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Restaurant Sapporo

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230 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4616
+1 207-772-1233
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Portland, Maine
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We have walked by here so many times but it was the reviews on TripAdvisor that got us in for lunch one day. We each had the California roll then a different specialty roll. I was a little underwhelmed by the California roll, perhaps expecting too much after the reviews, but I found it rather bland. I also had the... More 

Thank Solisue7
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I visited January 5th 2017 with a friend. We arrived in time to pick a few items from their weekday specials menu which ran until 7 p.m. From that menu we chose edamame, spicy tuna, and some sake. The edamame was great, and better than any I have had, with just the right amount of seasoning and very fresh. The... More 

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Guam, Mariana Islands
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327 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

As always, an impressive Japanese restaurant. The waitstaff are very friendly. The food is always fresh, hot or cold depending on the dish. I could eat here everyday, if I lived in Portland.

1 Thank Anna M
Portland, Oregon
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105 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

It's a bit hard to rate this place, but I'll give them the benefit of the doubt. First, it was pretty clear that our waitress had no real idea about what Japanese food is and that she was there because she was offered the job. I get that, but you should learn a thing or two about what you sell.... More 

Thank ralverde
Northwest New Jersey
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73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

It was a good mix of seafood and other offerings. I had the chicken katsu. I've had it in other places and the dipping sauce is overly salty. This was good. We had chicken skewers as an appetizer and they were excellent as well. The restaurant is a BYO, I think. Good anniversary dinner on a Saturday night.

Thank NJ_Bookworm
Charleston, South Carolina
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183 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

An outstanding selection of less common delicacies, a clean and well run establishment with attentive staff make this my favorite restaurant in Portland. The fish and shellfish is fresh, delicious, and beautifully presented in a pleasant atmosphere with friendly fellow patrons.

Thank Lindajwink
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Easy to get a seat on a Saturday nite. Decent menu and nice drink selection. Sushi was good nothing crazy. Nice outdoor seating area. Service was ok. Overall good meal.

Thank Treva710
Salem, MA
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103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

When I vacationed further north, I looked forward to eating here on my way home back when a sushi place in Portland was a weird idea. It never disappointed. When I went there yesterday, the spinach appetizer was good, but the sushi itself tasted kind of tired. The rice was dry and the fish was l little less than fresh.... More 

1 Thank SalSal_Salem
Guam, Mariana Islands
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327 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We were very satisfied with our recent lunch here. The service was friendly and the sushi were fresh. Prices of the bento boxes were very reasonable.

Thank Anna M
Reading, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Eating in Portland can be a challenge! Many places are heavily booked up so you have to venture out at 5:30 if you want to get your name on the walk in list for a table at a reasonable time. Too early. We have 'chanced our arm' each evening, with success, mainly. Having studied a few menus and walked on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4616
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-1233

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