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Shige Japanese Cuisine

$$ - $$$
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100 N 8th St, Boise, ID 83702-5814
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Boise, Idaho
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

We called a few days ahead of time for some traditional Japanese delicacies for my mom's 81st birthday dinner at Shige's. He did an Omekase, chef's choice dinner. It was lovely. Very traditional, reasonably priced and fun. We couldn't have asked for anything better. Shige certainly went out of his way to make her dinner special.

Thank Sendairocks
Rehweiler, Germany
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

The food all seemed fresh and it was very convenient to walk from hotels in downtown Boise. Our service was excellent as well.

Thank guitartraveler60
Boise, Idaho
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181 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

It has been a while since having sushi and sashimi at Shige's. Going on Tuesday evening was a treat, because the restaurant was not busy like on a Friday or Saturday. All the sushi was made to order (excellent, by the way). Then we ordered a "boat" with chicken, shrimp and steak. The steak was a little tough, hard to... More 

Thank Joe G
Boise, Idaho
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

I enjoyed the Sushi and the preparation of the sushi and the traditional methods they use. Great Japanese rice. The wasabi is hot like it should be and the seaweed salad was fresh.

Thank Pacerguy
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86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

So the restaurant has a little place in the back when they are not open. It's kookey fun. The chefs put your sushi on a little plate then it floats on a little boat in a little stream and you grab what you want as it floats by. Just a dollar a plate. Eat a lot or a little. Don't... More 

Thank Eldergioe
Seattle, Washington
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169 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2015

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

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

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

Thank Melissa B
Boise, Idaho
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank diningexp
Boise, Idaho
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank ChrisitnaN2011
Boise, Idaho
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Gov1949

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 N 8th St, Boise, ID 83702-5814
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
  • Phone Number: 208-338-8423

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?