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74 Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 5EL, England
2082870312
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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English first
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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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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53 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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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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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Sushi was absolutely delicious and perfect temperature. A little pricey so special occasions only for us but 2 of us ate without alcohol for about £50

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Went for dinner with the Mrs. and after noticing the staff all spoke Korean opted for some fairly common ground cuisine items between the cultures. I would classify the food (chicken katsu curry, pickled vegetables, yakitori, bbq eel) to be perfect in the sense of comfort food or a home-cooked meal. We particularly liked all the Totoro paraphernalia as we... More 

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London
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53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This restaurant a couple of hundred meters from my house and I eat there about once a month. It is the best sushi restaurant in Kingston and one of my favourite sushi restaurants in the UK. The quality of the sushi is excellent and the service is always good. A high proportion of customers are regulars and they have recently... More 

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

From the outside it looks like just any other local restaurant, and inside the decor is nothing to write home about. BUT that is all forgotten when you experience the attentive service, the quiet atmosphere and the simply delicious food altar is also great value. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A great place for a quiet meal - delicious sushi and an ample and fresh menu to choose from. A regular visitor.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My girlfriend is vegetarian so we found ShowBu had a good selection of veggie and meat dishes available. All were delicious and we will be back to try some of the items I didn't have the first time. There were a couple of display cases with Japanese collectibles that made the place feel like being at someone's home. The service... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Really fantastic sushi, the best my wife and I have had in this country. Make sure to order a Dragon Roll, and the white tuna sashimi - incredible.

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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

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