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Shio

2454 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Ranked #2 of 187 restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
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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
  • French first
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English first
Greenland, New Hampshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Shio's is the best Japanese restaurant in the NH Seacoast! When they added the Yakitori menu, I was ecstatic! Japanese comfort food like mom used to make and just as good! I've never had a bad meal there (and I've been there a lot!) and I can have anything from sashimi to steak! Great variety of sushi options and a... More

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Durham, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I don't eat out very often, but happened to be on Lafayette Road at lunch time. Because of the reviews, I ordered take out lunches including a bento box, creamy noodles and chicken teriyaki. Everything was yummy! The service was quick. The prices were reasonable. I would highly recommend checking this place out.

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North of Boston
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We frequent Shio every few months, some times going for a special occasion, some times just for a lunch at the sushi bar. We have NEVER been dissapointed. Sherri and Alvin (the owners) opened up in 2009 and Shio has been a go-to place since then. Better make reservations for any weekend night. I prefer sashimi so tend to go... More

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Kittery, Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

This is the best place for sushi that I've seen in the area for a 50 mile radius The seafood just melts in your mouth. Have a great selection of Japanese raw and cooked foods, truly superb!!!

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The WORST service & food is nasty!!!! If anyone knows sushi, will know that this is all FROZEN & IMITATION SUSHI!! Stay away & save your $$!!

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Exeter, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A favorite place to eat for our family. Service is always excellent. Food excellent as well! Fresh sushi! Staff is very helpful with a gluten allergy in a member of our family. Highly recommended.

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Oceanside, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We went here on recommendations from Yelp, and we weren't disappointed. The food was fantastic as were the drinks! Coming from California, we've tasted a lot of sushi and Japanese food, and this was one pf the best we've had. They even had sectioned-off spaces for sitting on pillows, traditional style. Seriously, everything we ordered was delicious, from the cocktails,... More

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Salinas, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Having lived in Japan, this is some very authentic sushi. Get yourself a combo fried rice, Alaskan Roll, and one of their specialty rolls and you got yourself a good meal.

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Buenos Aires
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

No doubt this restaurant serves excellent japanese food quality. The restaurant is not fancy, but sushi and tempura were a great choice to enjoy an amazing dinner with my husband while we were visiting Portsmouth. For sure we'll be back in our next visit to this city

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The special rolls were so nice compared to the normal sushi rolls which were OK. Service was not that great. The LahLah roll and the special K rolls were the best. The Waitress seemed to be in a bit of a hurry and unfriendly but We all enjoyed the food. Nice place for a big crowd.

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