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1432 Abbot Kinney Blvd. (California Ave.) Send to Phone
With a loft environment, brown rice sushi and a menu filled with inventive dishes, Shima is no ordinary neighborhood sushi bar.
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Shima Restaurant Review

: This stylish sushi bar fits nicely into the fabric of Venice's trendy Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Without any prominent signage, the building appears at first glance to be a residential townhouse, and the continuation of a loft motif creates a warm, appealing interior. With floor-to-ceiling windows, a broad wood sushi bar devoid of those unsightly refrigeration units and a cozy mezzanine level for more intimacy, Shima certainly has the looks. But does the food measure up? We're generally pleased with the high-quality ingredients --- including freshly ground wasabi --- incorporated into delicacies like red snapper sashimi with truffle oil, tuna tartare with caviar, uni risotto, miso-glazed black cod and a highly spiced dish of grilled abalone and shiitake mushrooms. Shima is best known for its brown rice sushi, a healthful novelty that doesn't add much but generally sacrifices little flavor. A variety of grilled fish, meat and house-made tofu dishes round out an inviting menu. There’s an understated tapioca pudding for dessert. Look for a variety of saké to drink. As one might expect with high quality, the prices can be high as well.

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homemade tofu.....
by car on Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:20 pm
The portions are very small. Don't come here if you're hungry unless you're willing to spend $100 per person.
They served delicious homemade tofu like you can only find in Japan or Tokyo table here in LA.
Its fine sushi, great presentation, fresh sashimi. The rolls are amazing
The service was fantastic, very friendly.
I love the location and the ambience with soft lighting. Perfect for a date.
I highly recommend this place to all yelpers who loves exquisite sushi.
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