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Restaurant Sapporo

230 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4616
207-772-1233
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Ranked #254 of 539 Restaurants in Portland
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
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 22, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Macungie
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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292 reviews 292 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 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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Portland, Maine
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173 reviews 173 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I had an early dinner here recently with friends during the Old Port Festival. It was my first time here. My friends had brought their dog with them, and we wanted to sit on the outside deck, so this worked out well (because pooch was not allowed inside). He was actually not even allowed inside the deck, but we were... More

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Portland, Maine
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I have lived in Portland for 20 years. I love sushi. I eat out frequently. It's not only the freshest seafood from the best local vendors, But also the perfection with which they cook the rice… And they offer vegetarian alternatives for everybody (including my daughter)! Fantastic fresh fish quality, presentation that can compete with the food network… And bottom... More

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Brunswick, Maine
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

Everythimg is better than your average sushi restaurant. The seaweed salad is the only one that Ive ever liked. There are great prices but not too cheap to make you question the quality.

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Saint John, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

Had a chance to eat at Sapporo on a recent visit to Portland. Highly recommend the food and it has good ambiance and great service.

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Portland, Maine
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292 reviews 292 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Ok, here's the quick take from someone who has been - on and off - to both many many times. I will (still) say Benkay has the better miso soup to begin with. While I am known to both staffs, both staffs I will say are ALWAYS friendly and attentive. That's a wash and I am equally happy at both/either.... More

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