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230 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4616
207-772-1233
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Satisfying lunch

This is near the Long Wharf pier and walking distance from downtown. The selection is their menu is good. I ordered variety of sushi and they were generally satisfying for lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Olivia Q
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Winter Haven, Florida
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77 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Winter Haven, Florida
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This is near the Long Wharf pier and walking distance from downtown. The selection is their menu is good. I ordered variety of sushi and they were generally satisfying for lunch.

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Portland, Maine
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321 reviews 321 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The people serving at Sapporo are surely nice enough BUT this last time - and it will be my last time - I was given a bottle of soy sauce which was encrusted with stains plus the bottle was sticky. No self-respecting Japanese restaurant would ever provide a diner with something like that. There's just no excuse for that. My... More 

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Islesford, Maine
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81 reviews 81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We often eat AT Sapporo. We sit and have a beer and enjoy the restaurant and its welcoming atmosphere. However circumstances occasionally call for 'take out', and we tried out Sapporo on a wintry November night. Selections were discussed over the phone with attentive staff. Food was made and ready very quickly. The price only a bit more than the... More 

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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379 reviews 379 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I arrived at the restaurant a bit late most had finished their meals and I was not sure that they still were serving but they did. The service was friendly and pretty quick. The dishes were very tasty and the portions huge. I had ordered a dragon roll as a starter and I was quite taken by the size. The... More 

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boston, ma
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Hamachi Kama, Beef Tataki and the best Toro ever. Very friendly atmosphere, sit at the Sushi bar and exchange fish stories with the chef.

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Macungie
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We were seated right away, but food took forever. Salad came after all the food was served. Huge wait between appetizer and entree. Nothing spectacular about the food either. Dumpling soup was too salty.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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75 reviews 75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The people are not polite, at all. The server was rude. The Manager was even more rude. 25 minutes from seating to a drink. We tried to leave and this big guy told us to stay. Dry rice, smelly fish for sushi. We did not eat. I refused to pay. The big guy comes up and I offered to call... More 

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Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Sapporo has been a favorite place to visit on the Portland waterfront since my daughter and I first visited over 10 years ago. About a month ago, she and I went and were disappointed. The service was slower and more lackadaisical than usual, and the fish just didn't seem as fresh. A couple of nights ago I took my nephew... More 

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Elliston, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Started off with a scallop roll. It was amazing! Service was prompt, helpful, friendly and attentive. Why only a 3 rating? The katsu don was awful. Overcooked, poorly breaded pork cutlet with some sort of inedible grey egg glob on top. This is not how katsu don should be served and was not on par with other dishes and the... More 

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Portland, Maine
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321 reviews 321 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

it's official, I no longer go to Sapporo. With the exception of one or two servers, my wife and I had what has to be considered less than stellar service (a real turn off) which actually ruined an otherwise 'OK' lunch. Wish it wasn't so because I want to come back (and while food is always my top criteria -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 230 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4616
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-772-1233

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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