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SHINBAY is Arizona's first and only Omakase house. - Shinbay Omakase Room by Shinji Kurita, Scottsdale, AZ

Shinbay Omakase Room by Shinji Kurita

5.0
5
263 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
PLEASE NOTE: Our Omakase experience is centered around a curation of the freshest fish and seafood. As such, we are unable to accommodate shellfish allergies, gluten-free nor vegan/vegetarian diets.

SHINBAY is Arizona's first and only Omakase restaurant led by James Beard Foundation semifinalist, Chef Shinji Kurita ("Best New Restaurant," 2012 and "Best Chef Southwest," 2013.) This exotic, multi-course dining experience ignites all the senses and inspires guests to explore uncharted flavors. Dinner is $250 per person, not including beverages and tax. Please allow approximately two hours for the dining experience. Dress code is casual and comfortable. We offer two seatings each evening, at 5:45 pm and 8:00 pm. Due to limited seating capacity, we require a credit card number to guarantee reservations. Cancellation fees apply, see policy within credit card details. Increases in party size not guaranteed.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Japanese Speciality
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 5:45 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (480) 361-1021
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Shinji Kurita
  • Private party facilities
    The space may reserved for private parties up to 13 guests
  • Neighborhood
    Old Town Scottsdale
  • Cross street
    Scottsdale Rd and 2nd Street
  • Parking details
    Free parking available in shared parking lot with F45 gym. Arrive early as parking fills up fast. Additional parking available at Old Town Civic Center Parking Corral or nearby unmetered street parking.
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 263 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

5.0
5 based on recent ratings
  • 5Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Best Overall

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Best Food

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Best Service

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Innovative

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Good for special occasions

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Japanese

  • Scottsdale

    Best Overall

  • Scottsdale

    Best Food

  • Scottsdale

    Best Service

  • Scottsdale

    Best Ambiance

  • Scottsdale

    Best Value

  • Scottsdale

    Innovative

  • Scottsdale

    Good for special occasions

263 Reviews
  1. ZuzuG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eating here is more than just a meal; it's an experience. Everything from the food to the presentation was beyond exceptional. We got to try some fish we've never had before like jellyfish and a few deep sea fish while also learning about a little about all of the ingredients. Being able to watch the chef prepare the fish is also a highlight. You can see and taste how much work he puts into preparing each plate. It might seem like it's on the pricey side but it is well worth it. I highly recommend trying this place at least once if you're a sushi lover and it's the perfect place for special occasions. We will definitely be back!

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  2. HollyGates

    Dallas

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a wonderful place. The fish is excellent, fresh, and flown in from all over the world. It is carefully prepared, artfully served, absolutely delicious. The experience is superb.

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  3. BrianD

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very thoughtfully curated dinner. My only comment is that I’d rather not hear from the waiter about each and every bite vs from the chef who spent a lot of time creating the omakase experience.

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  4. HectorP

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely one of the best omakase experiences. the food was fresh, creative, and the presentation was clean and practical.

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  5. thomash

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding sushi dining experience. Top 3 all time!!!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A very intimate personal experience with Chef and his team.

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  7. GigiF

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the food was superb and the service was top notch

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  8. BarbaraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This dining experience is over-the-top amazing. Watching Chef Shinbi prepare each course and then to taste the culinary delight is worth every penny. Absolutely wonderful!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to the Japanese restaurant offering Omakase in different major cities, this is one of the best ! Chef Shinji is a great cook, he gets the best, rare fish from all over the world! The service is impactful, it’s a great dining experience! Highly recommended!👍!

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  10. DeeS

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best sushi experience I’ve ever had. My friend enjoyed their birthday celebration and mentioned several times throughout the meal that many of the bites took them on a journey. From the moment we walked in we were immersed and transfixed by the atmosphere and attention to detail. The pictures we took did not do justice to the overall experience that we talked about well into the evening. We look forward to another visit and journey of the senses. We are fortunate to have such an amazing experience available here in the desert. Thank you for an unforgettable evening.

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  11. anonymous

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing Omakase experience. Only 6 diners in the restaurant at a time so a very intimate experience.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Astonishing. Worth every penny. Amongst the best sushi restaurants in the world.

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  13. GeorgeH

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an experience beyond dinner. The food prepared by Chef Shinji Kurita and his assistant was exquisite with a personal dining experience narrated and explained by Derek who was amazing and provided insight into Japanese cuisine and methods of the Chef. The nigiri was my favorite part, but all of the courses were amazing. I have not in the past been a big sake guy, but I also had the most amazing sake that really opened my eyes to what a good sake is. I highly recommend this intimate setting for dinner.

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  14. PhilS

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly outstanding experience, everything was exceptional

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  15. TylarM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I don’t even know where to start. This was the single best dining experience I’ve ever had. Chef Shinji and his team really go out of their way to give you the most exclusive and amazing experience. Everything is fresh and delicious, and watching the chef work just mere feet in front of you is like watching an artist create a masterpiece. I can’t say enough good things about Shinbay, it’s an experience that is a must for sushi lovers. You can really tell how much love, hard work , and passion goes into creating an amazing experience for all their guests. 5 stars isnt enough!

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  16. Drea

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner and I love coming here for our anniversary. The menu is perfectly crafted with care and taste at the forefront. It’s an amazing experience that any true food lover should try.

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  17. RickB

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You must be a fan of the highest quality sushi, served in the Omakase style, in order to truly appreciate Master Chef Shinji's creations, and this intimate Shinbay Omakase room. If you do, this is a treat! I have not been able to find anything like this in the States, certainly not in Arizona. The last time I had an Omakase meal that rivaled this was in Tokyo. So many subtleties and surprises to be discovered! Wonderful experience.... and wonderful menu items!

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  18. AndrzejB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Japanese meal I have ever had. Quality quantity and presentation absolutely fabulous. This is not just eating an evening meal, but a total experience and one not to be missed. Everything was perfect, from entering the restaurant to leaving. Limited seating- only 6 people per sitting makes it an intimate way of enjoying excellent food. Each days menu is unique and the combination of flavours playhouses on your palette. I cannot recommend this highly enough.

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  19. ChrisS

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! Great food and service. Everything was fantastic. Thank you

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  20. Amusebouche

    Denver

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another outstanding performance by Chef Kurita. It's a privilege watching him work from the counter. Although we've had this menu a number of times already, it's so good, it's worth returning every few months to have it again. Just one item we thought was a bit off this time -- the Chilean sea bass was unfortunately overcooked. It was served in a garlic black bean sauce smothered with Japanese mushrooms. The mushrooms were perfect. But we appreciated more the previous versions of sea bass Shinbay had served -- a delicately fried nanbanzuke, and an agedashi mero in a beautiful broth. Everything else, however, was very clean and full of flavor, showing honor to the ingredients. The nodoguro and toro nigiri were, as usual, stars, as were the seafood bites and the Shinbay parfait with lime jelly and a coconut tuille. The informative ongoing narration complemented the meal very well. The small group intimate atmosphere allowed for that nicely.

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  21. AlbertH

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ignore the couple of negative reviews! ShinBay is amazing and fantastic. This is fish/sushi you absolutely can’t get anywhere else. Presentation was beautiful, flavors sophisticated, great atmosphere. Only 6 diners per seating makes for a very peaceful and personal experience. If you think the more money you spend the more food you should get then this place isn’t for you. If you want to forge on food then this place isn’t for you. For true sushi connoisseurs this is a bucket list experience.

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  22. Briana

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A once in a lifetime (but hopefully more) experience. Of course every dish dish impeccable, but the friendly educational service and intimate atmosphere really surprised me and truly made it memorable.

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  23. BrandonS

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible. I have never had such a memorable special experience as I did with Shinbay. It was my GF birthday and they truly gave us an incredible evening we will never forget. Can not thank the entire team enough. True culinary art from the second you step into the building till the moment you leave. Absolutely exceptional in every way. Thank you so much.

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  24. Kendall

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a beautiful experience my friend had. He could not stop talking about it. I am so happy he had the best dining experience especially for his Birthday! He talked about how well everyone paid attention to all the details, how insane each dish was and the top tier service he received. Thank you for giving him such an experience!

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  25. Jerize

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful mother’s day, the guests treated us respectful. Definitely worth the price. Thank you chef!

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  26. Nohealani

    Jackson Hole

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wish I could give 6 stars. There are no words for this once in a lifetime experience and the genius that is chef Shinju. Fish for the night is flown in from Japan daily. I am Hawaiian and my dad is a fisherman - I know good fish. His choice in fish and how he prepares it in a traditional Japanese way is outstanding. The staff is also great.

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  27. Marco

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very attentive personal care with both service and food. The menu offerings were superb and carefully selected. The unique presentation from the chefs was charming and it was satisfying to only share the dining room with 5 other guests.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a trip to Japan. . Be prepared to try things you may have never had before, if you haven’t eaten fresh raw fish, this is not your place. We really enjoyed the whole experience. Bring a appetite and a platinum credit card.

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  29. Curtis

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very very very expensive, but very very very worth it.

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  30. LeviC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Worth the price, sumptuous dinner and a very nice place to eat for anniversary. The chef was amazing

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  31. Anthony

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for a great night. We spent our first anniversary here and loved every bite!

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  32. smhl

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent experience! Everyone at Shinbay is knowledgeable and entertaining! Highly recommend!

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  33. RonaldD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience! If you are willing to splurge, it is definitely worth it!

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  34. Christian

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly incredible dining experience where you get to watch a true master work in an intimate setting. It is very calm and relaxing inside. The service is next level and I enjoyed every single piece in every course. Highly recommend for a special night. You wont be disappointed.

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  35. MicheleC

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience! I would highly recommend this experience.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just go here it’s amazing. …….!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!

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  37. DinedinScottsdale

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Value? Come on, you do this place for the experience. This is God tier level sushi-adjacent dining.

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  38. JorgeL

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience. Exquisite food prepared by a Master sushi chef and his sous. The service was phenomenal as well. Small but very well curated sake/wine/beer list.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly unique and intimate experience. Would recommend 100 times over. My only disclaimer is this is not for the picky eater; for everyone else, you’ll find flavors and combinations you wouldn’t even know to create on your own.

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  40. Wazman

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of those “meals of a lifetime” that my family and I will never forget. Every bit as memorable as our Michelin Star experiences! Service at as high a level as I have rarely ever had. Chef Suzuki and company were very engaging and made the intimate even so fun! So many new food experiences I could not even start to describe. Amazing start to finish! Please see for yourself!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Shinbay Omakase Room by Shinji Kurita is rated 5 stars by 263 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Shinbay Omakase Room by Shinji Kurita

3720 N SCOTTSDALE RD, Suite 201, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Scottsdale Rd and 2nd Street
  • Neighborhood
    Old Town Scottsdale
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 5:45 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Japanese Speciality
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Free parking available in shared parking lot with F45 gym. Arrive early as parking fills up fast. Additional parking available at Old Town Civic Center Parking Corral or nearby unmetered street parking.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Shinji Kurita
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (480) 361-1021
  • Private party facilities
    The space may reserved for private parties up to 13 guests
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