Any restaurant that has us coming back regularly for six years has to be doing something right.
The simple fact is that Shonos Japanese Grill—on Hwy 31 just north of the Cahaba River in the same shopping center as Hobby Lobby—has never disappointed.
Run by Eddie and Flora Cui, Shonos has gained a loyal following over the years, and it’s little wonder why.
Whether it’s the grilled chicken, shrimp or “Eddie’s special” beef entree, Eddie and Flora pride themselves on making sure that any choice you make is fresh and flavorful.
Shonos does a strong business during lunch. One reason is because time-sensitive visitors who work in the Hoover area know they can get in and out without having to worry about a slow kitchen; Eddie cooks everything himself.
Entrees are made to order, but Shonos knows how to deliver with only a few minutes waiting.
The fancy theatrics so popular at many Japanese steakhouses don’t happen here, so if you’re looking for someone to flip a shrimp in your mouth, you’ll probably be disappointed.
What you can count on is consistently good food at prices that won’t make you feel as if you’ve made a big financial sacrifice.
Eddie and Flora take pride in food that’s healthy, too. They recently started offering brown rice (in addition to steamed and fried), and their food contains no MSG.
Service is always friendly and efficient; Flora sees to that.
Shonos does a lot of to-go business. Orders for pick-up can be placed by calling 205-988-3319.
Shonos is open Monday through Saturday, for lunch and dinner.