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Shio

2454 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5619
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (127 reviews)
“tempura” (13 reviews)
“bento boxes” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
2454 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5619
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1 - 10 of 209 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 25 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 11 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
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

1  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

1  Thank laurelm999
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Restaurant Details

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