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₹₹ - ₹₹₹Japanese, Sushi, Asian
1432 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3741
+1 310-314-0882
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good0%
  • Average26%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
14 Jul 2017
“Slow, stale and overpriced ”
5 Jan 2016
“Pretty damn good. Scene-y. ”
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5:30 PM - 10:30 PM Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Healthy
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1432 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3741
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

This place was recommended as good sushi. I have to say it was a disappointment. From the 30+ minute wait to the $15 plain seaweed salad to the dirty napkin and the average sake and the salty bill. Not a starter...You're better off with some...More

Thank fabio a
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

For all the NYC vs LA sushi talk I wasn't blown away more so than I have been in NY. BUT this place was pretty good. Pretty laughable LA scene despite being on AK. Lots of fun plastic surgery to take in and an ex...More

1  Thank Courtney B
Reviewed 21 May 2015

Nice small Japanese restaurant. No meat. Vegan desserts. Great tasting food, you can taste freshness, but small portions. Very expensive. Great decor.

1  Thank Grace81617
Reviewed 28 December 2014

Wow - rarely can someone spend so much and feel so unsatisfied. The ambiance, the service, the food, the drink - not worth half of what was spent. Would never imagine returning.

6  Thank BroadOakPS
Reviewed 22 October 2014 via mobile

Despite rave reviews and personal recommendations from trusted sources I didn't enjoy Shima. The building is interesting but inside the atmosphere is sterile. The food was up & down - great miso soup, quite nice blackened cod. So much choice on Abbot Kinney - wouldn't...More

2  Thank goldieSydney
Reviewed 23 July 2014

We have been to Japanese restaurants all over the city and all over other cities, for that matter. Shima is by far the most delicious. The chef/owner and his wife create a very warm and friendly atmosphere and food is both extremely fresh and beautifully...More

1  Thank Carol L
Reviewed 3 December 2013

We ate with a group of friends and had lots of different dishes, some were nice but others were overpriced and somewhat average. Also the potion size was small considering the cost! The staff need to get over themselves and listen to what the customer...More

1  Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 27 August 2013

If you want a smaller intimate experience with excellent food Shima is a good fit. W were considering Chaya Which is down the street but on a saturday night is mobbed and loud. We sat upstairs on this chilly evening and ordered the seaweed salad...More

1  Thank Msmouse1
Reviewed 8 September 2012

The best sushi on the westside! Fresh, fresh, fresh. Ground wasabi, amazing sashimi...the top notch "neighborhood" spot, if you consider Abbot Kinney a neighborhood. Quality cost...prices are higher but worth every cent!

1  Thank GirlTrippin1999
Reviewed 10 April 2012

This is our favorite Japanese Restaurant in the West side. Their ingredients are always fresh and authentically japanese. Everything is cooked and served with the utmost care. They are very proud of the quality of their food. All the sea food is flown in from...More

1  Thank tanasurfs
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1432 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3741
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighbourhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 310-314-0882
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