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Shobosho, Adelaide, AU-SA

Shobosho

4.5
4.5
1773 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.
Shōbōsho is the sister restaurant to ShoSho in Hyde Park, Adelaide.

Please note that Shōbōsho is a fully vaccinated venue from Tuesday 28th December.
Proof of vaccination will be required upon entry.

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7:00 pm


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Barbecue, Japanese

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (08) 8366 2224

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Adam Liston

  • Private party contact

    eat@shobosho.com.au: (08) 8366 2224

  • Area

    Adelaide City Center

  • Cross Street

    Between Hindley and Currie Streets

  • Parking Details

    Limited street parking is available on Hindley and Currie Streets. The nearest car parking facility is UPark at Topham Mall, 52 - 54 Waymouth Street. Please visit www.http://upark.com.au/locations/topham/ for pricing.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Menu

3 courses lunch only $50pp; 4 courses lunch and dinner $75pp

Ramen

lunch only

  • Braised Beef Brisket, Smoked Bacon Broth, Soy Egg, Wagyu Wontons$19.00

    Lunch & Dinner Menu

    12pm - 3pm, 5pm - Late

    • Salt, Vinegar & Nori Potato Chips$7.00

      • Smoky Bay Oyster, Tosa Soy, Ginger Oil

        • 1pc$5.00
      • Wood Grilled Scallop, Yuzu, Tapioca, Salmon Roe, Beurre Blanc

        • 1pc$13.00
      • Raw Tuna, Edamame, Black Rice, Bonito Cream, Grilled Nori$23.00

        • Tasmanian Salmon Tataki, Ponzu, Wasabi$23.00

          • BBQ Prawn, Asparagus, Wasabi-Whipped Avocado

            • 2pc$25.00
          • Wagyu 7+ Chuck Steak Carpaccio, Green Tea Pickles, Truffle Dressing$24.00

            • Prawn, Scallop and Ginger Wontons, Fish Dashi, Prawn Oil

              • 6pc$18.00
            • White Kimchi and Bean Curd Dumplings, Plum Soy

              • 6pc$16.00
            • Duck Potsticker Dumplings, 5 Spice, Chilli, Sesame

              • 6pc$18.00
            • Spiced Pork and Cabbage Potsticker Dumplings, Crispy Chilli

              • 6pc$17.00
            • Katsu-Sando, Crumbed Pork Meatball Sandwich, Tonkatsu, Cabbage

              • 2pc$16.00
            • Char Siu Pork Sausage Roll, Rice Wine Pickled Onions$15.00

              • Grilled Snake Beans, Fermented Chilli, Scorched Nuts$18.00

                • Leek Roasted in the Fire, Smoked Milk, Wakame$17.00

                  • No.17 Special Fried Rice, Spit Roast Char Siu Pork$23.00

                    • Blue Swimmer Crab Udon, Crab Dashi Butter, Kizami Nori$31.00

                      • Katsu King George Whiting, Squid Ink Mayonnaise, White Kombu$41.00

                        • Spit Roast Teriyaki Chicken, BBQ Onions, Miso Creamed Corn, Wood Baked Shallot Bread

                          • 1/4 Bird$26.00
                          • 1/2 Bird$38.00
                        • Wood Roast Cumin Lamb Ribs, Black Vinegar, Braised Leek$37.00

                          • 300gm Wing Rib Steak, Miso Béarnaise, Sukiyaki Sauce, Fried Potato Noodles$48.00

                            • Rocket Salad, Tasmanian Miso Dressing, Kizami Nori$17.00

                              • Wood Baked Shallot Bread, Curried Onion Oil

                                • 2pc$6.00
                              • Steamed Rice$5.00

                                • Coconut Sorbet, Freeze Dried Coconut, Coconut Milk, Yuzu$15.00

                                  • Baked Cheesecake, Blueberry, Black Sesame Meringue$15.00

                                    Snack Menu

                                    3pm-5pm

                                    • Salt, Vinegar & Nori Potato Chips$7.00

                                      • Raw Tuna, Edamame, Black Rice, Bonito Cream, Grilled Nori$23.00

                                        • Tasmanian Salmon Tataki, Ponzu, Wasabi$23.00

                                          • Wagyu 7+ Chuck Steak Carpaccio, Green Tea Pickles, Truffle Dressing$23.00

                                            • Prawn, Scallop & Ginger Wontons, Fish Dash, Prawn Oil

                                              • 6pc$18.00
                                            • Spiced Pork and Cabbage Potsticker Dumplings, Crispy Chilli

                                              • 6pc$17.00
                                            • White Kimchi and Bean Curd Dumplings, Plum Soy

                                              • 6pc$16.00
                                            • Katsu-Sando Crumbed Pork Meatball Sandwich, Tonkatsu, Cabbage$16.00

                                              • Wood Baked Shallot Bread, Curried Onion Oil

                                                • 2pc$6.00

                                              Last updated: 5 February 2022

                                              What 1,773 people are saying

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                                              4.5
                                              4.5 based on recent ratings
                                              • 4.6Food
                                              • 4.5Service
                                              • 4.4Ambience
                                              • 4.2Value

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                                              1. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 1 day ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Delicious food, nice atmosphere. Will definitely return

                                              2. RW

                                                RWalt

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 1 day ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Everything was immaculate from the food to the service. Great place to go for an anniversary! Highly recommend the 5 course tasting.

                                              3. C

                                                Clinton

                                                Los Angeles

                                                2 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined 2 days ago

                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                Amazing ... thank you for the amazing service to.. that really makes a difference..

                                              4. MV

                                                MikeV

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 2 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Passionate staff, delicate and rich flavours and textures, intimate mood through lighting and music

                                              5. AL

                                                AlexL

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 3 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                This has been my favourite restaurant for a long time. The menu is put together amazingly. They have delicious sake. Staff are amazing.

                                              6. EO

                                                EngO

                                                Toronto

                                                8 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                8 reviews

                                                Dined 3 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We had the feed me menu option. Food was very good and plenty to eat (we were stuffed full at the end). The drinks and wine menu was average and the only negative of the whole experience

                                              7. N

                                                kimberleyN

                                                Adelaide

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 3 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Impeccable service, food and vibe. Thanks for a great night and dining experience.

                                              8. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Exclusive

                                                2 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined 3 days ago

                                                overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                Japanese flavours but with modern twist. Unfortunately it did not quite work. Small plates good but mains off the mark. Service a bit disjointed and slow.

                                              9. RW

                                                RandleW

                                                Adelaide

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined 3 days ago

                                                overall5food4service5ambience3

                                                Overall great food and service. One meal was served cold but replaced very quickly with a whole new meal. Loved it

                                              10. NT

                                                NguyenT

                                                Adelaide

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 4 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                The restaurant is well decorated and the food is well done. The service was also more upscale than usual restaurant. The music is a bit loud and does not seem to match the more subdued environment.

                                              11. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Philadelphia

                                                1 review

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 4 days ago

                                                overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                Amazing service, great spot sitting at the bar by the kitchen. Food was good, pricey - do not get the wagyu steak that is 97 dollars. It was cooked well, but tough, and flavorless, definitely not worth the money. Snake beans were delicious as were the pork dumplings. Salmon sashimi - okay.

                                              12. K

                                                Komodobaby

                                                Melbourne

                                                18 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                18 reviews

                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                Food is great and is substantial. Service was outstanding and what’s why I will be back.

                                              13. AW

                                                AndrewW

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 6 days ago

                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                We had a great night. Food was delicious and service great

                                              14. SO

                                                StellaO

                                                Melbourne

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined 7 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Could not fault the overall experience Was not disappointed - only would love to go through the entire menu Next time Thank you to the lovely staff

                                              15. MW

                                                MatthewW

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 7 days ago

                                                overall4food5service2ambience5

                                                Food was great Service was average one main was served and took 15-20 minutes for other 2 to come out

                                              16. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Adelaide

                                                1 review

                                                2.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 9 May 2022

                                                overall2food2service4ambience1

                                                The menu has changed alot since last time, which is understandable, but none of the dishes had any wow factor and the balance of flavours were way out. The lobster udon was the worst with no lobster and slimy noodles with an overpowering flavour of lemon and seaweed. None of the other dishes were much better and all the serves were so small. They must have a different chef so we won't be back.

                                              17. T

                                                Thuy

                                                Adelaide

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                Food was amazing besides the dessert. Wish there was Red meat but overall was good!

                                              18. JC

                                                JoseC

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                No choice other than the set menu for Mother's day. Selection was not ideal and there was no indication what was going to be served. Some servings were what you would expect served for 1 rather than shared between 3 people who paid nearly $100 per person.

                                              19. N

                                                Navy

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                overall3food3service3ambience5

                                                Ambience was excellent. Food was average and overpriced. Had mother’s day 5 course meal, and each of the food that came out was not up-to standard (relatively). I would not go back nor recommend it to others.

                                              20. PC

                                                PaulC

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                I always enjoy going to Shobosho, great food, great service, great atmosphere

                                              21. DH

                                                DavidH

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                We booked late and sat outside which we enjoyed as it can be loud and stuffy inside, enjoyed the food journey.

                                              22. AT

                                                AlyssaT

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The food was beautiful, the service was amazing and the overall vibe was impeccable! Really enjoyed the experience, will 100% be back very soon!

                                              23. L

                                                Lindee

                                                Brisbane

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The food was the best Japanese I’ve eaten - we did the 5 courses and every meal was perfect. Was a little noisy but loved the atmosphere. Service was absolutely perfect. Will definitely be going back

                                              24. J

                                                Jack

                                                Adelaide

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                overall4food5service2ambience5

                                                Food, wine was exceptional. Food was late leaving the kitchen and ate into our 2 he seating. Desert was dropped on the table and we were told to leave in 5 mins. Left a bad taste in what was an amazing night out

                                              25. ED

                                                ErinD

                                                Melbourne

                                                3 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on 6 May 2022

                                                overall3food4service2ambience4

                                                The food was good, the space was cool. The service was meh

                                              26. J

                                                John

                                                Adelaide

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 6 May 2022

                                                overall3food3service1ambience2

                                                Requested chairs - got stools, kept waiting, feed me menu last course never came out even tough we were one of the last there, had to leave. Conveniently didn't have a couple of the requests on feed me menu after we were told we could customise. Waiter ill informed. Still got charged the full amount. Real pity what we did have have good but all other items let us down. Probably wouldn't recommend on basis of service and value. What we did have was fine

                                              27. A

                                                Angela

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 5 May 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent customer service from Tom. Food was simply divine.

                                              28. N

                                                Nanc

                                                London

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on 4 May 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Friendly, efficient and subtle service made for a very enjoyable experience. Fantastic interesting food and lovely cocktails. We had chosen to sit outside and heating was great. Just a bit more light would be fantastic so you can see the amazing food you are enjoying.

                                              29. SD

                                                SueD

                                                Adelaide

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 4 May 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Exquisite food, ambience perfect, music right volume and great listening. Never disappoints

                                              30. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New South Wales

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 3 May 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                Fantastic food and service. The chef’s selection was amazing, huge quantities and all superb quality. Cocktails funky, sake delicious. Only problem was the music was a little too loud.

                                              31. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 2 May 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Friendly staff, great food

                                              32. JK

                                                JackieK

                                                Adelaide

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 1 May 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent food, service and restaurant. One of my favourites in Adelaide.

                                              33. JS

                                                JoshuaS

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 1 May 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Fantastic Service, Fantastic food and a fantastic time. My partner and I have celebrated our anniversary here for the last few years, we would recommend no other place higher than here.

                                              34. TA

                                                TomA

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 30 April 2022

                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                First time at Shobosho and it absolutely blew us away. We went with the ‘feed me’ option and would do it again in a heartbeat. Highly recommend. Thank you Shobosho

                                              35. SM

                                                SarahM

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 30 April 2022

                                                overall3food4service1ambience4

                                                The tasting menu was delicious however the customer service was a let down. They were not engaging, cleared plates before we finished eating, we had to ask for plates for dessert. Basic waiting skills were lacking. The waiter spilled a meal on 2 jackets. She was apologetic and we did get $20 off meal. Unfortunately that won’t cover dry cleaning.

                                              36. CR

                                                CathR

                                                Sydney

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 30 April 2022

                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                A great experience, Tom helpful and efficient. Loved the tasting menu, amazing food but served too quickly , and the pressure leave inside allocated time annoying

                                              37. M

                                                Melsie

                                                Adelaide

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 29 April 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The 5-course Feed Me banquet was delicious - really enjoyed having everything selected for us and we sat at the bar watching everything being cooked which was entertaining! It's loud when busy because it's a small place but I enjoyed the bustle of it all.

                                              38. MW

                                                MelW

                                                Brisbane

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 28 April 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary together and had the best time, great service and friendly attentive staff, loved the vibe and the food was amazing. We highly recommend and can’t wait to come again.

                                              39. RT

                                                RodolfoT

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 28 April 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We had a great experience at Shobosho, the food and the service were exceptional, the venue itself had the setting to match. My in laws took our daughter for the evening so I could take my wife on a date, the experience was worth every penny. I highly recommend the 5 meal taster menu. I would go back in a heart beat.

                                              40. A

                                                Andrew

                                                Brisbane

                                                12 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                12 reviews

                                                Dined on 28 April 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Shobosho has been a favorite of ours ever since it opened. We dine there 3-4 times a year and it always meets our expectations. Highly recommended.

                                              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
                                              • Protective equipment

                                                • Waiting staff wear masks
                                                • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                              • Screening

                                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                • Staff is vaccinated

                                              FAQs

                                              Shobosho is rated 4.5 stars by 1773 OpenTable diners.

                                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                              Booked 7 times today
                                              Google Map for Shobosho

                                              17 Leigh Street Adelaide, AU-SA 5000

                                              Additional information

                                              • Cross Street

                                                Between Hindley and Currie Streets

                                              • Area

                                                Adelaide City Center

                                              • Hours of Operation

                                                Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                              • Cuisines

                                                Asian, Barbecue, Japanese

                                              • Dining style

                                                Casual Dining

                                              • Dress Code

                                                Casual Dress

                                              • Parking Details

                                                Limited street parking is available on Hindley and Currie Streets. The nearest car parking facility is UPark at Topham Mall, 52 - 54 Waymouth Street. Please visit www.http://upark.com.au/locations/topham/ for pricing.

                                              • Payment Options

                                                AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                              • Executive Chef

                                                Adam Liston

                                              • Additional

                                                Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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