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Shimbashi Izakaya

) #24 of 71 Restaurants in Del Mar ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Japanese, Sushi, Asian
1555 Camino Del Mar Ste 201, Del Mar, CA 92014-2408
+1 858-523-0479
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“tamago” (2 reviews)
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1555 Camino Del Mar Ste 201, Del Mar, CA 92014-2408
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Reviews (47)
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 29 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
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...More

Thank Sandy L. F
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...More

Thank salesguytoo
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...More

Thank Mary Ann L
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...More

Thank HelmutsFoodPorn
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank Raiber
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
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...More

1  Thank paynesbar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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.