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ShowBu

74 Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 5EL, England
2082870312
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

You know, I can't actually remember any of the dishes I had here; all I can remember is deeply enjoying the food and the time I had, and planning to go back. So your milage may vary, but I highly recommend it! (I am only just starting to use TA; in future my reviews will come directly after the meal)

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London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Absolutely Outstanding food and experience. I made dinner reservation here for my daughter 19th Birthday Each course was a taste sensation and fantastic quality,lovely relaxed atmosphere and outstanding service. Thanks for all beautiful Birthday decoration and balloons. Thanks for a wonderful evening Showbu. I highly recommend this restaurant and will surely go back.

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London, England
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Working in the West End there's a multitude of places to go for sushi, most of them a triumph of style over substance. In the places where it's done well you feel it in your pocket although maybe not in your stomach. Meanwhile on any given day in Kingston one can always see a queue of families lining up to... More

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I ordered a takeaway on a Saturday evening. The helpful lady who answered the phone recommended one of the set menus. I explained to her that it was difficult to read the menu on the website even with my glasses. She said that she would let management know, fair enough, I couldn't ask for more than that. I ordered the... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I have been here few times and really find the food to be delicious and high quality. I always love to come here and feel so relaxed with a very kind and inviting staff. The sushi is my favourite and it is great to find somewhere in london where the japanese cuisine is so authentic. Very much recommend to come... More

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London
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

We went out with our friends and all our kids and of course early evening so 11 of us more or less took the Place over ! Staff very polite and helpful throughout. Thanks to my South East Asian friends got helped to pick out some food off the menu ,which looked comprehensive visually! The starters folowed by mains seamlessly... More

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Kingston upon Thames, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I've eaten sushi in many restaurants home and abroad and this is up there with the very best. The service is friendly and helpful and the atmosphere relaxed. Due to its location you could go almost go past without noticing it. So, do keep a look out, it's worth the effort!

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London
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I booked this restaurant for valentines and was not disappointed. The staff were very friendly and went the extra mile to ensure there customers had a memorable meal, they gave heart shaped balloons do all there customers. Having eaten on multiple occasions at all of the sushi restaurants in kingston, in my opinion this is the best with the freshest... More

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

I had problem communicating with one of its staff. Sushi there is nothing special just hype _---ridiculous price, I agree with one of above reviews - prefer Mino next to the Crown Court Kingston.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

A superb restaurant, no pretension just great food and great staff. We went with no expectation and little experience of the style of food. They gave us a brilliant experience that we won't forget and we will go back. Booking recommended as they give you a few extra touches if you do.

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