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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
New Malden, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I visited this restaurant with my partner after going past it on the way to work several times a week and seeing the other reviews on Trip Advisor. The Sushi was fantastic, we had the Kimchi, Salmon Nigiri, the California Roll, Crunch Roll, Spicy Tuna Roll and the Dragon Roll. The Salmon was deliciously fresh, the Crunch Roll was great... More 

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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Food at Showbu is really great! We tried the ramen and also the sushi and sashimi sets and all of them were amazing. The price is related to what you get, if you try the larger sushi and sashimi sets of course yor bill will quickly raise but the quality is guaranteed. The staff is really nice and helpful and... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

I am a Japanese. I heve been Showbu few time now. The food never let me down!!! Shushi is very high standard( much better than famouse japanese restraurants in centre of london) cooked by japanese chef. The other menu, I highly reccomend "karaage" which is deep fried buttered chicken. Utterly mouth waterly! Showbu is kind to vegitalians,too :) Try squid... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Been to Showbu regularly over the pat year and it has become a huge family favourite. The crispy salmon skin roll is perfect and the adventurous specials and presentation are just brilliant.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

Really lovely restaurant with great atmosphere and authentic Japanese cuisine. Looks deceiving from the outside but food is absolutely fantastic. Definitely a hidden little gem in the heart of Kingston!

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Kingston upon Thames, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Popped in here for an early meal before going to the cinema. The food, I must say was extremely good. An excellent selection of sushi and sashimi (with a couple of spicy Korean sashimi dishes too) The service however was a little on the slack side! There were only us and one other table, and it seemed a real mission... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

There are a lot of late night food joints in Kingston (no doubt catering for the student crowd), a smattering of decent restaurants, and a lot of chains. Showbu is set apart for the sheer quality of its food; however, as previously mentioned in other reviews, it is a bit pricey. The quality is excellent. I would recommend sharing a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Have been a few times now and have never been disappointed. The best and most friendly service in Kingston. I enjoy ordering a selection of sushi as it always seems to be laid out in a new way and is beautifully presented. Despite its modest location and surroundings away from the High street easily the best quality service and food... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

The main courses (we had teriyaki salmon & teriyaki chicken) were delicious and portions quite filling. As a starter we decided to share a sushi plate (ca. £14), good quality but the small amount of pc made it expensive.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Im shocked to read such good reviews. We have visited showbu previously when it was under diff man. We made a special trip in from London, on this occasion when we walked in we noticed that the restaurant felt more like a cafe/noodle bar. Shocked, at how much the portions had shrunk (less than half), gyoza was fried from frozen... 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  >  Surrey  >  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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