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230 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4616
207-772-1233
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11:30 am - 9:00 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: 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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English first
Portland, Maine
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323 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 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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Winter Haven, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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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287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 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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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Restaurant Sapporo

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

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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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