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“simply the best sushi bar in Milan” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Poporoya Sushi Bar E Alimentari Giapponesi

Poporoya Sushi Bar E Alimentari Giapponesi
Ranked #81 of 8,030 Restaurants in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $26
Cuisines: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Soups
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Citta Studi
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“simply the best sushi bar in Milan”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012 via mobile

I don't really know how it could be possible that every tiime that I'm here to eat something, everything is always perfect.
Try the oden, for the winter time it is simply perfect ;)

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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Amsterdam
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150 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“Unmissable if you are in the area!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

I recently had dinner at the Poporoya and I was not disappointed. The place is half supermarket and half restaurant, very little and incredibly packed from opening to closing. But no worries, the extremely efficient staff will take the order while you wait and you’ll be seated within a reasonable time. Both the restaurant appearance and the various dishes looked exactly like I’ve seen in the Japanese cartoons when I was a kid. The food was really delicious and the range of choice surely satisfying. The personnel is very efficient and courteous and the price is very reasonable.
I’d recommend it in a heartbeat!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Temple of Sushi”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

Poporoya is by far the best sushi bar in Milan.
Always crowdy ( 15 seats inside) with people queueing in the small entrance, you have to make your order before sitting.
Just try his sushi, sashimi, chirashi (ask for the special chirashi) and taste the craftmanship and fine selection of ingredients.
Mr Shiro (owner and sushiman) is a pioneer of jap food in italy, a man who can prepare the legendary fugu fish.
Moreover when the crowd falls he is also willing to have a chat and tell some anecdote of his experience as a chef.
If you like to eat in quiet locations do not go to Poporoya, but if you want to eat real japanese food in a real japanese place in Milan, that's the right address.

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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“The best sushi outside Asia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

Some of you might remember the scene from Seinfeld with the Soupnazi. The food is the best ever but you have to follow the rules from the restaurant otherwise no soup for you :-). In this place there is no soup but the best possible Japanese food we ever eaten. You do have to follow some rules :-)

The restaurant is actually a small Japanese store with an even tinier restaurant. Reservations seem to be possible but how to reserve remains a small mystery for us. During your waiting time you will have to tell the Japanese lady what you want to order. You can have sushi, shashimi but also other Japanese food like Tonkatsu.

At first the whole process might seem intimidating however when you are lucky that it is your turn you can only think about one thing: you never have eaten Japanese food so good except maybe in Asia. The shashimi is so fresh it will melt on your tongue :-).

Prices are very reasonable: about 25 euro including drinks for one person. Compare this to the rest of Europe and you can only do one thing: when you are in Milan eat here.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Milano
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196 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“The best sushi but be quick or the kick you out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

Yes, the sushi is probably the best, but it also so famous that as soon as you are done with your food they ask you to leave! No kidding! So be prepared!

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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