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Sapporo Details

  • 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: Asian, Sushi
  • 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 (480) 607-1114

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. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "My hubby and I were looking for great sushi while visiting and stumbled upon Sapporo. The food was delicious and service was fabulous. I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We lived in Japan and love Japanese food. Menu is comprehensible, food quality solid. Ambiance lacks a bit coziness, also driven by the fact that the airconditioning is used too much. While we had 100F outside, it felt like they cooled inside below 40, basically like inside a freezer. Our kids thought this is to keep the fish fresh... Next time we will bring winter jackets. The exaggerated aircon, paired with somewhat slow and inattentive service made the experience just average."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Great food ! Service was fantastic, some of the best ever ! Went for an early dinner - bar was hopping. Would recommend to everyone when in Scottsdale."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I made a reservation here after much deliberation and researching. My girlfriend has been dying for Sushi for some time now and she deserved it. The food was fantastic, the environment was great; ambient lighting but energetic music and the prices were on par!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had a fabulous party. All in all it was a great experience and look forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Great Happy hour specials. Yum Yum. Excellent food and service, nice atmosphere feels very upscale without the upscale price."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The Teppan yaki is always a favorite with my kids- they enjoy the entertainment and the great food."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We were first time diners who will definitely return. We enjoyed the incredibly creative and varied menu, from sushi and appetizers, to salads and entrees. There are also 6 large group tables where they stir-fry on a large surface (Teppanyaki). The patrons that did that certainly looked like they were enjoying the Chef's show. It can be noisy at the bar, and we loved the fact that we could get Happy Hour pricing on a large selection of items, as well as order from the regular menu, when sitting anywhere in the restaurant."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We have dined numerous times at Sapporo's and have never been disappointed! Always great food and we love the tepan dining. Very entertaining!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The decor and food was exceptional , thoroughly enjoyed the chef , only complaint was the music. Terrible , kind of a mood killer , should have had light jazz or light asian style music. Not the rock and roll /pop station , . It was a shame that music was so abrasive , when the decor and service was so much higher class and greater, than most places . Will no doubt go again , but will hopefully wear ear plugs . or be surpised that someone actually read this and they changed this one element."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Sushi was superb, but a very noisy restaurant. Very big, lots of choices."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We have been here multiple times and each time it has been consistently good. The sushi is fresh and the Happy Hour menu is generous. Highly recommend if you're looking for some good sushi in the middle of the desert!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Awesome price for the quality of food. The waiters are super friendly and very helpful. We just have to pass through snobby hostesses. Other than that, it is perfect and we love it! Thank you Sapporo!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Food is fresh, service is great and loads of fun while the chef cooks for you!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The service started slow- so we weren’t really sure how enjoyable the evening would be..no water for me -even though I had requested it for all..no lemons (etc0 slow slow service..Then out came the teppanyaki chef and the atmosphere became vibrant. is energy and enthusiasm was contagious and his excitement palpable. He was so talented and we soon forgot about our hunger. We were not thrilled, however, after even reminding the hostess about our birthday celelbration- that all we had was a shout out from the chef.. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Excellent experience. Food was very good. Tremendous value for restaurant week including a glass of wine! Appetizers were served a little unevenly but the rest of the service was impeccable. Only concern is that it can be hard to have a conversation with someone across the table because the noise level can get quite high. Not sure anything can be done about that. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Great Restaurant Week Choice. Food was outstanding and service impeccable.The amount of food was excellent and very delicious. Great selection. Thank you."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Took the family out for the Tabanaki grill. Susihi before was very nice, then dinner and a show. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "It's been a while since we visited, so when we decided to go for Mother's Day, I wondered if the overall quality would be the same. Of course, I read all sorts of reviews and came to the conclusion that most negative occurrences happened during Happy Hour - not the ideal time for a brilliant dining experience. We couldn't be happier with our server, the sushi and just how welcomed they made us feel."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Nice indoor/outdoor bar. Food was good and portion size was bigger than expected. Service was on par with the overall rating. We will be back!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Ate here during AZ Restaurant Week. All three courses were fabulous and plentiful. The main meal came out a bit too quick after the appetizer, but a minor nuisance compared to the quality and value we received. And our server Katarina was fantastic. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We had. Great experience with sapparo, my son loves the whole experience of dinner cooked right in front of you. Would highly recommend it."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This was my first experience with Teppanyaki dining in the Phoenix area. The attention we received from Andrew, the person who seated us and took our order, was excellent. The Teppanyaki chef, however, was inexperienced and it showed - he concentrated so hard on the actual cooking of the food that he was unable to show the flash and pizzazz that I associate with the Teppanyaki style of food preparation. There were only four people at the table, but he was unable to get the entrees finished so they could be served simultaneously. My companion's scallops were cooked first, and cold by the time I received my filet mignon. Chicken ordered by another diner was served to me first, then taken off my plate and given to the person who ordered it. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I enjoy the scene, food, & my favorite drink. I've been celebrating my b-days here for quit some time. Along w/ other family members. It's always a different experience frm cook & staff. But over all we recieve a pleasurable & capturing memory! "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The food has always been very good but this time it was very marginal. Chicken dry, steak tough."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • " I was not happy with our waitress. She was slow & did not do what I had asked her to do making me uncomfortable & embarrassed in front of my friends and colleagues. I had told her when we sat done to order up front to put my tab in separate bill but she did not and at the end when we were leaving and trying to pay the bill, it made a bad impression .You waiters need to be professional, friendly and not make you uncomfortable especially in front of my customers. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "New ownership took over and the place went steadily downhill. Service was poor and food was at least a grade lower. Plus, we waited and no one was there at 5 PM on a Monday Night. It used to be so very good. What happened?"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "The food was not up to my expectations. The portions were small and the temperature of the food was not warm, like it had sat too long before it was brought out. We were celebrating early Mother's Day and I was really looking forward to dinner and having a great experience only to be disappointed."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "A/C needed a boost. Kind of stuffy inside. We sat on south side... But even the bar area was warm. Food very good. Nice place over all."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The chicken was dry and the fried rice was overcooked and gummy. Watching the foor being prepared was interesting, but for the cost of the meals, I was disappointed. I don't expect that I will be returning to Sapporo. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Making the reservations was simple, we were seated speedily, and our waitress was wonderful. The food was excellent. The only complaint is that it was not the quietest of atmospheres. Still, I would definitely return. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We sat at the bar on sat a night. It wasnt very busy for a sat night at all. There were two bartenders. My wife and i ordered our drinks right as we sat down so that was good. But after that it took a very long time for someone to come back and actually i had to flag him down to get a menu. Once we got our menus it took even longer for him to come back and take our order. Again had to flag him down and we were sitting right in front of him. When we got our food i had a question about one of the items we ordered and the bartender had no idea what the answer was.In a place that popular in the middle of Scottsdale and for the price you pay, the serive and knowledge of the staff should be amazing. Its not. Food was great, service not really."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Food is always wonderful, love everything. Service still lacks - our waiter acted like he was doing me a favor by waiting on us, until of course the bill came and he wanted a great tip. Otherwise service is great, food comes out fast, hostess' are friendly - wait staff needs work though, always has."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Sapporo's has always been one of my favorite places to take out of towners! Great food...great service...great atmosphere!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Food was delicious, people were friendly & fun atmousphere!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We enjoyed the other people that were at our teppan table. Food and chef/cook was very entertaining."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Everything was great. A little loud. It was hard to have a conversation"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I like teppyanyaki dining but I found this place more hype than delivery. While the display while preparing was as entertaining as other restaurant of this nature, actual food taste was a liitle bland in taste. I prefer OH SO and Hayashi. We were celebrating some work success and were seated next to a family with small children, I love kids but this just wasn't the time or the setting. The dauhhter was afraid of the fire and smoke.."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The bartender was one of the best I've ever seen and I've seen a lot. Generous heavy handed pours. My clients were impressed."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Our group was celebrating after competing in the nationals USTA nationals tennis matches held in Surprise Az. We asked for a table out in the patio and Matt, our waiter took good care of us! Christian, bartender was wonderful suggesting some interesting drinks as well as the " friends with benefits" item on the menu, which was great! Hadn't been to Sapporos in awhile, will go again soon!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014