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Sapporo Japanese Steakhouse

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3 Wharf #2, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-333-1616
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While hibachis are tempting attraction especially when feeding kids and family groups your better off skipping this one. We all had a hard time falling asleep as we were agitated by something we ate off the hibachi. We try to eat a pretty clean diet so maybe we're more sensitive to food additives and we didn't check, but we suspect... More 

Thank Sunnyscout
San Anselmo, California
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is fun place to go with the kids. We had a great chef and cooked the food well. The certainly use too much salt on the food but it tastes good. One negative...some might find the surly Japanese host quaint. We didn't, we just thought he was rude.

Thank analyze_SA
Bedford, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place on our way from San Francisco to Pismo Beach. We got a table straight away, served quickly and food arrived promptly. I was impressed to be given a courtesy miso soup and house salad. The food was so fresh and generous portions at a great value! Made a refreshing change from the expensive restaurants in... More 

Thank Rossyjedu
1 review
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing food with great entertainment :) Really recommend. Steaks and shrimps perfect. The chefs really freindly and talkative.

Thank Karolina B
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Teppanyaki with friends. Chefs are very entertaining. Food and drinks are great. My only complaint is the noise level made it really difficult to communicate with my friend sitting next to me.

Thank SonoraGirl
Carmel, California
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2 reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Lovely to look out on the bay while enjoying a fabulous meal. Impressed with the food and enjoyed the service. I would return.

Thank raquell14
North Dakota
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177 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

This was a first for our son (11) and he thought the whole experience was super fun. We filled a grill table and enjoyed the whole 'show' which included cooking lobster, shrimp, steak and chicken. The sushi they brought out looked lovely as well. The dressing on the salad was devine and we asked for more for our food! We... More 

Thank MyPrairieGirl
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Talented chefs performing their magic over the tepan grill. The staff are all friendly. The miso is good. We liked the salad and peanut dressing. We had steak and scallops and both were tender and delicious. Our friends ordered the steak and shrimp and all were satisfied. The fried rice with few vegetables well prepared. Only one shrimp appetizer. The... More 

Thank Jane S
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Entered restaurant and immediately notice that it was a bit dirty. After visiting the bathroom I did not want to stay. If your public washrooms are dirty what does that say about the kitchen. But everyone wanted to stay. So we sat down and ordered. It was very entertaining. Food was basic and average for that type of a restaurant.... More 

Thank 99fun
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Sapporo has great, fresh sushi that is available in a variety of sush roll options. They also offer steak and other traditional Japanese dishes. They have tableside cooking (on one side of the restaurant) which is great for birthdays and other celebrations.

Thank Kelly E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Wharf #2, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-333-1616

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?