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A Japanese restaurant that promises to transport diners through a culinary journey, Shinbay in Scottsdale is unlike anywhere you’ve eaten before. Executive chef Shinji Kurita prides himself on the Chef’s tasting option; a five-course meal that changes daily, but has included such items as white fish carpaccio, washugyu beef with asparagus, and steamed Asari clams. The décor radiates minimalism and traditional Japanese architecture, with cool blue lighting, gray stone walls, and a maple wooden bar top; perfect for focusing attention on the delightful cuisine. shinbay.com.