' SHIMA SUSHI ' is a sushi restaurant in San Jose. So many restaurants are struggling to reset. Owners are facing staffing shortage, kitchens are out-of-practice, supply disruptions for ingredients are all over the place -- you name it. It's so hard to know what you'll get these days when you go out for a meal. I'm super-glad to report that (at least for our meal) Shima was as good as it ever was -- maybe even better! The Hostess (owner lady, I think) was really nice and sat us in a booth just as we'd requested. Service was lightning-quick. Food was fantastic! The Hamachi nigiri was fresh, tasty, and the pieces were extremely generous. (And yes, in my prior review I swore I'd only eat it as sashimi...) All of the food, including the usual accoutrements (rice, miso, gyoza, etc.) was just as delicious as we remember from pre-pandemic times. While other local restaurants have struggled (including a couple we've given up on...) I'm thrilled to report that Shima is back!
Rick M. From Yelp
- Tien N. (San Jose, CA) :
Went in on a Sunday evening. Showed up exactly at 5pm. They actually open for dinner at that time. Host sat us immediately, scanned the QR code for the menu, and went straight to it.
Snow White 3/5
Shima roll 4/5
Paul roll 4/5
First date 5/5 will get this every time
Salmon shashimi and nigiri 5/5 (super fresh and buttery)
Chicken karage 3/5
Toro nigiri 4/5 wish it was more fattier
Service was great and attentive, all the fish was fresh and tasted great. Rolls had amazing loads of flavors. Will be back!
- Raj P. (San Jose, CA) :
Very nice place! Nice people. Very courteous.
Foods great. Tastes fresh. No aftertaste. No gamey smells.
Been here a few times and will continue to do so.
Good food good service. All I can ask for! Sitting here and eating just feels right, no bad vibes.
Go ahead and visit.
You'll see what I mean.
- Collette S. (San Jose, CA :
This is our family's favorite sushi place.
We regularly go for dinner or get order to-go.
Servers are super-efficient. We especially appreciate their super top quality of sashimi, and presentation is very nice.
This place can get quite busy during lunch time, so come little early (before 12PM) is good.
They have colorful array of special rolls in menu, but, I'd recommend sashimi, nigiri sushi(one kind of raw fish on top of rice) and chirashi bowl.
Uni and Ikura are super fresh (however ask chef for freshness).