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€€ - €€€Japanese, Sushi, Asian
162-164 Gouger St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8410 2838
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good43%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“sashimi” (7 reviews)
“blue fin tuna” (3 reviews)
“bento box” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:30 Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
162-164 Gouger St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like Japanese food, especially as a vegan,Hotaru on Gouger street is nothing short of amazing. It is a family business that REALLY go the extra mile with service and outstanding food. They are masters at accompaniment dressings, each dish had it's own which...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Dined here on a recent trip to Adelaide and was pleasantly surprise. It was quite busy for a Sunday but our food came out in a timely manner. It was fresh and very tasty. The restaurant is not overly decorated but seemed clean and the...More

Thank Angie S
Reviewed 17 March 2018

We return to Hotaru time and time again and the food is always amazing. The owners are delightful people. It is well worth a visit for lunch or dinner.

Thank JSmith851
Reviewed 22 January 2018

First time visit. Sat at the back near the hotplate cooking area. Air Conditioner struggled but luckily it was a cooler night. We were the only group eating so service was very fast. Food was ordered for us from friends who go here every Sunday....More

Thank Marylou66
Reviewed 12 January 2018

My wife & I keep returning to this unassuming little restaurant & it is for one reason only, & that is its core business, the food. In particular we can't seem to get past the large sushi/sashimi boat which is generous enough to satisfy us...More

Thank Brenton H
Reviewed 5 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$14
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
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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