Sapporo
Sapporo

Sapporo

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sapporoscottsdale.com/
  • Phone: (480) 607-1114
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm DINNER Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm-10:30pm Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm-11:30pm HAPPY HOUR Everyday 3:00pm-7:00pm REVERSE HAPPY HOUR Thursday - Saturday: 10:00pm-close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Stephen Stromberg
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Sapporo offers a private Teppanyaki room that comfortably sits up to 20 people. Enjoy the "Dinnertainment provided by our experienced and talented chefs!
  • Private Party Contact: Joe Popo 4806071114

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Scottsdale & Acoma
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Sapporo offers a large public parking area and valet.
A word from Sapporo
When reserving tables online, please indicate your table preference: Teppan or Pacific Rim Dining Room. Known for its fresh, high-quality food and vibrant nightlife atmosphere, Sapporo’s dramatic exterior is framed with giant torches that light the Scottsdale sky. The interior is equally dramatic and includes an elegant elliptical bar where the passion-mango martini is a local favorite. The restaurant’s menu includes a variety of premium sushi and Teppanyaki as well as classic and contemporary Asian specialties, such as Grilled Black Cod glazed in Miso; delicately fried Tempura, and even a spicy take on Hawaiian poki. Sapporo’s popular Happy Hour specials highlight the restaurant’s creative cocktail menu and is available seven days a week from 3-7pm in the lounge and on the patio. Reverse Happy Hour is offered Thursday – Saturday 10pm to close.
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Sapporo reviews from OpenTable diners
101 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (69)special occasion (59)vibrant bar scene (36)fit for foodies (30)hot spot (29)romantic (23)late-night find (21)kid-friendly (20)neighborhood gem (20)great for outdoor dining (14)great for lunch (8)notable wine list (6)great for brunch (3)scenic view (3)Show More
  • THE best sushi! We were on
    RobbinVIP
    Dined on 11/24/2010
    THE best sushi! We were on vacation in the Scottsdale area and had such great sushi one evening, we went back later in the week. They have a great happy hour with discounted sushi and 50% off the wines by the glass. We have been going to this restaurant when in the area over the last 4 years and have never been disappointed. If you want great sushi, this is your restaurant!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The experience was great except
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/20/2010
    The experience was great except for the fact that there were 10 of us sitting at an 8-person table and it felt crammed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Graat food, excellent service,
    jones
    Dined on 11/3/2010
    Graat food, excellent service, and a very entertaining chef. It was a fabulous meal!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely LOVED everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/31/2010
    Absolutely LOVED everything about Sapporo! Great attentive, friendly service, Very unique atmosphere! One thing that should be brought up is the saltiness of the steak and shrimp. We don't mind small amounts of salt however, the salt was pretty powerful. Our Chef was great and didn't need the salty splendor!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • While we enjoyed eating at
    wrldtravlr
    Dined on 10/28/2010
    While we enjoyed eating at Sapporo, we found the dining room to be abit loud from the music coming out of speakers. It was difficult for us to have a good conversation - we have to raise our voices high to be heard. Not a place to have good conversation altho' the food and service are great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quite the bar scene, all around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/8/2010
    Quite the bar scene, all around good experience. My only constructive feedback is that their soda water, and tonic were flat in our vodka drinks. The restaurant could benefit from serving little bottles of soda or tonic with those type of mixed drinks.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The dining experience was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/6/2010
    The dining experience was great. However, it is a little pricey especially for a small portion of appetizers. One appetizer should not be the same price as a main dish. Good service and we were seated right away with reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You need to specify if you
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2010
    You need to specify if you want Tepan. Waited for an hour!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service right from the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/29/2010
    Great service right from the door. Food awesome and fresh teppanyaki style. Kids loved it too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was average when finally
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/20/2010
    Food was average when finally served. The kitchen took a very long time with no explaination. It was the monday of AZ Resturaunt Week so one would think they were prepared to serve large numbers of the fixed menu items quickly. The music was so loud conversation was difficult.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had high hopes on reading
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/18/2010
    Had high hopes on reading the reviews but was quite dissapointed. The main issue i had was the fact that the main course was brought to the table before we had finnished our starter!! When i said to the food runner that we were not finnished our first course he looked at me and shrugged as if to say "SO WHAT", so I had to instruct him to take this back till we had finnished. The result of this enevatably was that the food was then placed under a hot lamp resulting in the veg being soggy when brought back to the table and the lamb and rice was cold. Overall a poor expirience, wont be going back
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Me and a group of girls celebrated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/17/2010
    Me and a group of girls celebrated my best friend's bachelorette party dinner at Sapporo and we all loved it. Such a fun atmosphere, and delicious food for a reasonable price!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was my 1st experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/15/2010
    This was my 1st experience going to this "outstanding" restaurant. The Tappen Room was just ideal for my 1st time. The Chef was a pleasure to watch cook and fun to talk to. The food from the soup to dessert was outstanding. This is my "new" favorite restaurant. I don't think I'll be visiting other places to eat in the future. I loved every minute I was there, will definately go back any time I go out to eat and will bring others to experience this outstanding place to eat. Sapporo's is the "best".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Merely average Teppanyaki
    SSTT
    Dined on 9/10/2010
    Merely average Teppanyaki and sushi, but great service from the entire staff (hostesses, foodservers, teppan chefs, and bus persons). I'm not a fan of the noise level, which is really loud no matter WHERE you sit. Vibrant bar scene, and great happy hour specials available in both the lounge & restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waiters wre great and helped
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2010
    Waiters wre great and helped to make up for subpar asian food. Pad Thai was extremely spicy when it shouldn't be. Ginger chicken and cashew chicken were too heavy syrup covered. The sushi was fresh and yummy. Way too loud- need to put in some sound barriers to cut down on the noise.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The dining experience was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/6/2010
    The dining experience was great but the wait was terrible. I made reservations for 6:30 and we didn't get seated until 7:30.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is good, the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/30/2010
    Food is good, the service is always hit-or-miss though. Friday nights are PACKED, literally, wall-to-wall with banging music. While that's a scene I don't care for, the significant other enjoys the loud/energetic scene, so I endure. Average evenings are relatively quiet, though. Good food but the menu is PRICEY
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The dinner was excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/26/2010
    The dinner was excellent! We were there to get better acquainted with someone and found the music so loud we had to eat and go elsewhere to be able to visit, that was disappointing!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We found the food to very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/23/2010
    We found the food to very good but the noise level much to high for our taste and we probly won't come back of our own accord with a group maybe..You should rethink the noise level icon. I think it does not ask the right question. The rsetraunt was to loud.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal- food was good,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/17/2010
    Great meal- food was good, and drinks were great, however restaurant was very noisy- could hardly hear a friend speaking across the table.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The sushi was amazing! Hibachi
    JCWrightVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2010
    The sushi was amazing! Hibachi not so much this time (but we weren't sitting at the hibachi grill). We waited over an hour for a table - although we had reservation, we also had a very large group. However, Ed (the manager) and the greeters were very good at communicating this longer than expected wait and left it up to us whether we wished to wait for a few tables close to each other or not (we decided to wait).
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 1st visit and was very impressed.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/11/2010
    1st visit and was very impressed. Hip and trendy with excellent food and service! Will return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My dinner experience was horrible!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/7/2010
    My dinner experience was horrible! First and last time there. Went with a group of 5 people. Made reservations for 6:15 got in at 6:50. The service was HORRIBLE! Danielle who was are server was RUDE! It all started with how I had ordered my food I had a couple special requests being that I am a diabetic and all. She gave me a attitude and was annoyed by my ordering. We ordered pops and everytime we wanted a refill her response was "you wan't another one"!. I ordered shrimp and my cousins ordered sushi...a waiter had brought it to our table after about 7 monutes or so Danielle came to the table and I had asked for my shrimp she told me that it was combined with my cousin's sushi and that they put the plates together.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not a place for a romantic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/25/2010
    Not a place for a romantic dinner! My friend and I had an 8pm reservation on a Friday evening. The food was good but our dining experience was unpleasant because of the noise of the pounding dancebeat music emanating form the bar combined with the voices of people shouting to be heard above it. I expected the dining room would be quiet enough to carry on a conversation, but it wasn't.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and great service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/18/2010
    Good food and great service. I ordered a dish that I did not realize would be too spicy for my palette. Without being asked, the waiter offered to take the price off of our tab. Talk about wining points with the diners! The only downside is the incredible noise factor - you can barely hear conversation. We realize it's a hot bar scene however, and that's the price you pay. Overall very good experience
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The restaurant was elegant
    SSHpsychVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2010
    The restaurant was elegant with water features and flaming torches. The food was delicious. But even as early as 6:00pm the rock music was so unbearably loud that we could barely hear ourselves talk. Both the maitre d and the waitress were "helpless". They even said the music gets louder as the evening progresses. One day these people will notice a hearing loss due to this kind of thing! Not going back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was great along with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/9/2010
    Food was great along with the service...My wife and I stop in at least once a month...This was the first time I made reservations on line.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was awesome!!! Atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/7/2010
    Food was awesome!!! Atmosphere was incredible, great architecture...
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unfortunately our experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/15/2010
    Unfortunately our experience was bad. We are locals and have been enjoying Sapporos Happy Hour for a once a week for a couple of years. We normally go and enjoy a Happy Hour Drink and a bunch of the Happy Hour appetizers and scaled down entrees which were plentiful. Then stay after Happy hour and split a regular entree. Saporro use to be known as the best place for Happy Hour in town and I do mean use to be. I was angry at the reduction of items on the Happy Hour menu now. Highlighted in red font a couple of dollars off a bunch of the cheaper roles and cheaper appetizers and just one normal menu item left the sliders and them only two dollars off that. We paid the bill, told the waiter we were leaving due to the new Lame Happy Hour and left
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • My friends and I get happy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/13/2010
    My friends and I get happy hour here at least once a month if not more, the staff is very friendly and helpful and the food is good as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food is good, ambiance is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/10/2010
    Food is good, ambiance is geered to the under 30 crowd. Wish we had known from their web site about the different table choices. It was very dark and very very noisy. If you like that sort of thing...No it was more than noisy, It was down rightloud
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place has the worst customer
    Veggiediners2VIP
    Dined on 4/9/2010
    This place has the worst customer service I have experienced. We had a 7pm reservation and weren't seated until 7:55pm, even though most walk-ins who arrived after us were seated within 20 minutes. When I asked why we hadn't been seated the hosted said that they were waiting on a particular table. I told her to just give us a different table and she said it was too complicated to move us. She promised to send a manager over to see if there was anything they could do. The manager never came. Finally, we were seated and the hostess again said that she would send a manager (there were 2 very visable managers walking around all night) who again didn't show up. The food wasn't even that good and certainly not worth the long wait. Don't go!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was too noisy. Very loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/2/2010
    It was too noisy. Very loud music. Will not return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Certainly an energetic scene
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/26/2010
    Certainly an energetic scene with very good food & drink.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My date's fish and my steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/26/2010
    My date's fish and my steak were excellent, and our server and the assorted table runners took great care of us. But that's where the good stuff ends. Do not attempt to have a conversation here. Do not attempt to think here. It's just too loud. Eh? What? Speak up! Better yet, use sign language... Although we loved the chow, the decibel level turned us off. We won't be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waitress was very very slow.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/4/2010
    Waitress was very very slow. The food itself was very good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate