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ShinBay — the third incarnation of the omakase-style sushi place, now set in Old Town Scottsdale — has topped our lists of best restaurants since it opened in 2019, including being named Best Sushi in our 2021 Best of Phoenix list. And there's good reason why. Executive chef Shinji Kurita has made his home here, slicing and calculating near the 13-seat L-shaped bar. ShinBay hosts two seatings a night (at 5:45 p.m. and 8 p.m.) at $250 a ride. Kurita's omakase creations include Japanese eggplant with miso and bonito shavings, slices of halibut cured with kombu, and chopped Hokkaido scallops with yuzu-miso, as well as sashimi and nigiri. The drink menu offers everything from a high-end sake bottle for $2,700 to rare (but less expensive) Japanese beers. It ain't cheap, and diners are asked to allow approximately two hours for the dining experience. But the experience is well worth it. Reservations remain required and can be made via OpenTable.
  • Price: $$$$
  • Hours: Wednesday-Sunday: Two seatings at 5:45 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Reservations: Required
  • Parking: Lot available
  • Extra Services: Private-group dining