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2454 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5619
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“sushi” (131 reviews)
“bento box” (13 reviews)
“miso soup” (8 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2454 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5619
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Reviewed December 22, 2013

Get here early if you want a table and don't like waiting. This place is so popular that even on a Wednesday night they are rockin'. The best sushi I have had in a long time. Don't miss the popular area japanese restaurant.

Thank PHILRidgefield_CT
Reviewed December 21, 2013

My absolute favorite place to eat! The soups are full of flavor and the maki are creative, fresh and consistently delicious. Some of my favorite items include: Tuna Avo Salad Miso Soup MJ Roll Fantasy Roll Crunchy spicy Salmon Roll Shrimp Fried Rice ( not...More

Thank EleanorD36
Reviewed December 8, 2013

The food here is awesome. Have eaten here numerous times and I have never been disappointed. Have tried many things but I must admit I keep going back to the Bento Box #2. Where else can you get chicken teriyaki, shrimp tempura, beef in a...More

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Reviewed October 21, 2013

Picked Shio from Trip advisor and it was a great choice. Delicious seafood Yake Soba, steamed shumai and solid maki. Great service-fast and nice community atmosphere.surprised to find it in a mini mall.

Thank Cecelia1
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Shio is the real deal: fantastic Japanese food. Fresh and delicious sushi and delicious yakitori options. A spacious restaurant with both traditional Japanese-style and Western seating. The special options are creative and delicious. And if you happen to like eel, this a great choice for...More

Thank blondventures
Reviewed October 11, 2013

This is actually two restaurants, sushi and yakitori. The place is very large for a japanese restaurant and they do a good business. They have the staff to keep things moving despite the volume. I had the Sashimi entree, my wife the Sushi Entry and...More

Thank skisrxx
Reviewed October 9, 2013

This is our go-to sushi place on the Seacoast. I can only comment on the sushi -- we haven't ordered anything else -- but after at least a dozen dinners, Shio holds the crown. The sushi is fresh and consistent. The specials are amazing. I...More

Thank jnp442
Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

I went here for lunch on a Friday afternoon. The place was starting to get busy. They have really good lunch specials. I got 2 spicy tuna rolls and they were the best I have ever had. Better than Haru in Boston, which I thought...More

Thank beachbum1004
Reviewed September 24, 2013

For the last few years we visit Shio on a regular basis. Quality is always very consistent and high. Service is extremely friendly and helpfull. Shio just has the best fish in the region.

Thank sreviewnh
Reviewed September 15, 2013

After hearing about Shio on New Hampshire Chronicle this summer I couldn’t wait to try it out. This past weekend was my first visit to Shio and I can assure you it wont be the last. The restaurant was pretty busy when we got there...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
2:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2454 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5619
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
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