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Shimbashi Izakaya

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1555 Camino Del Mar Ste 201, Del Mar, CA 92014-2408 (Paseos De Las Flores)
+1 858-523-0479
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Del Mar, California
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an Izakaya or the Japanese version of a tapas kind of restaurant. That's not to say that they don't offer excellent full entree items; they have an extensive menu that is superb in that area. But the basic concept is for a group of people to order many different, delicious items and share them freely. There are too... More 

Thank O'Rourke K
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was somewhat challenging to find; however, it was well worth it in the end! We chose to sit at the sushi bar and we're helped by Ike and another sushi chef - top notch and extremely friendly! The sushi was incredibly fresh and very tasty!

Thank Sandy L. F
Level Contributor
124 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Love this place! The guys behind the Sushi bar treat you like family while serving you the freshest, most creative and tastiest sushi in San Diego. this Japanese pub serves up small plates, sushi, sake & beer amid ocean views. Very Unique with patio dining as well.

Thank salesguytoo
San Diego, California, United States
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Wish I lived closer to this restaurant. There were so many choices on the menu, it was too long to go through in just one visit! Best part was the authentic feel of a real sushi bar in Japan. Loved the appetizers and pretty awesome bar drinks as well!

Thank Mary Ann L
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725 reviews
519 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 410 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Indeed, this is excellent sushi with an air of traditional. The chef at the bar delighted me portion by portion, as it should be. The tamago (in house) was delicious, so were the scallops and the salmon nigiri. I guess the abiente was too sterile and large for a sushi bar. Combined with the somewhat slow front-of-house service (had to... More 

Thank icanhazsweetsokthx
Saint Louis, Missouri
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211 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Shimbashi does have, by far, the best food in Del Mar. The Sushi / Shasimi, while not the most excellent I ever had, are good indeed, and prepared by well trained and very friendly Japanese chefs. Great service, and knowledgeable staff. If you want to eat in Del Mar this is the place to go. Forget about the rest.

Thank Raiber
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Authentic Japanese, where the sashmi, sushi and maki rolls are made by well trained Japanese chefs. I had the sashimi platter. Excellent. Excellent service.

Thank Ravi G
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Visited in early June on an evening with work colleagues and we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience,we sat outside with an amazing view and friendly atmosphere & the service was impeccable, fabulous sushi , excellent saki & overall a wonderful evening thanks to all the guys at Shimbashi .

1 Thank paynesbar
Los Angeles
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

We had non-sushi items. Excellent meat (eg, beef tongue) and fish (eg, yellowtail collar bone, uni noodles) delicacies.

1 Thank uazzeghein
Morgan, Utah
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152 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

the sushi was very fresh tasting, and was presented very nicely. It was a reasonable price; especially when you consider where you are. One of our rolls was fairly small for the price, but the flavor was excellent

1 Thank Randy J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1555 Camino Del Mar Ste 201, Del Mar, CA 92014-2408
    (Paseos De Las Flores)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: +1 858-523-0479
Shimbashi Izakaya, with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, is located on the Market Level at the Del Mar Plaza. We offer an extensive seasonal menu, fresh sushi and sashimi, a wide selection of sake and Japanese beer. With our tapas-style Japanese menu, Shimbashi Izakaya features fresh seafood that is always in season.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?