ShoSho

4.7
245 reviews
$41 to $100
Japanese
Inspired by the Japanese izakaya way of dining, ShoSho offers a unique dining experience with food designed to enjoy a drink with.

ShoSho is the sister restaurant to Shobosho (Leigh St), but with a focus on the ancient art of tempura.

Bookings essential. Outdoor and bar seating available for walks in.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Contactless payment available
What 245 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JamesB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, and the chefs course was a great progression with a lovely variety of different dishes

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VictoriaM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff and really beautiful food easily catered for dietaries will definitely be back

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DebraR
Adelaide
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sho Sho never disappoints! We always enjoy the food here. If you order the larger 'feed me' menu, you had better go with an empty belly, as you will be very full when you leave.
Sho Sho is one of my 'go to' restaurants... always good.

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RobM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, friendly knowledgeable staff makes ShoSho a truly enjoyable experience. Always a pleasure to eat here

MR
MarkR
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The potato / scallop are sensational! One is not enough

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Vicks
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A must go! Such delicious food with a great vibe!

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Ooooppppllllnuihfdklmubb
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

The pancakes were great. Similarly the surprisingly tasty were the tempura beans- could have just stick to them . Dumplings also very nice. The mushrooms were not what I expected.

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Trappy
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Chefs selection was filling. The food was delicious. My only criticism was the salt. All the dishes were well seasoned and was a bit much at the end. I would have given it 5 stars but lost a point for the saltiness. Service was great. Wine was lovely. Would I go back? Yes!!

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NatashaK
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food, great variety, amazing staff and lovely atmosphere.

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BevK
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Food was average. Salted egg yolk tempura beans had no salted egg yolk flavour at all. The BBQ chasiew was tough and hard to cut and chew. The flavours of all the dishes were alright. Best items were the cocktails, house wine with Delinquente and the yuzu meringue tart dessert.

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Laurent
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

our waitress for the evening for fantastic, so attentive with great , fun personality. service was excellent

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Luke
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We had a great time - our second time there and very good

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mrheynen
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

An excellent hidden spot with an excellent menu and some of the best customer service I've experienced!

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ParidaC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was our first time lunch in here and it was amazing. Highly recommended!

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Food service was rushed and dishes not explained well.

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AndrewG
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic Food

Amazing Service

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JudyB
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Went for lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Exceptionally helpful staff member identified all items that were or could be made Gluten Free and was excellent throughout our time there. Overall very much enjoyed the food but didn’t get to try the tempura items.

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PeterB
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The dinner was a gift from family and a birthday gift for Glenys. Waitress acknowledged this and was extremely helpful in helping us make our selections. Cannot fault anything on the night. Would come again.

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LaraB
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and exceptional service! Totally recommend.

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grasy19
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Have tried it twice now, was expecting more, good but not great! The service was very good but we were a bit underwhelmed with the food.

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MarkL
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience3

tuna drenched in ponzu OK, and the snake beans, but the soggy shallot pancake with cream cheese escaping from it , and the udon noodles with a few flecks of crab very ordinary.

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EmmaB
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was super nice and quick. Will return for sure.

LL
LaurenL
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, atmosphere & service.
Awesome music. Our new favorite place

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Sticks
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Service and food excellent. Staff friendly and helpful. We will return.

KB
KellyB
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, friendly & polite waters, great setting. Can't wait to return.

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CaroleF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Recommend the chefs menu as we ate some great dishes which we may not have chosen

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CarolK
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Have eaten here before and will definitely be back.

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AndreaH
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never ever disappoints, incredible wine list, food, staff. Love it. Nothing like it in Adelaide (well apart from the fabulous Shobosho)

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philF
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Nice venue with good ambiance. Food was not at the level expected in the main the pork was very good with a nice cabbage salad but the tempura prawns a real disappointment. Done in their shells meant it just felt like you were eating shell rather than prawn meat. I commented to the waitress about this not working in my opinion and the response was they are not to everyone’s taste and its a traditional way of doing them. Others items average.

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was my son’s birthday and they made him feel so special and the food was delicious!

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SoniaM
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was good, service was good, loved the complimentary peach liqueur at the end.

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JaneM
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed a long lunch on Sunday and sat on the verandah, which was perfect. Explored a wide range of dishes and enjoyed lovely wines. Food was outstanding and service was exceptional. Nothing was too much trouble.

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Atetoomuch
8 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

delicious fresh food. Very helpful and friendly staff.

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vipFoodlover
London
13 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Easily one of the best restaurants in Adelaide. Excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Misic too loud
Food great
Sake good need to offer warmed as well as chilled

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PaulC
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I had an absolutely wonderful meal there. The food was delicious and the service efficient and extremely friendly. We felt like an honoured guest. Definitely will go again.

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MartinA
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous, inventive Japanese-inspired food. Wonderful flavours & textures. A destination for foodies!

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GandE
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We booked well in advance because we know how popular it is and therefore impossible to get in at short notice. They were turning people away at the door. We had the most wonderful dinner for two. The tempura onion rings, Spencer Gulf prawns, udon noodles with lobster and crab, and the most excellent potstickers were all small share plates. We also ordered the salmon which was a larger plate with a side of rice and salad, which was fabulous but defeated us. We could have done with one or two fewer small plates for two, but it's like choosing a favourite child to decide which one we would not have wanted. The food and service was outstanding. I would definitely go again.

It was a very very hot night, so it was a bit warm inside and some brave souls were sitting outside. It was a challenge for the a/c with heat, people, and the fire in the kitchen. The music is super cool and super loud. You could talk to each other across the table, but the music volume meant you had to talk so loudly you knew what your neighbours were discussing - which happened to be breast feeding (lol).

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WahibJ
Adelaide
4 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service! I've already booked to go back again!!!

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Bruce
London
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food, lovely surroundings (striking selection of Japanese original prints on the walls) and attentive, smart service.

FAQs

ShoSho is rated 4.7 stars by 245 OpenTable diners.

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.