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2454 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5619
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (128 reviews)
“tempura” (14 reviews)
“bento boxes” (9 reviews)
Open Now
2:00 PM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2454 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5619
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Shio’s “Tonkotsu Ramen” is amazing! Once we had discovered it here a couple of years ago, we’ve been in search of Shio’s bowl everywhere we’ve travelled to of the so called best ramen places! No luck, the comforting taste can only be found here! Mind...More

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Well composed dishes, impeccably fresh fish. Friendly and helpful service. Not the most comfortable dining room but food more than makes up for it.

Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is the only place I will eat sushi - it is clean and always busy so you know all the food is fresh. They have a large menu so if someone with you does not like sushi there is plenty to choose from.

Thank PortsTraveler
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Our experience sort of mirrors a few others who have reviewed. Our First visit here was such a wonderful experience that we decided to go back. It was very busy but did not wait long for a table. Our waitress was not friendly with us...More

Thank Zmolka2000
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

My adult son and I went in late afternoon. Needing a sushi fix. This is the best sushi in Portsmouth, and the prices are very reasonable. Had an M and S Roll $10.95, Shumai $5.50 for 6, and Miso Soup $2.25. All was served, fast...More

Thank Dana L
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The Shio website says that you can make reservations. When I called on Saturday morning and said that we wanted a table for four that evening, the owner (?) said they didn't reserve tables for fewer than five people. When we arrived for an early...More

Thank Granite43
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

This is our favorite restaurant on the seacoast!!! If you're calling for reservations make sure you do it before 4 PM they get so busy they shut their phone lines off and it is hard to get a hold of them. The sushi is always...More

Thank jessica k
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Friendly staff; the owner is a wonderful person and built the restaurant from nothing to a fantastic and satisfying destination! Their dishes are fresh and delicious! Easy to get into off season. Good luck in the summer. Worth the wait.

Thank Morey G
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

1  Thank SeacoastSally
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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
2:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2454 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5619
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
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