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2454 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5619
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“sushi” (131 reviews)
“bento box” (13 reviews)
“miso soup” (8 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2454 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5619
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
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
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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
Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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