Shobosho

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657 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Asian
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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SI
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic atmosphere - we sat at the bar and were entertained all night by the frantic pace of the kitchen. Extensive drinks list which was excellent. Food was delicious - but we did the “Feed Me” option and were a bit disappointed with some of the selections as the ‘stand out’ dishes were missed and we had some serious food envy. Kingfish was unreal, as was the lamb, but the udon noodle and crab scrambled egg sandwich were tasteless. Looking forward to going again but would definitely order a la carte.

OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent impeccably prepared and presented food! Chashu fried rice, crab meat omelette entree and pork tonkatsu sandwich were standout dishes! Keep up the good work!

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

The food was amazing, best we have had in Adelaide. The vibe was similar to that of little eateries we ate at in Japan. In particular, waiter James was very attentive and knowledgeable. He anticipated our needs, he helped make our Shobosho experience that much better! We will be coming back to eat regularly!

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

We had a really great experience at Shobosho, the food and service was great.
The staff were very helpful with explaining the menu and watching the chefs at work really made us appreciate the food, seeing firsthand how they all have to work together to get the orders both correct and served.

OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic venue and stunning food. The food was fresh and flavourful. Will go back!

CM
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We opted for the 7 course meal for sharing amongst 5 of us, and it was a brilliant suggestion from the waiter. Not only was the quality of the food amazing, but it was so varied and in generous portions, that it made the whole luncheon very easy to socialise over.

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

Excellent food with amazing and attentive service. Dealt with allergies very well. Only complaint would be that the stools are quite hard and uncomfortable to sit in for a long period of time.

JS
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We so enjoyed the sho experience. We have raved about and recommended it to all we have met this week in our travels in the barossa and beyond. Keep up the good work guys and girls. 😋😋😋

JB
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Delicious food with an awesome atmosphere. We sat at the bar which was so interesting to see how the food is prepped. Would be great for a first date as would fill in any awkwardness in conversation. Highly recommended!

JB
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere, service and food. We chose the feed me option for 2 which was great. We will definitely be back and after being seated in front of the kitchen, we know what we will independently order next time. Cheers joe

RW
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great, the Meatball Sandwich was AMAZING, great atmosphere watching the dishes prepared right in front of you, fantastic experience.

MC
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A superb lunch. This is a well run restaurant, great service & food. We will I’ll definitely be back.

NO
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, friendly efficient and attentive staff.It can be a little noisy but you can still hear the music at a reasonable level. Small but well curated range of sake. Would happily bring any guest here and it is number one for our personal celebrations.

PR
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our second visit. As soon as we ate there, I wanted to come back and bring my daughter who was visiting from interstate. Again, the food was inspired, creative and flavoursome. Service was excellent, and the amount of effort they go to, to clean the cookers is amazing - it actually forms part of the entertainment I think!! Will def be going back!

AW
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best modern Japanese food in South Australia! LOVE it!!

B
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The seating very uncomfortable as the booths are very small. I also don't like sitting on stools if we had
to sit in the middle tables.
The food was great and with attentive quick service. The ambience was noisy and busy with an open kitchen so it was mix of experiences. The wine list had to Cabernet t all but the Dome Shiraz was good. Cheers!

MP
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed our time and food in general. But was a bit disappointed about the Wagyu beef as the sauce tasted like chemicals. The chicken was amazing though.

M
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff were lovely and accommodating. Felt like each of them were brining some of theirselves to the experience, making it genuine and comfortable. Along with the amazing food.

LC
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing to sit so close to be able to watch the food preparation. Amazing food - both quality and flavours. Fantastic wine list and fabulous staff. We will return!

W
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Two issues with what promised so much! Firstly, not the most comfortable of seating for larger parties of over 50 year olds. Low wooden stools. And secondly, we had the larger of the fixed menus ($75/head) and found it hit or miss. A couple of excellent courses, and a couple of less so (the leek - looked great, not really for sharing). The wine list was excellent, albeit a little eclectic, and fully priced. $600 for 5 of us, including 3 bottles of average priced wine for lunch. But then, we knew that when we ordered it all! Would I go again? Probably not, which is a great shame. Young persons place, choose what you like on the menu (and it has some great choices) and you will not be disappointed.

O
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Stunning food (try the leek), informed professional staff.
Special occasion and food, staff made it truly memorable

JP
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and dining experience! Loved it!! Perfection 👏

AR
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Great food and atmosphere overall. Dessert was disappointing. $75 set menu is no cheap. So you should not get a scoop of ice cream on a plate for dessert. C’mon at least give me a nice presentation. Service was ok... anything exceptional. I guess they were busy with big tables!

OT
Adelaide / SA
15 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Don’t expect Japanese food, expect Japanese Plus. Original small plates with a modern Japanese/Australian spin. We left it to the staff to make the selections. Excellent food - a must try.

N
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Super delicious find in Adelaide! Food service was slightly slow, but epically delicious.

RC
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and great service. Always enjoy eating here

LA
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing food.fruendly staff who were all able to provide info on what to do in and around Adelaide as we ventured down from Sydney.highly recommend

YK
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is amazing, and well priced will definitely be back

JT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An overall fantastic experience. Best dining experience in Adelaide to date. Thanks

MC
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing service. We will definitely be back ! Pot sticker dumplings were a hit & left us wanting more. The chilli sauce was phenomenal, so much so we were scraping it off the plate with a spoon!

A
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We dined here recently with our daughter son-in-law and grandson
We had a lovely lunch served by a very attentive young man
The food was exceptional
The fried rice was amazing as was the roast chicken
Would definitely recommend to all our friends
We were there on the 1st of September
Liz Lander

GI
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place, food, vibe and service, just thought the portions were a bit small for the money although had a fab time and would go back again

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Having been several times before and rating it 5/5 I felt this time staff were less attentive and bit rushed and we had several different waiters so not as individualised. Also the teriyaki chicken was dry but the dipping bread incredible. Rest of dishes were outstanding kingfish bowl and pork dumplings, leek and fried rice. Had a noisey group beside us but that couldn’t be helped.

SG
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food - service first-rate- efficient , knowledgeable . Food delicious as always.

C
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing staff - had such a lovely time. Food was amazing and we felt really taken care of. I usually dislike sitting at the bar but we had such a great time with everyone there, and enough privacy that we didn't even notice! We got a selection of meals so we could try everything and every meal was well considered and worked well with each other. We will be back!

ML
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The food upstairs are pretty good. specially that teriyaki chicken. However the YAKITURI downstairs are pretty normal, not bad just common

OT
Adelaide / SA
4 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful lunch. We chose the feed me option and every course was delicious

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Extremely pleasant

SH
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food and presentation. Great wine and sake to accompany food. Always first class. The staff are very knowledgeable about all aspects of the menu.

ML
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Enjoyed Matt Stone @ shobosho lunch very much.

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