Shinbay Omakase Room by Shinji Kurita

4.9
99 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 $185 per person, not including beverages and tax. Please allow approximately two hours for the dining experience. Dress code is casual and comfortable. Gratuities automatically charged at 20% of the total bill. 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.

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
What 99 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No words to describe this experience. But exquisite is one. The artistry and flavours and presentation something to behold but also to remember. We will return. Jellyfish will surprise and delight you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent omakase. My only feedback is that the chefs could have been much more engaging, definitely room in that area to speak with customers, have fun. The other is that, at that price point, gratuity should have been included in the $185 price. I've lived in NYC and done omakase all over the world. At that price point, without gratuity included, doesn't make a lot of sense. The quality was extremely high but still, a bit much.

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vipMicheleM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary!

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DavidEats
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very unique and memorable experience. The food was incredibly delicious and very high quality. The attention to detail and passion for their craft really shines through. I can't wait to come back for a future special occasion!

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AshilynnG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience. Every dish was amazing, it was awesome to see wasabi fresh ground in front of us and Chef Shinji’s absolutely concentration as he cuts sashimi or hand prepares each piece of nigiri. My husband and I will definitely be back.

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EvaJ
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This dinner was an amazing experience. The food was extremely fresh and delicious. The staff was really nice and very knowledgeable.

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sophiaH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t even explain how amazing of an experience this is, thank you!

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BarbaraH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal, service, presentation which all just excellent. Some of the best food I have had in the US and even better than Japan. This is a must for any special occasion or for the foodie in you.

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JakeH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shinbay is the only sushi place I know of in the valley that gives a true Omakase experience like that of Japan. The food and presentation was out of this. The only downside was the price which is probably fair but very expensive. Still, it was worth the experience for us?

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TRW1
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent original dishes and variety of fish. Fyi quite a bit of the fish was cured as opposed to fresh, common in Japan, not so much here. If you booked the late sitting, don't expect to get in right at 8pm, and there is no bar to wait in. Very exclusive, only about three groups per sitting.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Made reservations weeks in advance for my husband's birthday and we were really looking forward to the Omakase experience at Shinbay. We were visiting AZ from out of state and were not familiar with the restaurant location or parking situation. We gave ourselves ample time to get there and park, however, due to limited parking, we arrived 8 minutes past our reservation time of 8pm. I called the restaurant at 8:07pm to notify them that we were running a few minutes late.
Although the chefs selection and presentation was impeccable, our 1hour and 45 min experience was tainted by the ill treatment we received, im assuming for being 8 minutes late. We had a party of 4, of 6 total who reserved the omakase experience that evening. The chef ignored the 4 of us the entire 1hr 45 min. Part of what makes an omakase experience memorable is the ability to observe the chef create each piece of artwork as well as a pleasant social interaction with them. We couldn't even catch his attention to be able to apologize for being a few minutes late and compliment his outstanding selection of seafood. He literally ignored the 4 of us the entire time and interacted with the other 2 at the table.
5 stars for the food selection but 2 stars for the mistreatment after weeks of looking forward to an exceptional omakase experience.

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DEsq
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had high expectations and they were exceeded. Every dish was a delight.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unbelievable culinary adventure

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, celebrating our one year wedding anniversary. Price is on the higher end, but justifies for the special occasion and experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chefs Shinji and Suzuki are always at the top of their game, quality food, fresh and creative, cheers gentlemen

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JohnM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Went here for first date. Didn’t know anything about it other than good sushi. Awesome date. Got the bill. Laughed at the $550 check (plus tip) and called my accountant the next day

This isn’t a dinner. It’s a culinary journey that must be experienced at least once in our short lives

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal from start to finish! Incredible experience in Scottsdale!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my boyfriend’s birthday. We had been before and absolutely loved it, so I figured it was a good excuse to get us back. As usual, the food was amazing and the experience was great! Would highly recommend.

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vipBT78704
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, creating omakase. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipbobl
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening and excellent food. Reminds me of being in japan

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, but very small portions. Would love an option to order addition sushi at the end!

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viplumster
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and presentation. Food is described while served simultaneously to all guests by table-side chefs. All items are high-quality and fresh. Definitely appeals to Japanese cuisine not ordinary street food or Ca rolls. Guests feel chef’s love for each course.

Not a weekly or monthly stop. Definitely for special occasions as can be $$$$$

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding. I’ve been to Japan and this dining experience transported me there. The service was also excellent. This is for sushi aficionados - they also have an excellent beer and sake menu. Indulge. Shin, the master Chef and owner has been nominated once again for a Hames Beard award in 2020! He is deserving.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shinji Kurita and his team are true professionals. All food served is specially crafted to get the best flavor possible with a wide variety of delicious ingredients. The group was pleasantly surprised with a wide variety of tasty sushi/sashimi.

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vipPatrickM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience, all of the dishes were amazing!

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vipmariahd
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to eat in all of Scottsdale and really the only choice for sushi 🤤🍣 real traditional sushi!!

It’s a real experience everyone should try at least once in their life! If I could afford it I would literally eat here everyday without complaining! I just love it soooo much.❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Masterfully presented fresh, high quality seafood. The entire experience from the food to the service is thoughtfully well executed. I wish I could afford to eat here more often.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic! Best sushi in Arizona for sure and maybe even best we have ever had. Rice is perfect and they have the best sake too

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vipcriticaldining
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service. This is the only restaurant in AZ that we will eat indoors at.

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ivettealexandra
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was by far the most magnificent food experience I have ever had. There is nothing else in the world like it! 10/10 recommend always and forever.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very expensive but amazing experience! Food was to die for.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An incredibly intimate, thoughtful, and all-around perfect experience. If you’re visiting the Phoenix area, or even if you’re a local, you MUST and I mean MUST come here. Unbelievable service and attention to detail in every item served. 10 out of 10. My mouth is watering just thinking about last night’s meal.

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vipkellyAZ
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food and service. The attention to detail is unparalleled. The selection of fish and seafood is fresh and unique in Arizona. Chef Chris does a great job of explaining the courses and not being obtrusive. Can’t wait to return!

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ToddA
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was one of the most spectacular meals we have ever enjoyed! The food was absolutely delicious, the presentation was an artwork, and the service outstanding! Granted, it was very pricey, but we felt the food and experience made it well worth it. We will definitely be back the next time we get to Phoenix!

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BarrettL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved everything about this place. Food was great. Set up allows you to watch as they prepare the food, which was very cool. Atmosphere is quiet while food goes out and the chef explains everything but fun in between courses. Staff is very attentive and service is spot on. By far mine and my wife's favorite meal in Scottsdale.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Fish that was served was mediocre compared to the price. I had much better nigiri for half the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very unique & food was wonderful!

NC
vipNicholasC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, ambiance, quite a culinary experience!

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Shinbay Omakase Room by Shinji Kurita is rated 4.9 stars by 99 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.