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What is Our Story ?


Our story began in 2017, Max Lee along with his wife Tina Lee left New York State and moved in Washington State due to happy wife happy life. While they were looking for a spot in the state to launch their Japanese Steakhouse, they finally decided to open Sapporo Steakhouse in University Place with the same concept at their former successful restaurants.


On one side, Tina knew the area very well because of her former military service in JBLM Base, and on the other side, Max found this city was wonderful to raise their kids and success their business idea. They wanted to delivery a unique dining experience that would offer an exciting and vibrant environment for local guests to gather and celebrate over delicious hibachi, sushi and drinks.

Who are we ?


Our Mission is to bring fun with flare and yummy food with drink to every dining experience. We believe there is always a reason to come together with friends and family and celebrate. Whether it is a birthday or just for fun, Sapporo Provides an exciting and dynamic dining experience for everyone. Come to Sapporo and expect to laugh, be entertained, and have lot of yummy food and drinks to enjoy from our family to your family.

Our Visions is to be the premium location for Japanese hibachi and sushi in the area, by our great pride in our quality, yummy food and friendly, responsive service. Only high standards can only be maintained through our employees who share our values and desire to do the very best job possible for our guests every day. While it is moderately priced with family style service, Sapporo has a relaxing and lively environment to dine-in.

Why to choose us ?


Our simply delicious food. We believe delicious and craveable food starts with the basics of quality ingredients and the main principle of almost everything made from the scratch. Since we are local own, we are able ensure all our meats, seafood, and produce meet our quality standards. It is quality that you can see when you sit down at your dining table.

We are family and employees owned. All of us at Sapporo like to deem ourselves as being a "Sapporo Family". Since 2017, we have been serving the Pierce County market as a place for locals to come celebrate special occasions year after year and for visitors from afar to experience an unique local offering. Enjoy hibachi, sushi, and bar under the one roof, you have a lot of fun and relax and enjoy delicious food and drinks with your friends and family.

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