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Shima Sushi

1218 Wharf St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T8, Canada
+1 250-590-7370
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“sashimi” (19 reviews)
“gomae” (3 reviews)
“mixed salad” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
1218 Wharf St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T8, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

food was absolutely fresh as you can check and the service was even better and wash down with a nice Asahi well worth a stop

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shima has a nice little location off Wharf street, and it boasts a nice menu with some good variety. While not cheap, the sushi is noticeably above average (one nice touch is the real crab). The rolls are quite good as well - try the...More

Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed August 15, 2017

We have always loved Shima when we come to Victoria. Our last trip wasnt that great though. Food was barely average, service was terrible, and as others have said it really could use some updating. Probably much better places to go for sushi.

Thank Dean B
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Was looking for a decent restaurant for dinner that didn't feature a line-up at the door and discovered this place - pleasantly surprised at the quality of sushi and overall meal.

Thank mtrewis
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in one night when looking for somewhere to eat. Sign leads you down to the restaurant which was fairly quiet. Service good but food slow for the number of covers. The restaurant could do with a bit of a makeover. Food was ok but...More

Thank Geoff M
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

The freshest Sushi I've ever tasted we tried several and were impressed with all of them, wish we were going to be in town longer so we could come back!

Thank Saige50
Reviewed July 24, 2017

What they don't tell you is the AYCE is not offered in the summer months. Bento box was OK, love the teriyaki. Salmon sashimi was amazing and bonus real crabs in their California rolls (though not in the bento box). Gomae was a bit watery...More

Thank canadian_visit0r
Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

Their bento box dinner combination was fine. I went back there for dinner on my last night at Victoria. I ordered beef short ribs and spinach salad. That was a mistake. The short ribs are half cold with heavy sauce on them. The taste was...More

Thank F Z
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Had a Bento box. Teriyaki steak was inedible. Tough, stringy. Last to be served. Never asked if it was ok. Lousy

Thank TheCunninghams61
Reviewed December 10, 2016

I'm generally not hard to please however, this place really let me down. As an avid sushi lover I was excited to see there was an all you can eat sushi place in Victoria that had positive ratings. During our visit it was obvious to...More

Thank natalie h
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September 15, 2015|
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Response from Elaine B | Reviewed this property |
here were meat dishes on the menu, but to be safe, I would let the staff know at the restaurant that they must not prepare the meat with the fish dishes, I hope you have a great time Elaine
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
$10 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1218 Wharf St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-590-7370
We are conveniently located at 1218 Wharf Street, at the heart of downtown Victoria, in one of the city's beautiful heritage buildings.Shima Sushi Bar and Lounge features an eclectic menu of Japanese cuisine as well as a full service bar and lounge.The word Shima means island and what better place to have such a restaurant than on Vancouver Island in Beautiful British Columbia.We are situated, at 1218 Wharf street, in one of the oldest and historically vibrant structures in Victoria. Originally occupied by James Yates, in 1853 it became The Ship Inn, a saloon and liquor warehouse, boasting the first license to sell alcohol in Victoria. The stone walls, laid in a Halifax style, may have been built by the Hudson Bay Company French merchants.We offer an inviting and casual ambiance with a subtle, yet distinct Japanese feel.Our talented kitchen team is lead by owner and head chef, John Ngo, who has been passionate about Japanese cuisine since he started out in the family business at age 16. His vision behind Shima Sushi is to offer an "east meets west" version of Japanese cuisine that is both well-priced and delicious.
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