Ordering raw fish this far from the ocean is always a bit of a gamble, but Santa Fe's favorite sushi restaurant is a sure thing. The atmosphere here combines Asian minimalism with the Old West, juxtaposing rice paper screens with viga ceilings. (The 150-year-old adobe building used to be a brothel.) The menu is excellent across the board: Noodles, tempura, sushi, sashimi, you name it. Even the beef teriyaki is great, with its delicately spiced sauce. The seafood tempura tower is big enough to share. My favorite is the shrimp-stuffed green chile tempura, combining the best of East and West in one crunchy bite. It's not cheap here, and the service can be relaxed, but the intimate setting and extensive list of sakes help make Shohko a worthy indulgence.
Santa Fe› Restaurant
321 Johnson St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown Hours Mon–Thurs 11:30am–2pm and 5:30–9pm, Fri 11:30am–2pm and 5:30–9:30pm, Sat 5–9:30pm Phone 505/982-9708 Prices Lunch entrées $10–$21, dinner entrées $15–$37 Cuisine Type JAPANESE Web site Shohko Café
Map321 Johnson St. Santa Fe
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