Sapporo Japanese Grill and Sushi
1706 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40205
Phone: 502-479-5550
Fax: 502-479-5551

Bardstown Road Hours:
Dinner Hours: Sunday-Wednesday,
5 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday,
5 p.m.-midnight


Sapporo Downtown
649 S. 4th St.
Downtown Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-589-3333

Downtown Hours:
Lunch Hours: Monday-Friday,
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Dinner Hours: Friday-Saturday,
5 p.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday, Closed




The Bardstown Road location of Sapporo Japanese Grill and Sushi may not  the noisiest restaurant in the city, but it certainly ranks in the top 10.

Some of that noise is kitschy entertainment. At the teppanyaki table, flames rise with a whoosh and knives fall with a clatter as groups take in the showy slash-and-grill hibachi cookery. Every once in a while, a drummer leads processions of servers to a table where diners are celebrating festive occasions. And the noise is magnified by modern design elements glass, metal and hard-edged surfaces.

But some of that noise is crowd-sourced MORE



Like so many great culinary masterpieces, sushi traces its origin to the most prosaic of sources, according to sushi expert Dave Lowry, author of the useful pocket-size handbook, “The Connoisseur’s Guide to Sushi.”

“Legend credits the invention of sushi to an old woman who was worried that bandits might steal a pot of her rice,” Lowry writes. “She shinnied up a tree and stashed the rice in an osprey nest until the threat passed. When she retrieved the rice, it had begun to ferment. She also discovered that some of the ospreys’ fish scraps, which had fallen into the rice, were not only edible, but also, as far as comestibles left exposed to the elements in the living quarters of messy birds of prey go, rather tasty.”

Well, isn’t that appetizing? MORE.

a year ago-
Cant beat the nigiri and sashimi lunch special!
A Google User
a year ago
Visiting from out of town. I went on a cold Tuesday night and it was quiet. Service was very good, food was great, ambiance was upscale. I highly recommend!

A Google User

2 years ago
If I am wanting a good sushi dinner then i always go to Sapporo. No doubt that every time we go it is always good from the sushi to the salad and drinks. The service is normally good and personable. Defiantly would try out Sapporo if you havent More
A Google User
By far the best sushi in Louisville and Adam is the best bartender in town. I call it Secret Sapporo no one goes there its on fourth in market square area best atmosphere in town TRY IT before they close it
a week ago
The food was great and the chefs were really nice. It gets a star off only because we came here for hibachi and they didnt have hibachi grill.
Decent service, GREAT SUSHI!!!