SHI
SHI

SHI

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.shilic.com/
  • Phone: 3472422450
  • 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, Japanese, Chinese
  • 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 3472422450
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
SHI reviews from OpenTable diners
84 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (52)special occasion (47)good for groups (46)neighborhood gem (42)romantic (39)great for outdoor dining (38)hot spot (29)vibrant bar scene (29)late-night find (20)fit for foodies (20)great for lunch (18)great for brunch (11)kid-friendly (8)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Happy Boyfriend
    Jtri98
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I reserved a table for my party of 9 this past Saturday night to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. There was a bit of inclement weather making us all arrive10 minutes past the 8:15pm reservation time. The staff was super acommodating and from then until we received our check, we had nothing but an enjoyable time. The food came out on fast, everyone enjoyed their dishes and the bill was more than reasonable. Actually, the waitress came back and noted to us that we had overpaid and would wait until we adjusted it to collect the check-super kind of her. Did I mention the view? NYC skyline just to the right of where we were seated. Hence Happy boyfriend and equally happy girlfriend! Only downside is parking, but thats NY for you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Asian food in NY!
    CynlovesShi
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food is always delicious and the staff is very attentive. Worth the drive to LIC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • carolina
    carolina
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    terrific food at reasonable prices. highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Allovernyc
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Thank you Very kind Staff Food was Amazing Pricing was not bad at all
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    went for a birthday celebration...was a disaster...food cold...patio smelled of citronella candles...service was ok...one appetizer went barely touched and the restaurant still charged us for it. A fellow dinner said they forgot the "t" at the SHI t
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  • Great!, like always :)
    JAVS
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We came here severals times and we always leave happy. One of the best places of L.I.C The steak cubes and the chicken mango are just awesome and they have to be always include in our dinner menu. We recommend reserve a table with time to have a great view of the skyline of mnhtt. Be aware that the restaurant usually close early ;)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun Asian frolic in LIC
    Louise
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Three of us had dinner outside, where it is more casual than inside the restaurant, the food was all good: from the dumplings to the dessert. There is a great bar scene. Afterward a walk in the waterfront park was amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I'd rather eat Food Cellar sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I would be content if the service was lackluster and the food was average (as many commenters alluded to), but the toro was gray, the rolls were watery and sometimes indigestible, and the hot entrees were cold.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    Enjoyable
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view!!
    Gigi
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food was good as was the service. The view of the city was the highlight of the restaurant... Parking can be challenging... Would recommend...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    ShiShi
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Dishes are always well prepared and delicious. Service is cheerful and prompt. Inside can get noisy with large groups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome place to hang out with ppl.
    jpgon80
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    It was a great atmosphere. Must go. Again . Great food. The service over all was best
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waterfront Asian Fusion done well
    ngleeVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    meloveesomefood
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Anniversary Ever!
    Gizzy
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant with a view
    visitingSavannah
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and good
    lubachka
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food is good, menu is big. Service is good, atmosphere and vibe is fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible service
    NeighborhoodgemVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch
    Nynana
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good birthday dinner.
    Fabi
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sweet!
    Firsttime
    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!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Great place to have dinner with friends and family
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went for birthday
    Onelove
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SHI
    Thomas
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    Gmont86
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 57 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 353 reviews are from the SHI reviews archive.
  • Nice view
    Madeline
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Great food, great hangout, nice bar, good music. Met a few friends food was amazing. Bar was nice. Had their lychee martini was amazing
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rush Service
    Livi3VIP
    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"
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it:)
    nhpm900
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reliable Neighborhood Gem
    DoubleEagle65
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diner
    Diner
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Amazing atmosphere! Vibrant bar scene and delicious food! Great date night location or for a special event
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Great Asian fusian and the drinks are spectacular as the view
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    The quality of the sushi is great. The rest of the menu is very good
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food/Atmosphere was nice
    luv2dinepeeps
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great restaurant
    lovemesomeshi
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I've been a couple of times, and love the food and the view! great stuff.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for friends from out of town!
    Romy
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Greatest place good people food really good the service is fast and choise s are great prices are fair
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.