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About Shimogamo Restaurant

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.

2051 W Warner Rd #14
Chandler, AZ 85224
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi

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

Cross Street:
N Dobson Rd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 899-7191

Website:
http://www.shimogamoaz.com/

Executive Chef:
Sanae Otomo

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Shimogamo Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.6

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (8)
Healthy (8)
Cozy (7)
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Neighborhood Gem (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Authentic (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Fun (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Business Meals (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 26, 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 7, 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?!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The sushi was delicious and very fresh!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 1, 2017

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

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 31, 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!

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fun, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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

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·Dined on October 26, 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!

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 18, 2017

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

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 16, 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Stellar as always

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Spicy, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 1, 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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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 30, 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 14, 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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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 13, 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.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Excellent service & excellent sushi

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·Dined on August 1, 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!

Tags: Happy Hour, Healthy, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 16, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Healthy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Reserve a table! The restaurant is quite small so don't be turned away because it is very popular.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Always a good time. Never enough belly for all the deliciousness

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Shimo is simply the best authentic Japanese restaurant in the valley. The food, service and ambiance are without comparison. The sushi is ridiculously fresh and the taste is out of this world. Zach and his team behind the sushi counter deliver gourmet dishes that will knock your socks off. Don't come here for California rolls. Go to Safeway for those. Get the uni, monkfish liver or the buttery escolar. Thanks to Mr Yoshi and Mama San for another amazing meal.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Great food. Worth the visit. SushI is great as are some of the beef options.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Shimogamo is my go to spot for sushi and there frequently - neighborhood gem, fresh fish, great service and best sushi I've found.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 23, 2017

AMAZING!!!!!!!!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great service, great food. Our favorite place to enjoy Sushi.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Have been enjoying Shimogamo for years, continue to go every chance we can

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Place is incredible

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 24, 2017

We introduced friends to our favorite Japanese restaurant, and they were impressed. Everything was perfect on this visit. We ordered salads and some appetizers and asked for them to be served before our other orders. We were given a lovely table and had a nice time catching up with our friends---never once did we feel rushed---and we spent two hours dining. Our server was very attentive, checking in regularly to refill drink orders, etc. We ordered a variety of dishes on this visit and all were delicious. My friend introduced me to "agetashi tofu." I've never been a big fan of tofu, but I will be ordering that again. So much flavor and a creamy texture. Yum! If you haven't tried Shimogamo yet, you should. There may be days when they're busy and things are off just a little, but I'll always go back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 13, 2017

This was our third visit to Shimogamo. We made reservations ahead, and upon arrival were welcomed with a friendly greeting and promptly shown to our table. The food is always good---although our daughter thought the seaweed salad was too vinegary. We ordered salads and several sushi rolls. The happy hour menu contains many great bargains. One disappointment on this visit is that our rolls began arriving before we had been served our salads. We didn't think to specify that we wanted them first. We'll be back.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Everyone in house is very nice and loves what they do. Ok fly back from Philly anytime

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 13, 2017

Fantastic traditional food, and everyone is very friendly. Fantastic, delicious and I can't wait to go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 7, 2017

Good food, but water down their white wine. Shame. Stick with the red.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 28, 2017

I have been going to this amazing restaurant for years and will continue to do so for many more!
It is by far the BEST Japanese restaurant in Chandler and is well worth the drive from anywhere in the greater Phoenix area. Just be careful you will never want to eat at those horrible chain sushi places like RA Sushi again. Yes this place is slightly more expensive but you can easily taste the difference. I HIGHLY recommend the citrus roll, escolar tuna and Mom's amazing Okonomayaki (as good as any I have had in Kyoto). All my Japanese customers ask me to take them there when they are in town. I can safely say that if you don't like the Japanese food here you just don't like Japanese food. I am not by any means bashing some of the fine Sushi restaurants in Scottsdale as I still on occasion will drive to them as well and would highly recommend some of them like Sushi Roku and Roka Akor, however both of the aforementioned places are notably more expensive as is typical in the higher rent neighborhoods they are located in.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Once again Shimogamo was great. Our friends that joined us that do not like seafood were both very happy with their land based meals.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 13, 2017

Always a great place with wonderful food and staff.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Spicy
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 31, 2017

Excellent as always. If you love sushi, you'll love Shimogamo. If you've never tried sushi, this is the place to start.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Healthy, Casual, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Outstanding Value
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Good value and incredible service. The sushi was good but you can find many more places in Arizona with better options.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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