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Sapporo Japanese Steakhouse

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649 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202-2403
+1 502-589-3333
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There isn't anything that stands out as fantastic about this place, maybe the overall design and decor, it is top notch. Everything else is good, not great. Have only been here during winter so not sure how they utilize the outdoor area. The food was mostly fresh once the edemame was freezer burnt, otherwise a safe choice.

Thank CountdownTeam
Louisville, Kentucky
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We only had two people in our party and we were seated immediately. We ordered the calamari which is the best I have ever had. I have had calamari at three other locations in Louisville just to give you a point of reference. It was tender, seasoned well and perfectly crispy. There was a sweet dipping sauce but you didn't... More 

Thank Stacy C
Atlanta, Georgia
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146 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Had a business dinner meeting while in town for a trade show. The service was excellent! The sushi was good, but the wasabi was not real wasabi, however, they did offer fresh, "real" wasabi that was pretty good. The sushi came out quickly and was prepared well, tasted fresh and was good. I will go back next time I am... More 

Thank Gary T
Louisville, Kentucky
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Full disclosure: I don't eat sushi. BUT all of my friends do, and they cannot stop raving about how amazing the sushi is at Sapporo. It almost makes me want to eat sushi just so I can have the same taste bud explosions they seem to have! I had chicken hibachi and it was very good. The chef was funny,... More 

Thank Carolyn R
Louisville, Kentucky
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118 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

I've visited Sapporo several times; each visit has been very good. I enjoy my lunch visits the best because the bento boxes are great! I've gotten the bulgogi (Korean beef) bento several times and the amount of food you get is quite good for a lunch portion (and lunch prices). Sapporo recently finished remodeling and the restaurant has a nice... More 

Thank SuzustarTravels
Mainburg, Deutschland
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Excellent bar to start with a cocktail first. Then you are free to choose a table directly at the Sushi bar or at one of the different types of tables. Brilliant selection of Sushi, Sashimi and all types of roles, which you can imagine. At this stage we doubted a bit, as often a too long menue does not necessarily... More 

Thank Peter_Meissner_MBG
Belton, TX
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248 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

The place was very clean and "oriental" in atmosphere. The service was good and not too much or too little. They had vegetarian sushi and I forgot to order the soy roll so my first course came with seaweed wrapper which I positively dislike. They changed it out even though I had not specified. I got the avocado roll. Very... More 

Thank Bill K
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Looking for a quick lunch that is handmade to order? Go to Sapporo! Their sushi specials at lunch are $10 and includes a salad. Have been there many times and will continue to go. It is an absolute treat to go for lunch or dinner! The atmosphere is very classy and is perfect after a show at the Palace Theater.

Thank Gary W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Part of a one night visit to Louisville. Walked here from the Hilton Garden Inn. Great service, excellent sushi and generous portions. Server was friendly and talkative. The sushi was high quality with creative pairings. Pleasantly surprised at what a gem this place was.

Thank Yasmine E
Indianapolis, Indiana
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were in Louisville for a conference. We tried Sapporo because of other reviews on Trip Advisor, and it did not disappoint. Prices were reasonable, the atmosphere was great, and although our waiter was awkward and spilled water every time he poured a glass, he was friendly, helpful, and knowledgable of the menu. The only downside was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 649 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202-2403
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Highlands
  • Neighbourhood: Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 502-589-3333

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