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Sho Cho Abu Dhabi

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Souk Qaryat Al Beri, | Between Two Bridges, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 558 1117
12:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 03:00
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is over rated and highly priced view is good but if you take the lower tables the water on the sides stink. Overall ambience is good and good for sea food lovers.

Thank Parinaaz
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Sho Cho due to Japanese cuisine craving over an evening last week. Decided to go to Sho Cho which I last visited back in summer 2015! Best idea ever! We did not make any reservation, got a nice table right in the end of indoor area (so somewhat outdoor), food was amazing, our waiter - Lorenz (I... More 

Thank HannyTjai
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is lovely in Sho Cho, particularly the rock shrimp and teriyaki beef and I don't hear many people complain about their food. Service is ok. We visited twice in a week, Can be quite a different atmosphere, Thursday was very loud and really a bar atmosphere, Saturday was lovely a quiet but still good music with dinner.

Thank Blondeyandmuscles
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

AED 295 a la carte brunch. Good selection including sushi, yakitori, salads, appetizers - gyoza, tatakis, dynamite shrimp, lots of vegetables which is nice for these types of brunches.. we were too full for mains in the end. Lobster, chicken, veg, beef options. Mochis for dessert. But strangely you can only have one serve of dessert? Alcoholic beverage selection could... More 

Thank Fiona W
ShoChoAD, Manager at Sho Cho Abu Dhabi, responded to this review

Hi Fiona, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Regarding the mochi, this is strange as it's not limited. We'd like to invite you back for a complimentary dessert on your next visit. If you can email abudhabi@sho-cho.com, we'll inform the staff. It is still a bit hot for guests to sit outside, however it gets cooler... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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97 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Take good disco music, and pump it over quality sushi. Maybe this formula works for some dinners but I like my fish to be quiet and my guests to be able to talk,with yelling at one another. The sound takes over everything. We asked to have it turned down this Tuesday early evening. One manager would turn it down, another... More 

Thank Gabriel_Winter
ShoChoAD, Manager at Sho Cho Abu Dhabi, responded to this review

Hi Gabriel_Winter, We're very sorry the music was too loud. We've addressed this issue internally and we'll be sure to keep the music at a reasonable level. We appreciate your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back to sho cho Abu Dhabi in the near future. Kind regards, sho cho team. More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

It is located at The Souk, Qaryat Al Beri with a waterfront and mosque views. Great for unwinding after a stressful week at work and some fun food. Wishing for a cocktail off the menu? Name them and they can make it. With the forthcoming winter do visit for good drinks, Japanese food and lively music. Check for DJ timings... More 

Thank Augustine J
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82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We enjoyed this place from the moment we entered. Low key, minimal fuss but excellent mixed platter selections. The sake was also fantastic. Nice lounge area to unwind in after your meal too. A must visit restaurant.

Thank andy.lyn
abu dhabi
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

They used to have the best a la carte brunch in Abu Dhabi. However, changes to the brunch style and a new chef over the last year or so has brought the quality way down. The Sunday night buffet has also regressed unfortunately. The staff and the atmosphere are still great. The tataki is amazing and the rock shrimp are... More 

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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Very good food and service is great too. Waiters are very helpful in browsing the manu and chose among the dishes.

Thank Lorenzo_AUH
Bengaluru, India
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178 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

great food, just loved the taste of it. glad we got such great oriental food in Abu Dhabi. Also what stands apart is their service, which was quite commendable. Loved the place!

Thank SMITRA_13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Souk Qaryat Al Beri, | Between Two Bridges, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 558 1117
sho cho is a contemporary Japanese restaurant and lounge serving the freshest sushi and Japanese dishes. sho cho is fully licensed with an outdoor terrace for dining and a cocktail bar. We're open from 12pm daily with bento box lunch specials and happy hour drinks specials. Please follow our social media pages for updates.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?