Shobosho

4.6
485 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Asian
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
At Shōbōsho we blend smoke, steam, and fire. The ancient traditions of Japanese yakitori is combined with the finesse, skill & texture of all that is raw, cured, pickled and fermented.

From a specially-commissioned cooking line consisting of a wood oven, hydraulic grill, rotisserie and customised yakitori pit, the element of fire speaks through simply seasoned, seared meats and vegetables.

The menu covers raw to cooked, with yakitori, noodles, dumplings, bao, robata grilled and spit roasted meats.

Our bar and kitchen operates all day. From lunch, to snacks with afternoon sakes, and right into the night.
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KC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My expectations were high as I have eaten at Shobosho previously. I was not disappointed on Sunday. The food was excellent as usual and the service was fabulous. Very happy to recommend Shobosho.

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JB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Unbelievably good food.
The wagyu fried rice and the pork dumplings with chilli were incredible.
11/10

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TN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service. Pretty extensive wine list. A little on the noisey side for large group.
Sitting at the bar and having a tete a tete with a significant other, downing an aged Sake and watching a chicken with the feet attached go around on a custom built spit roast ............. awesome!

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a
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

We enjoyed some of the early courses in the chef's selection from the lunch menu, but the main courses were a bit too rich for us. I have seen glowing reviews about these same main dishes so I know that it comes down to a personal preference thing rather than it being poor food.

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GH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great experience- we sat at the counter near the chef (Jun?) and loved watching a great team producing fantastic food. A highlight of our trip to Adelaide!

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n
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Food was slightly too salty than usual, and overall the gochiso meal felt heavier than it should have been and we all found ourselves drinking so much water.

The other times i have been to Shobosho, the food was absolutely splendid, and everything complemented each other. (This was my 4th visit, and i've had the gochiso menu each time).

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R
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

The food was good and tasty
The ambience not so, I never want to leave a restaurant smelling of smoke from the cooking fire
Very expensive for what you get, for example don’t order the crab and rice dish, $31 for half cup of rice and 3 pieces of crab = rip off
I wouldn’t go back

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SC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Shobosho's food never disappoints. High quality. Good flavour. Always satisfying, albeit being on the pricier side.

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AT
5 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good place for a special occasion. Had lunch there for birthday and it was quiet. Might be noisy at night. Food and service was amazing. We were a couple and shared 4 dishes for lunch which was ample

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A
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

amazing food. Crazy kitchen to watch when you're sitting at the bench.

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RM
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic experience all round. Great for a first date through to group fun. Joel & the team really looked after us and it's one of our most memorable bits of our trip to SA. Book in if you're travelling to Adelaide soon!

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ED
36 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and service at Shobosho were terrific. We were a little disappointed that our requested table sitting was no longer available - but the restaurant did phone ahead to let us know. We sat at the bar and while interesting to watch the kitchen action, it was a little busy and warm from the cooking fire!
Standout dishes were the katsu pork sandwich and delicious fried rice - with truffle I think! A lovely bottle of Muscadet - and really there's not a lot to complain about!

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BG
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and food outstanding! Would strongly recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible.

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MK
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food. Friendly, attentive, professional staff. Great atmosphere.

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CP
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

In my top two restaurants of Adelaide - amazing every time!

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AU
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Bad service , food took ages , got the lunch menu , served dry cold chicken . We we very disappointed

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A
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 2

Guest Chef from Hong Kong $90.00 per head for food only, i think food was overpriced for what was served. Chicken was the main ingredient, without anything else on the plate. Seems that some restaurants think that having loud music playing contributes to the atmosphere. For me, i couldn't hear my partner or the waitress unless they shouted.

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PL
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food was fantastic. All the dishes were perfectly cooked and plated. Service was excellent with Fen servicing us with such attentive and fast service.

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KC
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Again found a couple of dishes overly salty. But all in all had a wonderful night/experience

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C
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Stunning food, Outstanding Service & Beautiful venue

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S
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Very good service and the food was good. However, servings are very small and I don’t think you get value for money.

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MO
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We both loved it, but were not happy we were able to sit at a table. The seats at the bar are not very comfortable and we both suffer from lower back issues. The food and service amazing and we hope to come back soon and sit at a table.

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HS
5 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Shobosho is always outstanding for the friendly, efficient and knowledgeable service, the interesting cocktails and carefully curated wine list and, of course, delicious and interesting food. Hint: the prawn crackers are a must!

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LC
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about the experience at Shobosho is fantastic. The ambience of the room is utterly enjoyable - it is just buzzing. The waiters and waitresses are so professional and polite. They make your experience feel personal. We sat facing the kitchen and being able to watch was just so fascinating and added to the experience. The food was, well, just could not be faulted. The level of creativity that came out on the plates was out of this world. The flavour combination of the foods were just to die for. It was hands down the best experience I have had at a restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome awesome experience. Thank you.
Food & matching drinks sensational

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A
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food and ambience. Service was decent but could be friendlier.

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DK
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic Service, Fantastic Food. You can’t ask for much else when you are eating out.

Very accomodating waiting staff. Excellent selection of Drinks. Food was out of this world.

Would highly recommend! Can’t wait to get back!

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PH
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great experience the food was great and staff very attentive. Was also good valuu

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M
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Food is absolutely delicious and fresh. Staff are friendly.

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F
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent setting, is a little pricey but well worth it. Service is great, extremely accommodating and of course the food is phenomenal, will definitely return.

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A
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been regulars at Shobosho since it opened and every visit has been great. Creative food, a well curated wine list and excellent service from enthusiastic staff.

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BC
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, beautiful atmosphere, first time my partner and i were in was one of the best dining experiences we’ve had, finished up with a good chat to the sues chef who just radiates passion along side his team, second time in still holds a great spot. Really cool to see how no matter where you are seated your experience is always different and unique and i really enjoy that, one of the best places to go for asian food!

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JO
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter was brilliant really looked after us and the food was delicious will definitely be booking in again.

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ML
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Already have recommended it several times!
Amazing food and great service, we had a great time. So thankful for the waiters menu help & the recommendation of the Raw Kingfish - the best thing I’ve ever eaten!

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SJ
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Massive over priced with some menu items that are not exactly providing anything fantastic or unique. Food is generally too salty.

Ambience is good if you’re looking for intimate and bar scene but food is not the highlight in here.

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ES
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brilliant wait staff! We got the lunch menu as we were a little unsure of what to order. The food was amazing! Loved the styling of the restaurant and how you could watch the chefs cook. Great experience all round!

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TR
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best restaurants i’ve eaten at, and best Japanese in Adelaide. Great table service which made the whole experience even better!! Highly recommend

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a good Sunday lunch, between two we made our way through almost every dish. Simply irresistible!

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KM
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved the food at Shobosho. The salmon and the fried rice dishes were a stand out to me. I would definitely recommend Shobosho to anyone who loves Japanese food. Our waiter, although he appeared to be extremely young, was very professional and knowledgeable about the food. We will be back!

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