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Pai Men Miyake

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188 State Street, Portland, ME 04101-3749
+1 207-541-9204
11:30 - 00:00
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Pennington, NJ
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347 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been several times to this restaurant's big sister, Miyake, so we were well disposed to trying their noodle shop. We loved it. One of us had the rice noodles with pork and the other had sushi lunch. Both were absolutely delicious.

Thank Altonmann
Minot, Maine
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Massive house salads, big steamy bowls of noodles with delicious pork belly and fixings! A great spot for meeting friends for lunch or a casual dinner. Limited seating for large groups, call ahead. Lots of bar seating and high two tops. Large portions, excellent value.

Thank sofemale
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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Our friends have been talking about this place to us for some time so we finallly gave it a shot. We came on a saturday night at around 9pm and they said they just got off of their wait, so a reservation may be best or you could be waiting a while. We ordered the pork gyoza, tuna roll and... More 

Thank Jason A
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

I have come here many times and it's usually alright, not great, but good. When I went this last time the ramen broth was so salty it was inedible. To make matters worse when I mentioned this to my server, she wondered if I was familiar with ramen. I explained to her that not only do I make my own... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Rockland, Maine
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166 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I walked in at the peak of lunchtime. It was packed but I was lucky enough to get a stool at the bar. The bartender is also your server when sitting at the bar. Even with all tables full, I did not feel it was too noisy. I could easily have a conversation with the person next to me. (and... More 

Thank astro005
Dover, New Hampshire
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Great great great ramen noodle bowls!! The broths are on point and in my opinion the best noodle bar north of Boston! Seating on the street makes for a great people watching perch in the summer months..When in Portland, go here! U won't be disappointed!

Thank jtodd1122
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

The Brussels sprouts dish was simply amazing! It's a must-try whenever you are in Portland, Maine. Their ramen was also good.

Thank RubyJane88
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Our host suggested Pai Men Miyake in place of Baobao Dumpling house as they were closed this particular day. She told us to try the brussel sprouts - they did not disappoint!

Thank Kristin B
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Authentic street Japanese food done well is always a bit of a Zen experience. My fiancé and I had our first date at Miyake on a cold snowy night in February 3 years ago and we return here every time we return from traveling or need a calming atmosphere. Food and beverages are always great, the service good and the... More 

Thank April P
Plaistow, New Hampshire
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

I've been known to drive over an hour to visit Pai Men when I feel the need for ramen. The restaurant is a relatively strange space with it's Jenga style walls of wooden blocks and swooping metal structures in the ceiling. In the summer it can be kind of hot (there's a lot of boiling water for the ramen!) and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 188 State Street, Portland, ME 04101-3749
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-541-9204

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?