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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: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Good sushi

We had the California Roll with real crab, the Rainbow Roll, and the Tokyo Roll. All were well prepared; my wife thought the quality was better than at our local sushi joint, while I'm still undecided. We also tried two flights of sake -- the "Flight to Heaven," three top drawer brands, and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
David S
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Beckley, West Virginia, United States
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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92 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Grand Cayman
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is an institution in Santa Fe and has been rightly considered the best Japanese/Sushi restaurant in N.M. Alas this is no longer it IMHO (see Hattori, Taos, NM). Have there been decent sushi I've eaten outside Japan? Yes (Sushi Sake in Dallas area and a restaurant in Atlanta in addition to places in BKK and Hong Kong come to... More 

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Beckley, West Virginia, United States
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331 reviews 331 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We had the California Roll with real crab, the Rainbow Roll, and the Tokyo Roll. All were well prepared; my wife thought the quality was better than at our local sushi joint, while I'm still undecided. We also tried two flights of sake -- the "Flight to Heaven," three top drawer brands, and the "First Class Flight," one step down.... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We waited over 1 hour to get our sushi on a Wednesday night. The service was poor at best. The sushi was average. I have no idea what some of these people are talking about. We will not be returning. To make things worse the waitress took it upon herself to add a $40 tip. We were a group of... More 

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New Preston, Connecticut
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

The hijiki seaweed salad is amazing. Enoki mushrooms were good as well as the vegetable udon - lots of fresh, still a bit crisp, veggies.

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

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
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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
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104 reviews 104 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
411 helpful votes 411 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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
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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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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104 reviews 104 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
411 helpful votes 411 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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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: Japanese, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?