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Shobosho, Adelaide, AU-SA

Shobosho

4.5
4.5
1842 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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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 41 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

What 1,842 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

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  • Adelaide

    Fit for Foodies

  • Adelaide

    Hot Spot

  • Adelaide

    Notable Wine List

  • Adelaide

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Adelaide

    Most Booked

  • Central

    Fit for Foodies

  • Central

    Hot Spot

  • Central

    Notable Wine List

  • Central

    Outdoor Eating

  • Central

    Special Occasions

  • Central

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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    Most Booked

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  1. J

    Janelle

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best in Adelaide! Seafood was delightfully presented, so fresh with unique traditional flavours. Tiffany who looked after us was brilliant in advice with the menu and recommended paired wines and sake. Can’t wait to return.
  2. HK

    HKMAC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    There's nothing that you would consider to be japanese dining, over thought menu, haven't got the basics right, and service was poor from staff who just didn't want to be there.
  3. DM

    DarrenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booking was very easy. Food was absolutely amazing. The staff were very friendly and polite. You will not be disappointed.
  4. MC

    MarkC

    Adelaide

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    My partner & I attended the “Van Bone” Cooking experience, which was great. The staff were superb & took the time to explain the dishes. I am definitely a fan of this restaurant, we will be back.
  5. PS

    PaulS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food4service4ambience1
    staff did not really care much, food was very good but lukewarm, noise level was atrocious could not leave after food fast enough no lingering nothing japanese typical noisy australian drinking hole with excellent food, should not advertise as japanese .I have been to Japan and they love peace and serenity nothing here as such.
  6. AD

    AlexandraDab49

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had been recommended to dine at this great place and it truly met all our expectations!
  7. SR

    SamR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Set menu was disappointing. It seems like the cheaper dishes, We should have ordered our own choices.
  8. JM

    JanineM

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Superb food & service. Our waitress was so lovely . You must dine at Shobosho never disappoints 100%.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Had been looking forward to going to this restaurant and had heard really good things - but over all was disappointed. I received an automated message that my table was ready 20 minutes before my reservation time, however I was not seated until 20 minutes after my reservation time. We were asked about dietary requirements and brought out meals containing allergens twice. At the end of the meal we were provided desert plates and 30 minutes later still hadn’t received dessert. When we enquired we were told that they had forgotten. We were provided a discount. The staff were lovely and apologetic, and the food was delicious - however the lack of coordination and communication overpowered the experience.
  10. MS

    MarkS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there and I absolutely loved it. I’ll be back.
  11. V

    Vickie

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and friendly helpful staff. We visited on recommendation and were not disappointed. If we visit Adelaide again we certainly will come back
  12. T

    Tayla

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Tasting menu was not really good and staff never asked our preferences. It was not much food and none of us was full after that. And the food didn’t really meet our expectations.
  13. PN

    PamN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Nice restaurant however the food is not as good as it was reviewed. Maybe just my preference, but they could do better
  14. RK

    RoryK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food & service unreal, drunk from over the road yelling had us get up and pay as soon as we were finished although that is outside of shoboshos control
  15. C

    Caro

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We are regular visitors to Shobosho. It’s a great all-purpose restaurant, with sophisticated but relaxed ambience, helpful and obliging service, and first-rate food.
  16. JB

    JessicaB

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience. Cannot rate highly enough! Service was impeccable and the food was scrumptious!
  17. EP

    EmilyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Surprised my partner with dinner here for his birthday, we had an absolutely wonderful time. The food was fantastic, and they even read my notes about it being his birthday and decorated dessert for him. We will be back
  18. WA

    WendyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food - 8 dishes and everyone a winner. Outstanding service
  19. DN

    DeeN

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    On a very busy Friday night, really appreciated staff thoughtfulness in moving us - along with two comfortable chairs - from the bar where my husband's knee injury meant he couldn't sit on a stool, to an outside table. Attentive, helpful service.
  20. KP

    KarlP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Couldn’t eat more than entrees with my partner, we loved everything and then we brought it dessert. Wee we’re only charged a lunch rate at dinner and we’re so surprised to be offered this. Will definitely come back for the whole course. Couldn’t have asked for better service. Everything was on point 🙏
  21. FJ

    FoodieJen

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    We order 5 dishes and unfortunately they are over priced standard food. The highlight of the evening was the oyster, fresh and well balance seasoned. The wait staff didn’t not greet with us and she came up twice ask us to order drinks after we told her we are good with water. Is she a drinks promoter? That was very pushy and unprofessional.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This experience dining at Shobosho was exceptional and differed entirely with the service I received the day after Mother’s Day. In my previous experience, I arrived with one other to find that the menu was limited with fewer choices on the day. I was disappointed and talked to the floor manager on the day, expressing concern and stated that he should have let me know the situation. This would have given me a choice to dine here or go elsewhere. An apology was given and I was told I should come again. I stated that this had been a special occasion and had introduced a person who had not dined at the restaurant, they too were totally disappointed. I would say that the attitude conveyed was totally dismissive. I had not been keen to come back to the restaurant again, however my guest wanted to sample the food so I agreed. Luckily for us we were looked after by two exceptional staff on the day. Tiffany and Atalyia on hearing my previous experience proceeded to make amends and offered some delicious starters and a glass of wine to compensate for the previous experience. What amazing customer service, prompt, attentive and offered great advice about the menu and wine list. Congratulations Tiffany and Atalyia you made the day very special .
  23. JF

    JulieF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sensational food, cool booth dining and funky disco tunes.
  24. EK

    EugeneK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, very refreshing and tasty at the same time. Innovative on traditional fare.
  25. DH

    DieselH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and restaurant! Come to Sydney!!! We need you!!!
  26. FC

    FionaC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great night. Fantastic food, atmosphere and service.
  27. SW

    ShionaW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food, portions designed to share. I booked to sit at the kitchen bar to watch the action. Be aware when requesting to sit at the kitchen bar seating there are two seats at the very right, infront of the sink and service area. We couldn't easily see any of the cooking action from our seats, but got a good view of the water bottles and bills being rung up. My menu got splashed from staff washing things in the sink and was a bit grossed out at the thought of that happening when our food arrived. Not sure if it did, because it was a bit dark at our end of the counter. If we'd not been sat there, I'm sure I'd be raving about my experience.
  28. HC

    HelenaC

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The chef’s selection is way to small. One small dish, at a time, to share between two people.
  29. C

    Cath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Waiter was very helpful and welcoming. Menu was interesting with good variety. Food was very tasty with excellent presentation.
  30. m

    matt

    Adelaide

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Whilst we enjoyed the meal and our waitress was great, the whole experience just felt rushed. Our booking was 6:45pm and I think we were out of there just after 8. The 5 dishes we ordered were pretty much all served at the same time, and so it just felt rushed and we were not able to enjoy the experience as much as we might have. We didn't even have time to look at the desserts menu, if you even have one. I understand that you have to turn the tables over to make money, I get that.
  31. L

    Lano

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, lovely outside table. We did the 5 course option, was nice to try things we would normally not have chosen, swimmer crab udon noodles the pick of the dishes. Excellent Pinot recommendations from our waiter!
  32. JP

    JeremyPK

    Adelaide

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Adelaide
  33. DC

    DaniC

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great experience and beautiful food-thankyou! Will definitely be back and recommend :)
  34. JH

    JordinH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service is super quick and all the food is just perfectly tasty.
  35. RT

    RaeleneT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and service. Very pleased with the menu selection.
  36. MB

    MarkB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Wonderful, unique food. The experience was let down a little by a waiter who seemed to have a bit of an attitude and really wasn't particularly interested.
  37. JK

    JohnK

    Hong Kong

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    When I visit Adelaide I always make a point to visit this restaurant. Staff are attentive, the atmosphere is buzzy and the food is always a treat.
  38. S

    Steph

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Firstly the food was amazing, the raw tuna dish was simply amazing, melted in my mouth... I could have eaten just that and been satisfied but then more delicious food came out! Service was fantastic- nice and friendly staff, respectful that you are out with someone and trying to enjoy their company! Will be a return customer many times I think!
  39. TT

    ToyaT

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely outstanding. Such a cool clean vibe. Open yet intimate setting, attentive staff and the food. . . .OMG! The most delicious dishes I've had in a while. The wagyu tartare was exceptionally good. We will definitely be back!
  40. FC

    FilomenaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place definitely recommend food service was fantastic

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Shobosho is rated 4.5 stars by 1842 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 41 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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