SHIOK! was established in 2012 by Caroline Tan. After moving to Mountain Home in 2009, she realized that the City of Mountain Home and the Mountain Home Air Force Base community lacked a good authentic Asian restaurant. Even the best Chinese restaurants in Boise were a far cry from what is offered in the bigger cities like Los Angeles and Las Vegas. She chanced upon the famous Scrubby's restaurant and spent a year remodeling it. SHIOK! had our soft opening on May 10, 2012. On July 16, 2012, we celebrated our Grand Opening graced by the previous Mayor of Mountain Home, the Honorable Tom Rist.
SHIOK! celebrated our 10th year in business, thanks to our loyal supporters and guests from Mountain Home AFB, the surrounding cities of Mountain Home, Grand View, Hammett, Glenns Ferry, and Boise, and folks who simply googled and found us through the wonderful reviews that we received. Thanks for making us the Number 1 restaurant in Mountain Home and the Best Asian Restaurant in Idaho! As a matter of fact, we were cited by Roger Brooks International as one of the best Asian restaurants in the Northwest United States.
SHIOK! was voted by Boise's Best Bites as the Best Restaurant in Elmore County for 2017 and 2018. Also voted Best Restaurant 2021 by Restaurant Guru and Sluurpy. In 2022, Lux Magazine bestowed the award of "Most Innovative Singaporean Cuisine Restaurant - North America". And again in 2023, Lux Magazine awarded us with the "Most Authentic Singaporean Cuisine 2023 - Pacific Northwest USA". SHIOK! is also consistently rated as the Number 1 restaurant in Mountain Home on TripAdvisor.