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2454 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Ranked #2 of 189 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
1 review
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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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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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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150 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My family made a reservation at this restaurant to celebrate us being together . They have already been there before and told me about how much they like it. I was not dissappointed, Best sushi I have ever had. Great service as well. Reasonable prices and great menu. The place was very busy . Great for families as they have... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The Shio Japanese Restaurant is by far my favorite place for sushi, my husband usually orders the Sushi Regular which is 8 pieces of assorted sushi and one California roll, $16.50. I also like that entre but my latest favorite is a new plate called Tricolor Sushi which is 3 pieces of tuna, 2 pieces of yellow tail, 3 pcs... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

went for lunch as it was a drive from our hotel in town and don't like drinking and driving in strange towns at night. had tons of rolls, affordably priced and well thought out on the menu. had some fish that we are unaccustomed to seeing at our local but very good sushi restaurants. appetizers, soup choices, noodle dishes, bento... More 

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Milton, New Hampshire
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I was introduced to Shio by some coworkers. We started having a monthly group lunch. I've never given sushi much of a chance, but I knew they had tempura, etc. here as well. I ordered a Bento and I couldn't tell you exactly what was on it, but everything was amazing! I'm not well-versed at all in Japanese food, but... 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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