Located in the Scottsdale Shopping Centre, Shinbay is a Japanese restaurant popular for its omakase tasting. The restaurant has an elegant ambiance to it due to its dim yellow and purple lighting. It offers family, couples and pub style seating in a formal manner. Dishes served at Shinbay are considered as edible work of art.
The food served at Shinbay is done in parts of three or four course meals. The patrons choose between a selection of their favoured nigiri sushi, warm dish and cold dish. There's also a chef's special course that offers more than five dishes for $100 for five people. Some of its popular dishes are fluke in grapeseed oil, marinated tuna and blue point oyster. Shinbay's dishes are served with an artistic flair, which is an important part of their sushi tradition.
Everything is beyond excellent. Astonishing flavor. Attentive staff. The highest of recommendations. Everyone I've ever brought to Shin Bay has loved it.
One of the best meals we have ever had in Arizona, or anywhere. This is a fixed price, 3 or 4-course dinner. Magnificent food. First dish was a white fish carpaccio, which 'had us at hello.' Beautiful first bite. Other courses included a Japanese beef and about 7-8 types of sushi, all of which were completely different flavors. Amazing! Ended with an egg custard with fruit, which was beautiful. Our waitress, Megan, was absolutely delightful. This is not only one of the best Japanese restaurants we've eaten at, but one of our top 10 meals. Expensive, yes. Unforgettable? Absolutely.
The best omakase In the continental US. Great food, great service, and great value. If you have never let the chef serve you, you and your guests will be in for a wonderful treat.
One of my top three restaurants. This last visit, I enjoyed one of the best plates of food I've ever eaten!
Amazing food, preparation and atmosphere for the discerning palate. Great place for a quiet romantic dinner! Thoroughly enjoyed the food and top notch service.
Overall food was great. Definitely Americanized in terms of the size of the course meal. I would love to have just sushi instead of sushi as a part of their course meal. The sushi was definitely impressive!
Service was excellent and the food was fresh and delicious. Everything was timed to be served perfectly.
Limited menu this place is only good for a one time experience and food is small very expensive. You will leave hungry. Table next to us kept saying there is not enough food and i agree
Simply the best sushi around. It's our go-to place for special occasions.
We have had Japenese food in some of the best restaurants in the world and this would make our top 5. If you are fond of authentic Japanese food this is a MUST. They also accommodated a gluten allergy, which was much appreciated.
It is nice to not have to decide what to eat, to know its going to be fresh and adventuresome. Food was excellent. Service attentive. I would have liked things a bit slower -- some pause between courses. And they could have a better wine list - I think its more of a sake place. Will certainly return.
This was a great dining experience! Something very unique.
An absolutely epic meal. Will not forget this for a while. The attention to detail, in the prep, presentation, and description of each course was phenomenal.
Shinbay is a one of a kind experience in Arizona. It's a wonderful establishment with incredible food and service and we would come back in a heartbeat. Worth every second.
I always make a habit when I'm in Scottsdale to eat at Shinbay. The food is incredible, the atmosphere is nice, and the staff are friendly.