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Shima sizzles and shines

Good teppanyaki can be had at Shima, which has reopened after a two-month renovation

Published on Jul 13, 2014 7:00 PM

A couple of months ago, a colleague asked me where she should go for teppanyaki.

After racking my brains, I could come up with only a few recommendations: Takumi Tokyo in Marina @ Keppel Bay, Keyaki at the Pan Pacific Singapore, Mikuni at Fairmont Singapore and Nadaman at the Shangri-La Singapore.

There was also Shima but it was closed at the time.

If my colleague asks me again now, however, it will be on the list. Shima is back. JR Group, a food company that runs restaurants such as Imperial Feast in Boon Lay Way, bought the 34-year-old Japanese restaurant from previous owner Katsuhiro Watanabe last year. And after a two-month renovation, it reopened in Goodwood Park Hotel about a month ago.

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Level 1, Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, tel: 6734-6281, open: noon to 3pm, 6 to 10pm daily

Food: ***1/2

Service: ***1/2

Ambience: ***1/2

Price: Budget about $60 a person for lunch and $150 for dinner


Japanese wagyu beef ($140 for 120g)

Excellent marbling ensures  the beef is tender and juicy. The best you can have here, if your budget allows it.