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For 2
Date
Sun, 4/22
Time
7:30 PM

Shimogamo Restaurant

4.8
171 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Happy Hour
Shimogamo presents the best of Japanese dining experience to Chandler. We feature a full sushi bar and dining area for both families and couples. Our sushi menu is filled with engaging, creative items, fined-tuned for those who are looking for unique and sophisticated fine Japanese dining. Our forté is not just sushi, but also the authentic yet approachable Izakaya-style small dishes that have been crafted by Executive Chef Sanae Otomo. Over the past decade, Shimogamo has been serving our guests with a passion to deliver true Japanese flavors.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm. Sunday:5:00pm-9:00pm
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Phone number
(480) 899-7191
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Sanae Otomo
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
N Dobson Rd
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 171 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.7
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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great sushi... not the best service. Felt like we were forgotten about a few times. I'm a retired server so usually understanding when it comes to service...

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

My oldest son was here from CA. He was so excited to get Toro. Food was fabulous.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Yoshi was impeccable host...freshest fish and hard to find oysters in Arizona. Love this little gem of resturant❤️

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Amazing sushi! Great sushi chefs! Highly recommend making reservations. The location is small and intimate so walk in guests may be turned away or have a lengthy wait. Best seat in the house is at the sushi bar!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Best sushi and sashimi I had in a long time
The quality of the food is outstanding.
I highly recommend the restaurant

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Every meal is prepared special. You will never have a bad meal here. We love this place! Be adventurous because they will always promise the best quality ingredients and the freshest food. That is why they are #1 in the Phoenix area because they offer consistency and quality. Sashimi (raw fish) is always fresh and they know how to prepare it professionally so you will not get food illness like I do at Kona grill or other sushi restaurants in Phoenix. Preparation and quality the Japan way! The very best in Phoenix metropolitan area for sushi and a little slice of Japan. You will fall in love with the place and go back again and again.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Always the freshest food and great service! Very attentive servers and the sushi chefs are knowledgeable about the food they serve!

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

It is our go to for our Japanese Sushi spot. Probably the most authentic in the Valley.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Stellar ... Always

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Shimogamo is definitely the best Japanese food I've ever had in Arizona. This restaurant cares about the quality of the food and wants to make sure you have the best experience possible. I went on a date with my fiance to celebrate her birthday. She and I asked the waiter for his recommendations from each portion of the menu. He recommended various rolls, nigiri, small plates, and shareable plates. He also recommended a bottle of sake that paired very well with our meal. At no point were we rushed or felt like the food was coming out too fast to be considered fresh. This place is the real deal for anyone who likes to try new things or top-notch Japanese cuisine. You will definitely need a reservation and I recommended reaching out at least two weeks in advance to ensure you get your first choice of time.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Very nice. We went to dinner here on a Wednesday night. We arrived about 15 minutes early for our 7pm reservation. The casual Sushi bar area had lots of customers enjoying their happy hour specials. We were seated in the dining room which was empty, nicely decorated and very quiet. Service was excellent. We had edamame and seaweed salad as an appetizer, both very good. For dinner we tried the Chirashi and the Sushi dinner. Both were excellent, the Chirashi especially. Rice was very good. All the fish were delicious, fresh, lots of variety and adequately sized. We also had dessert which was good. Overall, a very good value and we would definitely eat here again if we find ourselves in the Chandler area. 4.5 stars overall.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

We had Mike as our Chef and he made some incredibly delicious sashimi - the scallops dish was to die for!

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

The sushi is excellent here I have been coming for years! WE love it and will continue to come visit this awesome dinner spot!

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Great experience. Will be back!

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Fantastic! We lived in Asia - and this is the best Japanese food we've had in the Valley, and an incredible value!

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5.0Dined on January 8, 2018

Amazing!! Great food and service!

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4.0Dined on January 3, 2018

It was very good

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Love this tiny sushi restaurant!! Happy hour from 5-7 is a smoking deal!! Great selection and have never had a bad roll. The two of us were “starving “ and had 5! Rolls including the Shimagamo roll( just a hint of lemon), the Las Vegas roll, Big and Spicy and my favorite caterpillar roll. With two large Asahi and tip total was just over 70$. We eat here when in town and if lived in town would be there atleast weekly.

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5.0Dined on December 11, 2017

Awesome as always

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5.0Dined on December 6, 2017

I have been going to Shimogamo for years. Consistently great service, food and atmosphere all the time. They do get booked up because of this so plan ahead.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Delicious food and good service. This is a small place that you would never know about unless a friend had tipped you off. Really delicious and definitely worth the drive.

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5.0Dined on November 6, 2017

Love this place, excellent sushi, great value. The staff is excellent. Have to visit for a meal whenever in town town. However must pre plan and make reservations as always a busy place! Last visit was a Monday and not as packed as went early but quickly seemed to fill up. Shimagamo roll probably my favorite with just a hint of lemon but have never had a bad roll here. Did I say love this place?!

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2017

The sushi was delicious and very fresh!

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4.0Dined on October 31, 2017

Great food! Service is slow, but that seems to be Korean mode of operation especially on check out

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5.0Dined on October 30, 2017

We have eaten at many sushi restaurants that were good and original. If you want really great sushi in a cozy family owned restaurant, this is the spot. This was a a hidden gem in Chandler that serves authentic sushi with the best and freshest ingredients. Great happy hour bargains and a superb wait staff who can tell you anything you need to know about the menu. Specials change each night. Not to be missed!

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

Amazing food and a wonderful friendly and inviting atmosphere. Great mixed tempura. Cappuccino jello is a new favorite.

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4.0Dined on October 25, 2017

We got a two top table in the back that was too small, next to the biggest table that seated a large family—with screaming kids. The food was amazing, but for our little romantic celebration, it was awkward. The food was THE BEST SUSHI IN TOWN!

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5.0Dined on October 17, 2017

Always delicious food - ask for the yellowtail "cheeks" !

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2017

This cozy place in a strip mall on the SW corner of Dobson and Warner is a favorite. We try to stop by atleast once when we are in town--just need to plan ahead and make reservations as it is always busy. The staff is friendly, the food is excellent and inexpensive at baseline but even a better bargain during their happy hours. Love the Shimagamo roll, the big and spicy roll--in fact have not been disappointed with any of our choices. Worth the drive.

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2017

Stellar as always

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was delicious, service was great! Sushi and sake is always a great night out.

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5.0Dined on August 31, 2017

Our second dinner here this week. Never disappoints!! Had our favorite rolls and tried a spicy one with smoked jalapeños ( unfortunately don't recall the name of the roll)... amazing! Will be back soon..planning for next visit already. The happy hour includes a wide selection of rolls and alcohol options making early dinner even a bigger bargain. ( and more importantly the food is delicious)

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5.0Dined on August 29, 2017

This little neighborhood gem tucked away in a strip mall has rapidly become our favorite sushi place. The rolls are delicious,some unique especially the shimagamo roll with that light touch of lemon. We visit for at least one meal when in town.....provided I plan ahead. Always packed so reservations typically a good idea.

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2017

For years - This is my go to Japanese restaurant when I'm in the east valley. The food and service is always great. I discovered a new favorite dessert on this visit. If you like coffee - try the Japanese jello coffee dessert.

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3.0Dined on August 12, 2017

It was ok, not good or great. Fried pork gyozas were very good, as was the accompanying sauce. O-Toro sashimi - smelled too fishy, sliced too thick & not worth $32 price tag for 4 pieces. Rolls were ho-hum...have had better selection & quality at Dozo Izakaya. Server never asked if my partner wanted a 2nd glass of wine, anything else or if we wanted desert.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2017

Excellent service & excellent sushi

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2017

Shimogamo, is by far one of the best places for sushi n Phoenix. My husband and I have been here a few times it's been consistently good. He had the crazy roll and Las Vegas roll, both were really good, I had some of his crazy roll and loved it! I would definitely order it for myself when we go back. They also offer wonderful entrées, I had the grilled blackened snapper it was excellent ! Shimogamo also has chicken, pork and beef on their menu for those who do not like seafood. They are hidden in a strip mall, one of those hidden gems. I look forward to our next visit!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

The best quality fish I've had in AZ for sushi.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2017

Best sushi in Chandler - maybe in all of Phoenix. We came here for a date and asked if we could do omakase. The chef was very accommodating. Will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2017

Probably the most authentic Japanese food you can find here in the Valley. Top notch sushi, sashimi, seafood and fish dishes, good tempura and salads. Haven't try the udon yet or sake. They have a wide selection of sake, server will help you pair sake with food. Portions are quite small, enough though if you're not starving. Overall, good dining experience, good service and atmosphere. Will definitely come back.

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