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Shio

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2454 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5619
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Today
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 14:00 - 21:30
Mon 11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:30
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Hampton, New Hampshire, United States
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

I had heard that this was an excellent restaurant and it did not disappoint. We had a group of 4 for dinner on a Sunday night and everything was great. We sat at a regular table and shared a mixture of dishes between us. Everything we tried was delicious, the service very good and the ambience nice and welcoming. The... More 

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Boston
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53 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

We just discovered this place, only 30 minutes from home. What a restaurant! Really creative sushi and everything we had was fresh and DELICIOUS. Wow! If it weren't for the embarrassing whale boat we ordered, I could have easily had more :-) We will be regulars here. Anytime a restaurant is jammed at lunch? What a great sign! Shio will... More 

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Exeter, New Hampshire, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

Best sushi I've had. Fresh and plenty of great choices. All of the food here is high quality and prepared well. They have really good "non-sushi" Japanese food too.

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Thank Shawn F
Oceanside, CA
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

This was one of the best places we ate in Portsmouth. We were on our way back to our hotel after a day of shopping for our son's apartment when he found this place on Yelp. Oh my gosh, it was the best sushi/Japanese restaurant we have been to! Wish we could transport it back to California! We sat at... More 

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Thank nancyjams
Hampton, New Hampshire
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

Sushi is a favorite of mine, and Shio is the best we've had! Don't be fooled by it's appearance in a strip mall, Shio is the best sushi on the NH seacoast by far. The menu is huge, and their specialty rolls are amazing. Freshest, most inventive combinations we've seen. We have never had a bad experience at Shio.

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Thank lisab8s
Campton, New Hampshire
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109 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

My only regret was not being able to try everything on the menu. Our waiter was rather stiff and unfriendly. The food was too good to fault the chefs for that though. I would love to go back on my next visit to the Portsmouth area.

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Thank MountainsRock
Sherman, Connecticut
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150 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2013

Get here early if you want a table and don't like waiting. This place is so popular that even on a Wednesday night they are rockin'. The best sushi I have had in a long time. Don't miss the popular area japanese restaurant.

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Thank PHILRidgefield_CT
Exeter, New Hampshire
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013

My absolute favorite place to eat! The soups are full of flavor and the maki are creative, fresh and consistently delicious. Some of my favorite items include: Tuna Avo Salad Miso Soup MJ Roll Fantasy Roll Crunchy spicy Salmon Roll Shrimp Fried Rice ( not your typical fried rice) If you like Asian cuisine go here! You will never go... More 

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Thank EleanorD36
Epping, New Hampshire
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

The food here is awesome. Have eaten here numerous times and I have never been disappointed. Have tried many things but I must admit I keep going back to the Bento Box #2. Where else can you get chicken teriyaki, shrimp tempura, beef in a sauce, gyoza, large salad, miso soup and rice all for ten fifty. I always take... More 

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nova scotia, canada
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

Picked Shio from Trip advisor and it was a great choice. Delicious seafood Yake Soba, steamed shumai and solid maki. Great service-fast and nice community atmosphere.surprised to find it in a mini mall.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
14:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:30
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?