Shobosho

4.6
1215 reviews
$41 to $100
Asian
At Shōbōsho we blend smoke, steam, and fire. The ancient tradition of Japanese yakitori is combined with the finesse, skill & texture of all that is raw, cured, pickled and fermented.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1215 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ShaneG
Adelaide
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious, modern Japanese cuisine!! Very tasty and well presented! Very cool and funky atmosphere with great music! Loves this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as ever! Oliver provided the most impeccable service and the food was spectacular

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AmyF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

We ate the $50 tasting menu here for a busy Friday lunch. Food was delicious and the drinks list was pleasing. Unfortunately our waiter wasn’t up to standard.
Other wait staff seemed highly competent and friendly, we just unfortunately didn’t have that.

The food was delicious and we’ll try again hoping for better service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Favourite restaurant in Adelaide... can’t wait to come back.

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GlendaM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Very enjoyable evening - great food and atmosphere.

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Shaun
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing, atmosphere was amazing. Nothing like I’ve experienced before in Adelaide. Very cool.

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Felipe
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Good food but very bad service. We had to wait too long. Also, they forgot to bring us a part of the order. Bad experience!

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GabeO
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sitting outside at 9pm watching the cavalcade of visitors whilst enjoying a tasting banquet was a most enjoyable experience

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DianaW
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and helpful staff, the recommendations offered by the waitstaff were useful. Would visit again!

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Martin
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Creative Japanese food with tasting menu options. Food is absolutely delicious, amazed at how simple ingredients could be turned into a fine dining dish. Great selection of alcohol that includes a selective variety of sake and Japanese whisky.

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AndrewN
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food. The pork Sando and lamb ribs take your Breath away. Would definitely come here again when we come to visit Adelaide again.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Disappointed with the overall experience given the hype over it. It had lots of potential but under delivered on flavours with most dishes just average. Zero social distancing inside with customers packed in like sardines.

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JamesS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Really excellent food, would highly recommend, the only slight negatives were that they had run out of a dish we had read about in advance, and also staff were slightly over stretched so service for drinks was a little slower than it could have been.
However this is a really excellent restaurant with delicious food that I would go back when we next visit Adelaide.

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SuzieT
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience, delicious food and attentive service. Crab udon a standout!

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RedfernFoodie
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, friendly & knowledgeable service, great atmosphere. Definitely recommend.

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Renee
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal at Shobosho. The wait and kitchen staff were attentive and welcoming, the food was lovely, and the drinks menu complementary. We had the tasting menu, which let us try and good cross section of the menu. Thanks Shobosho.

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Diner123
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was great. The feed me menu wasn’t worth it. You could get a lot more for your money just ordering off the menu

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Natalia
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food at Shobosho is absolutely phenomenal and the staff are exceptional! #foodwizards

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LilS
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always faultless, divine food, professional and friendly service, one of my all time favourite restaurants, and my interstate guests are still raving about it!

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Our first time to eat here and have been hearing rave reviews. As we were in a group, had to go with feed me style. Overall experience was good but for the rave that was, a bit underwhelming. It was a bit of a hit and miss. Food and service was good but for value, we've been to better around Adelaide.

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LucyD
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Banquet was definitely not worth it.
Food wasn't very tasty and service wasn't good at all.
A disappointing experience.

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Denise
8 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really cute setup these guys have at Shobosho. The service was a bit lacking as I was confused about who is to take my order, what looked like the bartender or the people hopping around everywhere however, once I was able to get someone’s attention, the food came out swiftly. I had the nori crisps, salmon tataki, wagyu tartare, half serve dumplings and the shallot bread. All dishes were fantastic but portions were quite small for the price you pay.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience4

Food was fine but service was all over the place. Took about 40 minutes to get a bottle of wine after ordering it; had to follow up with wait staff three times. Was also charged for a dish that we ordered but never arrived. Not worth the money for us in the end as we were frustrated with the service.

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food incredible. Service incredible. What more to say....

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BrendaB
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Requested chair with back and didn’t receive. Seated at table and had to ask for service.

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Molly
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best night, best food, best service. Keep doing you.

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PeterR
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall outstanding food and service.
The only negative would be the table turnover time, would have liked to have stayed put for a little while longer.

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Disappointed
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Service was great, food was good but nothing overly special, except the price! Wow, could have gone to a 5star restaurant for that price.

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CatherineB
Tasmania
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb fresh food. Excellent menu/choices. Excellent table service and knowledgeable table staff, good wine list and good recommendations. My second time there and will be back regularly.

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felicityd
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

I tried the 'feed me' option for the second time but was not as satisfied as the first time, i just wasn't overly excited with the choices made by the chef this time, and think it was pricey for what we received. :( i would still recommend the restaurant but will not do feed me again.

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deanw
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food as always is fantastic. Really enjoy dining here

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JennyG
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came and dined last Thursday 26th March for our wedding anniversary. Our waiter was Oliver and he was just delightful! His knowledge of the food and drinks menu was exceptional. He is an amazing asset to your business.
The food was so delicious and we had Sake for the first time, and on the recommendation of Oliver, the one we had was so tasty.
Thanks for having us

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ReganL
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

GREAT FOOD ACCOMPANIED BY GREAT SERVICE!
COULDN'T ASK FOR MORE.

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SueM
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food which arrived promptly with good friendly service & helpful advice on wine & saki selection. Being older we had reserved a booth & were glad we did for privacy, ease of hearing & comfort. The only issue was the booking process wasn’t straight forward on an iPad so we had to use a PC and there were no problems. Would highly recommend Shoboshu.

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KymB
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good location, excellent food, great service, wonderful watching the chefs cook the food

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EmmaT
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and great ambience! Definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was really amazing. They catered to every dietary requirements and the food was delicious!

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Chelsea
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was fantastic but unfortunately we didn’t get value for money. We still felt hungry after a $75pp feed me.

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PiaH
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a great lunch here. It has a great open kitchen and a good diverse menu. The staff were happy to accommodate our dietary requirements. The one small criticism I would have is that there is not a huge vegetarian selection. There is just a number of sides and some dumplings. It would be great if they would add a vegetarian main meal. Other than that, everything was excellent!!!! Will definitely go back again.

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MichaelP
Melbourne
4 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience1

Unfortunately the food didn’t live up to expectations and was quite ordinary. Staff and service was very good.

FAQs

Shobosho is rated 4.6 stars by 1215 OpenTable diners.

Shobosho does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shobosho.com.au/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.