This summer I have been keeping my promise to myself and exploring places other than Manhattan and Brooklyn. Staten Island is the like red headed stepchild no one cares about in NYC (no shade, but I guess that is shade). But I been spending my leisure time in The Bronx and Queens. I recently dined at Shi in Long Island City and enjoyed myself so much I wanted to share it with the D.C. Fam!
Shi is an upscale Asian Fusion restaurant, and if you know me I am extremely funny when it comes to Asian Fusion restaurants. My logic is how can you perfect making Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Japanese food? Surprisingly, Shi has convinced me you can! The menu at Shi can be slightly overwhelming since it is Asian Fusion, but for starters their menu include things such as Chicken Satay, Lychee Calamari, Fried Wontons, and Shumai. For entrees they are ready to bless your pallet with things such as Sake Infused Chilean Seabass, Spicy Basil, Vietnamese Noodles, and Peppercorn Scallops. Lets also not forget they have over 10 different types of specialty sushi rolls which they are all moderately priced as well. While dining I opted for The Shrimpy roll which includes shrimp tempura and spicy tuna.
In terms of ambiance and decor Shi sets the tone with your very first impression. What better first impression than the entrance to your dining establishment? The large wooden rustic doors is what seems to stick out to each person, and is always mentioned in any review. With it’s modern decor and beautiful skyline view of Manhattan they are sure to help you create a breathtaking moment with bae or an Instagram worthy pic. Shi has outdoor seating as well, and I would highly recommend making reservations. On Saturdays they do have a DJ that plays House, Top 40, and Hip-Hop. This is the perfect place for a celebration, family dinner, girls night out, or a great date night.
4720 Center Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11109