Sotos - More than likely Adelaide's best Fish and Chips

On most days, during the warmer months, you are almost guaranteed that you will find a massive line at Sotos. Why? Because, in many opinions, it is the best fish and chips in Adelaide. I hear you, that's a big call you say? Well, I've eaten a lot, not taken pictures of many, and this is as good as it gets. I hear you, where is this Sotos you say? Semaphore! What's so great about Sotos?

#1 The chips are handcut & twice fried.
#2 The fish is fresh, and hand battered in some special family recipe I am sure.
#3 Everything is sufficiently salted, not too little, not too much.
#4 Everything is cooked correctly, never over fried, never under fried. It is always the same level of crunch without being overly oily or dry.
#5 They just do it right. When you walk in, watch them for 5 mins (or 45 mins if its a Sunday over 25 degrees), you can see they know how to make fish and chips.

On this occasion, we got 2 x pieces of fish and 2 x dim sims, plus minimum chips. The photo may not be appealing, but, it's fish and chips, its not meant to be fancy. As I described above, they are just the best.

Sotos for me is an easy choice. When you go somewhere that always has a 20 minute wait, year in year out, its generally a good sign that it's good. What blows me away is the consistency of the end product. Bar some changes in the taste of the fish, these were a living creature once, it's always great.

If you haven't given Sotos a try, get on down to Semaphore when you have the time, get some fish and chips, take it down to the lawns, and enjoy what I believe to be Adelaide's best fish and chips. Prepare to wait though, because this isn't a suburban gem, a lot of people know how good this place is. But stick it out, take your number, and be patient.

Nathan gives Sotos 17/20 chops on The Chopping Board. Some of you may be thinking that is very high, given this is a standard, take away item. But, this rating is based upon how it compares to its competitors. But, if you feel differently, or think you have had better, leave a comment below!

Food: 9/10
Ambiance: 4/5
Service: 4/5

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  1. Totally agree, my hubs lovess it.. and always wants to go there:)

    1. Can you blame him? It's the best. No comments so far to say otherwise, so I'm leaning towards the opinion that no one disagrees!

  2. Definitely got to try this place. I've recently found Barneys Fish and Chips on South road and thought it was great. Might need to change directions based on your ratings!

  3. Sotos leaves Barneys for dead.

  4. Im a Pomme good fish and chips only bad thing bones in the fish


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