Now Open: ShinBay

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Sushi lovers rejoice, Scottsdale has a brand new sushi joint open just in time for summer.

Shinji Kurita, sushi chef and former owner of the now-closed Awhatukee sushi spot, ShinBay, quietly opened the doors of his latest project last Wednesday. Once again named ShinBay, the traditional-style Japanese eatery will offer an ever-changing menu featuring fresh sushi and raw fish plus cooked meats and seafood dishes along with a variety of steamed, stewed and one-pot dishes.

One thing you won't find on this menu is a section of ridiculously named rolls, instead look for a selection of nigiri made with non-traditional ingredients such as foie gras and topped with soy-roasted chilies or exotic eggplant.

We are promised that the Japanese beer will flow and the Saki list will impress.

Tucked away in the upscale strip-mall at Indian Bend and Scottsdale Road, ShinBay is currently serving a very limited menu Wednesday through Sunday from 5 to 10 p.m. Look for the Japanese lantern to guide you to the front door.

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7001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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Call in advance and order the omakase. Its a must. Im a loyal follower from his days in Ahwatukee, and recently visited the new restaurant last week. The food was arguably the best Japanese I have eaten. Decor and quality of ingredients make it superior to Nobou's at teeter. Wonderful dining experience.  


 If the new incarnation is anything like it was in Chandler, skip the menu, and make reservations for an omakase dinner. It was one of the best meals I've ever had.

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