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“The Good and the Bad.”
Review of Shiki

Shiki
Ranked #25 of 1,658 Restaurants in Adelaide
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$80
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Experience Shiki's award-winning authentic Japanese cuisine in the heart of Adelaide. Chef de Cuisine, Kenny Trinh, and his skillful team create delicious and succulent dishes through their culinary mastery. Shiki offers an incredible experience to remember for all our guests. Combining seasonal produce with its amazing Japanese sushi and sashimi, tempura and teppanyaki.
Reviewed 14 August 2013

Good.
Great theatre. This type of restaurant is about more than the food.
The food. We had the Hakone which was a selection of dishes cooked in front of you, the beef was very tasty. The quantity was about right for us.
Atmosphere. It got busy from 6:30 and with the Sake flowing the vibe was pretty good.

Bad.
Being moved between the second to last dish and the desert from the grill to a table off to the side so they could squeeze more customers in.
The chopsticks. Wooden pull apart like you would get at a hawkers. At $100 per head I would expect better utensils.
Having to remind a waitress about a drinks order.

Conclusion.
If you have never or rarely eaten at this style of restaurant it is a bit of fun and very tasty.
However for this price, in Adelaide, it did not amaze.

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Reviewed 20 July 2013

Overall, the service is poor as there were limited staff and we had to follow-up for our food. Our first two dishes were served first but we had to wait for 15 minutes for the next dish... the teppanyaki. Quality of food was satisfactory but could have been better.

Overall, it was disappointing...

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Thank toh l
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Reviewed 19 July 2013 via mobile

My husband and I booked a table for two for our wedding anniversary. We were somewhat shocked when we were shown to a table with eight other people around a teppinyaki grill.
This lead to a very awkward moment, as we wanted a table with just the two of us as it was supposed to be a romantic dinner, and we were having to explain this with all eight people looking on.
I understand this is the way they do things, but perhaps some explanation when my husband booked would have been helpful.
I could not believe when we were shown to our seats and given wooden disposable chopsticks. For the price you are paying, I would expect better.
Service was ok, but not fantastic.
The food was very nice, but not worth the money we paid.
Will we be back? Probably not.

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Thank sebthunda
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Reviewed 6 July 2013

This is a wonderful teppanyaki restaurant with terrific atmosphere. Flaming waghu beef and melt-in-your-mouth sashimi are highlights. But beware, the volume of the set menus is enormous ... one is ample for two people with moderate appetitites ... one each unfortunately took away from the pleasure of each delicious course. A la carte seems to be the way to go!

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Thank MarlzL
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

Shiki used to be right up there. This was the first time we had been since the establishment had changed from Hyatt to Intercontinental. Unfortuantely it has become a tired second rate teppan restaurant. Decor is tired, our chopsticks looked like a dog had been chewing on them on them and i wondered if they had been washed properly and worse of all the staff are quite rude and dont seem that interested in being there.

Thank C M
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