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Shimogamo Restaurant
Shimogamo Restaurant

Shimogamo Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.shimogamoaz.com
  • Phone: (480) 899-7191
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm.
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Sanae Otomo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N Dobson Rd
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Shimogamo Restaurant
Shimogamo presents the best of Japanese dining experience to Chandler. We feature a full sushi bar and dining area for both families and couples. Our sushi menu is filled with engaging, creative items, fined-tuned for those who are looking for unique and sophisticated fine Japanese dining. Our forté is not just sushi, but also the authentic yet approachable Izakaya-style small dishes that have been crafted by Executive Chef Sanae Otomo. Over the past decade, Shimogamo has been serving our guests with a passion to deliver true Japanese flavors. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Sushi was okay, not great. For the money should have been much better. Not a good value"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I have never been disappointed with Shimogamo. They have fresh sushi, unique rolls and are always delicious. Take advantage of their happy hour prices as they are a great deal! I love the small feel, the prompt service and especially the quality of the food. Note: I have not tried the main dish menu because I can't turn down sushi but I hear they are just as good as the sushi. There are only one or two sushi chefs working at a time and occasionally the sushi is a little slow coming out but is well worth a small wait when all the tempura and panko shrimp is made to order for each roll. My favorite sushi location I've ever found! I always walk away with a smile and a happy tummy. I would eat here every day if the week if I could!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Shimogamo always has great fish that is very fresh. The selection is way beyond most sushi places. Fresh salmon roe and scorpionfish were on the menu last time we were there. Most places use frozen salmon roe and barely anyone has the expertise to prepare scorpionfish. Rolls are creative and delicious, but the sushi and sashimi are the standouts."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "went for happy hour on a thursday. we were seated in the back room, the front half was full, and had the place to ourselves. our waitress was very helpful and the food was very good. we had a seaweed salad, a few sushi rolls, and tempura shrimp. all were very tasty. Our total bill was about $40 with tip, and that did not include any drinks. For happy hour I feel like this is a bit pricey. we did order two rolls not on the happy hour menu, but that was because the HH menu was limited. Overall I would go back, but would also be willing to try other places with better happy hours."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Since finding Shimogamo , it has become our 'go to' restaurant for sushi. Always the freshest fish that we have found, beautifully prepared. We no longer have to drive 40 minutes to get great sushi. What a find!!! (Plus, the owner and staff are wonderful!!)"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "2nd best sushi restaurant in entire valley and we've tried them ALL! Unlike #1, Shimogamo's bill doesn't melt your credit card. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "When I want sushi this is my go-to place. The service is excellent, and they always give you a towel to refresh with before you eat your sushi and I love that. I have my favorite nigiri options (salmon, yellowtail and tuna) that always taste fresh and yummy. The portion size for the edamame and the miso soup are just right. Vist here soon!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Very disappointing lunch experience, food was average quality and overpriced, and service was incredibly slow. Will not return and not recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Exotic food with a special touch for a special day. Thanks"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Very good selections of food and the specials are awesome! Very good happy hour prices too! "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Shimogamo was up there with the best sushi I've ever had. As an out of towner to Arizona who is from NY and traveled lots to LA, where the sushi is also incredible, I was seriously impressed with Shimogamo. We kept ordering individual pieces after we devoured the sushi that we first ordered. Everything was fresh, clean, and delicious. You cannot go wrong here. They know what they are doing."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "The food is delicious. Good quality sushi and entrees. Good prices at happy hour and reasonable prices on regular menu. The service not so good on two of my three visits there. The dinner came before the sushi. I should have ordered in stages. Owner really cares about his customers it's apparent. I will return"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "I have enjoyed and learned about quality sushi in NY, CA and Japan. Shimogamo provides fantastic sushi in an authentic fashion -- by far the best in AZ. When business visitors come from Japan, they always prefer Shimogamo for a taste of home (after they have had their fill of good steaks:-). Going to Shimogamo is always a treat! Enjoy!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I ordered a selection of sushi, and my companion ordered tempura. It was all DELICIOUS! Our server, whom I believe was the owner or the restaurant manager, was SUPER! He was very attentive without being bothersome, and very kind. We enjoyed our experience immensely!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Authentic Japanese cuisine, nice ambiance but we didn't like the calamari dish which was rubbery and had an odd coating to it. The yellowtail sashimi was cut too thick for our liking although the sushi was wonderful. We would go back if in town but probably wouldn't put it high on our list."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I hesitate to give this restaurant a high review because it is a wonderful neighborhood dinning establishment and if word gets out it may get crowded and ruin the ambiance. My wife and I love dinning here because the food is excellent, reasonably priced and the dinning is intimate."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The sushi is excellent and is the only menu fare I have partaken of at Shimogamo. The staff is friendly and efficient and the décor is subdued and compliments the atmosphere of the establishment. I always recommend Shimogamo to those seeking a sushi restaurant."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Food is pretty good, fresh sashimi! Slightly expensive in my opinion."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Shimogamo was one of a handful of restaurants that got several mentions in my searches for "best sushi in Phoenix". They were definitely in the top 10, if not the top 5. Phoenix (metro) being as big as it is, for a restaurant to be recognized as one of the best I expect a "wow" experience rivaling Vegas or San Diego. I just didn't get that experience. Don't get me wrong, it was good! But it was no more fantastic than what we can get any day of the week here in Tucson. And it was more expensive to boot. The service was great, and I liked the chillout music. I was just hoping for every bite to be OMG, melt-in-your-mouth awesomeness, and it wasn't quite there."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went here for a birthday. The waitstaff was very attentive and knowledgeable, and the food was very good. Prices were about average for sushi. All in all a great little place. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "This is one of the best places to go for sushi. Never had anything I didn't like here. Service is very good and they are always attentive. I would suggest making a reservation since it is a small place and tends to fill up fast on the weekends."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This restaurant looked good on-line through reviews and their website, but it wasn't until we actually dined there that I began to realize how amazing this place was. The food was exquisite--truly upscale menu items at moderate prices, The grilled Shishito peppers were simply amazing--we ordered a second round of those--we couldn't get enough of them! The sushi menu was vast, as was the wine menu. Service was again, outstanding. And while I can see if the restaurant would be completely full it may be noisy, we went later on a weekday evening (7:15 reservations), and it was nice and quiet. Highly, highly recommend you check out this restaurant. You won't be disappointed!"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Shimogamo consistently serves great sushi - fresh, flavorful and outstanding presentation. I have enjoyed dining here for over six years and have never been disappointed. Actually, I was once - I couldn't get a reservation when I wanted it because they were completely booked up!"
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Sushi not the best or worst. Service was good and restaurant was well done."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Beautiful Presentation, Great Taste. Best Poke I have had in Arizona and maybe the best Yakisoba ever (we ordered the egg noodle Yakisoba). It's a small restaurant; ask for a table in the back for more privacy. Lighting and Music were perfect, not too dark and not too loud but enough to provide a romantic atmosphere. Very polite and professional service. Will be going back again soon."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Delicious sushi, including very fresh and tasty uni, which I have not tasted in a long time. Prices are not the cheapest, but it was worth it."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "This place reminded me of a small place in an upscale neighborhood in japan. Fresh sushi, nice shimigamo steak, great chicken hors d ouerve breaded in rice instead of wheat. Good prices, and nice happy hour menu. Owners cook and run the front. Our waiter remembered my friends no salt preference. The decor is modern and hip. And most important to me it did not have a funny smell as you entered."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "The food and sushi is sensational!! But there are no booths or rooms for privacy, just 2 rooms with tables and a sushi bar. The noise level gets high at times. Overall it was just an okay experience."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Shimogamo has become our favorite Sushi restaurant in Arizona! The food is always fantastic and the private room in back is great for larger groups. We've dined at the Sushi bar, tables and the private room and they all provide a great environment and phenomenal food!"
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "I had another fabulous experience here. It really is one of the best japanese restaurants in town!!"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "The sushi and menu items reminds me of my Tokyo experience."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "The food was outstanding and I will go there again but, hopefully, the server will pay more attention to when I need them to. It wasn't that busy and I actually had to go find a server to order more food. Additionally, it did seem to take longer to get an order based on the few customers that were there at the time. Not disappointed but, would have been nice to receive a little faster service."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "Best East Valley sushi that is authentic and has the best tempuri. We regularly dine here and food and service are consistently superb."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "The food here is consistently delicious! I love their sushi. They have so many interesting combinations, and they are all amazing!"
    Dined on 9/29/2013