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Shibumi Sushi Bar

#1 of 1,175 Restaurants in Quito
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Ruiz de Castilla n27-103 y Lorenzo Aldana, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 99 180 6844
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18:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 16:00
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Mon - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:30 - 16:00
Fri 18:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I have come to Shibumi on three separate occasions in the past year. I'm from Canada and so whenever we are visiting Ecuador I make a trip to Shibumi for it's excellent sushi, ambiance and wonderful staff. The chef has done a wonderful job in creating his new location, slightly larger but very intimate and feels like... More 

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Thank Nathan S
Quito
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not sure about the reasons behind this place having so much reviews or being the top restaurant in Quito. I believe that there are plenty of better food-service-ambient places in this city and most of them don't have such combination nor such cold responses to any client criticism. I've tried sushi experiences (some in Quito and some in other... More 

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Thank Alexis C
Quito, Ecuador
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well-prepared meal, with different touches, served promptly and kindly, the space is small and cozy, I think the prices are high for the restaurant level

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Thank Santiago I
shibumiq, Owner at Shibumi Sushi Bar, responded to this review
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Hola Santiago, Muchas gracias por tu visita y muchas gracias por tu review, solamente dejame aclarate que todos los ingredientes... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing place. The owner is a sushi artist ... don't order off the menu just sit at the sushi bar and let him feed you.

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1 Thank Glenn T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

First time here and the one thing I still remember the next day is the burst of flavors in each item. This is one of the first times that I noticed the individual ingredients as much. Pulpo, calamari and fresh fish were excellent. Tried the 34 pieces for two since we wanted to pick our own options. Enjoyed the intimacy... More 

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Thank esshop
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Seems legit, very original and intimate. The chef told us he had actually studied with a Japanese guy and his sushi was very different from what we are used to in Ecuador (which is by far the best sushi I've ever tasted) - this made me a little skeptical but it wasn't bad at all. He uses yogurt instead of... More 

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Thank Veronica L
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I could not have been happier with our experience. We took the below advice and ordered by the chef's selection (omakasi), and this well exceeded our expectations. His sushi is a masterpiece and our tastebuds agreed!

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Thank Allison H
Grindavik, Iceland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Seems like it was a very off day for the chef.. Decided on the Omakasi menu as the waiter told us that was the absolute best. The first dish was really quite good, got 6 nigiris and a sashimi. the next plate consisted of two rolls- 5 pieces of octopus and 6 pieces of crab and shrimp, both of which... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

We had a lovely sushi dinner, selected by Junior, the owner and chef. The sushi was of the highest quality, with an Ecuadorian flair. Junior learned his craft in Denmark where he lived for 13 years. It is obvious that he thoroughly enjoys his work and it was a pleasure to have had the opportunity to experience this lovely little... More 

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Thank Rex A
Doha, Qatar
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Amazing restaurant. It is small. The food is excellent. Junior, the chef, it is a great chef. Always full. It is better to book in advance. I enjoyed the sashimis. The rolls are great too. I really recommend it if you are visiting Quito.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Cuisine
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:30 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:30 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:30 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ruiz de Castilla n27-103 y Lorenzo Aldana, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 99 180 6844
Description
Shibumi is a pioneer in Ecuadorian dining that introduces local and seasonal ingredients found nowhere else in the world, while reinventing the most classic forms of Japanese cuisine. The menu changes daily based on the market's finds, and the beer selection rotates weekly to highlight our latest discoveries. We base our experiments on the most demanding foundation of technique, quality, and simplicity, using Japanese traditions as a primary point of reference. The process of sushi allows us to combine flavors in inventive ways. The philosophy of omakase, which invites guests to eat the Chef's selections, allows our patrons to join us on a new level of experience, as both participants in discovery and fellow seekers of excellence. We hope you choose to make this a destination on your next visit to Quito.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?