When walking into the restaurant you see paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling and tall traditional Japanese booths. Sapporo has a lovely atmosphere that’s quiet, calm and, relaxing. All the food is incredibly fresh and brought to you very quickly. I ordered tempura to start and it was hot, ready, and on my table before I had even finished looking at the rest of the menu. The service is absolutely excellent; the servers are polite, efficient, and knowledgeable. Their tea is the best, I could drink it everyday. they have an oolong tea with hints of pistachio - it’s absolutely fantastic! The teapots are a little tricky to pour without spilling, but I found that if you hold the bottom of the pot it makes it a lot easier.
A maki roll that I will go back for was Sapporo’s Spicy Roll. This delicious sushi has tempura shrimp, avocado, and spicy tuna, and is topped with fish egg and a creamy sauce. One of the waitresses recommended it and I thanked her for that! The other interesting, but quite tasty, maki roll I tried was the Black Widow Roll. This is more for the graduated sushi lover, as it topped with black, soy flavoured fish eggs, and that can be a bit scary looking for some who hasn’t tried a lot of sushi. This delicious roll was filled with fried soft-shell crab, cucumber & avocado. I thought it was very delicious, but there was a bit too much tempura breading on the crab for me.
Overall, I had a very satisfying and filling dinner that did not break the bank. I will be sure to visit Sapporo Sushi Restaurant and you should too! It’s only a 10 minute (or less) drive from Concordia, located near the Royal Alex Hospital, at 10923 101 St NW. Call (780) 758-8819 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.