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About Sapporo Grill

Sapporo Grill offers different kinds of Japanese dishes. It offers a decent décor and a nice ambience, making the place a good spot to have a meal with friends and family. The waiters here offer a decent service. Customers can make reservations in advance. Sapporo Grill also serves alcoholic beverages.

The restaurant has a happy hour where dishes like Taro Chips, stuffed jalapenos and fried oysters are offered at a discounted price. Among the popular warm dishes here are the grilled yasai, bacon wrapped scallops, and lamb chops. Sapporo Grill also has a variety of cold dishes like the seared ahi tuna and salmon fiesta.

1118 16th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Fridays: 11:00am - 3:00pm saturday 12:00am - 3:00pm ; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 3:00pm -10:00pm, Thursday - 3:00pm - 12:00pm friday - saturday 3:00pm - 2:30am Sunday 4:00pm -10:00pm Teppanyaki is serve Monday - Saturdays Only from 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
L St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(916) 448-1818

Website:
http://sapporogrill.com/

Entertainment:
Sapporo Grill has a lounge with two giant projector screen TV's. The lounge is open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 4:00pm to 2:30 am featuring small plates, bottle service, and music from Sacramento's hottest DJ.

Parking Details:
Sapporo Grill has valet service during dinner hours as well as several parking garages within a two block radius of the restaurant, additionally there is street parking available.

Executive Chef:
Bryant Lee

Private Party Facilities:
Sapporo Grill has two separate dining rooms that can accommodate parties of 12 or be joined together for a party of 30.

Private Party Contact:
Erik Berkley: (916) 448-1818

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Sapporo Grill Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

3.8

ambience

3.9

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (199)
Special Occasion (158)
Hot Spot (143)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (129)
Fit for Foodies (126)
Great for Lunch (99)
Neighborhood Gem (99)
Late-night Find (76)
Romantic (72)
Kid-friendly (20)
Great for Brunch (14)
Notable Wine List (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Scenic View (5)
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 31, 2015

Food was great...but service was marginal. The server apologized for the service as soon as we sat down and it was only worse from there. There was no one filling drinks, water, or removing plates. We asked for everything multiple times. Others around us complained of the service. I would say this is a management issue, if you do not have enough coverage for New Year's Eve. The food was excellent though.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 5, 2015

The ambiance was nice and suiting for downtown, the service was good and the prices were reasonable.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 16, 2015

I love sushi and was severely disappointed by the quality of the rolls. The spider roll was disappointing; the roll fell apart inmedielty and was extremely large. The only redeeming quality was the vegetable tempura. The waiter disappeared and was never in sight.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 30, 2015

We went to dinner at Sapporo for our son's 16th birthday. We go every year for his birthday and he really enjoys the place and the food. This year it was below average. Our server seemed to concentrate on trying to upsell the food options, which was annoying. When she realized that we weren't interested, she gave our table very little attention. Our food was fine but it was really lacking the fine dining experience we wanted for our family. There wasn't anything special about the night or the food. We won't be coming back to Sapporo.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 26, 2015

We went to Sapporo Grill to celebrate my son's 17th birthday - his request for steak and sushi. Sapporo fit the bill perfectly. The service was excellent and they even brought some dessert for the birthday boy. Sapporo has something for everyone, even the non-sushi eaters. We'll be back!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 7, 2015

we had relied on online reviews. Food not great, and ambiance completely unlike the high end Japanese restaurant we expected. Great for a happy hour if you are 30.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on March 20, 2015

Sapporo Grill is a fun and lively restaurant with an excellent cocktail list and delicious food. Our group loved the interior design and atmosphere, and the cocktails as high points. The price can really startle you though! Our table of three people ordered no appetizers, and our food orders were pretty modest, and when we got the bill back it was over a hundred dollars. I'd recommend Sapporo for special occasions, but it's a bit overwhelming for a date night or for meeting up after work.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 24, 2015

I have dined at this very classy restaurant on several occasions. I have found that the food and service are both very good. They have a very extensive menu from apps to entrees. One of my favorite apps is the Pork Belly, delicious to look at and also tastes excellent. On my last visit, I did not order any Japanese food but thought I would try the Pork Chop. It was excellent! Elegantly prepared on the grill and accompanied by mashed potatoes and sautéed vegetables.

Looking for an excellent and quiet dinner, try Sapporo Grill.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 28, 2015

Where to start...30 minutes after we ordered we got our Miso Soup and appetizer, had to ask 5 times for the one soda that was ordered, and asked 3 times for the glass of merlot that never came! Yes NEVER came! Main entrée arrived 45 minutes after order was placed, leaving us just 10 minutes to "enjoy" the food, which was average at best and had to ask Twice to have the wine removed from the bill. We will never go here again and will let all our friends who go to the Broadway Series to stay away if they want to make the opening of the show.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 31, 2014

The food was good and service was acceptable but Sapporo was more of a bar than we expected. Quite a few single men at the bar staring at every woman that entered the establishment so not really a great date spot unless you're into that.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 31, 2014

We went for an early New Year's eve dinner. It was good. Seemed like the quiet before the storm.
Loved the ribs (yes, appetizer ribs at $11) and the pepperfin.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 27, 2014

The Chef at the Hibachi was not very experienced but he was entertaining with his routine, the fish was a bit over cooked. There was a room behind us and there was a party going on they left the doors open so it was quite noisy and one of the glass pieces was badly cracked. The waiter was okay he wasn't real attentive he was with the people next to us though. It was an okay time but we won't so back again. We were expecting a more Japanese flavor to it but other than the name there was very little to nothing to show it as being a Japanese restaurant.The prices were really expensive for a mediocre place to eat. So no we will not be returning again unless big changes are made to accommodate the high prices!!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 26, 2014

One tv hanging in the dinning room kinda' spoiled the "high-end" feel of the restaurant. Food was good. Service a bit over the top.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 6, 2014

A wide variety of rolls and hot food greets you here! Servers were efficient and the food was delicious.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2014

I had a nice meal at Sapporo. The sashimi appetizer was fresh and well presented. We had four rolls, all of which were tasty and interesting. My favorites are the Giant and the Bryant rolls. Drink prices are very reasonable and the wine list is a hidden treasure.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2014

I had the sashimi appetizer and two sushi rolls. The fish was very fresh and tasty, and the rolls were both visually appealing and delicious. Sapporo is a great deal Sunday through Wednesday with midweek specials. It is one of my go to places for sushi in Midtown.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 25, 2014

Went here on a date and the seating, lights, and mood was great. Comfortable seating great to be able to eat and drink and get to know someone. The baseball game was on moderate noise, but not a distraction.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 13, 2014

Sapporo is always reliable. I had the sashimi appetizer and several rolls. My friend had the Teriyaki Chicken. The food was very good overall.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 28, 2014

I had the Sashimi plate and several rolls. The food was fresh, but several of the sashimi pieces were a little tough, suggesting a lesser quality of fish. The sushi rolls were tasty as always. Overall, the meal was good and service was very attentive and friendly.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 22, 2014

I went with a friend on a midweek night. We had two bottles of wine, and the sushi roll special. The wines were excellent and well priced. The sushi was fresh and satisfying. Service was good, although its clear wine service is not one of the strengths of this restaurant. In any event, they were more than willing to accommodate service requests and the meal was a success. I always enjoy a solid experience at Sapporo Grill.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 28, 2014

extremely disappointed in quality of food. Sushi was of poor quality. Long delay in getting food. More of a sports bar.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2014

I came in for the Sunday-Wednesday sushi roll deal - Buy one and get the second for a dollar. I had the Bryant's and Giant roll. Both were delicious and well presented by the sushi chef. The wine by the glass list is pretty good and service was attentive and friendly. Overall, nice experience.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 20, 2014

On this visit, the food was still good, although service seemed disjointed. Sapporo can be outstanding at times, but it seems to be hit or miss. I'd give it a try particularly on specials nights, but the overall experience could be more consistent.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2014

We really enjoyed the food but the tables we were sat at were too close together. I did notice after we were sat that there was a nicer area with booths and better decor that we were not offered. I was upset after I noticed everyone after us was sat in this location. The food was good but server didn't check back in with us after food was served and we waited 20 minutes before I had to wave her down to get wasabi which I don't like to do. After I finally was able to talk to her she forgot our request and I had to track her down again. Other customers had to do the same. I wouldn't return.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on May 15, 2014

On this occasion, we were there for a birthday and the service for our large-ish party of 10 + a baby was excellent! This has been a favorite spot of my brother's for a long time and I can see why. It's been very enjoyable each time I've gone. Really good food, wonderful drinks & great service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on April 12, 2014

Has to go down as the worst birthday I have ever had! I would give it no stars if I could. The service was awful. We had to keep asking for dirty plates to be removed. One of the entrees came out wrong so we sent it back. Half hour later after we contact the manager the waitress came out and said that they had done it wrong again and were going to remake it. By that time the rest if our party had finished eating and we told them to forget it. It was a completely awful experience. I won't be going back. Ever!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on April 11, 2014

The service we received was unacceptable. We arrived on time (even before) our reservation. Although we were seated, we did not receive menus as we were told our server would be there right away. The server did not come. We asked the hostess for a server and menus to which she said one would be coming by and she seemed to look bewildered. A server came by to other tables and took orders and finally acknowledged us. The menus arrived and we ordered drinks. After 10 more minutes server came to take our order (no drinks yet); We finally got to order as tables around us received meals (soup too!). Our food did not arrive until 12:50 after we asked the waitress to report back. We did not even receive miso soup because they were out of bowls.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on April 11, 2014

This is not the first time that we have gone to this Sapporo to eat. In fact all other visits were great, but this last one was really lousy. We made reservations knowing how busy they can get and still we waited for 10 minutes before someone took our order, we waited another 45 minutes for our food and when food came out, is was really salty. Just lousy service.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on April 2, 2014

I had a work meeting and took some of my staff, your restaurant has great food for a great value. Especially important because I work for the state, so there is not reimbursement, it is completely out of my pocket. I can afford to give my staff a little treat here and there. Thank you

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Columbus)·Dined on March 28, 2014

Service was fast and efficient! Food was delicious!

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on March 28, 2014

Good food at a good price. Quite a selection on the menu as well. Overall a great place and I go pretty often.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on March 7, 2014

Made a reservation for a birthday dinner because my fiance has been begging to sit at the Teppanyaki grill for a few years now. When we showed up they lost our reservations (apparently their communication with OpenTable isn't the best). Not a good start.

The food was good. Nothing amazing, but tasted ok. I would expect a little better for the price, but I was more disappointed in the overall service. The manager did comp us a round of drinks and a sushi roll because they lost our reservations, so that is why I gave them two stars instead of one. The waitress is what brought it down from a higher score. She was nice enough, but constantly forgot to bring things we ordered.

Overall, it was just ok. Entertaining, but won't go back.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on March 6, 2014

The title says it all. I have been to this restaurant a number of times and have NEVER gotten good service. The servers are always hard to find and un-attentive. Ive only been here at lunch time and it always takes a long time to order, to get your food, to find the server to get your bill and to pay. Its definitely not a "lunch hour" place. The sushi is good. They have some yummy roll combinations, which is the only reason I keep going back. I keep hoping that one of these days the servers will get better. So far no luck with that.

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 4, 2014

I'm a regular at Sapporo Grill and love the freshness and quality of the sushi and sashimi. Wines are very reasonably priced and service has been friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is upbeat with sleek decor. For those dining on Sunday through Wednesday, the "by one roll, get one for $1" deal can't be beat!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 26, 2014

We went for lunch and we all ordered the Bento lunch. The service was better than the last time when I went for happy hour. Since we didn't order sushi, I can't really comment on that aspect and that is the true test of a restaurant liek this. The Bento lunches were good, nothing special. Ihad tempura and sashimi. The fish was very fresh

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2014

We had only three dining options in the whole of Sacramento on Valentines night, as I had forgotten that we would need a booking on this special day! So we chose Japanese although the kids were a little dubious, as they had never had Japanese before, and they didnt like sushi. But we were very surprised at the menu variety, and grill choices, and the kids absolutely LOVED cooking their own beef strips on a hot rock! And the cocktail menu was awesome with gorgeous drinks that were not your regular boring cocktail choices, but were really delicious. We will definitely go back here again when we are in Sacramento ..... Cheers Sapporo :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 14, 2014

Took my girl here for V-day... we loved it

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 14, 2014

The sushi was great. The Hibachi style food was also good but seemed a little over priced

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 14, 2014

great dinner for two. staff was great the drinks were very good, but the food was fantastic. i look forward to going again. for the amount of food we ordered the price was very reasonable

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 14, 2014

This was our first time here it was great food great service and loved the atmosphere

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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