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Shohko Cafe

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321 Johnson St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-982-9708
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Today
5:30 pm - 9:30 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, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 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
Return visit after 20 years

My wife and I had lunch at Shohko Cafe the other day. We had been there many time over 20 years ago and it is still a good choice for sushi and other Japanese fare. It has a pleasant interior and we were seated quickly at the height of the lunch hour. My wife had an excellent yellow tail salad... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
AlamedaRed
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had lunch at Shohko Cafe the other day. We had been there many time over 20 years ago and it is still a good choice for sushi and other Japanese fare. It has a pleasant interior and we were seated quickly at the height of the lunch hour. My wife had an excellent yellow tail salad... More 

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santa fe
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My wife is vegan and I am vegetarian. We come here for dinner at least once a month. If you think vegetarian and sushi a oxymoron your a little right. Try one of the veggie rolls, the tempura one is pretty great. Excellent sake flights. A first class establishment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have traveled to Japan many times and find Shohko Cafe to be comparable to fine restaurants in Japan. The sushi is the freshest and the ramen noodles are truly authentic. The owner chef went to Japan just to study the making of this dish with all of it nuances. The broth is outstanding and the noodles are all made... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The sushi was terrific, the rolls were creative, but the prices were astronomical. If money is no object, order all the unusual rolls, you'll love it. As said, it is quite pricey.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I have been coming here since I was a child and have always enjoyed it. The food is great and so is the service, they have a little bit of everything from Japanese cuisine and is good no matter what.

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Grand Cayman
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 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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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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Shohko Cafe

Address: 321 Johnson St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone Number: 505-982-9708
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
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
Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Sushi

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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: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
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?