I made a reservation to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday. We arrived early, but was seated right away. Our waiter was great. He was attentive but not intrusive. The sushi was excellent, as always. I even received a handshake in thanks from the owner upon leaving. It was my third time dining at Shimagamos and it won't be my last.
Great service and even better food! I would definitely recommend the Alaskan roll to anyone here. It tastes so fresh and basically melts in your mouth.
Always outstanding. Always. We are fortunate to live a half a block away from this fantastic eatery. Best sushi in AZ. Recommend you make reservations well in advance for weekends.
This is hands down my favorite sushi restaurant in the Phoenix area. Considering the quality it's very reasonably priced. Sushi Roku isn't any better yet it costs twice as much. The specials are usually pretty special indeed and the service has always been pleasant.
The escolar is absolutely amazing and I've never had one with as much flavor. I've tried a few of the rolls and they all have layered and nuanced flavor but the nigiri is simply so good that it's hard to ask for more.
What amazes me is that the basic presentation is simple, the sushi offerings don't look any fancier but they are always elegant and somehow just taste better. I guess the devil really is in the details.
Best Japanese food this side of Pacific Ocean. Great selection of sushi and main dishes.
Top quality food. Must have the Wagyu and Otoro. Best piece of meat you will have in all of Airzona
Shimogamo is my favorite sushi restaurant in the valley! The fish is always fresh and flavorful, the pieces are beautifully crafted, almost too pretty to eat! The staff is quick and efficient, as well as friendly and helpful. If you reserve space at the bar, you get to experience the chefs themselves, who are all friendly and skilled!
The restaurant is small, so I always reserve seats ahead. It's dimly lit, just so that it doesn't feel crowded (even when it is). It's great place for two at the bar, or groups in the booths, and service is great either way!
I highly recommend Shimogamo to anyone who enjoys sushi (and more, there's plenty else on the menu) and great conversation. Five stars!
Shimogamo is hands down the best sushi in the valley. Get the tuna bell if it’s on special, you won’t be disappointed. The owner is always present and is very sweet, the rest of the staff are great and friendly as well. The small and intimitate nature enhance the experience, don’t forget to reserve a table!
Food, atmosphere and service were excellent. Sashimi was melt in your mouth fresh making our anniversary dinner memorable.
Delicious Authentic Japanese food -- the Miso Cod is amazing!!!
Excellent dinner. I was not there to share with my family but they loved every bite of it.
Love the grilled Hamachi Kama
Always delicious. This is our favorite sushi place. Small close to our neighborhood. We go every chance we get. The only problem is it is small and the food is so goood getting in can be a problem without planning ahead
Everything was amazing, but I’ve had better service.
Best Japanese restaurant in town.
Always excellent sushi and super fresh and the service is always timely and spot on!! THANK YOU!!
Every time I eat here, it's outstanding. The food is so fresh and delicious.
Awesome as always
Service was great and food was amazing!
Shimogamo is consistently the best sushi restaurant in the Phoenix area. No gimmicks, just really fresh fish and consistent preparation. The service is always attentive as well. One of our favorite restaurants. Reservations are recommended because the place is not huge and can get busy, even at the sushi bar.
I have already started recommending this restaurant to all of my friends that I know who enjoyed Japanese cuisine. I was also referred by a friend. It was everything I expected and more. Food was fresh and delicious.
Amazing food and service that made us want to go back really soon!!
Amazing food, friendly service, and received our large order very quickly. The waitress was friendly, kind, and helpful. Overall an amazing experience. Shimogamo never disappoints and is definitely the best sushi restaurant in the Chandler area.
I highly recommend! The sushi, service and atmosphere are all marvelous!
My wife and I have been coming here for years. We used to live in the area and still travel 35 minutes to have some awesome sushi in a very nice date night type setting. You wil not be disappointed!
Son home from Europe
Stellar as usual
I read a review and decided to take the 15 miles trip to the restaurant, which is easy to get to as long as there's no traffic. The sushi is excellent, along with a number of specials like wagyu beef - and they also have a number of cooked dishes as well if you don't want sushi.
Wonderful experience, delicious food, great service.
Best Japanese restaurant in the area for sure! We've only been three times because it's usually booked far in advance. This time we started with the oysters - 4 of the sweetest, most tender oysters in a delicious clear sauce. I like to sample multiple plates, so I had edamame, agadashi tofu, shrimp tempura - my husband had the beef short rib done Shimagamo style which was melt in your mouth delicious. They have a nice sake variety to go with your meal. Our server was very helpful describing the specials and various dishes for us. Highly recommend but make reservations!
Amazing restaurant - food delicious and staff welcoming.
If you want the best sushi available in Arizona and some of the most authentic Japanese cuisine make a reservation and order anything on the menu. Highly recommend the nigiri and tempura.
Ordered Omakaze style. This was the best sushi experience of my life, a must visit for the creative and traditional dishes
One of our favorites. Happy hour bargains with the Shimogamo roll and Asahi kept our five roll pig out amazingly inexpensive. The sushi rolls are always fresh and delicious, service fast ,friendly and attentive. If lived here would be in several times a week!!
I have been going to Shimogamo for the last 4 years and believe it to deliver some of the most authentic Japanese cuisine in all of Phoenix area. I spent 2 years in Japan and relish the traditional food of that country and Shimogamo delivers just that. I always have the Gyoza; Pork Tonkatsu and variate on the type of noodles. I'll be back when I visit my family in AZ but, I'm from New Mexico.
The food was marvelous, service was excellent and the prices were within reason. The atmosphere and ambience of the space was lovely. This will become our new go-to Japanese restaurant.
Fantastic sushi and food overall. Service was great and was extremely informative about the menu and ingredients used. Would definitely recommend! Try the beef tongue, you won't be sorry!
They never fail; freshest food, and the minor details make the experience
Very lovely atmosphere. Relaxing and interesting and food was wonderful. We will visit again.
Great food again! Tried the beef tongue - super delicious!