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“Bento Box Lunch is great!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shinbashi

Shinbashi
Ranked #19 of 64 Restaurants in Ellsworth
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Chinese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The old Green Tree Restaurant - same owners - built a beautiful upscale restaurant in the center of Ellsworth. Excellent - same recipes says Catherine -half of husband & wife team.
South China, Maine
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Bento Box Lunch is great!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

Our lunch here was very good and I had General Tso's chicken with crab rangoon which I was very pleased with. I also ordered a California roll which was ok - If it had been a bit bigger than I would have really been over-the-top impressed. The appearance inside is very nice and looks like they keep it very clean. Staff was friendly and helpful -- glad we stopped here for lunch!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
NC
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Eh”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013 via mobile

Chicken in bento box was not good. Sushi wasn't very good either. No one was thrilled about their food at the table. Pass on this place.

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Thank lisauncw
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Boston, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

Have been twice for lunch. Had their bento box with shrimp & vegetable tempura and tuna & avocado roll both times. It was excellent and a very good value.

Service and the kitchen are a little slow. Our waitress last time had a very poor command of English and had trouble getting our order correct. Recognizing this, we had her repeat back to us and got things straightened out as we went along.

Overall very good and surprising for Ellsworth, ME

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank IntlWineFoodSociety
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Mount Desert, Maine
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220 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Reliably excellent”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

I eat here almost weekly although with three others this week, one was not satisfied. It was a beef and shrimp dish and the meat was clearly overcooked - and a lot of it! Everyone else had a good meal - sushi, bento box, lobster salad. Usually everything is great. This was just an overcooked piece of beef.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank JH928S4
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Miami, Florida
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Wow, What A Great Surprise.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013 via mobile

My friends & I were really surprised at how good this restaurant is. They really try hard to please and they succeeded! I will be looking forward to my next visit to Shinbashi to try some of their other nicely prepared foods. It took a few minutes to get to know how the menu was laid out since it has so much on it. Blake, the waiter was very helpful. Enjoy!

Visited August 2013
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Thank jmackin363
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