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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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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
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  • 3
    Terrible
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 6, 2015
Gov1949
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Boise, Idaho
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Seattle, Washington
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149 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Not impressed. Will never go back. Dirty, bad service. The food was not good bordering on bad. Yuck.

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Thank KMM043
Wichita, Kansas
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Beautiful setting. Great food and wonderful staff. They were prompt and friendly. Had great recommendations too. Would definitely visit again!

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Thank Melissa B
Boise, Idaho
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Went for Tepanyaki tonite for my daughters birthday. It took 45 minutes for us to get even water. An hour after we arrived, we got our soup and eventually our salads. We arrived before 8 and were not served our main entrees until 9:30. The people were nice and apologetic, but that did not stop from tacking on their 20%... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

I very rarely complain about a restaurant but the service here was the worst I have ever experienced. It was a joke.

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1 Thank ChrisitnaN2011
Boise, Idaho
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 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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Thank Gov1949
Nampa, Idaho, United States
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73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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Thank Kurt W
los angeles
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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Thank jefegrande65
Sun Valley, Idaho
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank mandy P
Boise
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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Thank Fooj888
colorado
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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, Sushi

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?