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Sapporo Japanese Steakhouse

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3 Wharf #2, Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 333-1616
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
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Good food and fun

Fun place to take the family. Chefs are entertaining and funny. Food is good. Sushi also good. Good view of harbor

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Georgia F
Pacific Grove, California
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San Francisco, California
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137 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food is average as Japanese fare goes in the area. They are like a Benehana with the large cooking surface where they cook food as you watch. It is good for a large group in this respect. Prices are good for what you get. The last time we were there the restaurant had sections that smelled of urine and this... More 

Thank elkhornsun
Pacific Grove, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place to take the family. Chefs are entertaining and funny. Food is good. Sushi also good. Good view of harbor

Thank Georgia F
Springboro, Ohio
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175 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Food was not tasty and the 'show' was not impressive. Some big flames to start the show, then nothing after that. Food was pretty salty and the spices it is cooked with taste bad - kind of sea weedy. Will never be back. $25 per plate no drinks or desert.

Thank TheOpsDoctor
Exeter, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

There are a few Japanese places in town but this was less pricey than others but the quality was excellent. Unwisely we decided to have a starter as well as main and the amount of food was enormous . Tasty too . Views over the harbour to boot. Staff were top notch too. Pretty good value as well

1 Thank Pete_mc_50
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

idyllic scenery of the Monterey Bay, great variety of menu offering, clean restroom, great customer relationship and service

Thank welbernal
Hamburg, Germany
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

This Restaurant seems only to be visited to celebrate birthday parties. Almost at every "Teppan Table" somebody was greeted by the servers with a birthday song, drums, candles and cakes. The form of preparation at the table with open fire "explosions" is funny, especially for younger kids. Despite the negative comments of former visitores, I must say: Our filet mignon,... More 

Thank KHofhansl
Middletown, Ohio, United States
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58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

This was a place I would visit once and not again. Food was average. I had Filetminon and lobster tail steak was cooked perfect but lobster was icky and not much food for $39.95 I believe. We spent over $200 and really the best thing was the entertainment value of having ur own chef cook in front of you with... More 

Thank Tina C
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86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

The service was pleasant, but the food was underwhelming, menu is an odd mix of Japanese and other, the menu was tattered and falling apart. If we weren't tired and hungry we would have hopped back in car and gone somewhere else.

Thank Valary M
Wallington Surrey
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Excellent Japanese restaurant overlooking the harbour ... great fresh sushi, lots of choice of other oriental dishes ... lovely fresh lemonades - peach,lemon,raspberry... free refills. Free miso soup and salad while waiting for the meal. Green tea ice cream unusual and refreshing.

Thank Carolyn C
Bassano del Grappa
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Very funny dinner, perfect for my daughter to celebrate her birthday. They are good to celebrate with song, drum and candles. Kids have a lot of fun! Also they cook at the table with some nice games perfect for kids but not only. Just the food is average, but you go there more for the show than other.

Thank rufus66

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Wharf #2, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: (831) 333-1616

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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