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Shimbashi Izakaya

1555 Camino Del Mar Ste 201, Del Mar, CA 92014-2408
+1 858-523-0479
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
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“sushi” (28 reviews)
“maguro” (2 reviews)
“edamame” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
1555 Camino Del Mar Ste 201, Del Mar, CA 92014-2408
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1 - 10 of 51 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for dishes that could easily be found in Japan, this is a great place to visit. Excellent location and service.

Thank DRVT
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Not good. Should have been great, given the location. Fish was not fresh or well presented. Salad and fish were not properly refrigerated. Go elsewhere.

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Finding this place may be a little difficult, but well worth the effort. They have inside dinning or an outside area which has heaters and a view of the Pacific. The bar is well stocked and if you like sake like I like sake, they...More

Thank James A
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Attended a business dinner with 5 other people. Our host ordered a variety of sushi and other japanese dishes (I am not an expert at ordering Japanese food so cannot identify them all). I am not usually a fan of sea urchin but really enjoyed...More

Thank onassif2017
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed my lunch here. The service was excellent and I enjoyed looking through the menu. I chose the sushi lunch. The maguro and salmon were good. The yellow tail and albacore were very fair. The special sushi wasn't amazing. I enjoyed the sake and...More

Thank cmeade
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We were sent here by the Concierge of our upscale hotel in Del Mar. We were greatly disappointed in the ambience and food. It lacked everything we expected out of a coastal sushi restaurant. Bland sushi, overpriced and no ambience at all. I would not...More

Thank hipsnknees
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

The fish was very good. Nice presentation. Outdoor patio area was nice with a good view of the coastline. Prices were outrageous for the venue. $24 for a roll that costs less than half that in NYC. $26 for a pitcher of beer. Would still...More

Thank Beth322
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Love the setting both indoor and outdoor. Food is fantastic. Some dishes are more expensive than other non-authentic jap resto nearby but it is worth. If you concern on price, the mackerel set lunch is very good value. It was cooked perfectly... not dry and...More

Thank Linuxin
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Visited the restaurant after a year's absence and the food was as good as I remembered. The soft shell crab and tako yaki were nicely done, and we also enjoyed the shishito peppers and eggplant with miso paste. Agedashi tofu is my favorite dish from...More

1  Thank SOHT77
Reviewed 30 March 2017

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...More

Thank O'Rourke K
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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