Shobosho

4.7
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716 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.
What 716 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Beautiful, clean, modern Japanese food. Thoroughly enjoyed absolutely everything we ate.

SK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time my friends had been there and they can’t wait to go again.

k
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Terrific food let down by slow and inattentive service

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Shobosho never disappoints - after 5 visits the food is still spectacular, customer service is always on point and in fact would have to be some of the most attentive going around and everyone we take raves about how good this place is.

A
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was excellent, will definitely be back!!

SP
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We were very disappointed that they do not serve coffee.

LJ
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic. Best dinner we have had in a long time. Great service . So friendly.

LC
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Some of the best food I’ve had in a while. Tasty, well thought out just all round delicious.

JC
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Two of us arrived for a 6pm booking and was greeted immediately by a friendly staff. We opted to be seated at the kitchen bench and had a great view looking at the chefs working and preparing our food.

Ordered 3 starters, 2 small and 1 large share dishes. The raw tuna is a must, what a texture and flavour bomb. Pork katsu and cold noodles was ok but the beef rib cooked perfectly medium rare and was amazing.

A bit disappointed with the pace as the wait staff confirmed that they take it 'slow and easy'. 5 minutes after ordering we had the 3 starters and by the 15th minute our 2 small share came. The large share came around the 40 minute mark. Felt a bit rushed there. Wanted to order a drink but didn't order because I thought I would finish my meal before it comes.

Great atmosphere! At 6pm it was a small number of us and the music is on low. Diner starts to arrive and by 7pm the ochestra between loud music pumping and the kitchen shouting and action, makes it such a nice experience.

Price is spot on but I would reserve this for special occasions.

Thanks for having us!

AL
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an experience. Amazing service, amazing food and amazing atmosphere. Loved watching the chefs. can't wait to return,

l
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice place and food, a bit smoky. Ask for a seat at the booth.

NH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unreservedly yes! This place is a gem and my return visit exceeded the one before. The food is incredible, the service is great, it's a funky little slice of Japan and should not be missed. I still dream of the pork katsu sandwich, so make sure you order it. Have it as dessert if you must, but don't miss out. Grab a seat at the bar and watch the kitchen staff weave magic.

L
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Very noisy with the street party & doors opened. Crowded along the bench/bar, hard to eat so close to other people

DM
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food, with great Japanese flair. Only recommended with full 5 star presentation, service was immaculate and cannot find any single fault. Highly recommending !!!

CJ
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great menu and perfect to share!

AM
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Can't fault the food at Shobosho - absolutely delicious! One tip for seating - if you want the most comfortable seat, book in for four people in a booth - the stools at the bar aren't the most comfortable.

CL
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Shobosho- a real delight! Fantastic food. Attentive, knowledgeable and very likeable staff. Open kitchen which I love! Good value for money for our date night. 5 stars!

LJ
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolute Perfection all round, service was 100% Food 100% music 100% atmosphere 100% can't wait to return.

RO
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated our son finishing Uni. Have always wanted to try, it did not disappoint. Fantastic, interesting flavours. Every morsel was a delight. Staff friendly and professional, especially our waiter Dray.
Cant wait to go back. Will recommend to everyone!!

CH
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was excellent - however we did the tasting menu and thought the dishes we were served did not equate to $75 ph

TK
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Loved it. Will definitely go back. Only complaint would be that noise was a little loud but not really a problem. Nitpicking at this point.

AD
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The teriyaki chicken is bloody delicious. The welcoming staff provided great service and I'll definitely be back.

GL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food (as always) and some of the best staff. Hard to decide what’s better.. the restaurant could be ten times the size and still there wouldn’t be an empty seat

TC
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Love the food but if you want to sit at the bar, then you need to request when booking otherwise you will be seated at a shared table on stools. This is also the same if you have a table of 4, you need to request a booth otherwise you will be seated at a table in the middle of the restaurant on small stools.

B
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Just amazing food! Small details made it so enjoyable and the range of flavours and meals was amazing. Can't wait to return

F
London
46 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Shobosho is not just about good food. It’s about the ambiance and the theatre of the open kitchen. If you’re a two (which we were) you’re seated at the counter looking on to the kitchen. Contrary to some other reviewers I thought these were the best seats in the house as watching the kitchen turn out the different dishes with rapidity and deftness was pure entertainment. The food was amazing too, inventive and delicate. I’m a vegetarian and I felt I had plenty of choice and what I ate was truly delicious. Excellent service topped off a great night.

AP
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. Really different in some regard. Look forward to going again

Please get rid of the stools though!!

B
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great evening! Highly recommend it! Quality food and service

PD
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Massive flight delay from Sydney meant we were and hour late and were pretty grumpy when we arrived. We had let the restaurant know but were still surprised they still had our table earthing, greeted us by name and just made the frustrations of the journey melt away. There is good service and great service and this team is great. And the food is fantastic as well...!

MP
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service. It’s a must visit when in ADELAIDE

ST
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend! My husband and I absolutely loved the food & atmosphere and would definitely go back again.

C
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

We were there for lunch in March and it was fabulous.
It seems to have lost it’s MOJO and lost it’s way.
Service OK but food JUST.

KD
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was outstanding and the service attentive and friendly. Perfect for dining solo or in a group.

PH
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

We did not stay because we were expected to sit on a v small wooden stool facing a boring wall

OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good interesting menu. Staff knowledgeable about wine.

N
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere. Amazing food. Great sitting at the bar and interacting with the chefs and wait staff.

SF
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fast and fantastic. Staff were great and the place had a really good vibe. The only negative were that dishes were a little expensive given the serving sizes.

VY
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, celebrating friends bday, compliments to the chef, looking forward to next menu

OB
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, very helpful with how the menu worked, recommendations, additional drink orders, etc. Great food. Would definitely go back!

AP
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food and wine selection, but the food...AMAZING!