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Shima Japanese Steakhouse

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2019 Winner
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Look forward to an authentic Japanese experience as your dinner is artfully prepared right before your eyes on the hibachi grill. Shima offers award-winning teppanyaki expertly crafted and orchestrated to delight the senses. Shima has been voted Best Steak, Best Chef and Best Sushi on Sanibel & Captiva Islands! Visit Shima Grab N Go sushi market for fresh sushi to go. For reservations and menus, visit shimasushisteak.com. Reservations are strongly suggested.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi
FEATURES
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fantastic food, Cooks are very good with the kids, and by far the best Lobster I ever had. A must if you are visiting Sanibel.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Chris S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to many and this is by far the best!!! So much fun with such high quality mixed in. Our chef was simply amazing!! We hate that we cannot remember his name, but he has a son who is a firefighter in Ohio...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank chalpern
FrederickHamilton, Manager at Shima Japanese Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review! We're so glad you and your family had a great time!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were delighted to our hotel located a Japanes tepanyaki table restaurant, because after 2 weeks we were looking for something else for diner. We didn't regret it! Besides the delicious tepanyaki food with chicken, steak, salmon and tuna, we have laughed a lot and...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Arthur v
FrederickHamilton, Manager at Shima Japanese Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Arthur V. We are very happy we were able to satisfy your taste buds. My team is already looking forward to your return visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Sundial Resort and ate here on our last night there Great food We all loved the whole experience

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Myopinion222
FrederickHamilton, Manager at Shima Japanese Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much! We're so glad you enjoyed your recent visit to Shima and hope to have you back again soon!

Reviewed June 14, 2019

Everyone was wonderfully friendly, excellent service and food, in an intimate setting of just four tables. Sam was highly entertaining, and truly accommodating at a table filled with all different considerations (vegan in our group, vegetarian in the other family, no pepper for one, etc.)....More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank simoneryals
FrederickHamilton, Manager at Shima Japanese Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2019

Thank you so much for your lovely review, Simon! We're so happy you enjoyed your visit and hope to have you back again!

Reviewed June 5, 2019 via mobile

We decided to give this place a try since we were traveling with our two sons (18 & 15) and their two friends. Teenage boys eat a lot and the Tuesday 2 for 1 special caught our attention. You do need reservations as they only...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank tropicaljennAtlanta
FrederickHamilton, Manager at Shima Japanese Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2019

Thank you so much for your review, Jenn! We're so happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your visit to Shima and got to experience the joy of Chef Sam! We hope to have you back again during your next visit!

Reviewed May 19, 2019

We had dinner here on Saturday night. Our hibachi chef put on a great show and he had us all laughing. I had filet and scallops and my wife had filet and shrimp. Everything was incredible, but my scallops were the best scallops I've ever...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Eaglepack
FrederickHamilton, Manager at Shima Japanese Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2019

Thank you so, so much for this wonderful review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and honored to be considered the best scallops you've had! We look forward to having you back the next time you're on Sanibel!

Reviewed May 6, 2019

This take out sushi bar is in Sundial resort. They make a variety of rolls all were fresh and tasty. We had the Dynamite which had a kick of spice. Other rolls were made while we watched and were excellent.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Pedalpeaks
FrederickHamilton, Manager at Shima Japanese Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to Shima and Sundial!

Reviewed April 22, 2019

Our family had a fun time at this small hibachi restaurant in Sundial. We are typically not huge fans of hibachi but this was by far the best food we've had at a hibachi restaurant anywhere. The chef was fun and the food cooked to...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank S L
FrederickHamilton, Manager at Shima Japanese Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at Shima and took advantage of grab-n-go as well! We look forward to having you back to dine with us the next time you're visiting the island!

Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

I am an 11 y/o girl named Sophia and I am reviewing Shima. This was a great restaurant in every way. Our chef was funny and very entertaining. He set fire to an onion, caught eggs in his hat, and even let me and my...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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PStarling, General Manager at Shima Japanese Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2019

Dear LikesNicePlaces, Thank you for the five star review Sophia! We are so glad to hear you and your brother got to try the egg trick! We hope you come back to see Morgan and the rest of the Shima team soon for another delicious...More

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