And oh don't even get me started on the SUPPOSED sushi..
Have you ever seen the movie Tampopo? Well, it wasn't based on the soup this place makes. If you can call it that. It's more a melange of leftover vegetables all shoved into a bowl of hot, dirty-gym-sock-soaked stew.
And oh don't even get me started on the SUPPOSED sushi. You get the point!
Great food and nice price. I have been a customer here for several years now. The best thing I like about this restaurant is the amazing selection of menu choices. The Chief has been working here for like some 30+ years and has the recipe for so many styles of Japanese foods. I recommend the Shoyu Stake, and Komoku ramen as Sanppo's special unadvertised menu. Try Them if you ever go!
Not very good. Left feeling grossed out.. We stopped in to this restaurant in JapanTown hoping to find good sushi. We ate bento boxes and two rolls. The bento box was unimpressive. The chicken and beef both bland. The gyoza was falling apart. The salad dressing was nice though - I think it was the foodservice ranch. The sushi had an overpowering fish smell and aftertaste. The dynamite roll was soggy and falling apart when it was served. It had also not been cut thru all the way. We couldn't finish it. The only high point was the large cold sake we were served. I can't remember the brand but it was delicious. The server was also very sweet. She seemed worried because we didn't finish the sushi.
Better than some restaurants. Haven't tried Sanppo in a long time, but it's been in the JapanTown area a long, long time. The combination came with tempura, sashimi and gyoza. Their tempura has a light batter and is crispy with 2 pieces of shrimp, 1 slice of potato, yam, 2 slices carrot, 1 broccoli Skip the gyoza, it was mushy and the filling inside wasn't that tasty, but they gave you 5 pieces. The tuna sashimi was good, nice thick, dark slices. It came w/a sm. salad and miso soup. We had 2 sushi rolls which were very good. Our friends had the teriyaki beef, the outside was burnt but the inside wasn't dry. As Japanese restaurants go, this place isn't too bad, but the food isn't spectacular. Unlike previous reviewers, I didn't find the waitress staff to be rude at all.
Tasty Sushi. Found this place by mistake, and since have returned several times. It is a family run business, therefore there is not a lot of staff (mother and daughter are the wait staff), which can make the service seem rude or unattentive to some (like the other reviewer), but they almost always accomodate requests and are typically very friendly. Chirashi is plentiful and excellent, as are the nigiri and specialty rolls. The sushi dinner specials are a good deal as well and are quite tasty, and there is always a sign advertising 'fresh oysters'. This place is not fancy, but if you are looking for a quite evening and good food, check it out.
Fantastic sushi, moderate price.
Revisited this restaurant a handfull of times. The food has always been good, but this last time it was exceptional! They recently redid their menus to include an extensive specialty rolls menu and colorful pictures. You will not be disappointed, the sushi is even better than it looks. Delicious original combinations! I haven't tried the entrees yet. Service has always been fast and courteous.
If you are bored with your local sushi restaurantl, Sanppo is the place to go!
I will never go back again.. The waitresses are rude and curt. I went to Sanppo several times to see if their attitudes changed; unfortunately, each and every time I received bad service.
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