Shima

4.6
269 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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kapolius
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food and wonderful ambiance. We would definitely go again

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FreyaC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was incredible. Best meal I ate on Nassau. Thai green curry was spicy but well flavored. Usually avoid obvious curry choice but it was recommended and well worth it. all starters and mochi dessert were top quality.

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vipdfdg534
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. The Recipes were great and the service was as well. Henry was so amazing as a server. Ate here twice would definitely come back here.

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EnriqueC
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really wanted butter chicken but found out it isnt offered anymore.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always

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Gokulkc
Dubai
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food with an amazing ambience and service par excellence

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MehGuest
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Tried Shima for the first time. The atmosphere was great but flies and poor serve just brought the experience way down. The waiter showed up at our table twice (to take our order and to receive payment). We tried the Pad see ew, but found it too sweet. We were distracted by the flies that approached us as soon as we began eating. Had to scarf the food down quickly. Our friend told us that we should have reached out to the manager. Wish we had done so.

Shima
Responded on August 23, 2021

Firstly, I would like thank you for your honest 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. I will definitely address your concerns with the team in order to improve our outdoor dining experience. Hoping you will give us another chance to make things right. James Wyndham, General Manager

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ScottF
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service not on par.
Forget initial drink
Plating food - no one knew who orders what ? Not offered refills on water

Shima
Responded on August 23, 2021

Thank you Scott for the feedback. I will definitely address your concerns with the team as exceptional service is our standard at all times. Hoping that you will give us another chance to make things right. James Wyndham, General Manager

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ShellyN
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Shima. The service is excellent and the food was outstanding!

Shima
Responded on August 23, 2021

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

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RebeccaM
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

When we were first seated, the server introduced himself along with the person that was assisting him. After this we never saw the server again. The server that was SUPPOSED to be assisting him was our main server for the remainder of the night.

Unfortunately it felt like this server was not very experienced. He was polite but no urgency. Had to call over management twice for assistance.

Shima
Responded on August 23, 2021

Rebecca, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am very sorry to hear you had a less than perfect time at Shima. Your experience is one which we are not proud and, as you may see from other reviews quite atypical. I know some nights get quite busy but I will definitely address with the team. Hoping that you will revisit so we can make amends in some way for your disappointment. James Wyndham, General Manager

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AlexandriaC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The exquisite taste, food quality, drinks, service and ambiance make this a perfect place for a relaxing and enjoyable evening out.

Shima
Responded on August 23, 2021

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Excellent food and setting.

Shima
Responded on August 23, 2021

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

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simonw
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was great,Good flavor You would not be disappointed.Staters and dessert could be a little bigger.But overall Great

Shima
Responded on August 23, 2021

Such kind words Simon! Your recommendation means a lot to us. James Wyndham, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and it looked like they were following all Covid protocols. The white chocolate cheesecake for dessert is one of the best things I’ve ever had.

Shima
Responded on August 23, 2021

Thank you for the kind feedback and yes the white chocolate cheesecake is addictive! James Wyndham, General Manager

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SeanB
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning food, stunning service and very chilled environment. Do not miss this experience. Chef David’s menu is a lip smacking festival of flavours. Don’t miss out, be sure to book!

Shima
Responded on August 4, 2021

So happy that we are able to continuously wow you with our food and service. See you soon. James Wyndham, General Manager

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MarC
Caribbean
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The usual great food, service and ambience. I was a guest, but I noted the waiter asked my sponsor if he wanted to add further tip...he felt uncomfortable...caused him to ask me "should I?"...we did a little extra...but please stop this...obviously hasn't been communicated to wait staff per my previous review (despite affirmation it would be)...bill already has 15% gratuity...leave it at that or you will keep leaving customers with that lasting impression that leaves a "bad taste" in their mouth, which your food doesn't...

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vipphyleseh
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall the experience was great; however, I would ask that in future, the host(s) ask guests whether they are vaccinated/have a recent covid test (requirements to sit indoors), and would like to dine indoors rather than assuming that guests do not meet the requirements and not providing them the option of indoor or outdoor dining.

Shima
Responded on August 4, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I will address your concerns with the team and we look forward to your return. James Wyndham, General Manager

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nassaulondon
London
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
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

Shima
Responded on August 4, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. Do come again! James Wyndham, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Shima
Responded on July 26, 2021

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 on July 26, 2021

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 on July 26, 2021

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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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way.

Shima
Responded on August 4, 2021

Thank you for the kind review. Hope to see you soon! 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
Caribbean
3 reviews
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
9 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
Caribbean
11 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
4 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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FAQs

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

Shima is rated 4.6 stars by 269 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.