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“Good Asian food”
Review of Shinbashi

Shinbashi
Ranked #19 of 63 Restaurants in Ellsworth
Cuisines: Asian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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.
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
204 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Good Asian food”
Reviewed 2 March 2014

This is a restaurant that serves many styles of Asian food, I tend to agree with some of the other reviews and say that that it is a good general standard, but does not excel in any one - maybe there are too many styles to keep the quality tip-top. However, we had an enjoyable meal late one evening when the restaurant was empty and the service was good, helpful and friendly. The Bento box was a large, mixed affair and my colleagues enjoyed it. My other colleague had his usual chicken dish and was happy. I tried the mixed seafood noodles which was plentiful and tasty, but not the greatest dish ever. Overall a decent meal, but not outstanding. Worth a trip if you have a party with mixed tastes...

  • Visited February 2014
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Merrillville, Indiana
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Don't eat the chicken!”
Reviewed 27 February 2014 via mobile

Well this was a favorite of ours until just recently . We ordered a chicken dish and the chicken wasn't cooked all the way through. The owner actually argued with us about it. So terrible! We will never eat there again.

Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Casey K
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Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Maine Asian”
Reviewed 27 December 2013 via mobile

We have gone here about six times hoping it would be what we want- good Asian. But hoping does not make reality. It is always a death toll for Asian when the menu carries pad Thai, General GAO chicken and spicy tuna maki. Stick to one cuisine! If you like sushi served with a ice cream scoop having the consistency of a cross between peanut butter and oatmeal then this is your place. The decor is an updated version of the standard American Asian teal and burgundy vinyl with multicolored lamps flashing to suggest that the back rooms may be available for more than just eating. The one point I give them is that they are trying.

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Thank Teagoblet
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New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Never disappoints”
Reviewed 12 December 2013

It is astonishing to be able to get first class sushi and sashimi in Ellsworth Maine in the middle of winter. The decor is very pleasing with a variety of different options - booths, tables, private rooms. The service staff is attentive and anxious that you have a good experience. Shimbashi is also glad to provide platters for your next party. I have done this a number of times and found it to be a very fun alternative to going out.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank njonesta
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South China, Maine
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Bento Box Lunch is great!”
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
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Thank HollieK4
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