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SHI Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.shilic.com/
  • Email: info@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 WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Nice ambiance, great view of NYC skyline ... But that's about it!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "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
  • "Overall the food, service and view were all amazing. My beau and I dined here towards the evening. We were both amazed with the water front view of the city. The ambiance is romantic and the crowd was a great mix. I'd definitely like to dine here again and I'd highly recommend this Resturant to anyone!"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "SHI has a great atmosphere with great service. The staff is very attentive. You can go as a group or solo and still have a great time."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The food is delicious, the drinks are strong (but a little pricey), and the service is good. It's a little more classy than the other LIC restaurants in the area."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Perfect Valentines night prefixe menu! Everything was delicious. The service was great also. We eat here alot and have never been disappointed !"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food tasted really good and was prepared quickly. I sometimes felt like the service staff was rushing us even though the restaurant was empty for the first half of our meal. The view of Manhattan is awesome. The ambiance is lovely too."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Its was my first time reserving for Valentine's day dinner. I was scared that it wojld be too crowded or noisey .. but SHI was cool and she busy but not rowdy or crazy. I enjoyed m 74yh food and a really good lyche martini"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Can not make one negative comment. Everything was great...sushi, rice, noodles, orange beef and 3 dessert between 4 of us. The rosetta sangria was also very good. Found in a search online and took a chance....very glad we did. Would definitely go back if I'm visiting NYC again."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Great view of the city. Food & Drinks good. Service good."
    Dined on 3/26/2013
  • "My wife and I do not get out much, so we are careful in choosing a spot for a night out. We were joined by another couple @ SHI. We had a blast. The food was great, the service was great. SHI was full of energy. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Had a great time here I would recommend shi to my friends.."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "SHI far exceeded my expectations.. The food was awesome, the hostess and our waitress was very nice and accommodating. The decor was nice.. The restaurant is located in great, overlooking manhattan. Will definitely return.."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Even though everything we ordered wasn't fabulous, it didn't matter because we had a spectacular view which made the night that much more romantic."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I took my husband here for the first time for his birthday and we absolutely enjoyed it. I would recommend this for a fun energetic night out with friends or just a one on one with your spouse or significant other. Everything we tried was delicious drinks are fruity I wish they had more man drinks, beer was warm but other than that it was great."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We were a large group celebrating two Birthdays. Our dining experience was a joy. The food, service, view and overall experience were fabulous."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "One of my favorite restaurants in all of NYC. The food is great...the service is great...the view is great. Some of the freshest and best tasting sushi I've ever experienced. A+++++++"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Their service was terrible! But, the food was delicious! Also, the NYC skyline view is just out of the world and the best one I've ever seen!"
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "I just took my girlfriend to SHI the other night for the first time in celebration of our 2 year anniversary and we both really had a great time. The ambiance is perfect for an intimate dinner occasion and the restaurant has a great view of the NYC skyline. There were also a couple groups there for parties, which weren't loud so they didn't bother us, and instead made me consider that we may want to plan a gathering with friends there too one day. The food was certainly quite good too (we're both vegetarian; she got the Mapo Tofu and I got the Buddhist Delight; both dishes did not disappoint), so all in all, SHI is definitely a LIC restaurant that we'll be considering to revisit in the future."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Amazing! Food is always great and service is excellet! Definatly a fav!"
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "SHI is situated in one of of NYC's most scenic spots and a great Bar Lounge area to boot! Only a handful of eateries can claim to have a Jaw-dropping view such as this. I have been here a few times and cant wait to go back. Good drinks, eclectic but delicious menu and relatively speaking, as a whole - I cant think of a more affordable spot for your money. MY FAVORITES - Sushi & Sashimi combo / platter and the Peppercorn Scallops which are HUGE! There's plenty of affordable Sushi & Sashimi A La Carte and lots of familiar Chinese / Asian dishes for those that are looking for value. Make reservations to guarantee yourself a view but you can always grab a spot in the lounge area and dine there as well. KIDS WILL LOVE THE PLAY GROUND!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "SHI is one of my favorite restaurants in Queens. It offers a relaxed, cozy, romantic decor and an amazing view of Manhattans eastern skyline. The dim lighting and candle lit tables make for a perfect date spot, but also a cozy place for girls night out or a family dinner. The food is flavorful with stunning plateing. You absolutely have to try the CHOCO Malt dessert!!!"
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Food and service were good as usual. But too little wine for the price and my wife's liquor seems watered down."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Have been going here for a few years. Shi keeps getting better - food and service without pricing themselves out of contention for a great place to go. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Overall good experience. My only complaint is when i made the reservations, under soecial requests i had written please put a candle in our dessert as we are celebrating a birthday and that was not done. I was a little dissapointed because of that."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "I love his place, the atmosphere is great and the food is always good and consistent. The staff is very friendly and great spot to meet new people."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "The ambience is absolutely breathtaking. Such a romantic restaurant especially with the window view of manhattan as you dine. The service was superb, as well. Patient and kind waiters attended to our needs. The only unpleasing experience was from the food. I ordered 2 specialty rolls and chilean sea bass. The sea bass was amazing. Very tender piece of sea that melts in your mouth. But the sushi we ordered were very unsatisfactory. The portion was so small and the taste had nothing special or particular about it. It seriously was on par with the supermarket take home spicy tuna or eel roll. Other than that the overall experience was great."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "I've been here before and was surprised that the bar was taken over by football fans. Felt like SHI became known as a local sports bar. Food used to be great. My dish was salty and the taste was more like chinese take-out. Was not the case a couple of years ago. Bar area was loud with cheering fans annoying to me as a diner, killed my experience. Would rather go to Cantina across the street."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "Loved the atmosphere, food, and the cool mixture of people. Would return with my lovely lady!"
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "Amazing place. The setting and the food was just spectacular. I would definitely recommend this place to others. Beautiful atmosphere!!! :)"
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "Very good, food was great and service was fantastic. Would definitely go back !"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Went hear on a Friday night...wow! I had requested a seat near the window and upon arrival the host brought us to a nice table overlooking the manhattan skyline. Menu has a lot of choices, and the services is excellent! Price is very decent for the neighborhood, overall amazing! Definitely coming back."
    Dined on 11/22/2013