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) #51 of 142 Restaurants in Portsmouth ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Japanese, Sushi, Asian
2454 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5619
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“sushi” (122 reviews)
“bento box” (13 reviews)
“tempura” (13 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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2454 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5619
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Visually, textually, this place has mastered Japanese cuisine. The staff is excellent and friendly, not intrusive, understanding and accommodating. I bring friends here for any dinner that I want to impress them. The food is fantastic, "real" flavors, nothing compromised, nothing covered up. Dollar wise,...More

Thank bakerman65
Reviewed 14 March 2017

You know how when people get a stomach ache and they say they had food poisoning? That is not this case. We had to take my husband to the hospital for a saline drip because his food poisoning was so severe. I've never see anything...More

Thank WanderlustLady2
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We have had both take out and eat is sushi from Shio. Both are great. They have a big following, because of this they turn over the fish often for a fresher product. We had Benito boxes the other day. The miso soup is one...More

Thank kmkrnn
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Our 10 to wanted to try sushi. Our waiter suggested an appetizer portion which was a good thing as she did not like it. She was upset thinking she wouldn't have any dinner and this server squatted down to her level and gently asked about...More

Thank laurelm999
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Has many great Japanese dishes besides sushi. But sushi seems to be the main thrust of their business. They have several sushi makers to keep up with both the orders inside the restaurant and takeout. Great variety of rolls as well as substitutions in rolls....More

Thank Ilogjr
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We took our daughter and son-in-law for their birthdays (yes, they share the same day). Luckily we made a reservation. HIGHLY recommended, as around 6:00 PM, the place was hopping! Had to wait a bit for a table, but not too bad. Our waitress was...More

Thank mvngye
Reviewed 20 December 2016

A great place to try in Portsmouth. A large restaurant with a large menu. The sushi is fantastic, the meats are very juicy and tasty, the teas are great, staff is wonderful and it's pretty much packed especially at lunchtime for luncheon specials. I definitely...More

Reviewed 2 December 2016

This restaurant has great décor, awesome food extremely fresh and creative. perfect for first dates, families with young children and has a great bar.

Thank mdinola
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Shio never fails to serve a tasty sushi dinner. We've visited here more than any other restaurant in the Seacoast region. Friendly staff. Go early or you'll have a long wait on weekends.

Thank Michael_KL_376
Reviewed 3 November 2016

My husband and I were looking for a place to have dinner on a Saturday night at 7:30pm after visiting friends. Saturday night in Portsmouth, no reservations will be tough right? "Let's see if we can get some sushi at Shio?" Well there is a...More

Thank Cynthia A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
14:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2454 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5619
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
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