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“One of the Worse places in edmonton for sushi”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Sapporo Sushi

Sapporo Sushi
Ranked #1,394 of 2,393 Restaurants in Edmonton
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: McCauley
Calgary, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“One of the Worse places in edmonton for sushi”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

The food here is served at above par price and served at below par standards. My overall experience was poor from food to service, the servers were slow and incompetent, any questions instantly went to either to the manager or chef. I went there with a larger group and was severally disappointed after reading the reviews on-line. Most of the on-line reviews were most likely made by their own staff.

There is a strong fish smell covered with cleaning smells when you walk in, meaning the fish is not fresh and is rotting. Good sushi restaurants should never smell fishy and chemically. The restaurant is also not very busy as I went on a Friday night and the place was less than a quarter full, turnover of their produce must be really low and is either mostly frozen or rotting.

The "chef" is definitely trying to save on cost by making most of the sushi with rice. If you want to just get full, this might not be a bad place to be. The proportion of sushi to rice is ridiculous. I had a Dynamite roll and it consisted of mostly rice and mayonnaise. The rice itself was poorly made, undercooked with too much vinegar.

Most of the food items were skimping on the quality. One of the many obvious flaws was the tampura was battered extremely thick and was cooked at too low of a temperature making it oily and soft.

Now the actual sushi, the sushi "chef" should seriously go back to school. The many flaws in his food suggest he was never taught how to make sushi and instead saw it as a high profit business because people are willing to pay more for sushi. Toro should always melt in your mouth and require very little chewing, here it was stringy and tough.

Tamago- was un-uniform and browning with lumps, clear sign it was not fresh and not made with care. The chef has most likely got lazy and started making it once a week.

Sashimi (Salmon and Tuna)- The chef cuts it in small pieces to multiple the profit, at the end your eating pellets of fish that is very poor quality. It was all very stringy and inconsistent. It taste like he bought grocery chain type salmon and called it sashimi after he has cut it.

I don't usually make reviews, however this one was such a head turner, I believe this place should be ashamed as most of the online reviews were so good that it had to be made by their own staff. I paid almost $30 for an very unsatisfying meal and will never go back.

  • Visited November 2013
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English first
Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Our favourite sushi place in Edmonton”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2013

Everything is fresh and so tasty. Do not miss their baked seafood and baked mussels. We also love their "Mexican" rolls and "chop chop" rolls. Miso soup is a bit on the salty side but it is minor. Service is top notch. We always come back to this place for sushi. Keep up the good work Sapporo.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Trandinhthuy
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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“If you love all you can eat sushi, this is the place to be”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

Yummy all you can eat, made to order sushi. Kinda expensive I think $27.99 each but worth it.

Visited December 2011
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1 Thank Mike T
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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“Don't let the alley entrance scare you away”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2011

I had never heard of this place until a colleague suggested we go. I was a little leary as the entrance is in the alley but when we went in, it was decent decor. I decided on the bento box which came with soup, chicken teriyaki, tempura, and sushi. Compared to other places, it was average. I found the chicken to be a bit bland and lots of sauce. The tempera pieces were smaller than other restaurants. But the sushi did taste fresh and good. For $10, it was a decent meal and the server was attentive. If I were in the area and craving Japanese food, I would try it again but I would not make a special trip there.

Visited September 2011
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Thank LovingSunandSand
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