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₹₹ - ₹₹₹Japanese, Asian, Sushi
162-164 Gouger St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8410 2838
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good46%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“tempura” (4 reviews)
“blue fin tuna” (3 reviews)
“sushi boat” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Sushi
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162-164 Gouger St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Not long back from Japan, it was great to see a local restaurant that was quite traditional. The service was extremely good and very friendly. The food was exceptionally fresh and well presented and cooked. the only negative point would be if your in a...More

Thank Asherd01
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Two of us sat on hard wooden chairs at a brown-paper covered table in a very cold, dowdy restaurant waiting for food for almost an hour. Only a couple of other diners in restaurant so no excuse. The Groupon voucher ($35 each person!) advertised a...More

Thank 861jules
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Large good menu. Miso soup was one of the beat I've had. All food was perfectly cooked and tasted amazing. Didn't have and sushi or sashimi this visit but lots of options available. Fried iced-cream on the dessert menu is more like tempura iced-cream. Some...More

Thank Juanita M
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Had a wonderful dinner with my family. The authentic food was simply delicious. The service was outstanding and the chef and wait staff very friendly. The decor was lovely and to sit in the sunken booth was lovely. We really enjoyed our meal and our...More

Thank Alice F
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

What a discovery, went there on good Friday, me and my partner we are absolutely a Japanese food lovers and we pretty much went in almost of the Japanese restaurant in Adelaide, well we had our favorite one which we used to go but after...More

Thank jhon8888
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We had a very enjoyable evening in Hotaru. The staff are all very nice and the place has a family feel to it. The food was pretty good albeit lacking the delicate approach of some more refined varieties of Japanese cuisine.

Thank fatamorgana3000
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

It's hard to convince "food naive" people to try other cuisines especially those with delicious delicacies such as raw seafood. Finally the family agreed to try Japanese at Hotaru- work in progress of 2 years! This was the first restaurant in many years (usually pub...More

2  Thank k50002015
Reviewed 23 August 2016

When it comes to Japanese food, Hotaru is right up there with the best Highlighted by the sweetest tastiest sashimi. Try the boat for a full meal for two.

1  Thank IanRRob
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Delightful authentic Japanese food in the middle of Adelaide. The sashimi was so fresh and delicious. The teppanyaki was great. Catered for gluten free options well.

1  Thank Paul W
Reviewed 15 March 2016

My friends and I spent a very enjoyable few hours here on a Saturday night. Most of us chose the banquet which was reasonably priced and packed with plenty of delicious food. From the hand made to order sushi rolls to the main courses including...More

1  Thank Tanimann
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 14
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 162-164 Gouger St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8410 2838
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