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San Telmo Shokudo

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$$ - $$$
San Telmo
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Defensa 910, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4361-9227 / 9887
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
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Mon 12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
Wed - Thu 12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 00:00
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This place is not a genuine sushi restaurant. My husband and I ordered the lunch menu with salmon as our fish of choice. When the sushi arrived, it was mainly cream cheese fillings and very small pieces of salmon on some of the pieces. An embarrassment to any real Japanese kitchen. We didn't even eat some of the pieces as... More 

Thank Hila K
Montevideo, Uruguay
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115 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We arrived late to Shokudo on a Sunday, when they were busy. We were warned that here was a 30 minute delay on sushi. Accepting this, we ordered and waited. They brought the drinks along quickly. Then we waited. And waited. And waited. Eventually, after 30 minutes without a sign of anything to eat, we complained. They brought the gyoza... More 

Thank grahamstanley
Santa Monica, California
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The salmon nigiri and sashimi was fine. The canned-tuna roll, the roll-with-guacamole, the roll with cream cheese, and others of that ilk--none of which we had intended to order--was stomach-churningly bad.

1 Thank Jason H
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The restaurant is in a cozy setting on the first floor in San Telmo. It's just a door on the street so it's easy to miss. Inside we ordered some gyoza, tempura, maki rolls and sashimi. Traditional sushi fare. Portion sizes were decent, and reasonably priced as well. Unfortunately, the selection of sushi is fairly limited. The *only* fresh fish... More 

Thank Philip D
Olympia, Washington
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380 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

After eating all this excellent Argentinian beef, we decided to try Japanese food even though we are half a world away from Japan. We order yakisoba and a California roll as a light dinner. The Yakisoba was excellent...tender, cooked, and seasoned to perfection. We had no complaints about the California roll either. Service was excellent and we had an enjoyable... More 

1 Thank Cathy C
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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327 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I went with my girlfriend and we shared the Gyosa & Tempura Mixed. Both were only OK. The Gyosa was alright but the Tempura doughy and not light. It was a nice change from steak but when one eats Japanese food regularly, it was a disappointment.

Thank Marlynne P
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I visit Shokudo 3 or 4 times a month... and it has never been a disappointment. The food is super fresh and excellent, the restaurant is confortable and decorated in a simple but modern style. I have noticed a great improvement in the service with some waiters/waitresses who speak Japanese, English, and Spanish... In brief, a great unpretentious Japanese restaurant... More 

Thank Ruben G
Vienna, Austria
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 August 2016

I had a sushi plate and a soup. Both dishes were fresh. The prices are slightly above the average prices in Buenos Aires, but it completely paid off.

Thank MartinRohde
Porto Alegre, RS
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The place is beautiful and cozy. Not too many people and you can have a excellent service. Food is delicious and very well prepared. Great option in Buenos Aires!!

Thank CamiAloha
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Shokudo is a quiet restaurant in the middle of San Telmo. The atmosphere is peaceful and it feels japanese. Far from hype japanese restaurants, which modern combinations, Shakudo has an excellent classic menu.During the day has a special menu at a good price. There are combinados of sushi all day long but you also have different dishes. I recommend the... More 

Thank Mariana E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Defensa 910, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > San Telmo
  • Neighbourhood: San Telmo
  • Phone Number: 4361-9227 / 9887

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Staying in San Telmo

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San Telmo
Characterized by cobblestones and narrow streets, San Telmo is defined by the tango, the dance that made Buenos Aires world-famous. Tango is a fusion of many different cultures: a true child of immigration, much like the city itself. Nowadays, it comes alive after dark in the milongas (dance parties) attended by both locals and visitors alike, who dance until the wee hours of the morning. During the day, the antique shops and classic cafés and bars around Plaza Dorrego dominate the scene. The emblematic Bar Plaza Dorrego, with its green awnings, checkered tile floors, and wooden interiors, takes you back in time the moment you step inside. For true porteño traditions, San Telmo is the place to be.
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