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
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Nice small Japanese restaurant. No meat. Vegan desserts. Great tasting food, you can taste freshness, but small portions. Very expensive. Great decor.
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.
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
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
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
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
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!
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
When you pull up outside Shima you'd think they flew the restaurant in from Japan. the modern design and ten foot tall door gave this little place a real authentic feel. Then there was the food. Easily the best I have ever had. One of...More