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Shinbay Offers Omakase, 13 Diners at a Time

Aitana Yvette Mallari | August 1, 2019 | Food & Drink


Assorted omakase dishes at Shinbay

The third time is definitely the charm for Shinbay. The high-end Japanese restaurant has returned to the Valley—and this time, it’s omakase only. Omakase, which roughly translates to “I will leave it up to you,” means that there is no menu. Guests choose their drinks, but essentially put their faith in the chef for the entirety of their multicourse Japanese dining experience. Gourmands can trust chef Shinji Kurita, who was a James Beard Foundation semifinalist for best chef of the Southwest in 2013, to provide them with a coursing menu that’s both traditional and modern. Expect nigiri sushi—every color and flavor, plated with intent—arriving in front of you one piece at a time, just as it’s done in the famed restaurants of Japan. With no tables—just 13 seats at the bar—and only two seatings per evening at 6 and 8pm Wednesday through Sunday, reservations are required three to four days in advance for this intimate experience. $185 per person. 3720 N. Scottsdale Road, Ste. 201, Scottsdale, 480.361.1021


Photography by: Fully Alive Photography