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Shima Restaurant

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One of the oldest Japanese restaurants in Singapore, this elegant establishment specialises in teppanyaki, cooked before your eyes by experienced Japanese chefs who have also been trained by a Japanese masterchef. Besides the usual meats, the restaurant also serves fresh fish which can be prepared in various styles.

Daily: 12:00 - 15:00

Daily: 18:00 - 22:00

+65 67346281
$148 based on 20 submissions
Dinner (6 votes), After Work (3 votes), Buffet (3 votes)
MissTamChiak

Quality Teppanyaki Buffet from $49.90

After a month-long renovation, SHIMA reopens. Teppanyaki remains the signature cuisine of SHIMA today, featuring quality produce prepared with time-honoured recipes that were passed down from the early Japanese Master Chefs. Even though the restaurant has been refurbished, one thing that never changes is the one-inch thick cast-iron griddles that were fitted on the teppanyaki tables. Custom made in Japan, the same griddles have been used in the restaurant for the last 34 years for good reason. They have been well-seasoned over the years and allow for extremely even cooking.

Read more: http://www.misstamchiak.com/shima-goodwood-park-hotel/

We tried their popular weekday Teppanyaki buffet lunch ($49.90++) which comes with free flow salmon sashimi, tempura, assorted meats, seafood, vegetables, garlic rice, miso soup and dessert. Premium beef at SHIMA is sourced from the best farms in Japan and America, and Wagyu-lovers can feast on top-notch A5 Wagyu ribeyes from esteemed farms in Kagoshima ($140++ per 100g) cooked to preference.

Besides offering top-notch produce, the chefs also painstakingly make most of the accompanying sauces in-house. The Goma Sauce takes over half a day to prepare, from the fine milling of sesame seeds to the adding of stock, double straining and reducing the mixture over low heat for a smooth creamy result; while SHIMA’s flavoursome Teriyaki sauce, which coats tender pieces of chicken thigh cooked on griddle, follows a recipe from the 1980s.

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  • buffet lunch3 votes
  • garlic fried rice3 votes
  • Pan fried Oysters2 votes
  • Wagyu Beef2 votes
  • Foei Gras1 vote
  • Lobsters1 vote
  • beef1 vote
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04 Jan 2015 • 169 reviews • 110 followers

Quality Teppanyaki Buffet from $49.90

After a month-long renovation, SHIMA reopens. Teppanyaki remains the signature cuisine of SHIMA today, featuring quality produce prepared with time-honoured recipes that were passed down from the early Japanese Master Chefs. Even though the restaurant has been refurbished, one thing that never changes is the one-inch thick cast-iron griddles that were fitted on the teppanyaki tables. Custom made in Japan, the same griddles have been used in the restaurant for the last 34 years for good reason. They have been well-seasoned over the years and allow for extremely even cooking.

Read more: http://www.misstamchiak.com/shima-goodwood-park-hotel/

We tried their popular weekday Teppanyaki buffet lunch ($49.90++) which comes with free flow salmon sashimi, tempura, assorted meats, seafood, vegetables, garlic rice, miso soup and dessert. Premium beef at SHIMA is sourced from the best farms in Japan and America, and Wagyu-lovers can feast on top-notch A5 Wagyu ribeyes from esteemed farms in Kagoshima ($140++ per 100g) cooked to preference.

Besides offering top-notch produce, the chefs also painstakingly make most of the accompanying sauces in-house. The Goma Sauce takes over half a day to prepare, from the fine milling of sesame seeds to the adding of stock, double straining and reducing the mixture over low heat for a smooth creamy result; while SHIMA’s flavoursome Teriyaki sauce, which coats tender pieces of chicken thigh cooked on griddle, follows a recipe from the 1980s.

30 Oct 2014 • 242 reviews • 46 followers

Great value teppanyaki buffet

For full review, visit http://www.ms-skinnyfat.com/2014/08/shima-teppanyaki-restaurant-goodwood.html

The refurbished SHIMA is now made more comfortable with better exhaust piping so one could dine without smelling like bbq meat. They have also retained their one-inch thick cast-iron griddles that were custom made in Japan. Well, the 'wok' has been seasoned for 34 years of seasoning to produce delicious flavors (don't worry it's clean).
  We had the good fortune of having Chef Victor Yok, SHIMA's Sous Chef who has been with the restaurant since it opened, cook for us. The menu of the night featured items from the Weekday Teppanyaki Lunch Buffet. It's a steal at $49.90/pax! The buffet lunch is also available on weekends for $59.90 with a few additional dishes.

I enjoyed the fresh buttery Salmon sashimi and the yummy California Maki. Well that is because the seafood is air-flown twice a week from Japan’s Tsukiji Market to ensure quality and freshness. The sushi rice was very well seasoned too! If you do not fancy teppanyaki, you could just visit SHIMA for sushi and sashimi. :)

Prawn and Shisamo tempura are also available under the buffet spread but i didn't like the powdery prawn and the thick batter.
  From the mains, we enjoyed SHIMA’s signature Poached Salmon ($25 ala carte) which featured a Norwegian salmon gently simmered in SHIMA’s secret sauce. I would say that the sauce is kinda sukiyaki style but less sweet.
  The oysters are darn good too and they are so fresh and fat! Super yummeh! The regular ones were cooked with garlic and some special sauce and some of us went for round 2.   SHIMA is highly diner focused and will customize their service to suit each guest. Vegetarian Teppanyaki options are available upon request and Chef also entertained our special request of Oyster Omelette ($30 per 120g, not on menu)! And i say this is the best oyster omelette i've had in my life!
Premium beef at SHIMA is sourced from the best farms in Japan and America, and Wagyu-lovers can feast on top-notch A5 Wagyu ribeyes from esteemed farms in Kagoshima ($140 per 100g) cooked to
preference. The lunch buffet usually serves Australian Tenderloin. We had the US Tenderloin ($45 per 120g) from the ala carte menu which was juicy and tender. Very very nice.
18 Jul 2014 • 17 reviews • 1 follower

Good teppanyaki

It has been ages since we ate a #teppanyaki meal. We headed down to SHIMA, who re-opened their doors after a month of renovations. Even thought their interiors have changed, the skills of their chefs have not. We got the deluxe set ($90-$200), where Chef Victor Yok cooked up a (fiery) storm for us. For the mains, we liked the oyster and its home-made black pepper sauce ($100) and the Australian Wagyu beef ($160) for their amazing marbling.
14 Jul 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

Disappointing you say?

im disappointed with the bad reviews given to this place. a place which probably housed great date nights for your parents! i was here for the teppanyaki lunch buffet and i shall only speak for that. most of us are always looking for that great place to chill and chat with friends over great food & ambience. an ambience which is not pretentious and gives you enough personal space to hang out with your family & friends. without having the next table eavesdropping on your conversations. i got all of the above. right here at shima. sunday lunch with 6 friends. in a japanese tea house-inspired restaurant. chef & service staff have that number 1 quality which all singaporeans complain about - Initiative. shima has initiative. service? enough said. the lunch menu may not have 100 items but who needs a 100-item menu when 90% of it are inedible? shima offers food which they know they are good in cooking them. i am not an adventurous eater. at all. i am not a steak fan. neither am i a seafood lover. i walloped everything at lunch from the prawns to the beef steak. i use HGW to source for food places now and then but i have never bothered to post a review. this is my first. i feel very, very compelled to refute the bad reviews i have read about shima. you are willing to pay SGD 50-100 or more for tight spaces, noisy crowds, less than average food and bad service at other japanese restaurants but not willing to spend the same amount here at shima? o_OOO i do not understand this. at all. Special mention to Chef Victor, who has been with shima for 28 years. Teppanyaki with a chef who is passionate about cooking and most importantly, about the restaurant, adds that extra flavour to the food he cooks for you. although shima serves japanese cuisine, it's a landmark restaurant since our parents' time. lets preserve this place as part of singapore's culinary & cultural heritage.
02 Jun 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

Gone Jinese!

Went to Shima a couple of years ago with my sons and we loved it. Owner has changed and so has the food... its gone Jinese. Far from teppanyaki... and pretty steep for what you get. still the same ambience, though the staff is overly attentive, and they should be for what they charge!