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Shima, Nassau, New Providence

Shima

4.7
4.7
615 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 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 19 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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, Cash not accepted, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Bahamas
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, 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 615 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Bahamas

    Best Overall

  • Bahamas

    Best Food

  • Bahamas

    Best Service

  • Bahamas

    Best Value

  • Bahamas

    Great for brunch

  • Bahamas

    Healthy

  • Bahamas

    Great for outdoor dining

615 Reviews
  1. KayDeeKay

    Caribbean

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. Beautiful setting sitting outdoors. The waiter we had was very kind and helpful. Food was enjoyable and didn't take long at all. Great overall experience.

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  2. Danny

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great as always - service was spot on -just a minor difference in posted price on the menu and what was rang in

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  3. Jupps

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delish and waiter staff amazing. The Jupps

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    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I cannot recall the waiter’s name but he was excellent and was very knowledgeable of his menu, the preparation and ingredients. He also came by the table regularly to refill water glasses , etc. the food was all delicious!! Papaya salad, special house roll, panang curry and finishing off with banana wontons for dessert!!!! Everything exceptional!! Also coconut cocktail hit the spot!!

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  5. JustineJ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant on the island. All of the food + drinks are delicious and the staff is great. 10/10

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  6. Cheady

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff were very attentive and our waiter, Ahmed, gave good advice on food selections. The food was amazing especially the "twice cooked beef short rib". The meat dropped off the bone and was absolutely delicious.

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  7. GloriaA

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I only have 1 xomplaint payment, I wanted to use a gift xard put for some technical reason you you could not take it, what would happen if I did not have any other way of payment. Please work on that or I will not buy gift cards or I will use them on other service. Thank you.

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  8. dfdg534

    New York City

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice outdoor area. Can get a little chilly/windy so dress warm. Food always top notch. Service amazing. Had Henry and David as servers and both were great. Have an entire gluten free menu as well and they said their dinner menu doesn’t have dairy. Very accommodating with food sensitivities. Miss the low tide coconut drink they used to have on the menu. will definitely be back next time in bahamas.

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  9. Kalik

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, great atmosphere and delicious food.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a great time at Shima! The service is great and the food is delicious. The gai thawt and massaman curry are some of our favorites!

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  11. AtulS

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I like the restaurant. The food is great, the staff very attentive we sat out on the balcony as the weather was really pleasant. Overall a great experience

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  12. AdrianW

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome Visit for brunch - restaurant Was quiet but service was excellent. Wish there were more Gluten Free options - But loved what we had

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  13. DanielleC

    Caribbean

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent!! Ahmad (sorry if incorrect spelling!) was absolutely wonderful.

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  14. Evbo

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, good wine, exceptional service in beautiful setting.

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  15. andreww

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shima always delivers.. Great food and service! The best in The Bahamas!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Noise level inside is high making it hard to have a good conversation. Main course food was just ok.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is fantastic , unique and creative . It was great to end the year with delicious food.

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  18. dfdg534

    New York City

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. They asked about food allergies and had a full dedicated gluten free menu. All their dinner menu items were dairy free as well. The salmon and the bao buns were amazing. Top quality food. Will definitely be back.

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  19. KJEJ

    Mobile

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic as always! Special thanks to our favorites - EJ, Henry, Stanford and Nabil!

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  20. SashaN

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best places to enjoy brunch or dinner . Food is consistent and the service is by far the best

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  21. VanessaE

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shima is always an excellent spot, lunch or dinner. Food was excellent as always and the service was great.

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  22. mkr68

    Chicago

    104 reviews

    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were great. Room inside is beautiful. We sat outside on porch, which was also nice. We had tuna with crispy rice and kingfish sashimi which were delicious. The pad see ew with short rib which was the best I’ve ever had. My daughter has a nut allergy and they actually have a separate menu that shows what they do nut free. The only small complaint is that they don’t offer filtered water so,we had to buy Evian. We hope to go back soon!

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  23. VictoriaF

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a good time at Shima. Great food drinks and service.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent as usual! Service can be hit or miss there sometimes but last night was good!

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  25. HeidiF

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner and awesome waiter after a long day of traveling to get there. We had the house special roll, short ribs, chicken and ramen. They were all delicious.

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  26. Jevaughn

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was execellent as always, weather outside wasnt good so my first time inside but it was comfortable

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  27. AdrianG

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First class Thai/Asian cuisine, varied menu, attentive, pleasant and very professional staff, top marks good all round experience.

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  28. LukeC

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we ordered was delicious! From the tempura chicken, to the Penang curry everything was amazing. Personal favorite was the Pad see ew, some of the best I’ve had!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our all time favourite restaurant, best food on the island. This is the 50th time we were visiting Shima

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience always is amazing. I’ve been there many times and always leave happy.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went there for a birthday. Great service from the entrance. Henry was our server he did a great job. Will be back again.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing in all respects! Will go again as soon as possible!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks for keeping the table for us when we were running late. Although I did mention it was a birthday on the reservation, didn't get anything as a birthday treat or acknowledgement. Its not a big deal but could improve the experience overall.

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  34. Marie

    Atlanta Metro

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We always enjoy our dinners at Shima and it actually our top 5 favourites on the Island. On our last visit, we thought the dishes were a tad disappointing, not reflecting the prices. Our main courses came out while we were still having our starters - we asked to delay the main courses and when they were served, the three currys were lukewarm. Beside this, the flavour wasn't as good as it used to be. The scenery, atmosphere are always pleasant but service and quality of food weren't the usual standard.

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  35. MarC

    Caribbean

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Sorry to say, but food is not as good as before. Have you lost the original chef? Corn fritters burnt. Pad see ew not with big wide noodles but with pad Thai noodles ruined it. Special fried rice tasted super bland. About 50% of the food was sub standard. AC wasn’t working inside so it was super hot/unpleasant. High prices, STILL the waiters asking for another tip ON TOP of automatic tip. Too much now to not want to go back.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place, hidden gem! You’ll love the food, ambiance and live music

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  37. linds

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing brunch! Don't miss the grilled cheese roti and the amazing boa buns!!!

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  38. MelC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food excellent service highly recommend….Thank you 😊

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  39. Rose

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was really good. The service was on point. Would definitely be visiting again.

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  40. knowlee

    New York City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    some waiters more attentive than others but a pretty solid visit nonetheless. can pretty much consistently count on shima to deliver.

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FAQs

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

Shima is rated 4.7 stars by 615 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 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Southeast Asian, Thai, Japanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, 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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