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About Shinbashi

When Shinbashi originally opened in 1974 waitresses wearing traditional clothing served the then novel sushi and traditional Japanese dishes. Shinbashi became popular amongst Japanese businessmen visiting New York and the restaurant was reviewed in the New York Times by Ruth Reichi in 1998 calling it "venerable Japanese." The new incarnation is following in the tradition of attracting Japanese guests but does so in a modern setting. The restaurant remains streamlined and cleanly lit so as to showcase the food. Quality of fish and presentation are of the highest standard and it is this attention to detail that is carried into the attentive service. Shinbashi offers an environment for you to appreciate your meal at the pace you choose and the space to enjoy your conversation.

7 East 48th Street
New York, NY 10017
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 2:15pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:45pm

Cross Street:
Between 5th & Madison Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 813-1009

Website:
http://www.shinbashinyc.com/

Catering:
Catering is easily adaptable to your needs and budget.

Parking Details:
There is a parking lot on 48th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue adjacent to Rockefeller Center.

Public Transit:
6- 51st Street at Lexington B/D/F/V- 47-50 Streets Rockefeller Center N/R/W- 49th Street at 7th Avenue

Private Party Facilities:
Shinbashi has two spaces available for private events. Both spaces are available for either buffet style or sit-down course style dinners. The downstairs space is completely private with doors that close the space off and a separate coat check. The mezzanine is available as a space set off from and overlooking the main dining room. Dependant on your party size and style Shinbashi can arrange a party designed for your specific needs.

Private Party Contact:
Kenny: (212) 813-1009

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Shinbashi Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

4.0

ambience

3.6

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Really a poor experience all round in terms of options or customer service and hospitality. Everything was meh. I brought a business guest and was embarrassed by the experience.

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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Good tasty Japanese food. We enjoyed the roll special and endless cups of tea.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Excellent sushi and teriyaki. Innovative menu. Very friendly staff.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

I have been going to Shinbashi for about 5 years. Never disappointed. However I will say one negative thing. I ordered the shinbashi bento box because it has beef negamaki. The disappointment is there were only two pieces of negamaki and chicken on a stick I think 3 pcs. I ordered the bento box because I wanted the negamaki not chicken. It doesn't say anything on the menu about chicken in this box. Next time I will mention it before placing the order.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Very nice service but the food was horrible. The maguro was absolutely not fresh. The tempura was greasy and simply bad tasting. Even the rice was bad. Dessert was OK. Try Sakagura or Soba Totto, both on 43rd St at 2nd Av, for comparably priced food for a much, much better eating experience.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Good food, great service. Good spot for business lunch.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

With all of the Japanese restaurants concentrated in the area this is just way too expensive.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 14, 2017

すき焼きがとても美味しかったです

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·Dined on August 14, 2017

I had a lunch with my friend, it is really a good restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Solid if unspectacular. Food is good and service very functional and efficient. Can get very noisy when the restaurant is filled up and the space itself is somewhat spartan. Nevertheless a solid place to hit up in the area as it is pretty big.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Does a good job with the food although nothing spectacular culinary-wise. Seems well staffed and friendly. Space is a bit cavernous and not super warm. Overall a decent spot for good Japanese.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Above average food but not the ambience I expected. More a Business Lunch venue.

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Not all midtown restaurants are bad but this is one of the stereotypically bad midtown restaurants.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Very fresh and well prepared. All around excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2017

had a biz meal there and it was very good and fast service

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 20, 2017

We miss Sushi. Having tasted it in Japan it is hard to find elsewhere. This is a very good proxy. Dit at the bar and enjoy what comes. Don't bother to order, the chef will take care. Simple splendid.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 17, 2017

Nice and so very noisy! But I love it!

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Really good Japanese food! I would definitely recommend!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 17, 2017

The food was better than average, however, no ambiance. The decor was quite unattractive, and the service was ok. Once our dinner was finished, they couldn't wait to clear the table & get the check so us. It wasn't even 10 o'clock on a Friday night!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Excellent. I will come back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Attentive service with very good makes for a perfect business lunch. Space is light and open, not very typical Japanese, but that lends itself to a being a good place for an informal business meal.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Sushi is excellent, service very good, and overall attitude was very friendly. Great spot for business lunch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2017

Was there for a business lunch with a new client and our sushi, which was an order of 4 simple rolls, took over an hour. When asked where our food was, the server seemed annoyed at our question and said it's coming.

She did not check on us the entire time we waited for our meal.

We had a reservation for a 12:45pm lunch and I didn't leave the restaurant til 2:15pm and missed a 2pm meeting because of it.

Extremely disappointed - would not recommend.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 13, 2016

Good lunch and good value. Generous helpings. Hardly spectacular.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2016

Great option for a quiet dinner after a crowded Radio City experience! Same block as American Girl store yet 'out of the way' feeling and less touristy for dinner. Authentic Japanese, very friendly staff, delicious sushi.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 10, 2016

Excellent food but very slow service. Didn't get much attention from the wait staff unless we flagged them down.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2016

Excellent Japanese food in Midtown Manhattan. Great to drop in and have authentic sushi and other Japanese dishes.
Restaurant is clean and quiet. Waiters are polite and helpful.
You cannot ask for anything more

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2016

Overall great experience. I took my entire team from work, a little risky since I'd never been before but you can trust the reviews on this one! Everyone loved it! The only downside was it did get extremely loud but I'd say that's typical and hard to avoid in midtown during the work week. Definitely a keeper. We'll be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2016

Very good Sushi but quiet on a weekday night. better for lunch.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2016

Sooooooo noisy at lunchtime! Absolutely impossible to have a conversation, don't even think about it. Food is OK at best, service is pretty bad, the waiters seem to be overworked and overstressed. I wouldn't recommend.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on July 12, 2016

After eating at literally hundreds and hundreds of Japanese restaurants throughout North America, Shinbashi is by far the "worst" Sushi Bar and deserves no better than customers that seek "all you can eat" low quality sushi. If you are expecting grocery store sushi quality perhaps you will be pleased but you will be paying for sushi at premium price. Rice quality is low, chiefs are not trained, tuna is low quality, terrible presentation, and their black cod is in fact Chilean Sea-bass. Ambiance is nice, but Shinbashi chiefs are the furthest from being authentic Japaneses chiefs. My only suggestion to Shinbashi is to lower you price and target the uneducated sushi customers.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2016

nothing really spectacular. If was fine, but I'm not going back. The food was decent but overpriced for the quality.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2016

Nice outside space for lunch. Sushi was delicious!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2016

Wonderful chirashi with super fresh sashimi and delicious sushi rice. Ordered an extra item - uni (sea urchin) sashimi which was served in a soup spoon. Extra large portion of green tea ice cream for dessert.

We were able to sit outside during a pleasant June day.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 13, 2016

Sushi was good. Was not too excited about the quality of the buckwheat soba. The rest was good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2016

This place was recommended to me by one of my Japanese clients as "one of the very few authentic Japanese spots left". We started off with some drinks along with sushi and sashimi. Sushi and sashimi were very fresh and very high quality. I love the fact that they have a pretty vast drink menu -- my friend had the Sancerre and I had the Kokuryu. My friend loved the Sancerre, and my sake was one of the best that I've had. We then had Sukiyaki afterwards, and it was amazing!! The broth that came with it was ridiculously awesome, and the staff was very attentive in helping us with it. I'm already thinking of which dishes and sake I will need to try next - Must come back!!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2016

I found plastic in my beef teriyaki and the restaurant refused to believe it was true. Said that if I didn't like food I could go to SushiAnn and Sushiden. That is absolutely true bc Shinbashi is not in same league as SushiAnn or Sushiden. Prices are about the same but the food and service is not comparable. Absolutely rude manager and wait staff. They rush and spill soy sauce on table. Avoid.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 30, 2016

The food was absolutely fantastic!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2016

The chawamushi was very good however the quality of the sushi was reasonable. I was taken aback by the service staff who is a bit loud and the way she come across when repeating or checking with customer was rude. During the meal the waitress seems to have some issue with the other waiter and had a loud argument but managed to be stop by the manager. Overall the experience would have be nicer if the service staff are being trained with some ethnic during service time

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 8, 2016

I come here for business lunches with my Japanese colleague. I've been here 50x's+. The food and service is very consistent which is why we keep going back. Can't go wrong with Shinbashi for lunch.

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