Restaurant Reviews

Shobosho: Restaurant review


17 Leigh St
Adelaide, SA


Tue-Sun 11.30am-10.30pm


E $8-$24
M $24-$55
D $12-$17


Shobosho amalgamates Korean and Japanese barbecue with cheeky Aussie attitude. The kitchen team yells "Hai!" as dishes are swiftly dispensed from a gleaming line of steel fire pits and grills. It's great theatre, especially for those planted on stools lining the service counter. For maximum fun, order a long trail of snacks – beef pot stickers with feisty chilli bite, wagyu oyster blade kushiyaki in yakiniku sauce, and juicy tsukune yakitori. A superb katsu sando deserves a glass of Asahi black – part of an attractive drinks list stretching from skin-contact white wines to top-shelf sake. The seriously hungry gravitate to teriyaki-glazed chicken from the rôtisserie, or dry-aged sirloin off the robata grill, topped with a yuzu-infused spin on Béarnaise. Sign off with a kooky ice-cream dessert, mixing flavours from pumpkin and miso to toasted sesame and chocolate.
(08) 8366 2224
Bookings essential
  • Licensed
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Outdoor dining
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Adam Liston
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.