Durham >Food & Dining > Shiki Sushi Asian Bistro
207 W Nc Highway 54, Durham, NC | Directions 2771335.910123 -78.932523
Guaranteed Good-Great Experience – I've been here at least a dozen times and the waitstaff is always attentive. The food have always arrived on time and with fresh ingredients, nicely decorated. I've never heard a complaint from any of my friends. I recommend the martini drinks. They're very strong. I've never been to the restaurant when it's not half priced off, but I don't think think the quality of the food would be different when it is half-priced off, unlike other places.
I would completely recommend this place to anybody, especially to visitors .
Bad!!!!!!!!!!!!! – THE FOOD WAS AWFUL RAW TERRIBLE! THE SERVICE WAS WORSE except for one waiter. THE GROUP I WAS WITH WAS WAITING FOR THE LONGEST TIME EEVVVVERRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! . THE FOOD ARRIVED COLD!!!!!!!!!!! IT MADE ME WANT TO THROW IT UP IMMEDIATELY!!!!!! THEY FORGOT PART OF MY ORDER! THE FOOD WAS THE WORST!!!!!!!! OTHERS CAME ALMOST 5 MINUTES BEFORE WE LFT AND HAD THIER FOOD!!!!!!! IT WASN'T JUST ONE PERSON BUT A TON!!!!!! AND THIER FOODS WERE WAY MORE COMPLICATED THAN OURS I AM OUTRAGED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE PRICES WERE THE WORST PART!!!!!!!!!!! BELIEVE ME THERE ARE OTHER PLACES GO YOURSELF AND SEE THEY NEED TO STEP UP THIER GAME SOOOOOON!!! READ SOME OTHERS AND NEVER GO THERE AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE! I HAVE RESTED MY CASE!
left feeling bad!!!! then was even treated worst later – me and my partner would eat there 4 to 5 times a month until a few weeks back when we were sitting at our table eating, the the waiter along with the table of people started talking about gay's and the waiter said I know we have one that worked here he was to much I cant stand them..... I called the manager and told him we would never come back after what we had to hear, he beg us and pleaded for us to give him another chance. asked for my email to send me a letter and as you can guess it never came.... I might be gay but I have better taste then to eat a place that treats there customer with disrespect like that I feel like i was treated badly twice. please if you are or support gays do not eat there we are no welcome.
Nice atmosphere, good prices, good sushi – I really enjoy this place. I go there often and I really like the atmosphere. I have had several of their dishes and have never been disappointed. They have two for one sushi (which makes sense if you but two rolls of roughly the same value and nothing cheaper). You should also try their duck dishes.
Good location, but mediocre sushi – Firstly I only went to the restaurant once and it is quite possible that day was an off day, but the sushi was very sloppy and I can't believe they even served it like that to customers.
I have gone to many sushi restaurants in the triangle and this restaurant is very low on my list. It does have a nice location close to the mall and other venues. I am unsure if I would go to this sushi restaurant again due to the poor preparation of the sushi.
Not a good deal. – I went on a Friday night for the buy 1 get 1 free deal. It was about a 45min wait. It seems like a good deal, but it's not after all the waiting and for sushi that is thoughtlessly created.
They have about 100 different rolls, and it seems like they just put different ingredients together without any thought to taste or proportion. There is no art to their sushi whatsoever.
The decor doesn't really go with the food, and the service was slow. Overall, the dining experience wasn't satisfying enough for me to go back there again.
frozen raw fish – I just went there last night with my friends. I was disappointed by the chirashi sushi don that the salmon is still frozen inside! It's like eating some frozen food that still have ice chunk in there, but in a bad way. I've never had any raw fish with ice in there and it's very sad that I had that at Shiki.
not worth it – I dont think i would recommend this place since it just is way too expensive for the sloppy sushi rolls that they serve. That's why I started going to another place every time i wanted sushi. If you want quality rolls for a reasonable price, you wont find it here.
Shiki Sushi Is Marginal at Best – If you have had good sushi with the best selection of fresh fish, rolled tight and to perfection, you will laugh and the 4-start rating and "best sushi" comments. Several people from Mexico, who really are that good at rolling sushi = faux sushi chef's. I have honestly had better rolled sushi from Harris Teeter.
The two for one is a rip off because the should take like kind for like kind. So if you by 2 rolls - 1 at $10 and another $8, 2 sashimi - 1 $4 and the other $5, then you should be charged $10 and $5, not $10 & 8. That's common sense. That is why they don't let you split checks, because you will put the cheap sushi on one bill and the expensive rolls on the other. The way to get around this is order rolls that are close in price.
As far as the wait goes, it's not their fault. Go to any good restaurant on a busy night and it will be busy. I always sit at the bar and the bartenders are very friendly and cool.
There are better places, but none as cheap.
Mediocre food, Bad Management – I've been to shiki sushi a few times for dinner in the two years. They do have a large variety of Asian dishes, as well as a sushi menu. The sushi isn't as good as the competition, especially considering the price.
The last time I was there, a member of my dinner party had a complaint about his meal. The manager came out and had an argument with my friend, leaving everyone a bit upset and probably disturbing adjacent tables.
With this kind of service, I'm sure you have a better meal at almost any restaurant.
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