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SHI Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.shilic.com/
  • Phone: (347) 242-2450
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Saturday - Sunday: 1:30pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm, Wednesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:45pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Pan-Asian, Chinese, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining space is available for up to 175 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Shih (347) 242-2450
  • Entertainment: Karaoke on Wednesday nights, DJ on Friday and Saturday nights after 8:30pm.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: 7 train Vernon-Jackson and G train to 21st Street.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Little Man Parking Validation on 5St between 47th Road and Ave.
A word from SHI
SHI is a gorgeous new waterside Pan-Asian restaurant in Long Island City. Featuring a full bar and lounge it is the perfect spot to start a wonderful night on a date, or just friends going out together. It’s gorgeous dining room has floor to ceiling bay windows that showcase the entire city skyline like you have only seen in pictures. SHI's eclectic menu of Asian style serves Japanese style, Vietnamese style, Chinese style, and a full sushi bar as well. When the weather is warmer, seek the outdoor terrace for your dining pleasure. This sleek restaurant should be classified as sexy and fun. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "The food and the staff was great. This was my 3rd time at Shi and there was nothing to complain about. Anyone that likes great food, service and a good view would enjoy this place."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Food was good as was the service. The view of the city was the highlight of the restaurant... Parking can be challenging... Would recommend..."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Dishes are always well prepared and delicious. Service is cheerful and prompt. Inside can get noisy with large groups."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "It was a great atmosphere. Must go. Again . Great food. The service over all was best"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This restaurant's menu is ambitiously pan-Asian and all dishes were good if not wonderful. Choices range from a good sushi selection, to Thai curry, General Tso's chicken, to pho soup, etc. Everyone should be able to find something to their liking. Right on the Long Island City waterfront with a distant view of the Empire State Building and the Manhattan skyline in the newly vibrant LIC hip and trendy neighborhood. Service was attentive and prompt, our party of 14 was well taken care of despite the place being full. And the room was spacious and comfortable, though noisy as hip and trendy places tend to be."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I've been to SHI several times and I haven't been let down once. The staff is super nice and accommodating (we took forever to order this past time and the waitress was very understanding and not pushy at all), the food is soooo good and the drinks are amazing. It's a great for groups and for couples!!! I would definitely recommend dining at SHI!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "After searching for a restaurant in LIC with stunning Manhattan views, I decided to venture out to this beautiful Asian restaurant for my anniversary w/ my boyfriend. I am so glad I ignored the negative reviews online because this place was awesome! I had the best Shumai ever and the the Spare Ribs they had as the special of the day were finger-licking delicious! Although there was a bit of confusion with our entrees, this place is definitely a gem in LIC!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Nice Asian-style food in a modern environment with a spectacular view of Manhattan. Several vegetarian options on the menu. In the evening, part of the restaurant becomes a lounge and sometimes they have a DJ."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Food is good, menu is big. Service is good, atmosphere and vibe is fun."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We ordered drinks and food. Appetizers arrived, we finished and we hadn't received our drinks... We had to ask 3 times for them. Our drinks arrived together with the main course. Unbelievable! It's our neighborhood spot, so we go there pretty often, and it's always the same story... Love this place on Saturdays to sit at the bar for drinks"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I have dined at Shi several times and always left happy. The food is great as well as the view and the drinks! A great date spot!!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I have been dining here for a couple of years. the food is delicious and the staff if nice. My favorite drink is the Lychee Martini, a must have"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "They just began lunch and we're not open when we got there. We waited outside and then inside while they finished cleaning up and setting up. We were the only patrons."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Enjoyed my dinner at shi I ordered the steak cubes which was great and my boyfriend ordered the pork chops too sweet for me but he loved it. He eats a lot and couldn't finish his dinner. You get more than enough food. If anyone leaves here hungry it's their own fault. Also order the Sunday shi, simple but great dessert. There was a tinder date at the table next to us which made for great entertainment lol no complaints at shi for me."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "You will be surprised to find a nice restaurant in Queens...more so, in long island city. The food is great too -- a lot to choose from. The chai creme brulee was such a treat!!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Great place to have dinner with friends and family"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The overall service was great. I love the food and drinks. The lightening was nice. Behind the restaurant , there was the best view! Loved it"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The food: Pot stickers, steamed bao and spicy basil chicken were good; the Vietnamese chicken breast was ok - not very flavorful. The environment: Music did not match the décor or allow for conversation (too loud). SHI is visually appealing, however tables are very close together."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I must say, the host and waitress were very professional. Service was great. The waitress was patient while we order, and when ready she was rapid in placing our food order. The place definitely set the mood for a romantic dinner. Price is also affordable."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "The food was very interesting. The appetizers were very good. The main courses were good. The sushi was average. The view in the pictures appear to be much more extensive than in reality. While we might want to give it another try, we would likely not try it on a Sunday evening. We had to park very far from the restaurant."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Great food, great hangout, nice bar, good music. Met a few friends food was amazing. Bar was nice. Had their lychee martini was amazing "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "From the moment we sat down, it felt like the waiter was in a contest to see how quick she could flip the table. The waitress came practically every minute to ask what we wanted and never made any recommendations. I don't know how they did it but food was delivered to table within 3-4 minutes of order and then they attempted to removed dishes while we were still eating numerous times. Portions were relatively small and taste was similar to your average takeaway place. They have clearly invested in decor and view but R still running this place like your average "corner joint""
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Very enjoyable from start to finish. We had a reservation and were promptly seated. Service was excellent and the food was delicious. Very nice ambiance. I would highly recommend the cucumber gimlet:) After we ate we walked around to the park right by the water. What a view. We will definitely return. Next time hopefully the weather will be nice enough to sit outside."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "We've dined at Shi many times since it opened in our neighborhood several years ago. We usually share the General Tso's Chicken, mildly spiced, which is among the best we've had (served with broccoli). My observant wife noticed that the portion size had been reduced (and the plates changed) since the last time we were here, so hungrier diners may not want to share. The string beans with garlic is also delicious and one of our favorites, plant enough for two. Service was efficient & attentive. Very convenient to Manhattanites, just one stop on #7 Line from Grand Central. For a more romantic experience, take the NY Waterways ferry from East 34th Street pier to Queens. From there, walk 200 yards north along scenic East River boardwalk. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Amazing atmosphere! Vibrant bar scene and delicious food! Great date night location or for a special event "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Great Asian fusian and the drinks are spectacular as the view"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "If your looking for a scenic view and romantic, dark setting , Shi is your place. Also Great for dinner parties. Food was amazing and excellent service. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The quality of the sushi is great. The rest of the menu is very good"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "The food was really good and the view was very nice. I love the view of the city. It is amazing. However, the server was good but at times she wasn't friendly. Maybe the place was under staffed considering it was packed. We waited a while for our food. And we were a party of 7 people. I had a reservation but asked for confirmation via text. I responded but never heard back from anyone. And the parking information was sent via text right before the reservation. That was not enough time to inform all parties. I would definately go back. Only with reservations during the weekends though."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I've been a couple of times, and love the food and the view! great stuff."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I took my Cpa 's for drinks since they had a very tough and hectic tax season, as soon as we walked in we were greeted and were told that the table would be ready soon. Once we sat the server did a great job with explaining and the Singapore noodles and the shrimp wrapped in bacon are fantastic, the accountant loved the view and the food so I would definitely recommend it again. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Greatest place good people food really good the service is fast and choise s are great prices are fair "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We went out for date night and the skyline view of the city was unbelievable. Food and service was wonderful."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Good food & ambience, the only issue was we felt under pressure to finish our meals so the table could be cleared for other diners."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Nice ambiance, great view of NYC skyline ... But that's about it!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "This is my 3rd time dining at SHI, and I will return again, again, and again! I enjoy the food and bring new friends each time to experience the delicious foods and Beautiful Chic Atmosphere!!! I Love it here!!!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Great food. Been coming here for years now. Fav dishes are Lychee calamari fried cauliflower Pineapple fried rice w chicken steak cubes w cointreu sauce (is a must order)"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "If you're looking for great food, strong but excellently prepared drinks, a view to die for, and a modern and elegant vibe then Shi is for you. The sushi was fresh and the hearth portions of food made for a filling and delicious dinner. The lychee martini was a huge hit and priced well for New York standards. The DJ was giving the best of old school and top 40 hits. The scene stealer where however, is the view. No restaurant I have been to offers such an amazing view of the city. Overall, great place."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Went Saturday evening. We started out with Spicy Tuna & tobiko w/ chips appertizer but had it had no flavor, dissapointed. Steamed pork dumplings, wonton & miso soups were tasty. Peking pork chops were good but, very sweet. My hubbie enjoyed his pineapple fried rice. My Sangria was o.k. Did not have dessert since we were full. Service was quick and view as usual was simply incedible since it was a clear night. Have been here many times, can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The waiter gave us a great lough and service, he was very kind with my lil nephew first time at a restaurant it was awesome, the view of the city skyline is just a perfect background and the sushi was good."
    Dined on 3/1/2014