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Shige Japanese Cuisine

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100 N 8th St, Boise, ID 83702-5814
208-338-8423
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 6
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Amazingly fresh seafood - sit at the sushi bar for better service

We are long time of Shige's food. It is always fresh and wonderfully presented. I am partial to the saba but it might be a bit strong for some, but it is tasty. The Poke is a generous serving of tuna with tobiko. I think you get the best service at the sushi bar but sitting on the patio can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
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Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We are long time of Shige's food. It is always fresh and wonderfully presented. I am partial to the saba but it might be a bit strong for some, but it is tasty. The Poke is a generous serving of tuna with tobiko. I think you get the best service at the sushi bar but sitting on the patio can... More 

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Nampa, Idaho, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I eat at the Shige downtown as often as possible and sometimes the Shige Express in Meridian. I think the Shige in downtown Boise has the best Sushi I have ever eaten. Good quality, good portions and always fresh. The restaurant itself is getting a little dog eared and needs a good remodel. It is somewhat self service, because you... More 

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los angeles
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

A sushi chef in Hailey, Idaho recommended Shige as the best place to actually eat sushi and not just fried fish in a roll with cream cheese. They have a small selection of cold sakis and when I asked the chef what he would recommend for sashimi, he chose what was fresh. I wouldn't say it was the most artful... More 

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Sun Valley, Idaho
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Amazing Food, Drink and Staff! The Best Sushi in the valley and the nicest people work there! Have the island Girl Roll! Yum! The Sake is out of this World!

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Boise
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Shige is one of the most established Japanese Restaurants in Boise. Yesterday, my wife and my mother-in-law ordered unagi-don and beef sukiyaki, respectively. They were reportedly tasty enough, but the unagi-don was not the typical slab of unagi on rice -- it was small, thinly sliced sushi-sized pieces, distributed across the top of the rice to make it look like... More 

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colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

It was obvious from the minute that we walked in, something was wrong. There was nobody there to seat us, so we finally asked a waitress for a table and she sat us at one of the hibachi tables in a dingy looking room. The second bad sign was that the customers at the other hibachi table looked half asleep,... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

poor service, sushi was not that fresh. Avocados on the rolls had turned color. Used my Groupon at this place, thank God because I would been more upset if I had to pay full price for this meal. I will never return to this place.

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Vancouver, Washington, USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I travel quite a bit for work. While in Boise, I always make time for Shige in downtown. Simply one of the best Sushi restaurants I've ever been in. Love the Rainbow Roll - make sure you ask for crab salad on top!

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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I have been visiting Boise for years and always make Shige one of my must do dinner stops as they used to be pretty much the only sushi place in Boise as well as one of my favorites anywhere. However over the last 5 years they have just slowly been declining and the environment getting more and more run down... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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96 reviews 96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We celebrated my birthday dinner at Shige Japanese Cuisine in Boise. A quick note, the restaurant is on the second floor, we walked right past it before finding it. Since it was early on a holiday weekend, we were the only two around the grill. There were 8 seats available for we had a personnel chief. The food is cooked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 N 8th St, Boise, ID 83702-5814
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
  • Phone Number: 208-338-8423

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?