Shobosho

4.6
1116 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.

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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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1116 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TroyM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We hadnt eaten at Shobosho before and were very happy with our choice! The food was excellent, with very very well balanced and interesting flavours.
The service and knowledge of staff with their food and wine/drinks list was excellent as was their service, something not seen often enough in restaurants. The open kitchen where you can see the Chef's making the food was very cool.
We did the "let us feed you" option which we thought was a great way to experience Shobosho.
Excellent restaurant, we would highly recommend it and will be back!!

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Mick
Adelaide
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience1

Good food but probably not completely worth the money. Also reminded them twice it was a birthday event and asked them to do something for it but they still forgot, staff didn't seem very apologetic about the matter either.

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JoshuaP
Adelaide
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience3

I hate to come out the gates with an overall negative review but:
Positives:
1. Food was very good. Cooked well, full of flavour. Good sized servings.
2. Service was fantastic, attentive, not interruptive and considerate and professional.
3. Wait staff were fantastic.
Negatives:
1. We were unclear on the courses for the set menu, we were told a course was our last, when there were still more to come, the final bill was adjusted to consider the missing course but was a surprise.
2. We had 2 of the same item come out for the set menu, which seemed odd.
3. I booked online and paid a $35 dollar booking fee, which was not deducted from the final bill.

Overall I was a little unhappy with the amount paid (around $175 dollars for 2 people) I had to pay and what we got overall, but this may have just been due to unclear process or the restaurant being a little too busy and some human error.

Unfortunately due to the cost issues, I would not recommend this place to others or be likely to return.

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Jonno
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Blue Swimmer Crab udon noodles was a highlight. Everything was exceptional

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MarilynB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal at Shobosho, small, intimate and very pleasant

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GailS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Totally recommend eating here.
Food was fresh & beautiful! Extensive wine list and service was fabulous.
We booked an outdoor table and even enjoyed a Musial close by !

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ChrisH
Adelaide
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Busy night but staff not attentive - had to ask for someone to get drinks/food on arrival - seated and ignored. Didn't get a table like I booked online - had to jam at the bar. Service was very ordinary which is shame because food was good.

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AlexandraC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Absolutely delicious as always! We will be back again soon!

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TastebudChronicles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant I’ve been to Adelaide so far! Food, service and atmosphere outstanding. Thank you for an amazing night!

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Nicole
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had booked for myself and my partner to celebrate finishing his PhD and both of us accepting new jobs. On arrival the waitress asked what the occasion was for, which actually ended up as us being engaged as my partner (now fiancé) proposed earlier in the day. The waitress staff were so lovely to us, and provided a celebratory glass on wine and dessert. It was a lovely touch to a delicious meal. We didn't have to wait long between dishes. We order the $75 per person and would recommend it to others. Couldn't have asked for a more perfect night.

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NazzaF
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good place and atmosphere, amazing food and very professional service.
Highly recommend.

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TracyLee
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was amazing - especially the salmon tataki and pot stickers. (Foudn the teriyaki chicken a bit average.)
Small space which makes it quite loud inside, but also quite vibey.
Not the cheapest night out...but good food.

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LAKA
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the third time we had been to Shobosho and it yet again didn't disappoint. The food was phenomenal, service was attentive and friendly and the vibe was awesome. All I want to do is go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was just amazing

The pork sausage roll was the biggest surprise it was superb

Could not fault anything and the young gentleman who served us was pleasant and knowledgeable

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious meal and excellent service! Everything was perfect!

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KateA
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The food was excellent and would definitely go back with a smaller group. e.g. would be perfect as a date spot. I was a bit disappointed with the service and noise for 8 people.
We were sat at the Yakitori bar but as it was a U shape, I was about 2m away from the people on the other side of the table and there was a speaker directly above us which was quite loud. So we were unable to talk to everyone. Additionally, our dessert was forgotten so there was about a 40 minute gap between our last dish and dessert. Having said that, the food was so excellent that I still overall enjoyed the experience. Just wanted to pass on the experience.

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MaxB
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Adelaide and have eaten here many times. Usually the experience is faultless. The food on the latest visit was top notch as always, however this time the staff were inattentive (experience was poor from being greeted at the front door and throughout the meal). Hopefully this was just an off night. Will return again and hopefully next time the service matches the food.

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AndrewN
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

All good dishes though beef with ramen not tender.

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Stefanie
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Atomosphere was incredible, Setting was the closest thing to authentic Japanese feel we have experienced in Australia the food was outstanding and the service friendly and very informative.

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AdamP
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal food, very tasty and reminiscent of my time in Japan. Great atmosphere and service, definitely worth a try!

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Cam1234
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

Way too expensive for what you get and got charged 4 bucks a head for sparkling water without any notice. Food is ok but not worth the price.

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DarylK
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fantastic, staff knew everything from wine origins to pair with selections, the food was flawless

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VickiS
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New experience for us but given good guidance by friendly wait staff and very happy with our order and the amount of food. Drink service also very good and laneway atmosphere fun and easy.

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EvanS
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2021
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience3

Probably the most underwhelming culinary experience I had in Adelaide. Compared to other places with a tasting menu, the offering is small and limited in total dishes - overpriced for what it is as an evening dining option

Definitely look into other places (a few doors / streets either side) for something which is a bit better. More expensive and less enjoyable than most of Melbourne's Asian fusion offerings

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RobA
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great welcome, excellent menu explanation, straight up wine list provided, no wait for first food course followed by well spaced 2nd & subsequent courses.
Music level excessive for us 60 plus patrons.
Definitely a restaurant to return to.
Our Victorian friends loved it.
Keep it at this level.

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JohnL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Superb food, prompt service, accommodating wait staff

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Luka
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The place is amazing from the food to the service! Can’t wait to go back!

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JamesT
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and experience. Would definitely return again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food and service was en pointe and wasn’t overly expensive. Would definitely come back to try the rest of the menu

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Emmagatto
Adelaide
4 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my friend's first time at Shobosho and they were super impressed with the food, sooooo good! As am I very time I dine here.

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TahirS
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

They charged me $70 for not showing up and when I tried to call to cancel no one answered. Very disappointed with the experience

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LeeD
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious. We had the feed me with some extra dishes added. All dishes were well presented and tasted amazing. The service was excellent from all staff and they were very accommodating of our requests. Would definitely eat here again.

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MichelleS
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Flavours took us on a journey, and service amazing!! Will definitely be back for more

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PetaN
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food (we had chef’s choice of 4 courses), yummy wine, great service and awesome tunes. Will definitely go again!

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Peter
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food, great wine and the people were amazing

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AshB
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Japanese food! Amazing service, helpful staff. Everything on their menu is so good, can’t wait to return

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MelodyC
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place never disappoints. Love everything about the experience.

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KeenaF
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great ambience, would go again next time we’re in Adelaide

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DanielA
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience that reminded me of why I fell in love with Japanese food in the first place

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Marble
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was a bit too busy for it's own good. While the service was at a high level, the staff were clearly put under the pump and that affected our experience resulting in wrong orders or drinks occasionally.

We ordered the let us feed you option. Most of the food was divine but if I'm being picky occasionally lacked acid or a sense of freshness. Saying that, the only real disappoint was our mains which were very lack lustre.

Generally a good experience, perhaps a little over priced for the quality.

FAQs

Shobosho is rated 4.6 stars by 1116 OpenTable diners.

Shobosho does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shobosho.com.au/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.