Shinbay Omakase Room by Shinji Kurita

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$50 and over
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Japanese
SHINBAY is Arizona's first and only Omakase restaurant led by James Beard Foundation semifinalist, Chef Shinji Kurita. This multi-course dining experience ignites all the senses and inspires guests to explore uncharted flavors. In 2012, SHINBAY was a James Beard Foundation semifinalist for "Best New Restaurant". In 2013, Chef Shinji Kurita was a James Beard Foundation semifinalist for "Best Chef Southwest".

Dinner at SHINBAY is $185 per person, not including beverages and tax. Please allow approximately two hours for the dining experience. The dress code is casual and comfortable. Gratuities are automatically charged at 15% of the total bill.

SHINBAY offers two seating's each evening, at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Due to our limited capacity, we require a credit card number to guarantee reservations. A $100 fee per person, plus tax will be charged at the time of booking. Cancellation fees apply, see policy within credit card details. Increases in party size may not be guaranteed.
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J
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It doesn’t get any better than this for Japanese Omakase. Worth every penny.

B
Phoenix
50 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the experience. The food was terrific. Service was outstanding. We’ll definitely be back.

WP
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shinbay is a truly creative culinary endeavor. It doesn't just try to go a good job with a conventionalized American idea of Japanese food. It has a freshness and realization equal to the freshest and best food you would find at high end kaiseki restaurants in Japan, but with it's own special and unique flair. I say this as an old "Japan hand" who has eaten in many of Japan's most famous and expensive restaurants over decades. Shinbay is truly a standout, and the fact that it's in Phoenix--and not New York or LA--makes it even more surprising.

AB
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience with outstanding food.

SR
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The level of the quality of food is still as good as it was in the previous location. However this reincarnation is overpriced. There is no choice on the level of Omakase you want to have. Maybe 2 or 3 tiers of Omakase should be offered. Also the wine list is rather limited and on the expensive side. I mean, over $600 for 2 people and you don’t get a desert course, you don’t get miso soup at the end, as it is custom in Japan after a sushi meal; you only get a a tiny shot of green tea. Apart from that, the nigiri offerings are diverse and taste good but nothing special for this kind of price. You only get 1 otoro nigiri. No other tuna, or toro sampling, be it in nigiri form or sashimi. Nothing exotic or reasonably innovative, I am sorry to say, but I had high hopes for this meal and I was let down. I’ve had much better, special Omakase meals for the same price point.

HC
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth it! Exceptional food, presentation and dining experience.

OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A dining experience. You have to be ready to just let it happen, and the outcome is a full belly and a happy disposition.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the most AMAZING dining experience that we will remember forever. The best kept secret. The food was amazing and sensational! The chef’s talent was such a treat to watch. Gracious does not even begin to describe how we feel being able to experience this!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved our evening at Shinbay.

GP
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Omakase was suggested as a bucket list place to go and that suggestion was spot on. Each course was better than the one before. Watching Chef Kurita put each dish together with his sous chef was theatre and the result courses were just fantastic featured many different fish from mostly Japan but other places as well.
Highly recommended for a splurge occasion.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After I heard that only 4 people could be seated at 6pm and only 6 people at 8pm. The price was $185 a person before drinks and tip. I had to try it. I was great. Plenary of food. The wine pairing was perfect. Highly recommend.

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect meal!

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal! Great service and amazing food. Wonderful for a special occasion!

MP
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most spectacular omakase in Arizona and easily can compete with New York. We get a a relative bargain here in the desert compared to other cities that have this level of Japanese food.

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most unique dining experience in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing ... We loved every second of our experience