The Place Located in Goodwood Park Hotel, Shima has been on my radar for the longest time but it somehow just took me this long to visit it at last. I was surprised that Shima has been around in Singapore since 1980, being Singapore’s first fine-dining teppanyaki restaurant. As a teppanyaki concept, the restaurant’s interior focuses on dining at the counter where you get to enjoy the sight and aroma of the food being cooked by the chef.
The Food We ordered one of the 10 course dinner set which was a really good mix. We started with some fresh sashimi and mixed tempura as appetisers.
For the teppanyaki courses, it was a wide range of meats like the buttered scallops, king prawns in light creamy garlic sauce, Norwegian salmon simmered in Shima’s sauce, Japanese Wagyu beer, Goose liver, garlic rice and miso soup.
It was overall very satisfying for each course, but if I were to pick the highlights, it would be the well-marbled Kagoshima wagyu beef and the creamy King prawns which was so fragrant.
Throughout our meal, we felt that the service was fairly attentive, and we appreciate that the chef was friendly and accommodating to our incessant snapping of the food. We ended the meal with the assorted seasonal fruits, so fresh and refreshing that I want to buy them from the Japanese supermarket next time. It’s amazing how the melons from Japan taste so divine.
Rants Shima is not for the budget conscious. We saved up for this meal and felt like we need to eat bread for the next one month, or maybe just one week.
Will I Return Again? I can’t wait to check out the weekend lunch buffet, which I think will be a really good deal to enjoy unlimited teppanyaki meats. Till then!
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Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 4.5/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
Monday to Sunday: 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm
Tel: +65 6734 6281
Ranted by The Ranter