Seasonal Japanese Cuisine

Japanese Cuisine
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Seasonal Japanese Cuisine in Del Mar

“Shim” means “New”, and “bashi” means “Bridge” in Japanese. With the desire to provide San Diego with the best Japanese dining experience outside of Japan, Shimbashi Izakaya is based on the Izakaya, or Japanese “pub” – a unique and vital cornerstone of Japanese food culture. It’s often found in cosmopolitan areas for after work relaxation and an opportunity to unwind after a busy day.

Shimbashi offers a multi-faceted menu that can be used as a pairing with sake for the light eater or sophisticated dinner entrées served in Japanese tradition.

With its sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, Shimbashi Izakaya is an authentic seasonal Japanese tapas and sake bar in the heart of Del Mar. It’s renowned for using the freshest, highest quality seasonal seafood, local produce and freshest meats, including Japanese Wagyu beef from Kyushu, Southern Japan, for an unforgettable dining experience.

Three dining scenes; the indoor dining area is styled with a traditional Japanese Izakaya feel that is comfortably illuminated to provide an intimate and relaxing atmosphere for lunch or dinner. With rustic handmade tables amidst a warmly lit shoji-screen backdrop, Shimbashi’s dining area provides a cozy atmosphere to enjoy authentic Japanese cuisine.

Japanese Cuisine
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Modern, playful and center stage, Shimbashi’s Sake Bar strikes the heart of Izakaya culture, a much needed venue to relax after a long workday. It features a wide selection of micro brewed sake and Japanese beer. From its Tatami mat counter top to the wide selection of spirits the Sake Bar offers a chance to meet new friends or just chill out with an unforgettable view of the Pacific Ocean at sunset.

The essence of Japanese is captured in the Shimbashi Sushi Counter. Clean lines, functional and personable. You are one on one with your Sushi Chef as your selections are prepared.

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The outdoor terrace has an old-world feel with its surrounding rock walls and breath-taking ocean views. Its luxurious surroundings are enhanced with the warmth of antique-bronzed space heaters, adjustable umbrellas and the elegant placement of foliage. Shimbashi Izakaya is named after a district in Tokyo where the first train rail was built in Japan in 1872. It’s also famous for Izakaya-style bars and restaurants for businessmen to relax and unwind are located. Shimbashi Izakaya brings the Japanese culinary culture and tradition to the U.S. with special events and classes, sake pairings and other opportunities to experience Japanese traditions. Reservations are available at 858-523-0479. Learn more at

Shimbashi Izakaya Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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