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2454 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5619
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“sushi” (132 reviews)
“bento box” (13 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2454 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5619
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nicely decorated, Friendly Service.... Extensive menu... Wife's favorite dish: Soft shell Crab... Spider roll was a letdown as soft shell crab portion was a little small... Shrimp and Vegetable teriyaki was large serving but mostly large veggie pieces...

Thank Frederick L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since the sale of this restaurant last year the overall experience has changed. Food is very slow to come out from the sushi bar even when the first open and have 20% occupancies. They need to hire a manager with experience or the good food...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't know what happened - this used to be good but we've walked out 3 times in a row. Shio has the worst service of any restaurant in the whole area. We waited 2 hours for our meal on one occasion. The entire front...More

Thank JamesBeswick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok sushi overall a 3.5/5. Place was packed on a Sunday night. Definitely call ahead for reservations, that was this did sit at the table for us we were grateful for that. But it still took 15 minutes for a server to stop by. 30...More

Thank Toro9
Reviewed 1 May 2018

We hadn't been here in a while. We ordered a few sushi rolls and the miso steak. The Mad Max roll was excellent -- great flavor and presentation! The Classic roll was just okay. The miso steak was very tasty, a broiled sirloin steak topped...More

Thank NHjo
Reviewed 24 April 2018

I have visited Shio a number of times under their previous ownership and never had a bad experience. New management leaves a lot to be desired however in terms of how they run the restaurant. To make a long story short, me and 7 other...More

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Seated about 7:30, ordered food by 7:45. Ordered kitchen apps, sushi and sashimi as apps. Ordered three rolls for one entree and a pork katsu for the other. They brought the kitchen apps pretty quick. Damn near nine, still no sushi, sashimi apps or any...More

Thank jjfortier
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

A brightly lit place somewhat cafeteria like in style with some more private Japanese seating. The menu is quite comprehensive (no shabushabu etc) and reasonably prepared with good service. Typical beverage list. Pretty good value and no surprises

Thank mwymd
Reviewed 4 January 2018

With a wide variety of delicious dishes to choose from, and a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, Shio is by far the best Japanese restaurant I've been to. Every dish I've ever gotten there I've been satisfied with. Sushi is amazing, Garlic broccoli is a family...More

Thank Matthew W
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
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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