fantastic sunset views on the patio."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We started with the Tuna Galore which is awesome, first time ever served live amaebi which was the bomb, the soft shell crab was to die for, everything was just exceptional Can't wait to return"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "First time trying this place and was pleasantly surprised. Sushi was amazing (freshness taste and overall presentation) and our service was equally as good. Sushi chef was animated and joked around with us even tho we had never been there. We wee treated like regulars and plan to become one as we plan to come back time and time again. Great first impression, I recommend the del mar roll."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Very unique menu. Everything we ordered was delicious & the service is amazing."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "great little sushi bar and a pretty outdoor seating area. good food and not ridiculously priced but service is really slow"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Went here for valentines day on a date with my girl. She loves the strawberry lemonade cocktail here. Had their five course valentines special for $58. It was perfect if you planned on hanging out for a while to talk, drink(couple to a few) and eat the food. Their food hasn't disappointed us but the waitress helping us that night seemed like she had a long day and just wanted to leave already. Besides that, I'm willing to take the 40 minute drive to eat the food here again and again. The fried Karaage, love it. The portions for the Vday Special was good for the two of us because it didn't make us full so we had room to drink a couple to a few drinks without feeling overwhelmed on the stomach."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food here at Shimbashi was delicious (oishii-katta!), even surprising for a Valentine's night prix fixe menu. Having lived in Japan, I could taste the authentic flavors and it was worth it!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Overall a great experience. You can't go wrong at this restaurant. I have never been disappointed. I recommend sitting on the patio. There are many heaters for cool nights. It's especially romantic when the fog rolls in."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I went here for Valentine's Day. The place was perfect! View of the ocean in Del Mar, service was good and friendly, and the food was fresh and delicious."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "While the sushi is excellent this is more than just sushi. Just browsing the menu takes a while to get oriented, there are so many wonderful dishes, it make take a while to find a favorite Or just go Omakase."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "This is my go to place for quality fresh sushi and japanese fare when I have guests in town. It is consistent and typically the food impresses them. This visit was no exception. The service can be a bit sketchy, snooty, I don't know - weird. We ordered seared beef, yellow tail collar, sashimi, rolls, and lychee sorbet (flipping awesome). I had tea and they had beer. I've had sake there and eaten the hot pot, ginko nuts, kinpira, etc. the food is always good, the service is always weird."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Loved the seaweed salad and the cod was soft as butter. Didn't order raw, but will give it a try next time. No nonsense decor and a small patio for outdoor dining. staff is efficient and friendly. Will definitely return to try more things on the menu. Good sake list, limited wine list and not a beer drinker so can't comment."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Range of food was amazing. Great sushi and many different small plates. We took another couple who were not experienced with the menu. We ordered several small plates, a variety of sushi and several rolls. All were great. We love uni and theirs was the best. We ate outdoors. Thanks to the heaters we were comfortable."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Shimbashi has a suburb sake list and sushi counter. We had the holiday special box. It was amazing. Everything cooked to perfection. Be sure to order rice or noodle dish with entree or you may be disappointed."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We stopped in for a quick lunch the other day and had amazing service and delicious food. I had the sashimi salad which was loaded with fresh fish and very tasty, and my co workers had the lunch specials and loved it. We will be back soon"
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "Great ambience and service. Unfortunately we came early, 4:30, and may have been served fish left over from lunch. It had a scent to it which should not have been there. My friend thought about sending it back but decided not to. Unfortunately he was queasy for a full day afterwards. I've eaten there before for lunch and it was very good. It's a beautiful place so I'm thinking it may have been a mistake on the chef's part in serving questionable sushi."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "Went for the monthly celebration at the Del Mar Plaza, o 15th Street. Onthe 15th of the month, you get a $15 special. We got two sushi rolls for $15. Good deal, gorgeous ocean view, perfect climate for patio dining."
    Dined on 10/15/2013