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Shohko Cafe- CT
321 Johnson St Santa Fe
North Central

Now in its 35th year of continuous operation, Shohko Café is one of Santa Fe's premier restaurants and a local institution. Ask any local and they'll tell you, for the freshest sushi and organic Japanese food, for the most innovative, modern Japanese specialties and for the best premium sake selection in New Mexico, Shohko Café is the only place to go. Located downtown just paces from the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and only a few blocks away from the new Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Shohko and Hiro Fukuda opened Shohko Café in 1975 as a small bistro serving healthy Japanese food with a macrobiotic bent. Five years later, Shohko Café moved to its current, larger location and opened New Mexico's first sushi bar. Housed in a former 19th century bordello, the restaurant's décor fuses simple Japanese and Northern New Mexican design elements. Shohko's specialties include green chile tempura, invented in the mountains of La Madera and inspired by the popular New Mexican chile relleno. Green chile tempura can be found in several of Shohko's original creations, including the Santa Fe Roll, a delightful green chile marriage with shrimp tempura and avocado. The freshest sushi in town rivaling any fresh fish found on either coast; modern takes on traditional favorites such as teriyaki and tempura; macrobiotic dishes such as soba and hijiki; organic "Washu-gyu" Kobe Beef tenderloin and organic tofu, miso, soy sauce and sea salt--all can be enjoyed at the acclaimed Shohko Café.