Shimogamo Restaurant

4.8
216 reviews
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Japanese
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.
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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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DB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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DP
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JR
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Highly recommended.

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AC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Japanese food this side of Pacific Ocean. Great selection of sushi and main dishes.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top quality food. Must have the Wagyu and Otoro. Best piece of meat you will have in all of Airzona

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SE
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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MM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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DN
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, atmosphere and service were excellent. Sashimi was melt in your mouth fresh making our anniversary dinner memorable.

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MM
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Authentic Japanese food -- the Miso Cod is amazing!!!

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OT
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner. I was not there to share with my family but they loved every bite of it.

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IK
Phoenix
70 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the grilled Hamachi Kama

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P
Phoenix
59 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Everything was amazing, but I’ve had better service.

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JC
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Best Japanese restaurant in town.

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J
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent sushi and super fresh and the service is always timely and spot on!! THANK YOU!!

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TB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I eat here, it's outstanding. The food is so fresh and delicious.

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IK
Phoenix
70 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always

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VT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great and food was amazing!

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W
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SE
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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N
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service that made us want to go back really soon!!

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SR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JA
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I highly recommend! The sushi, service and atmosphere are all marvelous!

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r
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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DG
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Son home from Europe

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IK
Phoenix
70 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stellar as usual

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JR
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, delicious food, great service.

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CA
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant - food delicious and staff welcoming.

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HB
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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HL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ordered Omakaze style. This was the best sushi experience of my life, a must visit for the creative and traditional dishes

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P
Phoenix
59 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

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b
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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BB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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MG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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IK
Phoenix
70 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They never fail; freshest food, and the minor details make the experience

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M
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very lovely atmosphere. Relaxing and interesting and food was wonderful. We will visit again.

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IK
Phoenix
70 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food again! Tried the beef tongue - super delicious!

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