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74 Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 5EL, England
+44 20 8287 0312
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
17 Nov 2015
“Best sushi in town”
31 Oct 2015
“I think this restaurant has closed”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
74 Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 5EL, England
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Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

This is literally the best sushi in town, great service too. Sean (one of the owners) is an amazing host and remembers little details about his customers that makes you feel very welcome. The mocchi is one of the nicest deserts I've ever had -...More

Thank drlovegroove
Reviewed 31 October 2015

I used to visit this restaurant fairly regularly and also enjoyed the food and service. Unfortunately it appears to have been closed for the past couple of months and I fear it has closed permanently.

1  Thank Wilcoxm51
Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

We had another great experience at ShowBu recently: top quality sushi served by friendly staff in a small and unpretentious restaurant. The portions are generous and full of flavour. The service was speedy and attentive. The wine list is limited but offers adequate range to...More

Thank Alex W
Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

Walked in for lunch, one waiter who forgot to mention the lunchtime menu. Once the minor lapse was rectified, everything went very smoothly. Waiter was a very pleasant man, food as expected, abundant chicken portions. Not sure why it was an empty restaurant, I would...More

Thank 0Odisseus
Reviewed 1 May 2015 via mobile

Fabulous visit on a Friday evening. The girls serving were attentive and very pleasant. Prawn tempura, sushi and sashimi were excellent, but the highlight was the "spicy seafood udon soup". It is terrific!! Fabulously spicy and thoroughly delicious. Huge portion, that possibly we could have...More

1  Thank OdessaScot
Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

Far away from what Japanese cuisine supposed to be. I love sushi and I've been to Japan many times. Nothing there seems to be right. We only had sashimi and a couple of rolls. It didn't taste as fresh as you can get it in...More

2  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 27 March 2015 via mobile

I am Japanese and I returned to Showbu for dinner with my friend after several years' gap, having cherished a quite impressive lunch and I regret to say it turned out to be such a disappointment. Tempura was soggy and not fresh, wrong batter and...More

2  Thank AF618
Reviewed 8 March 2015

This is one of my favourite local restaurants and I eat here about one a month. I always order the Sashimi and maki as the fish is always fresh and good quality. The serving staff and helpful and friendly, the only downside is service can...More

1  Thank Wilcoxm51
Reviewed 31 January 2015 via mobile

I visited this place on the recommendation of tripadvisor reviews. I was not let down. Restaurant is run mainly by a young guy who is very polite and enthusiastic about his service. The sushi was very good and very well priced. This is certainly a...More

Reviewed 17 January 2015

Just back from our first experience of ShowBu having walked past it regularly for the last ten years, I though it was time to give it a go. Waitresses were very friendly but service was extremely slow. It was over 45 minutes from ordering before...More

1  Thank Lucy T
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 5EL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Kingston upon Thames
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8287 0312
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