My first experience with Shima Restaurant was 16 years ago as a college student. The restaurant used to be located on Waverly by NYU. It was the freshest, most affordable Japanese around. My dad had his first Japanese dining experience there and loved it. After college, I went back to Waverly and, much to my chagrin, found it was gone. By chance I found it again about six years ago. I'm so happy to say the food is just as good with a few fusion-inspired flourishes. The location is tightly spaced, but room size be damned, the food and service is so worth it. I highly recommend: Sashimi Salad with Soy Vinegarette, Ring Ring Ring Calamari appetizer and Foie Gras of the Sea appetizer (winter months only). All of their special rolls are worth a try.
Pros: Food, Service