Shinbashi

4.5
299 reviews
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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.
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RC
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome
Love the saki flights
Blue toro
Shabu shanu

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CL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The sushi is always fresh and the bento sets are good value. Quality is high. Service is just the right level of attentive.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

日本そのままの味で美味しい美味しかったです。

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RL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazingly fresh food, beautifully presented! Our waitress was a sweetheart and explained everything:) I strongly recommend the Sake flight👍🏻🍣

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EE
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent location with minimalist decor. Come here for the sushi not for the ambiance. Very quick and tasty sushi offerings, perfect for a quick lunch time bite of deliciousness. Their prices don't make it an "every day" type of place, but good for the occasional splurge.

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s
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was good, sushi fresh, and the sake sampler is an awesome deal! Highly recommended.

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E
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very interesting spacious restaurant. Great service - paying attention to details. Delicious food, fresh ingredients! Authentic dishes. We had liver, peppers, calamari, fish, savory eel pizza on rice crispy crust - dessert and yes, sake! They have a special sale tasting. Great place!

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h
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It’s a decent lunch spot.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

Food very good attention, very serious as good Japanese. What I did not seem to hurry you to eat, because they want to close and you are saying that you can not serve anymore more drinks over and over and neither the dessert, should say what is really the schedule, because reserved at 21.30 .

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BE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very courteous service and excellent food!

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DJ
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The service was poor and food in my dessert. It was our first time in a Japanese restaurant. The server couldn’t explain the dishes to us properly.

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h
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Dependable lunch spot.

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GK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super quick service, great food - selection was fantastic - and the fish was VERY fresh. Great ambience and modern decor.

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WE
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Went for lunch. Good food. EXTREMELY LOUD - acoustics increase the noise level. Would not recommend if you want to have an important conversation.

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GS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First rate and varied Japanese cuisine in a handsome setting. Service was attentive and discreet. A wonderful choice for midtown lunch.

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S
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

A little fish bowl-like especially if they seat you near the front of the restaurant due to the glass front windows. The ambiance was a bit cold but the biggest challenge was getting any waiter’s attention through the dinner. The woman at the front desk who was maybe 8 feet from our table was of no help. It was almost as if she had been taught not to make eye contact whatsoever with any diner. The food was good though. I’d give it a B+. The service and decor C-

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DB
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The place is brightly lit. Tables are not close together and there was no music. Comfortable seats. Excellent place for a business meeting or a meal where you really want to talk. Food was quite good. Shabu shabu was excellent as was the house sake. I'd definitely return.

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CS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This Japanese restaurant has been in business for many years, and after dinner last week I can see why. The dishes we ordered were very good (especially the eggplant with miso and the fried shrimp dumplings from the list of chef's best) and the sushi and rolls were of very good quality. They have a great sake collection - a nice sampling of three for $10.00. The service was excellent and the restaurant is QUIET even though it was nearly filled. Prices were very reasonable. Comfortable seating. I will definitely go back.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and location.

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SF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Overall very nice waitstaff and quality Japanese. Probably better off trying the Sukiyake and traditional Japanese cooked dishes as the sushi was good, however not for the modern advanced palette. Wish there were more creative rolls. Gyoza isn’t on the menu but if you ask, they have it. Hear that it’s better for lunch than dinner, very quiet on a Friday night for dinner. Too quiet.

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OT
Munich
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Casually styled place that offers authentic, good quality Japanese food and drinks. This is the place to take out friends for an evening of feel-good food and beer; however, might not recommend it for a romantic date or celebratory event (anniversaries etc.). The service is friendly and not intrusive. To conclude: a very nice place for some casual but good quality dining.

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RL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Japanese food in the area. Been going there for many years and no place is as good.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shinbashi is great! Attentive staff, great food, and amazing sushi combo options

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C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shinbashi is the best - order the sushi pizza.

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RA
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was just so-so, service was ok but quality and restaurant is passed it's hey day.

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C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The wait staff at Shinbashi was friendly and attentive. The food was OK, but I don't know if I'd dine here again. For the price, I was expecting a bit more in terms of taste. I ordered the salmon, which I usually order at these types of restaurants, and was not too impressed. I also awkwardly had to pick the bones out. The dessert menu was extensive, but somehow still disappointing.

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P
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Todo un clásico en comida japonesa en NYC. El Shabu.shabu espectacular y en general toda la comida. Carta de vinos muy reducida aunque con varias opciones de Sake.

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BM
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

美味しでした!. Everything was great - service and food was exceptional. Very authentic Japanese.

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LW
London
40 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Very limited choice of Sashimi and only in sets. Customers should be able to order specific dishes. Quality average but prices high.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful dinner.
Real taste of Japanese and quality of service.

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W
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good Japanese restaurant

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I
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Lunch time service felt a bit rushed. Sashimi pieces in the Chirashi were quite small, but overall the dish was very good.

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DP
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superlative dining experience. Very attentive and accommodating staff. Excellent!

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Ordered Sushi Shinbashi - I have had much better sushi toppings for the similar price range in the city at multiple Japanese restaurants. It was first time to visit Shinbashi but I’m disappointed.

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S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent fresh food. Large space. Not rushed. Great service.

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F
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

We had the chef’s special sashimi and while the fish was delicious the size of the sashimi was extremely small, barely bite size (I am not kidding). Also, the noise level was crazy loud. On a positive note, the service was very good.

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AK
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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J
Cleveland
30 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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LL
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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