Before you stuff silly with American fare, the Restaurant Review Round-Up is recommending that you take an Asian detour and try some sushi. This week we are visiting Sapporo Sushi in Ballwin.
Sapporo is located in the Farber Center strip mall on Manchester Road and has a dining room and sushi bar where you can watch your rolls being made to order.
Veteran sushi lovers will probably want to try one of house specialty rolls, such as the Sapporo (eel with two pieces of fried shrimp topped off with a spicy scallop-shrimp-crab mix), Cherry Blossom Roll (spicy crab and avocado, wrapped with tuna and salmon) and the Yummy Roll (fried shrimp, snowcrab, cream cheese and hot sauce topped with tempura crumbs and eel sauce).
The following reviews collected by Patch are a representative sample aimed at giving you a flavor of what local residents are saying about Sapporo Sushi. You can add a review of your own right here on Patch.
Meghan Marino gave it 5/5 stars and said: "Love this place. Great food and nice atmosphere."
JustRob gave it 5/5 stars and said: "Great sushi, great service."
John L. gave it 3/5 stars and said: "I think the sushi here tastes fresh, seems to be some of the better quality around. I would rate higher but the service can be crazy slow.
M.J. gave it 5/5 stars and said: "I love Sapporo. The staff (except one kinda grouchy older lady that I still like) is super nice. It's a little, dark, intimate restaurant located in a strip mall in Ballwin, right across from Steven Vincel Honda. ... The sushi is always fresh and well-made. The vegetable and shrimp tempura is a favorite, as well as the 'yummy' roll- which lives up to its name."
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Chiro Ace liked it and said: "I have been to 4-5 different sushi restaurants in the St Louis area over the past year or so. Sapporo is definitely my favorite. I was skeptical at first but the environment was great and the quality of sushi was second to none. Very impressive. Prices are also extremely reasonable!!! If you dine in, you get a free fresh pineapple appetizer. Highly Recommend the Rainbow, Eel and Avocado, and crunch rolls."
Beerhead didn't like it and said: "The Mackrel is always my first test and it didn't pass. It was fishy and felt like it was previously frozen. It was almost unedible and it is usually my favorite piece. Yellowtail and Red Snapper was the same. It had a "frozen" quality to it. Almost like a freezer burnt taste."