1432 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA
(310) 314-0882 serving: West LA, Venice
open:Mon - Thurs 4pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat 4pm - 12am

Sidewalk Score: 8 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:


Restaurants, Dine At The Bar, Health Food, Sushi, Japanese, Date Spot, $$, Mastercard Accepted, Catering, Local Favorite, Visa Accepted, Quiet, Family-Friendly Dining, Hidden Find,

The Low Down


Look Good: There's no sign identifying the restaurant or its hours, save for a piece of 8-by-10 typing paper taped to the gate.

Where to Sit: Small groups in search of an away-from-the-rumpus space to eat and chat should request a table in the semiprivate loft.

Parking: No valet service is available. Look for street spaces along Abbot Kinney or around the block on Electric Avenue; there's also a small public lot off Palms.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

by at Gayot

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…
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Worst Sushi, worst owner, worst treatment
By jamesies at Citysearch

WORST FOOD AND EXPERIENCE IN A RESTAURANT I'VE EVER HAD! I order a hundred dollars worth of food and drink and mid roll I bite into either a rock o... Read More

Shima is a treasure
By Simone W at Citysearch

Shima is a treasure. The beautiful aesthetic, attention to detail and care for high quality ingredients is superb and unmatched by any restaurant I... Read More

By Matto at Citysearch

Usually takes forever to be served. The waitresses try to be nice, but the head sushi chef is so unprofessional and rude. I have since heard about ... Read More

homemade tofu.
By car at Gayot

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 l... Read More

Minimum order and rude service
By blondiebrown at Citysearch

My friends and I were wandering Abbot Kinney on Friday night and spotted Shima. We were looking for a nice, quiet place to have a drink and chat -... Read More