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“Best Sushi in Portsmouth!!!”
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Ranked #35 of 207 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed January 1, 2010

We are huge sushi lovers and were frequenting Sake and Sakura Bana (Also in Portsmouth), but then Shio moved in right near our house and we were so thrilled by this. Hearing great things we went in and gave it a try.....AMAZING! PERFECT! If i am downtown and we happen to go into anthother Sushi restaurant I leave wishing I just went to Shio. We get take out a lot, our favorites being the fantasy roll, dumpling soup, shrimp fried rice, sushi sampler and of course the crunchy spicy tuna maki!!! The location is up and coming, but don't let the location fool you! This truly is the best around.

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Reviewed October 23, 2009

The best Sushi restaurant north of Boston. Excellent service, food and ambiance. The Tatami rooms are intimate and are discretely serviced by the attentive wait staff. . The only downside, and it is a small one is the location. A partly refurbished strip next to Water Country that needs a few more prestigious tenants.

Worth a drive from anywhere in Eastern MA.

GO!

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Reviewed August 25, 2009

Shio is a fairly new Japanese restaurant that is totally worth the trip. The service was excellent, the food delicious, and the decor was fabulous. I can't wait to go back for more crunchy spicy tuna roll!

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Reviewed August 19, 2009

We HAD a favorite Japanese restaurant Moritomos in Concord NH operated by Sherri & Alvin. To our surprise on a jaunt to Portsmouth we discovered Sherri and Alvin opened Shio on LafayetteRoad/Route 1 just after Water Country in a mini mall location. The restaurant is sparkling brand new, simple Asian decor, with a sushi bar, Western table seating, as well as tatami seating. Service is attentive, efficient & polite with Sherri and Alvin being perfect hosts. The Deep fried and Pan Fried Dumplings are wonderful. The noodle dishes tasty.The sushi, sashimi, and maki are the freshest with perfect sticky rice. There are 6 Bento boxes to select from, and I have yet to be disappointed with any of my choices. On a white board in the entrance are daily special. When we were there this week it was Seared Tuna. We are making our way through the menu. When in Concord we'll go to Moritomos, but in Portsmouth Shio is our choice.

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Reviewed June 8, 2007

Lunch items were either cold or luke warm, nothing was hot many items coming out of the kitchen were steaming but those were the luke warm ones, the entire tiled floor were very slick like they had washed the floors with oil not water.

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