Shimbashi Izakaya

  • Del Mar Plaza, 1555 Camino del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014 | Directions
  • 858-523-0479 | Website

Located at one end of the Del Mar Plaza, this spot boasts a sizeable patio and a reputation for above-average sushi preparation. The menu of Japanese tapas runs page after page, and some of the dishes are quite good, but really it’s the elegantly prepared nigiri that steals the show. Don’t go for just the yellowtail and tuna, because the preparations of “shiny” fish are on point.

It’s worth exploring to find out just how much better a quality bottle of junmai daiginjo is than the $7 carafe of generic hot sake from a box.

Happy Hours

Day Special
Monday 4-6pm: $3.50 Sapporo light, $4 Sapporo draft, $4.50 Asahi draft beer, $6 house wine, hot sake, cocktails, $10 shochikubai nigori sake, $16 otoko yama sake carafe ($8 glass). $4 all hand rolls, $5 all sushi (2pc), $6 all rolls, appetizers $3-$5.
Tuesday 4-6pm: $3.50 Sapporo light, $4 Sapporo draft, $4.50 Asahi draft beer, $6 house wine, hot sake, cocktails, $10 shochikubai nigori sake, $16 otoko yama sake carafe ($8 glass). $4 all hand rolls, $5 all sushi (2pc), $6 all rolls, appetizers $3-$5.
Wednesday 4-6pm: $3.50 Sapporo light, $4 Sapporo draft, $4.50 Asahi draft beer, $6 house wine, hot sake, cocktails, $10 shochikubai nigori sake, $16 otoko yama sake carafe ($8 glass). $4 all hand rolls, $5 all sushi (2pc), $6 all rolls, appetizers $3-$5.
Thursday 4-6pm: $3.50 Sapporo light, $4 Sapporo draft, $4.50 Asahi draft beer, $6 house wine, hot sake, cocktails, $10 shochikubai nigori sake, $16 otoko yama sake carafe ($8 glass). $4 all hand rolls, $5 all sushi (2pc), $6 all rolls, appetizers $3-$5.
Friday 4-6pm: $3.50 Sapporo light, $4 Sapporo draft, $4.50 Asahi draft beer, $6 house wine, hot sake, cocktails, $10 shochikubai nigori sake, $16 otoko yama sake carafe ($8 glass). $4 all hand rolls, $5 all sushi (2pc), $6 all rolls, appetizers $3-$5.

Hours

Day Hours
Sunday noon to 10 p.m.
Monday noon to 10 p.m.
Tuesday noon to 10 p.m.
Wednesday noon to 10 p.m.
Thursday noon to 10 p.m.
Friday noon to 10 p.m.
Saturday noon to 10 p.m.

Restaurant Details

Detail Status
Cuisine Japanese, Sushi
Price range of entrées $8 - $18
Delivery No
Outdoor seating Yes
Party room No
Reservations accepted Yes
Kids menu No
Occasional live music No
Vegetarian friendly Yes
Payment Options Accepts credit cards

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