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Shimbashi Izakaya

4.4
313 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
  • Casual
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Shabu-shabu
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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
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Phone number
(858) 523-0479
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Shimbashi’s catering service offers delicious & elegant party sushi/entree trays. You can mix and match to create a delectable arrangement for your guests. Our party trays also make fantastic gifts!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Paseos De Las Flores
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Parking details
Free Self-Parking Validation (2 Hours). Valet parking is also available.
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Public transit
Del Mar is serviced by MTS bus, routes 101 and 308 throughout the year.
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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 858-523-0479 to discuss your needs.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 313 People Are Saying
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4.4
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic as usual! Best sushi and sashimi around!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

This is a wonderful restaurant with an extensive and interesting menu and excellent service. We will definitely be going back.

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NYKer57 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Very good food. Also good service. Prices on the high side. But overall very good. Tip calculator (ex 18%, 20%) is NOT correct as it is based on total bill which includes tax. Why should we pay tip on tax.?

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Cougar6100 (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

No special offer for our anniversary. We expected something since we selected the dinner place through open table.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

I’ve never had anything less than an amazing time at Shimbashi. The food is so fresh I can practically feel the ocean from it. A personal favorite to me and my entire family

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vipTomL (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

I like the small plates concept and the service was good. Generally the food was good as well, except our tempura shrimp was under cooked and cold.

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Kappy (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

This is our favorite Japanese restaurant in SD. Authentic Japanese foods, interesting menu, gives me feel I am back in Japan. Friendly atmosphere, always remembers us. Good wait staff.

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jpd5 (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

I love Shimbashi Izakaya - without being a local their friendly service makes you feel that way
I came for my husband's birthday - he prefers the sushi bar and it was pleasant to find a spot
the sushi so fresh ..... the ambiance fun but respectful .... so looking forward to going back.

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vipJImmy (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Hate to say it other than view and service was just not very good. Food was bland and very small portions. And the price is ridiculous. I guess you pay for the location. Would never return and would tell anyone there are many better sushi places out there.

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vipDrFred (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

We return frequently for great authentic Japanese treats at an informal oceanside bistro

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vipSarahChi (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

Incredible sushi! We sat at the bar and were treated by Ike, who was fun, knowledgeable, and chatty. He steered us in the right direction with fresh catches (snapper belly was a new bite for me) and was engaging in the right ways. Sake was delicious, fish was incredibly fresh, and the atmosphere was unpretentious in an otherwise sceney neighborhood.

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vipSamvitaP (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

We went with our three kids under 10 at 5pm on a weekday while visiting San Diego, and they were very accommodating! Lovely view, great food and awesome service. We had three servings of the mackarel...it was that good! The hot sake and hamachi carpaccio were also particularly noteworthy, although everything we had was good.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

Took my wife here late night for the first time and I might say the sushi was fresh and the service was top notch. I might add the best sushi in town!

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Supernorick (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on December 11, 2017

Wonderful Japanese food. Feeling is almost Japan Izakaya.

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HeidiE (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

Favorite sushi place!

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tashithefoodie (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

My favorite Japanese restaurant in North County! Authentic, fresh, delicious and unique dishes. Run by Japanese. Highly recommended!!

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on October 25, 2017

We had a lovely meal. We tried a three different specialty rolls (great), a sushi platter (great), ginger beef (so so) and dumplings (very good).

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

The food and service were spectacular. I’ve been here twice recently, once with my wife and again with the kids. Both visits were very positive.

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Cardiffgirl (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

Live the outside seating. Great selection of sake. Hot food available. Not just sushi.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

Very good food. Consistently good. Loved the lobster salmon roll. Great squid legs (karaage).

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