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Yosaku Japanese Restaurant

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1 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4501
+1 207-780-0880
11:30 - 22:00
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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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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank eudigo
Charleston, South Carolina
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317 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

New to the area and reviews were good so we tried it. Exceptional sashimi and very good maki. Will come back.

Thank TravelerNorfolk
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here for lunch on New Year's Eve. This was easily the worst service we have ever seen. The waiter was a young man with short hair. My wife wanted to complain to the manager and wrote a note. I did not want the confrontation and just left. We did nothing to deserve this.

Thank humbaba
Scarborough, Maine
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing. One of my favorite Japanese restaurants, nice employees. I would really recommend the chicken tempura, with soy sause. The kids can get the bento box, which contains the meal, a little bit of seaweed stuff, rice, and jello and chocolate for dessert. Amazing. Truly!

Thank foodguru156
Falmouth, Maine
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78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Yosaku is our go to for Sushi, has been for many years. We went last night and were disappointed with the overall experience. We had a reservation and they honored it right on time, that was the best part. The appetizers came quickly and were fine, but my husband's meal (he was not sharing the platter my son and I... More 

Thank trieuski
Portland, Maine, United States
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing fresh sushi. Sit at the sushi bar to watch the masters work. I also recommend the Niku Soba, a great noodle dish.

Thank Neil A
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We are local fans of this place. The sushi is excellent, the offerings wide-ranging. The Japanese and Korean entrees, noodle and soups, are always good. They have special kids bento boxes, which my kids always enjoy. The maître d often entertained my small ones by folding the napkins into origami like birds etc. Over the years the kids have gotten... More 

Thank Bob D
Miami, Florida
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Love sushi! and during our vacation in Portland, Maine we visited Yosaku. The freshest fish, perfectly cut and beautifully presented. Ordered a plate for 2 people which included several varieties of fish I had never tried, not even in some of the best sushi restaurants in Miami. The plate was delicious and included good sized portions of sushi and rolls.... More 

Thank Fabricio G
Show Low, Arizona
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94 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This place is the real deal. The sushi chefs are very skilled and produce dozens of tempting rolls. Our favorite was the lobster roll - YUM! There are plenty of seafood options on the extensive menu. We sat at the sushi bar and service was good. Another option is to sit at low tables, on pillows on the floor, as... More 

Thank Candace M
Marysville, Ohio
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144 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I have been to Japan five times and sampled food from all over their entire country. The food at this restaurant is of the same quality, freshness and presented perfectly. Spider crab was wonderful. I could hardly walk back to my hotel which was only two blocks.

Thank ron r

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
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?