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Shima

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1432 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3741
+1 310-314-0882
Today
17:30 - 22:30
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Brooklyn, New York
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 model or two but the sushi IS definitely some of the best in Venice. Would... More 

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Thank brenncc
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

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

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Thank Grace81617
Newtown, Connecticut
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217 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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.

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sydney
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168 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 botherr going again

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Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 presented, too. We are serious foodies and so are many of the people that we... More 

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Woodborough, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013 via mobile

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 orders, and then acknowledge the mistake and rectify it, not make me have to get... More 

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Thank Andrew G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 to share as well as the spicy lotus. Both delicious and well prepared. The I... More 

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Thank Msmouse1
Venice Beach, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank GirlTrippin1999
Manila, Philippines
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 japan and certified free from radiation. Truly first Class. They are only open for dinner... More 

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Thank tanasurfs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2011

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 my sushi pet peeves is cold fish. They nailed it at Shima. It's not cheap,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Healthy
Meals
Dinner
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:30
Thursday
17:30 - 22:30
Friday
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:30
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Venice

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Venice
Venice has always danced to its own beat as the epicenter of bohemian culture in Los Angeles. Along the boardwalk there are street performers and local craftsmen selling their wares. Original paintings, souvenirs, and jewelry are on display. Crowds of visitors marvel at the sites while weightlifting enthusiasts pump iron in plain view, and skateboarders do their tricks around the skate park. All of it happens under the warm California sun with sprawling views of sand and sea. Heading east, the main drags of Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Main Street are lined with boutique shops, some major retail stores, art galleries and restaurants. Here the ambiance is more relaxed and upscale than the frenetic boardwalk area. Venice is a mostly walkable (and certainly bikeable) neighborhood, full of areas to explore.
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