What is Shimbashi?

"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, we have named our restaurant Shimbashi, meaning "New Bridge."

Shimbashi is an actual 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 for after work relaxation and an opportunity to unwind after a busy day.





shimbashi_ocean_view_diningDining Experience at SHIMBASHI...

Enjoy the fantastic ocean-view dining at Shimbashi...

Japan's traditional culture is often described as a seasonal culture, for so much revolves around the changing of the seasons, and the "sense" of season is highly valued. As the seasons change, so will the menu offerings, with a premium placed upon freshness and flavor to deliver the best of ingredients for the "shun" or, in English, now-in-season.

Our restaurant theme is based on the Izakaya, or Japanese "pub" – a unique and vital cornerstone of Japanese food culture. We offer a multi-faceted menu that can be used as a pairing with sake for the light eater or sophisticated dinner entrées served in theJapanese tradition.

Shimbashi is located at Del Mar Plaza, north side of Market Level (2F). Enjoy seasonal tapas and drinks with the fantastic Pacific Ocean view!




"The food here is excellent, super fresh and the daily specials are always great." - Kerry F., Yelp


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