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1054 South Clinton Ave, Rochester, NY 14620
585-271-2090
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
My favorite sushi place in Roc

I've gone to Shiki for (about 10) years and it has always been my favorite traditional sushi restaurant in Rochester. It's small and if you try to go at dinner time on the weekends without a reservation, you'll have to wait. We try to go early or make a reservation. The service is usually good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
Cori S
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I've gone to Shiki for (about 10) years and it has always been my favorite traditional sushi restaurant in Rochester. It's small and if you try to go at dinner time on the weekends without a reservation, you'll have to wait. We try to go early or make a reservation. The service is usually good, sometimes slow when they get... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

When we are in Rochester, we make it a point to eat at Shiki. It is not a fancy place. I would probably normally give Shiki a 4 or 4.5 overall. But, I would rate this restaurant an "excellent" on croquettes, ramen, tempura (though we didn't eat the tempura at this visit, it was awesome in the past), and service... More 

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Rochester, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We visited this restaurant yesterday and left very unhapy. We were the only party waiting for a table when another party came in and were seated almost immediately. We asked the hostess why and she said the owner knew the other party and told her to seat them first...we'll never go back and would never recommend this restaurant to anyone.... More 

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Rochester, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
516 helpful votes 516 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

It really tears me apart that I want to give a 4 to 4.5 star review and I'll explain why in a bit. First arriving it's a very small restaurant with about 8-10 tables. Probably not located in the most promising part of the neighborhood as well. Parking can be tricky because you have two options. You either park on... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Very good sushi in the Rochester Area. We were a group of 11 and sat in their upstairs private area. Service was not so great, but the food was really good. Next time I would not come with a larger group. Their salad dressing was great and the sushi was very well prepared. Would definitely come back when I am... More 

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Rochester, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Love the bento lunch boxes, especially the grilled mackeral. great sushi. Very small place. Great service.

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Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I grew up with very picky Japanese parents who would complain if the rice wasn't right consistency. I feel confident that my parents would love this place. The surroundings are very unassuming, and the place is small, but the service was pleasant. The menu had a lot of good choices, and then when we got our food (very quickly!), it... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Shiki has the very best Japanese food in Rochester. Their sushi always tastes fresh, other items on the menu offer possibilities not found elsewhere in town, The atmosphere is simple, even spartan, but once the food arrives, you won't care about the surrroundings.

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NY
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115 reviews 115 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

My last review had the "waiting too long for food" Shiki experience. I went there again for a late lunch with friends and I had some amazing Udon, sushi appetizer and mochi. I have heard from several people that Shiki has the most authentic Japanese food when you move off the sushi menu, and judging from the excellent Udon dish,... More 

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Victor NY
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Rochester is NOT exactly the sushi capital of upstate New York. At one time, or actually at 2 separate times, Rochester had good chefs. In 1987 The Tokyo had a very good chef who came here by way of Cincinnati (actually I knew him there) and in 1997 The Plum Garden had a very good chef. They both left shortly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1054 South Clinton Ave, Rochester, NY 14620
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: 585-271-2090

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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