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Restaurant Sapporo

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230 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4616
207-772-1233
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 27
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 17
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  • 5
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  • 4
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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
Good place for Sushi

I went here with a couple of friends. The food was great. The staff was very knowledgeable, friendly and the place has a great vibe. I definitely recommend going here to enjoy a good meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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English first
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great menu choices at Sapporo which is why we chose it for dinner. We sat on the patio and the staff was very friendly. Overall the food was just alright though.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Over night stay in Portland yesterday, and visited this restaurant during our walk. After being seated, found that table, chairs and soy sauce bottle were very sticky, not good a start. Food is big portion, but so so taste. Rice was a bit mushy. However, the waitress was friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I went here with a couple of friends. The food was great. The staff was very knowledgeable, friendly and the place has a great vibe. I definitely recommend going here to enjoy a good meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Best sushi! Second time in Portland and second time here because there's definitely a difference with very fresh fish! Ruined our home town sushi!

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This miso soup is so amazing! BEST I have ever had!!!! I honestly only come here for the miso soup. The sushi on the other hand was alright but the rice was rather mushy. Service is good.

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I take it back. Oh, not what I wrote the last time here, but things have improved - not only from the service perspective but the food. Another writer - writing about Benkay - has it right; their prices have gone up and the quality of their food has gone down - whereas Sapparo has edged up in quality of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 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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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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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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?