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Shohko Cafe

321 Johnson St, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Downtown)
505-982-9708
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Ranked #154 of 463 restaurants in Santa Fe
Cuisines: Sushi, Barbecue, Japanese, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
Neighborhood: Downtown
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73% Recommend
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English first
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Paid a return visit to Shohko because I heard they had introduced an "authentic" Ramen menu. And, as I would expect from what I have previously described as the best sushi restaurant in Santa Fe, it was exactly as advertised. Unlike the other noodle restaurants in this city that simply doesn't seem to know what good Asian food is, Shohko's... More

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I would not go back to this restaurant! I was so sick with food poisoning (2 days) after eating here that we had to delay our departure from Santa Fe. Usually this is because of poor food handling, poor food quality or unhealthy conditions in the kitchen. I talked with the manager about another issue and he was not friendly... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Shohko Café is the best sushi I have tried in New Mexico. But a restaurant it's not olnly about the quality of food, it's also about the service and this restaurant has two of two. Be careful not to use perfume before visiting Shohko, or you end up in a table away from everyone.

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Estes Park, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is not far off the Plaza in Santa Fe and down the street from the Georgia O'Keefe museum. There is convenient parking behind the restaurant. We were told when we called to make the reservation that the restaurant is fragrance free. No problem - however when you walk in the restaurant there is a strong bleach smell. However, this... More

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albuquerque, new mexico
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

This is a 4.5 restaurant. When I called and made a reservation for a single person I was given a warm welcome and was offered a table or spot at the sushi bar even though they were busy. This is a family owned restaurant in SF for almost 40 years. The matriarch of the family is a sushi chef, the... More

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Top Contributor
192 reviews 192 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We dined here on a stormy Monday evening in early November. The restaurant wasn't that busy but I attribute that to the day of the week and the weather. First off, one thing I greatly appreciated about this restaurant is that they have a sign when you walk in that it is a perfume free environment. I wish other restaurants... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Want to pay $5 for a little bowl of soy beans, $37 for an entree, $10 for a glass of sake? If you are ok dropping over $52 not including tip then this is the place to go! Sushi is fresh and delicious, staff are knowledgeable. This is a real "keep it quiet" kind of spot... don't take a rowdy... More

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New Mexico
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Very good spicy tuna. GREAT green tea. Ambiance?....very southwest...not what I typically like in my sushi restaurants....but it's Santa Fe for god sakes. Pleasant experience and price is about par for good sushi.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I have no idea why people had a poor experience at Shohko. I've been several times and always have excellent service and amazing/fresh sushi. My waiters and waitresses have always known the menu, but I didn't need it. The Enoki mushrooms…yum. Something you can't get ANYWHERE? Not sushi, but shrimp stuffed green chili tempura. To die for!! Sashimi, etc. I... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Best sushi in Santa Fe and has been for over 20 years. I usually sit at the sushi counter and have gotten to know the chefs. They take a great deal of pride in their masterpieces.

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