Sapporo’s rose roll.
Here is the sixth of seven installments about South Sound maki sushi.
Sapporo Sushi & Roll Teriyaki Restaurant
Where: 4803 Pacific Highway E., Fife; 253-922-5656
Price: $ (Entrees under $14)
Be prepared to wait for a table at Sapporo. Judging from the hundred or so boxes that hold the chopsticks of restaurant regulars — labeled, even, with their names — this is a restaurant that does a lot of business, and has a lot of regulars. We met one diehard regular (the kind with his own chopsticks box) in the lobby of the restaurant while waiting for our table. He’s a well-traveled sushi lover and Sapporo is his favorite for maki. We knew we had landed in good sushi terrain after hearing that.
It’s a small place, with seven tables that seat about 26, and a seven-seat sushi bar. Hanging paper lanterns and a few other decorative touches make it an attractive restaurant, although the cases of beer in the corner could use a shielding screen. Wood-enclosed booths provide some degree of privacy for diners.