Shobosho

4.7
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799 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Asian
** We have reopened our restaurant according to state guidelines which allow a maximum of 10 guests in the restaurant at a time. Due to the high volume of enquiries, please be patient as we work to respond to everyone. **


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.

Our bar and kitchen operates all day. From lunch, to snacks with afternoon sakes, and right into the night.
What 799 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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paulp
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

always the best meal we can find in town.

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minipotatochips
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I have been wanting to go to Shobosho for a while and finally managed to have lunch there. The kitchen seemed super clean and organised and the staff appeared very focused. The food was great, liked the black sesame meringue that was unusual and very light.

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NancyC
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food , great service and very efficient and friendly staff 😊

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JenniferG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was creative and delicious. We did the tasting menu and it was fantastic. I’d definitely recommend!

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TimK
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great night out watching the chefs prepare each dish. Food was great, service on point and value for money. Thoroughly recommended!

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Lucie
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

Really enjoyed the food, however unfortunately etiquette of the waitress left room for improvement ... We felt rushed and each time we were approached, there was no "excuse me" or prior warning and would reach in from behind or in front of us to interrupt. She was rushing so much that she dropped food on my husbands trousers, did offer to get some more, however continued to rush.
As far as the food, this was exceptional and the pride the chef takes in his presentation is impeccable. Would recommend on food, however ambience and service leave a little more to be desired!

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MatthewL
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

It was a great meal. Was only disappointed to be told we had 20 minutes left before we needed to leave for the next table, with no advanced warning that this was the case. We opted for the feed me menu and had to rush the last two courses in this time.

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Aaron
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great variety of dishes and fantastic wait staff that make this a really well rounded dining experience.

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DottieJ
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is of a consistently high standard – in taste, presentation and quality of ingredients.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant in Adelaide I reckon

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revisitors
Perth / WA
16 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Been here twice in a few days... wonderful meal inside as well as super yakitori bar food outside . Highly recommend either. Fresh superbly presented and so tasty.

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JUlieG
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food very tasty & well presented. Staff were attentive & efficient. It was a bit noisy & a strong smell of charcoal permeated my clothes. Overall we enjoyed the evening

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DavidL
Melbourne / VIC
18 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great izakaya style restaurant. Every dish a winner. Reasonably priced. Great service. Going back soon

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ClaireW
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my second time and my friends had not been before but they all said they would go again.

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AlexT
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it. Busy busy busy however everything worked and service super. Have the steak and bread..... great ! Dumplings super - just loves the whole experience.

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KerryW
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

delicious food, initial service was slow in getting us seated & greeted but in general very nice.

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JoelM
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant, excellent experience, highly recommend trying this place out.

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Atetoomuch
5 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was great. One issue with a dumpling but waitress took it off the bill which I’d not requested or expected

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Yummy food as always!

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SallyB
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Feed me menu was amazing. All the staff are very friendly and afficiant

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DonnaH
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about shobosho is amazing! The food, the service, the vibe, everything! Highly recommended it

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vipAndy
Singapore
12 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a welcome surprise. Best dining experience in Adelaide so far. Staff were attentive, efficient, and took into consideration all food allergies and requirements. The food was beautifully presented, using the freshest of ingredients, and full of wonderful, balanced and complimentary flavours. All set in a traditional Izakaya-style restaurant layout, delivering the best of casual, private and communal dining. Whatever you chose. Wine list also good. Guaranteed to enjoy.

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EstherM
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was one of the best dining experiences I’ve had in Adelaide for a while. Amazing service and delicious food!! Can’t fault it!

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Dutchie
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience3

The Tasmanian raw salmon and the raw tuna, with beans, were very nice.
The chicken teriyaki, however, was salty and came with a soggy, greasy tasting bit of bread and the meat skewer was basically fat and connective tissue. The staff were great, though.Not going back

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RachelM
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is mind-blowing delicious. Amazing food that melts in your mouth. A must-try restaurant for anyone in Adelaide.

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Booth seating was quiet and intimate, service was efficient friendly and staff were v helpful with us four vegans. Shobosho is a must have for Adelaide - the food was delicious, a six star restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Dinner wasn’t too bad, and the service was ok. But for the price I’ve had better yaktori.

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Mika
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Greatly enjoyed the food and service. Unique restuarant. Would love to come again.

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NicolaP
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as usual. Just let them feed you, they absolutely know what they’re doing

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CurtisH
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Love Love, Every bite was amazing, Atmosphere great. 3rd time i've been here and i've never been disappointed.

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sighmon
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicate balanced flavours and a really enjoyable experience to watch it all unfold in front of you sitting at the bar.

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Maria
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Shobosho is by far one of the BEST restaurants in Adelaide now, serving up the freshest and most insane flavour combinations (that you could probably never image) the Raw tuna, edamame, black rice and grilled Nori dish is out of this world, and I can never fault this place everytime we come back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Awesome food! Good recommendations on the cocktails too!

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CoreyD
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and so was the service. I will defiantly be coming back for the tuna and salmon. I cant remember what the rose was but it worked really well with the food. A day I wont forget.....

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JosG
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a discovery! Really great food, super service and lovely atmosphere!! Don’t miss this place when visiting Adelaide!

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KateT
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Busy, good vibe, not a place for a romantic date. Food came out quick, delicious. Fantastic service.

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BarryW
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food. We did the $50 feed me option and weren’t disappointed. In my opinion, the drinks were a little bit on the expensive side.

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AnneP
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anxious to try Shobosho for nearly 12 mths now - after attending a Tasting Australia function. Not disappointed - food delicious, staff friendly, extremely attentive and happy to answer our never ending questions. A very unique experience that we will never forget and will definitely return to enjoy again.

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MichaelT
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

absolutely loved it! Cool atmosphere. Reminds me of a Melbourne side alley restaurant. Casual and laid back with some house beats playing in the background. Average selection of Japanese whiskey on offer. I tried the Yamazaki 12 year neat. Nice barley notes with aged cedar and peaty aftertaste. Food was well presented and attention to speedy service was appreciated. They were able to accompany our request to swap the dumplings for the pork sando. Overall 4.5/5. Service was ok. We asked for a bar seat online but were seated in booths instead. Waiters were attentive but lacked a welcoming feeling from them. Overall we would go back again and recommend to others.

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AnthonyC
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was excellent. I'd say the only miss was the Blue Crab California Roll. It was okay, but the crab was a little lost. The Tuna, Pot-Stickers and Tartare were highlights. One of our dishes got missed, but by that stage we were full, so no major drama. Great drinks list too.

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