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2454 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Ranked #4 of 190 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
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English first
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We have been eating at Shio pretty much since they came to Portsmouth, and we have never been disappointed. Their sushi is delicious and they always have new specials. Their starters are so tasty and their lunch boxes are generous. We love to go and sit in one of their semi-private rooms (Tatami rooms), but often also order ahead and... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

First class sushi and sashimi! GO! You will not regret it! Try the Uni or the many other forms of Fish Roe! Good service, really cute booths to sit in and FRESH seafood!

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We have a lot of experience with sushi and shio is one of the best in the Portsmouth area. Nice variety and usually very good service. Just be prepared to wait- now that the secret is out you will generally have a 30 min wait on most evenings and they don't take same day reservations. The sushi bar can be... More 

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Eliot, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We have dined at Shio at least six times in last two years and do enjoy their food. We just wish that we could all be served at approximately the same time. Appetizers and entrees are frequently served in a staggered fashion so that as one person has consumed a dish the others are still waitng for theirs to arrive.... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Though never having traveled to Japan, my wife and I have several times been told by devotees of Shio, who have lived in Japan, that the meals were really great and even on a par with Japanese quality. Words like "clean, fresh, yummy," and others seem to always surface somewhere during our conversations. So... Here we found ourselves one evening.... More 

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Portsmouth
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Not only do they have great Sushi but their other Japanese fare is great as well. Great food, great service, comfortable atmosphere! A must visit restaurant in the Portsmouth area!

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Consistently good sushi and the staff is very nice. The atmosphere is a little like a cafeteria so I would try to get a separate room.

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Maine
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270 reviews 270 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This restaurant is in the midst of a busy shopping mall. There is much lacking with the service and with the food. The very crowded conditions are not positive. Glad that I went once but would not return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

For our first dinner in the New England area my husband and I went to Shio. We were on the fence about our decision for sushi beings that we eat it so often at home in Philly. We thought, "shouldn't our first meal be at a lobster house? Afterall we ARE in Maine." But After reading the reviews we felt... More 

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Shio is a great place to go for any occasion. My girlfriend and I find ourselves going on date nights most of the time, however the Tatami Rooms are also great for going out with friends and family. The staff is friendly and professional, the food delicious and artfully crafted. Our favorite chef special rolls are the Spicy Atomic Roll,... 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

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