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Shimamoto Overview


3-chome-7-9 Shimoyamate-dori, Chuo Ward, Hyogo 650-0011


+81 (0) 78-335-2322


3 minute walk from Kenchomae Station
4 minute walk from Motomachi Station

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM
Tue: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM
Wed: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5:30PM-9:00PM
Thur: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM
Fri: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM
Sat: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Shimamoto Description

Located in the heart of Kobe, Shimamoto is a hidden gem that offers a unique dining experience for sushi and seafood lovers. This restaurant is known for its exquisite selection of fresh fish, carefully chosen by the skilled chef, Tetsuya Shimamoto. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply looking for a memorable meal, Shimamoto is the perfect destination.

One of the highlights of Shimamoto is the sushi, which is expertly crafted using homemade vinegar and delicately prepared toppings. Each piece is a work of art, showcasing the chef's attention to detail and dedication to quality. In addition to sushi, the menu also features a variety of other delectable dishes, including sashimi, grilled seafood, and seasonal specialties.

The restaurant's interior is tastefully decorated, with a warm and inviting atmosphere. The counter seats, made from Yoshino cypress, and the private rooms with traditional sunken seating, provide a refined and comfortable dining experience. Whether you're dining alone or with a group, Shimamoto offers a serene and elegant setting for enjoying a meal.

What sets Shimamoto apart from other dining establishments is its commitment to sourcing the finest ingredients from all over Japan. From rare and sought-after sake to locally produced white wine, the drink menu is as impressive as the food. The knowledgeable staff is always on hand to recommend the perfect pairing for your meal.

For a truly unforgettable dining experience in Kobe, look no further than Shimamoto. Immerse yourself in the world of exquisite sushi and seafood, prepared with precision and served in a refined setting. Whether you're a connoisseur or simply appreciate fine cuisine, Shimamoto is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List



Private Dining Room


Sake Selection

Stylish Interior

Shimamoto Reviews

Shimamoto Google Average Rating


Shimamoto Tabelog Average Rating



The food was really delicious that staff very kind


Good fast food affordable prices. Great service


The restaurant is located in an inconspicuous alley 5 minutes away from the station.
Patronized the lunch chef’s set menu

Because I had made a reservation in advance on the day, I got a seat directly after arriving at the restaurant on time.
The seat is right in front of the chef, so you can watch the chef making sushi while eating.
The dining atmosphere is more serious, and the purpose is to ask guests to focus on each piece of sushi, not only using their tongues, but also using all five senses to appreciate each piece.

As for sushi, just like other chefs, the chef has already coated each piece of sushi with appropriate wasabi and soy sauce, so you can eat it directly when it is brought to you. I had 18 sushi and dishes that day, and finally added seaweed. bold sushi

Before leaving, I also had Kobe’s famous brown sugar pudding, which was very satisfying.


Translated from Japanese:

To be honest, I don't like raw oyster nigiri. However, for the first time, I discovered raw oysters that I found delicious. It feels like it's been pickled. The production area is Sakoshi in Ako. I would like to thank the owner for serving me delicious and high-quality oysters with his careful work...


Translated from Japanese:

I don't like sea urchin, so I rarely eat it at other sushi restaurants, but the sea urchin here is really delicious! What is this!? The red bean liver that I added at the end was not the type of red bean liver that I know...it was so delicious...


Translated from Japanese:

Thank you for your continued support. Now, can I say something first? I've never had more delicious sea urchin than here. Seriously. I'm already surprised. It's only for this time of year so I don't have any more, but I can eat it...

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