Shima

4.6
251 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.
What 251 people are saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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nassaulondon
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall the experience was good! Our service was really good, the food was amazing! Drinks were a bit off… but that’s ok. Will definitely dine again

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with amazing food and a super friendly professional staff! This is a must go on your next Bahamian holiday!

Shima
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for the kind words. Your recommendation means a lot to us. Hope to welcome you back soon. James Wyndham, General Manager

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DeborahT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Overall it was a pleasant experience . Great takeaways! Ahmad our server was excellent! Can't wait to come again😁

Shima
Responded 2 days ago

Awesome to hear you were were given excellent service Deborah and the food was to your enjoyment. See you soon. James Wyndham, General Manager

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Danib
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! We got 4 different dishes and they were all beyond delicious and they came out so quickly!

Shima
Responded 2 days ago

Why thank you for the lovely review Dani. See you on your return visit I hope. James Wyndham, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the experience here. Need to come more frequently.

Shima
Responded on July 19, 2021

You are welcome to join us anytime! James Wyndham, General Manager

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JohnL
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 21st anniversary by visiting this hidden gem in The Bahamas and we enjoyed ourselves, the ambience and the food! Definitely worth another visit!

Shima
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you very much John for the kind review. Your recommendation means a lot to us. Hope to welcome you back for your 22nd. James Wyndham, General Manager

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NatalieR
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely atmosphere, our server was wonderful, the food was top notch and very affordable. I most definitely recommend shima if you want to wake up lose taste buds.

Shima
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you so much for the kind words and your recommendation Natalie. Glad to hear we are worth the trip! James Wyndham, General Manager

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TamikaW
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager Patrenda Roberts, and and her team Tahal Brown, David Glinton, and Amad McPhee were all I can say are "Service Ambassadors". I'm in the Hospitality industry and I was very impressed by the food, service, and ambiance of this restaurant. Will definitely recommend and will be back.

Shima
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you for your wonderful feedback Tamika and for highlighting some of our star players! Your recommendation means a lot to us. James Wyndham, General Manager

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Marinite
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Can be great but last night one person’s meal didnt arrive until we were all done with no apologies. Salmon was great and bai buns. Coordinating food timing needs a lot if work.Tips included so little motivation to make things right.

Shima
Responded on July 19, 2021

Firstly, thank you for your honest feedback Marinite. We do apologize that your expectations were not met this time. As you have alluded to enjoying our service before, you would know that this doesn't reflect our standard. I will speak to the team to ensure your issues are addressed. If you’d like to give us another try, we’d love to make it up to you. James Wyndham, General Manager

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EricJ
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu, quality of food and service. Will definitely return.

Shima
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you Eric for the kind words. Our team takes pride in providing you with an exceptional experience each time. James Wyndham, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely scenery, cool enough to sit outside, prompt service and we decided to have lots of small plates which were all delicious and plenty of food for the two of us. Was great to chat with the chef too, nice touch.

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NelsonS
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the arts, the ambiance, the staff, the food is delicious and it’s a beautiful restaurant inside a great Boutique Hotel .
We had a wonderful evening . We had also very nice drinks and dessert is a must.

Shima
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thanks Nelson for the lovely feedback! Happy to hear we were able to wow you with our service and lovely ambiance. See you soon. James Wyndham, General Manager

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nycvisitor
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very special experience. The short ribs are a must try as is the sticky date pudding. Everything was delicious. Service was on point. Beautiful sunset view.

Shima
Responded on July 5, 2021

Thank you Lisa for the lovely feedback! Happy to hear we were able to wow you with our our service and lovely ambiance. And yes, the short ribs are the best! See you soon. James Wyndham, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was hot and humid inside. We were all sweating. But the food was excellent as usual

Shima
Responded on July 5, 2021

Thank you for taking the time out to share your feedback. We strive in creating the best experience for our guests and I'm saddened to hear that you had a less than amazing one. We will definitely look into getting more fans as we try to make the best of the outdoor dining experience. Happy to hear the other aspects of your evening were pleasant and hope to see you again. James Wyndham, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible Food!! Always a great experience!!

Shima
Responded on July 5, 2021

So nice to have you. Do come again! James Wyndham, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, drinks, and service as usual. We come here nearly every week and always enjoy it.

Shima
Responded on July 5, 2021

Thank you very much for the kind review and your continued patronage. Your recommendation means a lot to us. See you on your trip I hope! James Wyndham, General Manager

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ShellyN
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as always. I had the snapper which was delicious but overpriced at 56.00. Be sure to ask the price prior to ordering.

Shima
Responded on July 1, 2021

Firstly thank you Shelly for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are known for providing food that is not only delicious but an excellent value so I am sorry if this is not what you received. I will address your concerns with the team and should you be willing to give us another chance, we would love the opportunity to win you over in the future. James Wyndham, General Manager

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KlosedK
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was amazing at Shima. It was a 5 star experience.

Shima
Responded on July 1, 2021

Thank you for the recommendation. It means a lot to us! Hope to see you soon. James Wyndham, General Manager

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vipmanuelr
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, fantastic food and amazing service

Shima
Responded on July 1, 2021

Thank you Manuel for the kind review! See you soon. James Wyndham, General Manager

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Darnell
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This place didn’t disappoint. The food was great. Great vegan options. They’re very accommodating if you have allergies etc. Friendly staff. Definitely will frequent this restaurant in the future.

Shima
Responded on July 1, 2021

Thank you very much for your kind review. We try our best to accommodate all tastes and dietary requirements and are happy we could wow you with our service! We await your return. James Wyndham, General Manager

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LATOYAM
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was ok, just a minor issue, my husband asked for cucumber in his drink and the waiter forgot, The waiter also had to come back confirm whether it was gin and tonic or gin and club soda. I asked the waiter if they had any fully cooked sushi rolls, he told me the only one was the tempura shrimp. when it came to the table there, was raw tuna on top. Other than that the drinks and the food was good. We did enjoy the sushi afterall. Their Curry is very nice.

Shima
Responded on July 1, 2021

Thank you for the feedback Latoya. We are so grateful that your overall experience at Shima was a pleasant one. We do apologize for the service that day as this is certainly atypical. Hope we can make the next experience an unforgettable one. James Wyndham, General Manager

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YellowWallpaper
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing spot for Thai cuisine. The curries were fresh and the mixed drinks recommendations were paired nicely. The Pepper Yellowtail Sashimi was nice & fresh, while the Thai green curry was smooth and yum. Got mine with shrimp instead of chicken. Ask for Edwin to serve your table, he’s super attentive and gives the best service imo!

Shima
Responded on July 1, 2021

Thank you for dining with us! Our Thai curries are a crowd favorite. Edwin is one of our star employees and we are happy to have him on our team! See you soon. James Wyndham, General Manager

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vipVanessaW
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The food is usually ok. The customer service and ambiance is excellent.

Shima
Responded on July 1, 2021

Thank you Vanessa for your kind review. Hope to wow you with our service on your next trip. James Wyndham, General Manager

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MikeP
Caribbean
12 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't been to Shima for a while - this was an amazing return. Everyone from the hostess to the server to the Manager knew it was my birthday and made me feel special. I had Butter Shrimp and my wife had the Barramundi. Both were excellent. A great experience.

Shima
Responded on July 1, 2021

Happy to hear that the team at Shima made your birthday a special one Mike! We look forward to having you join us again soon. James Wyndham, General Manager

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ShannelleJ
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Had an amazing time!! Covid safe environment too.

Shima
Responded on July 1, 2021

Service and safety is our priority Shannelle! Hope to see you soon. James Wyndham, General Manager

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WilliamB
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We opted for the chef's suggested menu and we were not disappointed, it was really great and we enjoy the meal as well as the service and the atmosphere.

Shima
Responded on July 1, 2021

Our team always strives to keep things fresh so I am happy to hear you enjoyed the new menu options! Looking forward to your return. James Wyndham, General Manager

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ChrisL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Thanks chef Dave.

Shima
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you for the kind review and yes, Dave is the best! Hope to see you soon. James Wyndham, General Manager

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CindyP
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shima NEVA disappoints! I love the new menu options. The crispy whole snapper in thai 3 flavor sauce .....whew chile! is the BEST!😋😋😋
Kudos to our waiter who surprised our daughter with a special tribune for her recent graduation from UB.

Shima remains my #1 restaurant of choice!

Shima
Responded on June 7, 2021

So happy to hear you are enjoying the new menu! Your recommendation means a lot to us and our team takes pride in providing you with an exceptional experience each time. James Wyndham, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent! renall & ej were wonderful!

Shima
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you for mentioning one of two of our star players, Renall and Ej! We love to hear we are getting it right. James Wyndham, General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and and even better service

Shima
Responded on June 7, 2021

So nice to have you. Do come again! James Wyndham, General Manager

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Lucv
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Shima. Exquisite cuisine and very friendly service in a wonderful setting!

Shima
Responded on May 25, 2021

Always a pleasure to have you...see you soon. James Wyndham, General Manager

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MarC
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

As always, the food was great. But I have a consistent gripe that has been bugging me now for a while. The staff are either trained to do this, or management is not aware, but I find it uncomfortable and wrong for the following to be done. The waiter always asks in a well rehearsed manner "would you like to add a tip" and you are quite frankly made to feel uncomfortable for not increasing the existing automatically applied 15%! More than once I have felt the waiters palpable disappointment at not increasing it. This is unpleasant to experience. The Bahamas is expensive enough, and your food is not cheap. The food and service is great and I never resent having the 15% gratuity automatically added, but please let a customer add more at their "discretion" and not be asked if they want to in front of their guests. Its a deliberate practice and I personally find it unpleasant at the end of a great meal. Thanks.

Shima
Responded on May 25, 2021

Firstly, I would like to thank you for your continued patronage and for sharing your honest feedback with us. I am saddened to hear your experience has been a less than pleasant one, and have addressed this with the team to ensure it doesn't happen again. Happy to hear that the rest of the experience was wonderful as always and we do hope to have an opportunity to welcome you back in the future. James Wyndham, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and good service; lovely setting.

Shima
Responded on May 25, 2021

Thank you for the kind review. Hope to see you soon! James Wyndham, General Manager

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RashadA
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Will be dining here again soon

Shima
Responded on May 25, 2021

You are welcome back anytime Rashad. James Wyndham, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience4

The service we had was God awful. They comped us some stuff but it was just soooooooo bad. The first time we went service was good. The second time it was awful and I feel bad even saying this but I have to warn people about our experience. My dad ordered ice at the start of our meal and had I not said anything just before our entrees

Shima
Responded on May 16, 2021

Thank you for taking a moment to leave your feedback. It is a true regret to learn the details of your recent visit and as you have alluded to enjoying our service before, you would know that this doesn't reflect our standard. We take your experience to heart and if you’re open to discussing this further, please email me at james@the-island-house.comm. We’d greatly appreciate the opportunity to make things right and work toward earning back your business. James Wyndham, GM

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Mother’s Day and as always, the food and drinks were on point!

Shima
Responded on May 16, 2021

Thank you for the kind review. Happy to have made your Mother's Day a special one. James Wyndham, General Manager

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KristyK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance. One of my favorite restaurants.

Shima
Responded on May 16, 2021

Such kind words Kristy! We love to hear we are getting it right! James Wyndham, General Manager

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DominiqueT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Exotic thai fusion cuisine. I went to Sunday brunch. Interesting drink menu. The bao buns were crisp and fresh. The fried rice was tasty. The waiter was patient thoughtful and friendly

Shima
Responded on May 16, 2021

Thank you for the feedback Dominique. Do come again! James Wyndham, General Manager

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ScottF
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

There were some service issues.
1 st waiter came back twice asking same questions.
Then never saw him again.
Another waiter took our order.
Water was never refilled and no offers for additional glasses of wine.
Just not service level we expected

Shima
Responded on May 16, 2021

Firstly, thank you for your honest feedback. We continuously strive to offer exceptional levels of service, which in this case it appears we have failed to deliver. My apologies as this is not our standard. I will be sure to address your concerns with the team to ensure that this does not happen again again. Hoping you will give us another chance to make amends. James Wyndham, General Manager

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FAQs

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

Shima is rated 4.6 stars by 251 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.