Sushi Restaurant in Del Mar Offers a Taste of Japan

Experience Regional Japanese Food Culture at Shimbashi Izakaya sushi restaurant in Del Mar.



Japanese nightlife centers on authentic cuisine and dining experience

Photos courtesy of John Meiwald

Nationwide, an increasing number of vacationers base their travel decisions around food. If you are considering a trip to Japan, or just long to return, this is a great opportunity to experience authentic, local cuisine without needing to check your bags.  Starting in October, every 2 weeks, Shimbashi Izakaya will offer a special menu from the respective hometowns of our talented chefs. Each set of 3 dishes is only $28. It is a unique opportunity to experience Japanese cuisine as a person native to that region would prepare it.

Conveniently located in Del Mar Plaza and overlooking the ocean, Shimbashi Izakaya delivers equally on food, service and ambiance that is both sophisticated and authentic. For the finest quality and best presentation look no further than Shimbashi Izakaya.

The first "taste", Taste of Osaka by Chef Kitamura, starts from 10/6 through 10/19. Special menu includes oshizushi , kitsune Udon and kushi katsu. It is a limited time offer, so don’t miss out this unique opportunity!

10/6 - 19

Taste of Osaka by Chef Kitamura

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Where is Osaka? 

Osaka is located at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, in the Kansai region of the main island of Honshū. Osaka has traditionally been referred to as the "nation's kitchen" (tenka no daidokoro), or the mecca of gourmet food. Most visitors from outside Osaka agree that anything you eat in Osaka tastes delicious. Not only the ordinary "Osaka food" such as Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki and Kitsune Udon, but any other food you may try. Osaka has a very long history of seeking good food and having its original taste. Abundance of ingredients and a wide range of cooking methods allow Osaka to serve you with various excellent dishes. The chefs take great care in handling each ingredient and you can see their effort in each dish. Kuidaore is a Japanese word literally meaning: "to ruin oneself by extravagance in food."  But this is not the proper meaning when it is used for Osaka. It would have to mean "to enjoy really good food to the last drop."