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Shio

2454 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Ranked #2 of 186 restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
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
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English first
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've been here a hundred times, literally, since they opened. The service is great, your greeted at the door, people are friendly, and the food is amazing. It's a few miles outside downtown Portsmouth, off Route 1 by Water Country, and well worth the travel. Super menu, with tons of tradition and non-traditional items. The special roles, each named for... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

we eat here once a week, our reservations are always honored and the owners never fail to say hello The food is excellent and very fresh If you looking for sushi in the Portsmouth NH area done miss Shio

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New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My wife and I went here for lunch based on the great reviews and it's spot on. We both had the bento boxes which include soup and a salad great value for the money. Our granddaughter just shared with us and the staff could not have been nicer to her. Would highly recommend if you like Japanese food. It's in... More

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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
19 helpful votes 19 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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