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Shima, Nassau, New Providence

Shima

4.7
4.7
487 Reviews
$30 and under
Southeast Asian
**During the holiday season, reservations for 6 or more must be made directly with the restaurant.**

The delicate, aromatic flavors of Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia take center stage at this stunning rooftop retreat. Guests may choose to dine in the comfort of the main dining room, the secluded 8-seat sushi bar or on the expansive terrace, where they can take in the sweeping views of Lyford Cay Marina and the crystal blue waters beyond. Another terrace features Bar Shima, a lounge that overlooks the pool and offers inventive cocktails and a world-class wine list. Call 698-6300 or email info@the-island-house.com for reservations.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southeast Asian, Thai, Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (242) 698-6300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Bahamas

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 487 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Bahamas

    Best Overall

  • Bahamas

    Best Food

  • Bahamas

    Best Service

  • Bahamas

    Best Ambiance

  • Bahamas

    Best Value

  • Bahamas

    Great for brunch

  • Bahamas

    Good for business meals

  • Bahamas

    Innovative

  • Bahamas

    Good for groups

  • Bahamas

    Healthy

  • Bahamas

    Hot spot

  • Bahamas

    Neighborhood gem

  • Bahamas

    Great for fine wines

  • Bahamas

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Bahamas

    Great for scenic views

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  1. B

    Brad

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were great service was excellent!
  2. MR

    MichelleR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Starters were amazing. Salt and pepper squid was THE best I’ve ever had and I chose it a lot when dining out. Main courses weren’t just as good which was disappointing as the expectations were so high. The Bangkok street noodles main course was a bit stodgy and not a great choice. Setting and service were good. Lots of attention to get the wine at right temperature which is good, so many places don’t have that attention to detail.
  3. NS

    NadS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great overall experience as always!
  4. M

    Marck

    New York Area

    80 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was quite tasty and our server Henry was great. It is pricey but what isn’t these days.
  5. NS

    NadS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, especially the Thai Tuna Crispy Rice. The service is always exceptional from arrival through paying the Cheque. We have been there many times and will definitely return again (and again).
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shima is sublime! The food is truly incredible and prepared and served with love and expertise. Our waiter Amad was so charming and helpful. We ordered way too much because we couldn’t resist trying all the amazing dishes and I’m so glad we did! I can’t wait to go back! It’s the best food I’ve had in a long time.
  7. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    service was terrible. I was charged for an extra curry that I didn't order and they brought to the table anyways. Also didn't receive 2 of the things I ordered. They recommended a bottle that they said was similar in price but actually cost double the amount. booked 3 weeks in advance and mentioned I had a service dog, then an hour before dinner they call me refusing my service dog which is illegal. They finally were able to accommodate after back and forth calls but was stressful for our guest who needed the dog with them and wasn't sure if they could join the dinner. Lastly, one of the waiter's said tip was not included when asked when in fact it was.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    As always the food is outstanding. Service was very good. Interior was noisy and we moved outside. Consistently great food!
  10. GG

    GGYorkshirefoodie

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Eclectic upscale stylish eaterie in a beautiful location, best when you haver a cocktail first downstairs at Yellow Bell
  11. A

    Alex

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was a nice experience. Food had lots of flavor. A few new good surprises flavorwise. The service was really good. The waiter was friendly, answered every question we had and gave good information regarding various menu options. It's definitely worth another visit.
  12. GB

    GuionB

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance on the outdoor patio was great. Our servers were very attentive and the food came out on time and everything we had was tasty. My wife had the pork belly ramen and I had the pad Thai. We also had the crab and crawfish sushi rolls as appetizers . The drinks were also nice. The prices weren’t exhorbitant, while offering a sophisticated ambiance. We’ll definitely be back!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and wine were of excellent quality and the service was great too. It’s pricey, but it delivers
  14. J

    Jrgusa

    Jacksonville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice before movie theater at island house! Service is as good. Good recommendations for dinner dishes.
  15. R

    Russ

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I had not been back in almost 3 years and did ever missi it! Always a fantastic experience.
  16. JP

    JackP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! My favorite restaurant in the entire world!
  17. KC

    KatherineC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Shima it is one of my favorite restaurants in Nassau, Bahamas
  18. PP

    ParideP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Great spot in Nassau to have some great Thai food, but a bit too expensive and could be spicier like true Thai food, overall I truly recommend it for meat dishes.
  19. FN

    FantasticNight

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    The food was quite good but not amazing. Our favorite was the Hong Kong Street Noodles. The service was prompt and attentive. The first floor bar was extraordinarily slow - more than 35 minutes to get our drinks. The room and outdoor patios are very comfortable.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals we had on the island !!! Cannot say enough amazing things about this place. It was the perfect new years dinner. The bar down stairs was a nice finishing touch.
  21. D

    Dery

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shima is always a great choice. I went for brunch and enjoyed everything. The food, the service and the ambiance are always top tier!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was incredible and the service was terrific!!
  23. L

    Laurenm

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Our dinner was just ok. It was just the same sort of Thai food you get from any standard Thai restaurant in terms of menu items and quality. But for a massively lot more money, so not good value. The place is lovely but our area of the restaurant was plagued by noise from children at poolside watching SpongeBob videos at ridiculous volume so that entirely wrecked the ambience. Would neither recommend, nor go back.
  24. V

    Vinnie

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beef short rib is always so soft and the sushi roll was good. The sauce for the beef was very tangy and sour. Staff here are always great.
  25. SK

    StaceyK

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous all around! Food was really flavorful and authentic. Perfectly prepared and seasoned. Fresh local food - delicious. Loved the Thai Japanese Korean and local cuisine side by side. Unique menu. Sushi, bao buns, pad Thai and massaman curry - soooooooo good!!!! Yummy cocktails - inventive. Excellent service with a smile from Donaldo. He was great. Atmosphere nice next to the water. All around an excellent dinner out at Shima. We will be back!!!!!!!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shima is a treasure. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience on the deck. Server was helpful in identifying stand out dishes making our meal exceptional from start to finish. We tried a range of share plates and mains, as well as sushi. Dessert was a hit too. Did someone say mochi? Ambience was chill with just the right level of buzz making for the perfect evening. We will definitely return.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    The service was very good, the food was new to me but I enjoyed it and the atmosphere was great,
  28. EA

    EllieA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favourite food in Nassau- delicious menu with a great atmosphere! Chef Dave goes above and beyond. Jazz night on Thursdays makes for an especially fun night out. If only there was a Shima in my home city Sydney!
  29. SL

    SamanthaL

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a very lovely experience
  30. CR

    ChrisR

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shima is always good and our favourite West End restaurant. Henry our server is THE BEST! He took great care of my wife’s dietary needs.
  31. k

    knowlee

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    good seating, pleasant view. still nice and clean. waiter wasn't as good as the others.
  32. L

    Laura

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely my favorite place in Nassau. I come to The Island House and Shima (for brunch) every time I am in town.
  33. LW

    LouW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Not as good as last time.
  34. EE

    ElizabethE

    Jersey

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food in a gorgeous setting!
  35. m

    manuelr

    Caribbean

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    great place for apeticers and drinks with friends. we felt so confortable and we stayed for a great dinner
  36. HE

    HeatherE

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    WE LOVE Shima! Only complaint is that our waiter forgot to put in our order for our appetizer and those amazing buns. But they took off the bill and the rest of the meal was spectacular as usual. We will be back. Our fav restaurant on island!
  37. HE

    HeatherE

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best! We will be back - our favorite restaurant in the Bahamas!!
  38. MT

    MichaelT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect for my birthday! Will definitely come back sometime.
  39. AB

    ABCRC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    While the food was tasty and well prepared, the portion size was not. I feel that we overpaid.
  40. CE

    CaramelEmpress

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shima was GREAT, from the hotess to the server.Edwin was AWESOME he was very knowledgeable of everything on the menu helped us to make delicious food and drink opitions. He consistently checked on us to make sure we were good and didn't need anything else. The service food everything was 10/10 for me.

FAQs

Shima offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (242) 698-6300.

Shima is rated 4.7 stars by 487 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Shima

Mahogany Hill Western Rd, Nassau, New Providence 00000

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Bahamas

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southeast Asian, Thai, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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