Shima Wins 9 2020 OpenTable Diner’s Choice Awards

DATE: February 28, 2020

When we first opened Shima a few years ago, we had hoped that our visitors and guests would love it as much as we did. Let’s just say, your love of Shima far exceeded even our hopeful expectations! Just this week, we found out that Shima won 2020 OpenTable Diner’s Choice Awards in 9 different categories. NINE categories! We’ve collected some recent reviews that represent each of these categories because you all can say it way better than we ever could.

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Best Overall

Dined on February 8, 2020

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!!

Best Service

Dined on November 6, 2019

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.

Good for Groups

Dined on February 14, 2020

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.

Best Food

Dined on June 11, 2019

Shima is the best sushi and hibachi we’ve had on the west coast of Florida. The quality of the food was excellent. Everything was very fresh, wasn’t salty and tasted delicious. Our chef was very entertaining and conversational. Absolutely five stars. Can’t wait to go back.

Best Ambiance

Dined on November 26, 2019

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!

Best Value

Dined on October 31, 2019

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 offers 2 for 1 Tuesday deals a few times a year

Fit for Foodies

Dined on June 25, 2019

We really enjoy the hibachi experience along with the wonderful food. This was our first visit to Shima, and it won’t be our last. The waitress was very attentive without being intrusive. The chef was excellent and had a wonderful sense of humor. The food was cooked to perfection and very filling.


Dined on August 6, 2019

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.

Hot Spot

Dined on October 1, 2019

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 too far away to go to regularly.


Feeling a little hungry? Reserve your table now to enjoy Shima during your next visit to Sanibel!

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