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162-164 Gouger St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8410 2838
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good46%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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“gyoza” (4 reviews)
“sushi boat” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:30All hours
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
$$ - $$$
162-164 Gouger St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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1 - 10 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Not all sushi bars are run or staffed by Japanese or Korean sushi chefs, so when you find one you can really tell the difference. This restaurant has all the touches including a recessed floor area with booths for those who want to try a...More

1  Thank Greg B
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Clean, uncluttered, serene dining with traditional Japanese food cooked and served with close attention to quality, aesthetics and taste. Salmon teppanyaki was exceptional (may be a trifle salty if you are on a low salt diet), tempura was light and crunchy, gyoza very moorish. All...More

1  Thank Sophie J
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Locate on the quieter side of Gouger st so we have often passed this restaurant without even realise it is there. Until we check out rating with Trip Adviser and book our first dinner there. The food is surprisingly great, recommend the teriyaki chicken and...More

1  Thank May N
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Restaurant Details

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