Hotaru Japanese Restaurant

162-164 Gouger Street, Adelaide SA 5000 - Adelaide's most authentic Japanese cuisine on Gouger.

About Us

Hotaru aims to serve the freshest produce that has been locally sourced in the most authentic Japanese way. We pride ourselves in providing a large selection of the finest seafood including salmon, king fish and our specialty, blue fin tuna. Delivering skilfully made sushi, teppanyaki, tempura and many more, our dishes are sure to impress.

Hotaru is a family business and hope to share our warmth and a relaxed dining experience with you. We are also easily wheelchair accessible and have a paid parking directly next to the restaurant or free parking along Gouger or the side streets.

Head Chef Sing has been creating sushi and cooking Japanese food since the age of 17. He studied his apprenticeship in Japan at a young age which shows in the cooking style he presents as it is more of a traditional style and less like the fusion styles.


A few of our popular picks from our Japanese Cuisine, be sure to click and view our full menu below

We also have Vegetarian and Gluten-Free options and are fully licensed


  • Tea-Pot Seafood Soup

  • Fried (Veg/Pork) Dumplings x6

  • Grilled Chicken Skewers x2

  • Egg Plant with Bean Paste

  • Deep Fried Bean Curd with Soya



  • Sushi Boat (Large)

  • Assorted Sashimi (3 Kinds)

  • Scampi Sashimi

  • Blue Fin Tuna Belly Sashimi

  • Salmon Belly Sushi



  • Teppanyaki Beef Tenderloin

  • Teriyaki Chicken

  • Sukiyaki

  • Barramundi Miso Yaki

  • Vegetable Yaki Udon


Hotaru Grilled Steak

Salmon, Crab Roe Handroll

3 Kind Sashimi

Our sake range (Not all)

Large Boat

T-Pot Seafood Soup

Our Services and Facilities

Hotaru aims to provide as much of Japans traditional culture through and not limited to, teppanyaki, tatami and sake range.

Teppanyaki is the traditional hot-plate style cooking in which it is done next to our sushi bar. Although customers are unable to sit directly in front of the teppanyaki grill, the culinary flair is still observable from many tables

Our tatami section is a traditional seating area that gives customers the opportunity of a more Japanese theme. Customers are required to take off their shoes and enjoy a unique dining experience.

With an array of different sakes available, there's definitely one to suit everyone. The collection includes sweet or dry sakes, cold, warm or hot sakes and everything in between. Let our friendly staff help you find the perfect one.


Be sure to try our specialty, blue fin tuna. For something even more succulent, try our blue fin tuna belly!


We offer catering for any type of event or meeting that is customisable depending on your needs. Feel free to give us a call about any catering options.


Looking for a place to hold a birthday or a group function? We can cater for you! We offer seating for large groups. Book in advance and sit in our tatami area for a more traditional experience, which provides seating for up to 20 people.

School Events

Hotaru can cater for various school events by providing bento box lunch sets and drinks. Many schools have visited us, so come and experience it firsthand! Be sure to contact us for further details.


Craving something sweet after your meal? We've got just what you need. Try our home-made green-tea ice cream or battered bananas, though there is much more to choose from!

Take away

Don't have time to come in and dine or just looking for some take-away? Give us a call and order through the phone and come in and pick it up when its done!

CALL: 8410 2838

Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday:
Lunch: 11:30AM to 3PM
Dinner: 5:30PM to 9:30PM

Friday and Saturday:
Lunch: 11:30AM to 3PM
Dinner: 5:30PM to 10:30PM

Dinner: 5:30PM to 10:30PM


Booking is recommended for groups, functions or wanting to dine in the Tatami area. Walk ins are more than welcome!

CALL: 8410 2838