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Shonos Japanese Grill

1843 Montgomery Highway (just south of the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, in the shopping center where Hobby Lobby is located)
Open for lunch and dinner. A local blogger wrote, "You won’t find the theatrics of chefs cooking at your table and tossing bits of food into customers’ mouths that’s so common with conventional Japanese steakhouses. But you will find food that’s just as delicious, and at much lower prices than what the big steakhouses charge." Eddie Ciu, owner and head chef, has operated several restaurants around the South. Read our review.

Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 11:15AM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in | Comments4 Comments

Reader Comments (4)

What a great find! We were headed to Shogun for sushi on a Friday evening with our 8-year-old daughter in tow. The large crowd waiting in the parking lot (!) spelled a change of plans. I remember reading the review of Shonos here so I suggested to my wife that we try it. We both had Miso soup, a salad and the Eddie's Special. My daughter had an order of Gyosa (pot stickers). Everything was delicious! Think Teppan Table without the show. I especially liked the "shrimp sauce" on the beef and chicken. Service was very attentive and all our questions were answered enthusiastically. With two beers and some mango ice-cream for dessert we got out for under $50 and couldn't have eaten any more. Highly recommended!

April 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStott & Leigh Noble

I was excited to try this place on a whim one evening with my wife and young daughter. The staff was very nice and the service was good. Thats about where all the possitve comments end. The food was terrible. I had the steak and it had so much black pepper on it it was almost unedible. The fried rice was bland with no seasonings. My wife had the shrimp and it was very bland as well. Disapointing is the best way to describe it. It could be a nice place. I would also like to see them add a sushi bar since most people expect that in a japanese restaurant.

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDave

I have taken my coworkers here, my parents, my best friend, and we all love it. My favorite is the Eddie's special. The "fried rice" is more like brown rice than what you expect from the local japanese/chinese restaurants, all the better for the white shrimp sauce they bring to your table. I always get in and out quickly, even if they are busy, and highly recommend it.

December 12, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercjackson

Shonos is OK. I can not say it is exceptional. I lived in Japan for 30 years, so I have much to compare Shonos with. However, I must correct what a previous comment said. That writer said that Shonos does not have the "theatrics" found in "traditional Japanese restaurants". I'm sorry that I must laugh at that because a critical phrase was left off the end of that comment. It should have added "in America" because you will never find such "theatrics" in a teppan-yaki restaurant in Japan! So, I DO give good marks to Shonos for that much.

March 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShinkucho

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