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2454 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 122
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner

Food was excellent, price in line and value was worth the visit. I would recommend this restaurant for anyone visiting this area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Lee_DuPerry
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Augusta, Maine
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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English first
Boston
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Food was JUST ok. The service was extremely slow. Waiters and Waitresses seemed unhappy to work, they sounded like robots. Overall, doesn't have the feeling of an authentic asian restaurant. When we mentioned our poor experience to the owner, she gave us the fakest smile and the most insincere apology. I wouldn't recommend this place.

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Augusta, Maine
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Food was excellent, price in line and value was worth the visit. I would recommend this restaurant for anyone visiting this area.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Shio has the best tasting sushi around! My favorites are the spicy crunchy tuna maki roll and the Alaskan maki roll. I would also recommend any of the fried rice options!

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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I am so glad that I found this place. Their food is absolutely amazing!! I had sushi+sashimi deluxe, curry with pork, and spicy miso ramen. Sushi and Sashimi was very fresh and their food was very delicious. I have been to over 100 different japanese restaurants (including very expensive and fancy ones) and this is definitely on top of my... More 

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Cape Neddick, Maine
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Sushi is a passion of mine and I have dined in some of the most acclaimed sushi bars in the continental US and Hawaii. Shio rates in the top 5 for certain and without a side-by-side taste test, it would be difficult to rate any sushi bar higher than top 5 at this point. Everything is fresh and served COLD.... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

It's a shame this place isn't downtown because it would blow the doors off the other restaurants in the city. Located in a strip mall (but has parking!) this large-ish sushi and Japanese restaurant simply has the best quality sushi/sashimi and Hibiachi style food. There is a huge turnover (lots of clientele) and fresh, flavorful fish - every time. Service... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Authentic Japanese Food and one of my favorite restaurants. The service is very good. I would recommend the fried soft shell crab and the spicy crunchy scallop roll. It has been very busy every time I have visited.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

When we arrived about noon, there were about 1½ dozen patrons already dining. We were greeted cordially and escorted to a table that my friend selected in order to see other people dining and to be surrounded by them. Not long after being seated, the first waitperson came to take our drink orders. The drinks came in about two minutes.... More 

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South Berwick, Maine
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Please understand that the first time (first several times) I visited Shio, I was highly impressed by the variety of the menu, the premium, attentive service and the reasonable bill...until I started getting sick every time I ate there. It seems to be particularly dangerous when the restaurant is slammed. I sat at the sushi bar last time (yes, THE... More 

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Campton, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This was my second visit in about a year. The food was fantastic! The first time I went, I was not happy with an unfriendly, distant server. This time, my friends and I had a real nice server with a great smile, Raven. Loved my Zombie (I wasn't driving) and loved the garlicky scallops, tempura & sushi. Can't wait to... More 

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Additional Information about Shio

Address: 2454 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2454 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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