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Shima Sushi

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1218 Wharf St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T8, Canada
+1 250-590-7370
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
1 review
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 see that the restaurant was strained, as there was multiple tables and only one server.... More 

Thank natalie h
Victoria, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2016

A nice view, good service and food and outstanding value at $20 per head for AYCE sushi! A good selection of sushi and Japanese food and even some sashimi on the AYCE menu that is available 12 noon to 8 pm everyday except holidays. Very pleasant service rounds out a great lunch or dinner experience. For experienced AYCE patrons there... More 

Thank phishstix
Puyallup, Washington
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

We happened to be walking by around lunch time and watched 3 different groups of people walk in. We decided to go in. It was quiet! Lots of seating and a small view of the marina/harbor. We ordered the rainbow roll, a sashimi bento and another roll.. I can't remember the name. It was spicy though..it was all great. My... More 

Thank Pittman28
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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352 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed November 16, 2016

We were looking for good sushi in Victoria and chose this place as we walked past it. We were greeted by a friendly hostess/waitress and escorted to the lower level where the restaurant is. We had a partial view of the harbor and were immediately waited on by the waitress that seated us. The place was almost empty. We ordered... More 

Thank StevoinMinnesoto
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49 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2016

Definitely worth a visit if you want amazing Sushi! We have never had such fresh and delicious sushi before! Service was excellent and we sat on the bar and was served by the chef himself who helped us choose what to order. We ate so much and were so full - we couldn't believe when our bill came how good... More 

Thank Rosie H
Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed August 25, 2016

Went for a quick lunch date with my brother here the other day and we were both not impressed by the service or the aftermath of the food. Our server was awkward and seemed like she diddn't know what she was doing. When my brother asked to sub in salmon for tuna for his bento box they gladly did it... More 

Thank mikearcilla
Okotoks, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

We arrived early. Place was almost empty. Turns out the food was fresh and good. My son ordered the teriyaki roll twice he loved it so much. Atmosphere and service was fine. Upon departure, the restaurant was quite full.

Thank majanuyt
Winnipeg, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

I consider myself to be a bit of a sushi buff, we had asked for a recommendation from the guy at the car rental place. He hit the mark head on, it's not touristy and the price and portions are amazing for the quality you receive. We had a super sweet server as well and it's hands down in the... More 

Thank gillianeatough
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110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

I was an event host for the former Sushi Lovers of Victoria social group within the Meetup social network with friends groups worldwide. The dinner party at Shima Sushi had a social atmosphere and the staff were very attentive. The supervisors and managers must have trained their staff well?

Thank Raymond L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
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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