Shima at The Sundial Beach Resort

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$31 to $50
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Japanese
SHIMA JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE
Shima is an authentic Japanese experience where your meal is artfully prepared right before your eyes on the hibachi grill!
Shima also features fresh sushi daily!
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.7
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4.4
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OpenTable Diner
Naples
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!

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ZandraK
New England
2 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.

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JulieS
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 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 Resort
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thank 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

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vipSaratogadiner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 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.

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vipluvtotravel
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 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.

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vipSJ111
Louisville
8 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 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.

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JenM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish food & the chef is not only EXCELLENT but very entertaining!

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vipmch110
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We had a great meal and were totally entertained.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
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!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
83 reviews
Dined on January 25, 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.

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Lynn
Key West
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere that we look forward to sharing with family and friends

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our chef & waitress were fabulous!!

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vipJimJ
Dallas
4 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.

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COLINR
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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

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MariaAnna
Frankfurt Area
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.

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CarieM
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

Shima at The Sundial Beach Resort
Responded on December 9, 2019

Thanks so much, Carie! Glad you had a great time!

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TedV
1 review
Dined on December 3, 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 Resort
Responded on December 9, 2019

Thank you, Ted. We very much appreciate your feedback.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 26, 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef was entertaining and food was good.

Shima at The Sundial Beach Resort
Responded on November 26, 2019

Thank you! Glad to hear you had a great time!

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SueH
Naples
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 Resort
Responded on November 26, 2019

Thank you so much, Sue! So happy to hear you enjoyed your visit!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 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 Resort
Responded on November 11, 2019

Thank 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!

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kap10
Washington DC
12 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 Resort
Responded on November 6, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! We're so happy to hear you had a wonderful time and made a few new friends!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cook was superb- beautiful job and fun noghrb

Shima at The Sundial Beach Resort
Responded on October 24, 2019

Thank you so much! We're so glad you had a great time and hope to have you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 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 Resort
Responded on October 28, 2019

Thank 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!

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JamesC
1 review
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 Resort
Responded on October 10, 2019

Thank you so much! We wish you lived closer too!

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OpenTable Diner
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 Resort
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you so much! Hope to have you back again for another great night soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
15 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 Resort
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you so much for your review!

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KimberlyT
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 Resort
Responded on August 22, 2019

Thank you so much, Kimberly! So happy to hear you had a wonderful time!

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JasonB
Orlando
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 Resort
Responded on August 22, 2019

Thank you very much for your review and feedback, Jason!

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JenniferH
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Shima at The Sundial Beach Resort
Responded on August 12, 2019

Thank you so much, Jennifer! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
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 Resort
Responded on August 12, 2019

Thank you so much! Can't wait to have you all back again next year!

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mARILYNM
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 Resort
Responded on August 2, 2019

Thank 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 27, 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 Resort
Responded on July 30, 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
19 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 Resort
Responded on July 24, 2019

Thank 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!

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ANDREAA
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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

Shima at The Sundial Beach Resort
Responded on July 24, 2019

Thank 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!

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vipGluten
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food and fun!

Shima at The Sundial Beach Resort
Responded on July 15, 2019

Thank you!

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Biff
Orlando
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 Resort
Responded on July 15, 2019

Thank you so much, Biff! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to Shima!

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Shima at The Sundial Beach Resort is rated 4.6 stars by 474 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.

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