Sapporo
Sapporo

Sapporo

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sapporoscottsdale.com/
  • Phone: 4806071114
  • 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
108 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (61)special occasion (58)vibrant bar scene (42)fit for foodies (35)hot spot (33)kid-friendly (26)romantic (21)neighborhood gem (19)late-night find (18)great for outdoor dining (18)notable wine list (7)great for lunch (6)scenic view (5)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • Good food, bad service
    MrsCalderonVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Our chef Octavio was great! From checking in to getting served, well that's another story. Food was amazing!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The accountants are with the chef?
    HoneyBflyVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Not the Sapporo we are used to. House salad usually consists of really fresh greens, however this time it seems to consist of mostly iceberg lettuce and was a bit watery. Poke tuna was good, yet a bit spicy. Teriyaki salmon was dry. Normally we love Sapporo, however at this time we feel they are cutting corners and it is showing in their quality and presentation. Service was friendly but there were some glitches. She did offer us a free dessert but we were not interested in dessert. We hope next time we decide to come back it will be back up to par.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anonymous
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I love Sapporo and have been there several times for Tepenyaki. Food is always great. This time, however, I found the service to be very slow. Maybe they were short staffed. We were seated for an hour before we received a morsel of food. In addition to that our reservation was at 7:45 so we were there and seated at 7:45. The rest of our Tepenyaki table was not seated until about 8:15. This was frustrating. We were hungry! I will go there again, I just hope the service isn't quite so slow.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome !
    Nonickname
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Had great service and the chef was very entertaining. Food, steak scallops and shrimps were cooked perfectly. Everything was delicious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place
    Scottsdalediner
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We celebrated a birthday and sat at the Tepanaki table and it was a lot of fun!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vibrant place to go !
    Friend2eat
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had teppanyaki dinner with the family and enyoyed the food and the entertainment as well, choice is well explained and service adds to the overall excellent experience at sapporo ! We will be back for shure :-()
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The restaurant was extremely flexible with our group which was originally supposed to be a party of 15 but ended up being only half of that. Our server was extremely friendly and personable. We sat at the Teppanyanki table and our guy was in training but was still amazing! Made our experience fun and kept us involved until the end. This was not our first time here and will defiantly not be our last.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    jillmax
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our family celebrated one of our kids' birthdays over the weekend with dinner at Sapporo. The food was very good, especially since our young chef took painstaking care that each item was cooked exactly as ordered. Since there were two couples seated at our table, that seemed appreciated overall, though it took quite awhile to complete this task. The service was terrific. Our waiter was very pleasant, very professional, very attentive without being in our faces (so to speak). The birthday teen felt celebrated and fussed over without being embarrassed. Well done!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME!!
    AugustinoVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    My friends and I decided to try Sapporo for their happy hour offerings and it was amazing. Friendly and attentive staff, while having one of the best asian-fusion dishes. Everything that came out was presented very decoratively and the portions are huge for what they charge, we were blown away by this neighborhood gem. If you've never been here, try it and you'll never want to leave!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome service!!!
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We eat at Sapporo at least three times a month. Service is always PERFECT!!! Erika is always our server and she really caters to my six year old daughter. When I ask my daughter where she wants to go for dinner she always says SAPPORO
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    PorototheSap
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food was delicious, the service was great as well. My girlfriend works for Mayo Clinic and you also get a free California roll or Edamame. I would reccommend going and we will definately be going back again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Celebration!
    Sandy
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We had dinner in the Teppan Room and Jaime was our cook! He had a great personality and had our group of 7 laughing all the way through his presentation. We brought a birthday cake and they brought it to our table after dinner with plates and forks and the candles blazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The waiters and cook were very friendly and made my birthday very special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • can accomodate large groups
    cmt11
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    we made a reservation for 13 people 1/2 hour before and they were able to seat us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Place
    atruefoodie
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Went to Sapporo for a farewell dinner with a group of my friends and it was amazing. The atmosphere, music, lighting, and food was spot on. We ordered appetizers and sat at a teppanyaki table and I was truly pleased.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A few bumps
    TravellingFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Well we went to Sapporo as it's on our son's must do list every time we vacation on Phoenix. Usually it's very good. Tonight I will say that the food tasted great and was excellent quality. Unfortunately the experience was lacking in other ways. The performance at our teppanyaki takable was not as energetic or funny as it usually is. The chef just didn't seem interested. He tossed a hollow egg into my son's soup bowl which resulted in me, my son,and my husband being splashed with mushroom soup. Also, the chef completely forgot to serve the shrimp appetizer. At the end the dessert was brought out while two of us were still eating so it just sat there and melted. All in all it was just a mediocre experience, but the food was good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great service
    CourtneyA
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid food, slow service, freezing
    DanielVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sapporo dining on 7/1/14
    VisitorfromVail
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    happy
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We had a fabulous party. All in all it was a great experience and look forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • sdibblee
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Great Happy hour specials. Yum Yum. Excellent food and service, nice atmosphere feels very upscale without the upscale price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a good meal
    ARScottsdaleVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The Teppan yaki is always a favorite with my kids- they enjoy the entertainment and the great food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Celebration!
    Sandy
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We have dined numerous times at Sapporo's and have never been disappointed! Always great food and we love the tepan dining. Very entertaining!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sushi!
    Mischablue
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Sushi was superb, but a very noisy restaurant. Very big, lots of choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first visit
    luvasianfood
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    foodie4life
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and fun
    LadyVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Food is fresh, service is great and loads of fun while the chef cooks for you!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Teppanyaki was worth it!
    amos
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant week value
    sand
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant Week Choice.
    two2dine
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Great Restaurant Week Choice. Food was outstanding and service impeccable.The amount of food was excellent and very delicious. Great selection. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a fun time
    nipper
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Took the family out for the Tabanaki grill. Susihi before was very nice, then dinner and a show.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food with snooty hostess
    luv2eatsushi
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner
    Scottsdalefoodie
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice place!
    Gunner
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entertained by the cook
    Ymsexy
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner out in scottsdale
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We had. Great experience with sapparo, my son loves the whole experience of dinner cooked right in front of you. Would highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed this time
    tsand
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The food has always been very good but this time it was very marginal. Chicken dry, steak tough.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh out of the box
    Morriesreview
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic