Shobosho

4.6
1259 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 1259 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Energetic
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MelanieA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

My experience with Shobosho was extraordinary! I organised the dinner for my birthday and I had such a wonderful time. I cannot fault the food, the service was seamless - the lovely waitress who brought us our last round of drinks was bubbly and delightful. And to top it off, they organised a sparkler on my dessert to really make me feel special on my birthday. Loved it!

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MargBrey
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

100% recommend. Exceptional food, great wine, beautiful interior.

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DanS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Recommended a number of times by people and didn’t disappoint :)

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience

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StephanieG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was outstanding. Literally wanted to lick the sauce off the plate off the plate of the pork dumplings. Service was impeccable when we arrived but fell flat the end. Overall though a sensational dining experience.

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ChrisD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gear as always. Such good value for money. One of my favourites

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DannyJ
Adelaide
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A brilliant restaurant, a bit out of my typical price range. But certainly memorable and fun. A great way to celebrate our anniversary <3

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AmandaC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a find! Warm and friendly but v efficient service. Food was devine, wine too. Atmosphere cosy and warm ... and a little exotic. I was dining on my own (in Adelaide for work) but will come again with friends when I’m next in here! Must book ahead or be disappointed!

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MarisaS
Sydney
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

As a solo diner it was brilliant that quite a few dishes offer a half serve. Allowed me to try quite a few. Delicious!

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ScottT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience. Food was amazing and service was great.

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MarkC
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food and service second to none would definitely go back

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Yuki
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious though perhaps not authentic but that’s not a detractor but rather sharing insight for expectation. Service was pleasant and attentive. The place was perhaps a bit noisy for my 6 year old who needed some time out but nothing I’d say is too much for an adult. Great buzz and ambience. Slightly disappointed they didn’t do yakitori during weekday but understandable. Price is perhaps on the steeper side coming in at $350 for 3 adults with minimal alcohol (3 beers) but I’d happily spend that money again.

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CurtisB
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic vegan multi-course and friendly staff, we had a very pleasant evening. Thank you!

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Darwin
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Deliciously innovative and great menu and ambiance, highly recommend

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Isabelle
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Could not fault this restaurant, outstanding service and food.
I was a single diner travelling for work, and wanted to enjoy a nice dinner on my last night in Adelaide. Staff very accommodating and suggested half portions which they offer single diners.
Looking forward to returning back again!

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LindaC
Sydney
4 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Ridiculously tasty food, great choices, though slightly patchy service (some fab, some not so).

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CharlotteP
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fabulous meal! We had the Feed me menu and added in the Katsu sandwich, which was the perfect amount.
Great service and recommendations on sake and wine.
Will be back for sure!

SG
ShaneG
Adelaide
5 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious, modern Japanese cuisine!! Very tasty and well presented! Very cool and funky atmosphere with great music! Loves this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as ever! Oliver provided the most impeccable service and the food was spectacular

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Saffy
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and knowledgeable wait staff. Good wine list. Popularity means table times are strictly enforced. No lingering here

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JessH
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious food! Excellent drinks list with lots of different options. Our waiter was helpful and was able to fit the "feed me" menu to our specific dietary needs.
Would have loved to stay longer, but COVID kept our sitting short. Will be back for sure!

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AmyF
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

We ate the $50 tasting menu here for a busy Friday lunch. Food was delicious and the drinks list was pleasing. Unfortunately our waiter wasn’t up to standard.
Other wait staff seemed highly competent and friendly, we just unfortunately didn’t have that.

The food was delicious and we’ll try again hoping for better service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Favourite restaurant in Adelaide... can’t wait to come back.

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GlendaM
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Very enjoyable evening - great food and atmosphere.

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Shaun
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing, atmosphere was amazing. Nothing like I’ve experienced before in Adelaide. Very cool.

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Felipe
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Good food but very bad service. We had to wait too long. Also, they forgot to bring us a part of the order. Bad experience!

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GabeO
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sitting outside at 9pm watching the cavalcade of visitors whilst enjoying a tasting banquet was a most enjoyable experience

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DianaW
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and helpful staff, the recommendations offered by the waitstaff were useful. Would visit again!

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Martin
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Creative Japanese food with tasting menu options. Food is absolutely delicious, amazed at how simple ingredients could be turned into a fine dining dish. Great selection of alcohol that includes a selective variety of sake and Japanese whisky.

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AndrewN
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food. The pork Sando and lamb ribs take your Breath away. Would definitely come here again when we come to visit Adelaide again.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Disappointed with the overall experience given the hype over it. It had lots of potential but under delivered on flavours with most dishes just average. Zero social distancing inside with customers packed in like sardines.

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JamesS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Really excellent food, would highly recommend, the only slight negatives were that they had run out of a dish we had read about in advance, and also staff were slightly over stretched so service for drinks was a little slower than it could have been.
However this is a really excellent restaurant with delicious food that I would go back when we next visit Adelaide.

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SuzieT
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience, delicious food and attentive service. Crab udon a standout!

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RedfernFoodie
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, friendly & knowledgeable service, great atmosphere. Definitely recommend.

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Renee
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal at Shobosho. The wait and kitchen staff were attentive and welcoming, the food was lovely, and the drinks menu complementary. We had the tasting menu, which let us try and good cross section of the menu. Thanks Shobosho.

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Diner123
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was great. The feed me menu wasn’t worth it. You could get a lot more for your money just ordering off the menu

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Natalia
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food at Shobosho is absolutely phenomenal and the staff are exceptional! #foodwizards

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LilS
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always faultless, divine food, professional and friendly service, one of my all time favourite restaurants, and my interstate guests are still raving about it!

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Our first time to eat here and have been hearing rave reviews. As we were in a group, had to go with feed me style. Overall experience was good but for the rave that was, a bit underwhelming. It was a bit of a hit and miss. Food and service was good but for value, we've been to better around Adelaide.

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LucyD
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Banquet was definitely not worth it.
Food wasn't very tasty and service wasn't good at all.
A disappointing experience.

FAQs

Shobosho is rated 4.6 stars by 1259 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.