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74 Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 5EL, England
2082870312
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious sushi, friendly atmosphere

We had another great experience at ShowBu recently: top quality sushi served by friendly staff in a small and unpretentious restaurant. The portions are generous and full of flavour. The service was speedy and attentive. The wine list is limited but offers adequate range to accompany the dishes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
Alex W
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English first
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We had another great experience at ShowBu recently: top quality sushi served by friendly staff in a small and unpretentious restaurant. The portions are generous and full of flavour. The service was speedy and attentive. The wine list is limited but offers adequate range to accompany the dishes served. The menu isn't cheap but the prices are justified. A great... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Walked in for lunch, one waiter who forgot to mention the lunchtime menu. Once the minor lapse was rectified, everything went very smoothly. Waiter was a very pleasant man, food as expected, abundant chicken portions. Not sure why it was an empty restaurant, I would recommend it and their delivery service also offers very good quality food.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Fabulous visit on a Friday evening. The girls serving were attentive and very pleasant. Prawn tempura, sushi and sashimi were excellent, but the highlight was the "spicy seafood udon soup". It is terrific!! Fabulously spicy and thoroughly delicious. Huge portion, that possibly we could have shared? Confidently recommend this restaurant.

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Surrey
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Far away from what Japanese cuisine supposed to be. I love sushi and I've been to Japan many times. Nothing there seems to be right. We only had sashimi and a couple of rolls. It didn't taste as fresh as you can get it in other good restaurants in London. Expensive and not worth it at all.

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London, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I am Japanese and I returned to Showbu for dinner with my friend after several years' gap, having cherished a quite impressive lunch and I regret to say it turned out to be such a disappointment. Tempura was soggy and not fresh, wrong batter and the sauce was too sweet. No grated ginger or daikon relish was accompanied so I... More 

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is one of my favourite local restaurants and I eat here about one a month. I always order the Sashimi and maki as the fish is always fresh and good quality. The serving staff and helpful and friendly, the only downside is service can be slow during busy periods. A sushi meal here is not cheap we usually spend... More 

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Gibraltar
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I visited this place on the recommendation of tripadvisor reviews. I was not let down. Restaurant is run mainly by a young guy who is very polite and enthusiastic about his service. The sushi was very good and very well priced. This is certainly a step up from places like yo-sushi and very moderately priced too. Although I wouldnt choose... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Just back from our first experience of ShowBu having walked past it regularly for the last ten years, I though it was time to give it a go. Waitresses were very friendly but service was extremely slow. It was over 45 minutes from ordering before our food arrived. My food was fresh, but slightly bland, but some chilli sauce livened... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We ate dinner on New Years Eve at Showbu our local Sushi restaurant which we have visited many times. Showbu is very popular and there are quire a few locals who eat here regularly, they have even introduced a sushi loyalty card. The restaurant is good for casual dining or special occasions such as valentines day as although it is... More 

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Five of us went for our first visit we all agreed that the service was just average, three starters arrived and they said the other two would be just a minute, they arrived as we finished our starters. Couldn't understand it as we were the only people in the place. Food though we thought was good, tasty and well presented.... More 

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Additional Information about ShowBu

Address: 74 Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 5EL, England
Phone Number: 2082870312
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Kingston upon Thames
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 74 Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 5EL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Kingston upon Thames
  • Phone Number: 2082870312

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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