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Shima at The Sundial Beach Resort, Sanibel, FL

Shima at The Sundial Beach Resort

4.4
4.4
474 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
SHIMA JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE
Shima is an authentic Japanese experience where your meal is artfully prepared right before your eyes on the hibachi grill!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Hibachi

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (239) 395-6013

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Sanibel

  • Cross street

    1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island Florida 33957

  • Parking details

    Spacious parking located at the resorts main parking lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 474 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We arrived a few minutes early but they refused to seat us because we booked on OpenTable. They said we had to call the restaurant directly. I even showed them my OpenTable reservation along with the confirmation email and response. They did not offer a another time or day for us to come back. We went to Matzaluna’s and they were super nice!
  2. ZK

    ZandraK

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The cook was very entertaining! Best Teppenyaki show I have seen (and I have been to quite a few.
  3. JS

    JulieS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    It was truly just ok. Nothing really outstanding and not sure I’d return.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Chef was entertaining but his food was so bland. It really lacked in flavor. After the chef left we had to add soy sauce to jazz it up. Salt and pepper would have greatly helped. Yum yum sauce is not your traditional. Their sauce must be a mustard base. Wasn’t terrible but definitely not what people expect and was disappointing. The waitress made little side comments that made you feel rushed. We had been seated maybe 1 minute and she comes over saying “we are already behind the serving schedule” and asked for our order. We hadn’t even looked at the menu yet. Like I said, it had only been a minute. There is a automatic 18% gratuity added to the bill but the waitress made a it clear to everyone that they have to split the tip 5 ways. I’ve never been to an overpriced restaurant or any restaurant where the server suggests that I need to add more to the gratuity. If you’ve never been to a Japanese steakhouse before, this would pass but if you’ve gone numerous times you’ll most likely be disappointed.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food taste and quality was amazing. The person cooking the food did a great job and had the entire table laughing from beginning to end. Will definitely be going back

    Shima at The Sundial Beach ResortResponded on March 2, 2020Thank you so much for your AWESOME REVIEW and rating! We are truly happy to hear you had an excellent time. We invite you back at anytime. I will certainly pass the message to our Shima Team, as this will make them very happy. Thank you, Food and Beverage Manager

  6. S

    Saratogadiner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Restaurant hard to find inside resort. No sushi or sashimi available only tableside grilling. Food over salted. Chef was charming and talented but the entire experience was extremely disappointing.
  7. l

    luvtotravel

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a show and always top quality food cooked to your specifications right in front of you. Especially entertaining for families with children as the chef engages them in a delightful fashion. A bit pricey but worth every penny.
  8. SJ

    SJ111

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The only negative was how FREEZING cold it is in the dining room, even when the hibachi grill is blazing. They should provide blankets and jackets for their guests if they are going to keep it that cold. (Requests to have the AC adjusted were met with “So sorry; we don’t have any control over the temp.) Otherwise one of the best hibachi experiences we’ve ever had—the food was outstanding, as was the chef’s engagement with us at the table.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the best time. The food was amazing and chef was even better. He entertained our group of 6 and really focused on my two teens. Everyone had a great time and laughed the whole time.
  10. JM

    JenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delish food & the chef is not only EXCELLENT but very entertaining!
  11. m

    mch110

    Chicago

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We had a great meal and were totally entertained.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone at Shima is amazing! Excellent service! All of us ordered something different (party of 5) and loved every dinner. Thank you for being so accommodating with our after dinner birthday celebration. I would give you extra stars just for that!!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    108 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was fine, nothing outstanding! Chef was good. Server was okay. There was food on the floor and my chair when we were seated. Have done it. Will likely not go back.
  14. L

    Lynn

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fun atmosphere that we look forward to sharing with family and friends
  15. JP

    JanineP

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our chef & waitress were fabulous!!
  16. JJ

    JimJ

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    If you’ve never been to a Japanese steak house, then I would say go. But it it just like several others we have been to, both in food offerings and “the show”. Food was really sub-par (the filet had little taste). Is probably a good place to take youngsters for the entertainment (if they’ve never been to this type of place before) but quite pricey.
  17. CO

    COLINR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Good food but as with most teppanaki experiences the service is a little rushed once you start to eat
  18. MA

    MariaAnna

    Frankfurt

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Very good food. Good service. A little bit noisy . The ambiance was not very nice because of the different groups around the table.
  19. CM

    CarieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice setting, met new people at our table, chef did a great job and food tasted great!

    Shima at The Sundial Beach ResortResponded on December 9, 2019Thanks so much, Carie! Glad you had a great time!

  20. TV

    TedV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It seemed a bit expensive for the amount of the food served. Chef did a nice job but I have had better performances. Quiet settings allowed you to hear other tables conversations.

    Shima at The Sundial Beach ResortResponded on December 9, 2019Thank you, Ted. We very much appreciate your feedback.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! Sam was our chef and he made the experience 10/10 for us. It was interactive, fun, and enjoyed by all! The food was great too!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef was entertaining and food was good.

    Shima at The Sundial Beach ResortResponded on November 26, 2019Thank you! Glad to hear you had a great time!

  23. SH

    SueH

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food, good atmosphere, friendly staff and we enjoyed meeting visitors that were vacationing

    Shima at The Sundial Beach ResortResponded on November 26, 2019Thank you so much, Sue! So happy to hear you enjoyed your visit!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Without a doubt the best hibachi experience we've ever had.. Chef Sam was the funniest most engaging person we've ever had prepare our meal for us. Thanks again.

    Shima at The Sundial Beach ResortResponded on November 11, 2019Thank you so much! We're so happy you had a great time and we'll be sure to share your very high praise with Chef Sam!

  25. k

    kap10

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had buy one get one free so it was a great deal. Food was really good and the experience so much fun. It was a communal table and enjoyed talking to the two families with us. I highly recommend.

    Shima at The Sundial Beach ResortResponded on November 6, 2019Thank you so much for your review! We're so happy to hear you had a wonderful time and made a few new friends!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cook was superb- beautiful job and fun noghrb

    Shima at The Sundial Beach ResortResponded on October 24, 2019Thank you so much! We're so glad you had a great time and hope to have you back again soon!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I were here on our honeymoon and enjoyed our experience. The food was amazing and Sam the chef was personable. We agreed the value of the food was that to make it an experience to remember. We would return and recommend.

    Shima at The Sundial Beach ResortResponded on October 28, 2019Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us during such a special trip! We hope to have you back next year for your anniversary!

  28. JC

    JamesC

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Sam as our personal chef and he was awesome! Very entertaining and put a new spin on the Japanese preparation experience. The only thing bad is I live to far away to go to regularly.

    Shima at The Sundial Beach ResortResponded on October 10, 2019Thank you so much! We wish you lived closer too!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! Friendly staff. Quality good and great portions. Super good Sake Mai Tai!!

    Shima at The Sundial Beach ResortResponded on September 24, 2019Thank you so much! Hope to have you back again for another great night soon!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Hibachi chef was fantastic! He was really entertaining and our food was excellent. Filet was very tender and cooked perfectly. Room was small, only 4 hibachis close together. Luckily it wasn’t crowded.

    Shima at The Sundial Beach ResortResponded on September 5, 2019Thank you so much for your review!

  31. KT

    KimberlyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our cook was amazing and made the dinner so much fun! Food was awesome too!

    Shima at The Sundial Beach ResortResponded on August 22, 2019Thank you so much, Kimberly! So happy to hear you had a wonderful time!

  32. JB

    JasonB

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The hibachi steak and shrimp were excellent! We also ordered Mexican sushi (excellent) and Boom-Boom sushi (disappointing, especially at $19 for one roll). Overall, we enjoyed our experience, but would definitely recommend to go on a Tuesday (2-for-1 entrees) to get good value. Otherwise it is a bit pricey

    Shima at The Sundial Beach ResortResponded on August 22, 2019Thank you very much for your review and feedback, Jason!

  33. JH

    JenniferH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic experience!!! The food was amazing!!!!

    Shima at The Sundial Beach ResortResponded on August 12, 2019Thank you so much, Jennifer! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every year when we are on vacation on Sanibel we make a point to dine at Shima. The food is great and a good value.

    Shima at The Sundial Beach ResortResponded on August 12, 2019Thank you so much! Can't wait to have you all back again next year!

  35. AR

    mARILYNM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shima had no problem accommodating my great niece with making her dinner vegan. Sat with nice people and Nicole and Justin attended to everything we needed.

    Shima at The Sundial Beach ResortResponded on August 2, 2019Thank you so much, Marilyn! We're so please you enjoyed your time at Shima and we were happy to accommodate! Hope to have you back again!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chef was awesome!! Delicious food, excellent and timely service. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Sanibel Island.

    Shima at The Sundial Beach ResortResponded on July 30, 2019Thank you so much for your feedback!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, friendly staff. It was the second year dining here and we’ll definitely be back next time we’re staying at the Sundial Resort.

    Shima at The Sundial Beach ResortResponded on July 24, 2019Thank you so much! We're so glad you enjoyed your return trip to Shima and look forward to having you back again for round 3!

  38. AN

    ANDREAA

    Fort Lauderdale

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Everything was very good, but I don’t recommend calamari.

    Shima at The Sundial Beach ResortResponded on July 24, 2019Thank you, Andreaa. We really appreciate your feedback and are so sorry you weren't pleased with the entirety of your meal. We hope you'll return to dine with us again in the future!

  39. G

    Gluten

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good food and fun!

    Shima at The Sundial Beach ResortResponded on July 15, 2019Thank you!

  40. B

    Biff

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good food and good fun! The teppanyaki style of cooking is an interactive experience and we enjoyed being part of the chef's orchestration at Shima. Our table mates were a couple and their small children, which made the meal even more fun. The heat from the onion volcano, the skilled knife work, mounds of cooking vegetables and rice, and heaps of shrimp and steak were topped by only one thing - getting to eat it! Dinner was delicious.

    Shima at The Sundial Beach ResortResponded on July 15, 2019Thank you so much, Biff! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to Shima!

FAQs

Shima at The Sundial Beach Resort is rated 4.4 stars by 474 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


Google Map for Shima at The Sundial Beach Resort

1451 Middle Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL 33957

Additional information

  • Cross street

    1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island Florida 33957

  • Neighborhood

    Sanibel

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Hibachi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Spacious parking located at the resorts main parking lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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