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Yosaku Japanese Restaurant

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1 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4501
+1 207-780-0880
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11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Hampton, Virginia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So, It was just ok, wouldn't go back but... We've had better sushi; this place wasn't bad. Server was great, avocado was lack luster and the building needs major updating (lights kept dimming and building wasn't appealing).

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Thank marsey_adventours
Portland, ME
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love sushi and feel that this is the best option for sushi in Portland. I prefer to sit at the sushi bar and watch it being made. The seafood here is top quality and the staff is perfect. I have never had a bad meal here.

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Thank PortlandMEfoodie
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

There was nothing even remotely special about the 4 different dishes we had last weekend. 3 sushi choices and a tempura. All tepid in delivery and taste. With all the other sushi choices in Portland I wonder what special circumstances would bring me back here???

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Thank Stevo131
Plainview, New York
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We didnt expect that we will be happy after this Japanese meal. The food was great, server attentive and accommodating and the price was not expensive. The food presentation was unique. Seems they elevated it to an art. The Donburi was served in a box that you can mistake for a jewelry box, just to cite as an example. We... More 

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Thank Sh1nyT0p
Maine
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Good sushi at a fair price. My wife and I had very attentive service. My wife enjoyed her ginger martini. We would definitely go back

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Thank Irish4256
Freeport, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The owner chooses and buys the fish for his restaurant personally and it shows in the quality. The staff is loyal and feels like a great team is taking care of you during your meal. Excellent service. This is a restaurant I crave and I can convince friends to join me here, even if they don't like fish, because there... More 

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Thank Susan H
Portland, Maine
1 review
Reviewed 16 February 2017

My husband and I ordered take-out dinner from Yosaku. He did not get one of the roles that he ordered however, we weren't charged for it either. My main complaint is as follows. My meal was supposed to come with a side salad and fruit. I didn't get either of those. I called to ask for some money off the... More 

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Thank ckozlowski0707
University of Mississippi
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100 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

When I last worked in Portland, Yosaku was my favorite sushi restaurant - clearly, in my opinion, the best in town. This trip I was disappointed. The sushi seemed a bit tired. It was not bad, it just wasn't all that good. If it's still the best in town, sushi standard in Portland have declined in the last ten years!

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Thank kennebunklegal
Odessa, Ukraine
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123 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Seats outside are very cozy, enjoyed very much. Waiter was very attentive, was quite busy at that time, so we had to wait quite long, which is fine. Food is super delicious, like really, sets are big. The inside room did not smell nice, that's why we actually decided to seat outside. Other than that everything was very good. Highly... More 

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Thank Максим С
Miami, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

My family was very hungry, late night and we were looking for a place to go. Requirements were good food, good place and quiet to be able to talk with the kids. We arrive and service was superb. It all started with a japanese salute at the entrance. I recommend to everybody. Our visit was on Jan/17. I hope it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4501
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-780-0880

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