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321 Johnson St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-982-9708
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Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 46
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Elegant Oasis

My wife and daughter and I had trouble finding an appealing place to eat in the central plaza area but my daughter likes Japanese and Chinese food so I searched on my phone and lo and behold, Shohko was close by. We went inside, were warmly greeted by the hostess and ended up having a very nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Dougalasa
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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88 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

My wife and daughter and I had trouble finding an appealing place to eat in the central plaza area but my daughter likes Japanese and Chinese food so I searched on my phone and lo and behold, Shohko was close by. We went inside, were warmly greeted by the hostess and ended up having a very nice meal. I don't... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
2 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

A couple of gals and I went in on Feb 24, 2015 at 6:15. It was during restaurant week so we were happy to try the special menu. It took the waitress 10 minutes to bring us water after we asked for it when we sat down. My friends and I all ordered off of the special menu. Two of... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
367 helpful votes 367 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The special dinner menu for restaurant week has the fixed price of $30 and states it is a $49 value and it is absolutely true. The menu offers you a choice of three each of appetizers, main course and desserts. I chose the seaweed sesame salad as my appetizer, the assortment of 15 piece chef choice sashimi and the three... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Shohko Cafe is a special place for my wife and me. Having first met her decades ago in Boulder, Co, we reestablished a long-distance relationship and when I came to Santa Fe in 2008 to meet her she chose her favorite restaurant, Shohko, as our rendezvous spot. We’ve returned to the restaurant many many times since then for romantic evenings... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The menu is impressive, and the tempura was great. We were disappointed, though, with the sushi. Had heard raves from friends in the past, so maybe it was just a bad night. Ambiance, service were quite good.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
367 helpful votes 367 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The only downside to eating here is if you are on a budget. Everything is superb and it is tempting to linger and sample many items off the menu.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We've been several times recently and two things seem very consistent: The food is wonderful. A large menu and almost everything has met or exceeded expectation. The service is slow. I think this is because the kitchen is a long way from the tables, complicated by a long, narrow path leading there, with the sushi bar on one side and... More 

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Lund, Sweden
Top Contributor
200 reviews 200 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We were driving through Santa Fe on our way home and stopped for dinner at one of my longtime favorites, the Shohko Café. I am gone there for meals for over 30 years and have never been disappointed. My favorite is shrimp tempura which is always more than I can eat and a wonderful mixture of shrimp and assorted veggies.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Menu extensive, food good. Service left quite a bit to be desired. I got my order a good 15 minutes before my husband got his. Waitress blamed sushi chefs for backup, but there were multiple orders, including ours, sitting on counter. They lost business because we would have ordered more. Would not go back. Other sushi places in town.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We moved recently and were mourning the loss of one of the great/noodle houses in the Midwest with home made noodles in many ways that always made us feel better. Shohko has been a wonderful place for sushi and even if you doubt that fresh can be had three states from the ocean, it can and is. But they recently... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 321 Johnson St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 505-982-9708

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sushi, Barbecue, Japanese, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?