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About 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.
Del Mar, CA 92014
Japanese, Sushi, Shabu-shabu
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
Paseos De Las Flores
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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!
Free Self-Parking Validation (2 Hours). Valet parking is also available.
Del Mar is serviced by MTS bus, routes 101 and 308 throughout the year.
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
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.
Shimbashi Izakaya Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
We had three different sushi rolls and one of them we had to return because it was very fishy but the other two were delicious. They were very nice and didn't charge us for the one we returned and the service was wonderful. We will definitely come back. Sunset would be perfect at this place!!
Wonderful location and menu. Much to choose from between appetizers, sushi rolls, shared plates, etc. Sushi rolls are more classic - that is not overly large so it is a little pricey. But the flavors are amazing and it allows you to take a piece in a single bite without stuffing your face. Appetizers are a great assortment and there is nothing we didn't love.
Good outdoor seating option with a nice ocean view. We sampled a number of dishes, both sushi and others, and every one was delicious! You can order a sake sampler if you want to try/compare a few. A bit pricey, but we had fun. Loud party of 8 next to us was the only down side.
Three of us sat outside for dinner on a Saturday night. Friendly and attentive service, mostly delicious food, great sunset. The "mostly" qualifier is because it was tough to distinguish a couple of the sashimi selections by flavor. The fish might have pre-sliced and put into a refrigerated area prior to the night's opening. But it was fresh and even appealing to the person in our group with limited sashimi experience. We also had pork shumai, vegetable tempura, and hamachi kamma. All excellent.
Went in to try the restaurant for their Sake Bar and just loved the experience. Good list of Sake and other drinks and the servers are very nice and courteous. Besides the amazing Sake collection, the food is also great. Being a vegetarian, I thought there would be nothing for me at an authentic sushi place, but to my surprise there were quite a few options for both appetizers and main-course and they tasted pretty good as well. The fried tofu was really amazing - very soft and fresh inside and well crispy outside.
Food quality was good, most items priced accordingly. Went in for dinner at 9, and had to have everything ordered by 920. They did last call on us at 915. Server was nice but come on why take a 9 pm reservation and at you close at 10. Just take 8 pm as your last an you should be out by 10 if that's your goal.
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