Sapporo Grill, a Japanese Steakhouse, Opens in Midtown

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Sapporo Grill in midtown is now open for lunch and dinner.

The Japanese steakhouse, sushi bar and lounge opened a week ago in the old Firestone building.

One of the owners is chef Bryant Lee, who owns two Sushi Cafe restaurants on Freeport and Alhambra boulevards.

The 168-seat restaurant and lounge serves traditional sushi as well as grilled lamb, steak, chicken and pork, cooked to order on two teppan grills in the dining room. The wide-ranging menu includes everything from a $5 tuna roll to a $48 grilled Kobe steak.

The restaurant is open daily, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. The lounge is open until 3 a.m.

There’s a full bar and a VIP room that can accommodate up to 30 diners.

Sapporo Grill will hold its grand opening this Friday, July 10. There will be a DJ.

Sapporo Grill joins deVere’s Irish Pub, California Pizza Kitchen and Mix Downtown in the old Firestone Building. A single restaurant space remains unoccupied; there are rumors it will be filled by either a tequila bar or a Greek gyro sandwich shop.

Sapporo Grill: 1118 16th St., Sacramento; (916) 448-1818; sapporogrill.com