We love to go to Shintomi every couple of weeks. They have a fun sushi bar, which is cozy and entertaining. Often, we are given samples of things we haven't ordered before. The appetizers are good, especially the dumplings. The bar drinks are good too. They are always happy to see us and we will be back there soon.
Excellent Food and Service.
They have been in this location for years, and it is so convenient for us, especially if we go shopping in Green Hills before or after eating there. Their employees are very efficient and friendly. They offer a wide variety of raw and cooked items, so when someone in our groups wants it, it is available. They have a super variety of rolls, and they are all excellent. The prices are about what you would expect in the area.
BEST SUSHI IN NASHVILLE.
Sunny, the owner and sushi chef extraordinaire, may not be much on romantic ambiance, but if you want the BEST and the FRESHEST sushi in Nashville, this is the place. This is also the place if you want authentic Japanese dishes. Great service, cold Japanese beers, and wonderful, fresh sushi -- exactly what your favorite neighborhood sushi bar should be. Sit at the sushi bar if you want to experience Sunny's unique sense of humor and engaging wit....or just to watch the chefs prepare some fabulous sashimi platters for the groups of Japanese families and businessmen who frequent the place. Sit in the dining room, and be surrounded by dozens of photos of the famous (and sometimes, infamous) celebrities who also love Shintomi!!!
Short on atmosphere, but big on special sushi.. The Scene Shintomi's only disadvantage is a noted lack of atmosphere, a result of a Green Hills strip-mall address, as well as a brightly-lit dining area. Apparently, the sushi fills the atmospheric void for regulars, a large bunch that frequents the place most every night.
The Food Shintomi's advantage over other sushi places in Nashville lies in its special sushi menu--a step beyond the modest California to the colorful world of rainbow crab, smelt roe, tuna, yellowtail, salmon, white filet and avocado. Special rolls cost more, but complement standard rolls for only a few bucks. The agedashi dofu appetizer, fried tofu, dried tuna flakes and ginger in soy sauce, and the house salad with citrus-soy dressing, shine among pre-dinner options. Japanese dinners favor standard teriyaki, tempura and noodle dishes, and lunches offer generous bento box deals.
The best sushi.
This is the restaurant that changed my mind about sushi! I was always very determined that I did not like sushi until a friend encouraged me to try sushi at Shintomi. I owe this friend a great debt. I now have to eat here at least twice a month. Their standard rolls are great but I go for the Wintertime and Summertime rolls. They are incredible! The entrees are very good as well, especially the teryaki meals. I definitely highly recommend Shintomi for seasoned sushi eaters and novices alike!