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Restaurant Sapporo

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230 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4616
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Outstanding Sushi and Tempura etc.

We have eaten here several times, and, the quality of the food is outstanding. Service is quite good too, and, if this cuisine is in your sight line, be sure to visit. Prices are reasonable, and it is one of our favorites in this area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
boston, ma
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boston, ma
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We have eaten here several times, and, the quality of the food is outstanding. Service is quite good too, and, if this cuisine is in your sight line, be sure to visit. Prices are reasonable, and it is one of our favorites in this area.

Thank jdcBoston_Ma
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Funny little place that we happened upon because our first choice restaurant was closed for renovation. Whilst not fine Japanese dining the food was pretty good and the sushi excellent. Additionally our waitress was super cheerful and helpful and we ended up having a thoroughly enjoyable and reasonably priced lunch. Its definitely worthy of a visit for the sushi but... More 

Thank NicN0c
Harpswell, Maine
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Very mainstream, nothing wrong, nothing wonderful. Sushi is as fresh as it should be. Cooked food is indifferent.

Thank Dan K
New England
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96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We recently went to Sapporo around 7pm and found that they have a happy hour from 3-7pm where many of the items were just 3-5$; crunchy spicy tuna rolls, salads, sushi, sashimi, rolls, etc. What's more? As long as you arrive before 7pm you can eat off the happy hour menu all night long. This is a great spot for... More 

Thank Lisa-Marie W
Michigan USA
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171 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I was surprised to find so many sushi places in Portland but considering the availability of fish, this should not be surprising. I last visited this place during a visit in 2012 and it is still first-rate. Since I go to such places for sushi, I cannot comment on the remainder of their menu, but if the sushi prep is... More 

Thank DHK44
Cary, North Carolina
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195 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Love Sushi and the sushi here was very good and I felt that it was fresh. Should be with the boats coming in all around. They also had Wifi and didn't rush me as they were closing up in the afternoon.

Thank tarheelrider
Boston, Massachusetts
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96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 366 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We stumbled upon this one evening when hunting for a parking spot near the Portland waterfront. We enjoyed sitting outside drinking local craft beer and sampling the tempuras. The food was fine, the service attentive, and the value good. Nothing special, but certainly a very nice find.

1 Thank Jessica O
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank laura m
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank TataYoung
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112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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.

Thank Lealance

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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, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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