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Yosaku Japanese Restaurant

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1 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4501
207-780-0880
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 85
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  • 33
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  • 8
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  • 7
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great sushi!

Lunch here is a GREAT deal! Three rolls for $10, always have leftovers! Really lovely staff, not too noisy, and the sushi is top notch. A favorite place in Portland. In warmer weather they have really nice outside dining as well!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
KWS63
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch here is a GREAT deal! Three rolls for $10, always have leftovers! Really lovely staff, not too noisy, and the sushi is top notch. A favorite place in Portland. In warmer weather they have really nice outside dining as well!!!

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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My fiance' and I went here during our very first trip to Portland. We were seated right away, but it felt like forever until someone came to take our order, even for drinks. After we did finally order and the food arrived, we were not disappointed. We ordered 5 different types of rolls to try, the caterpillar roll was our... More 

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Islesboro, Maine
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've eaten in several Japanese restaurants in Portland and Yosaku is the best: interesting offerings, quality ingredients, beautiful sushi. A very pleasant place to eat, at the bar, conventional or low tables.

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Thank Tom T
Portland, Maine
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We have been going to Yosaku for sushi for years because it is simply the best in Portland. Always fresh and delicious and the high quality also makes it one of the best lunch values in the city. The chefs behind the sushi bar are top notch with the owner usually working right along side them. Always ask what's in... More 

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Thank Peckish777
Somerville, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Locals go here, it is the best Sushi in the Portland area. Atmosphere is comfortable and the service is excellent. Everything is always super fresh.

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Portland, Maine
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Given the plethora of spectacular restaurants in the foodie city of Portland, I pick to eat at Yosaku every Friday that I am in Portland for work, and that's been many Fridays for years, for ten dollar Yosaku lunch of guaranteed deliciousness. My reasons: they have parking, they have great seating inside, and even better seating outside on the deck... More 

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Thank PBPanagore
Clinton, Maine
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

A little intimidating for beginners, like we are with sushi. We sat at the sushi bar to see everything that was going on. Took a little while to get service, but they were busy, was a packed house. Ordered our drinks and food at the same time.... they actually came at the same time... So the service is the only... More 

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Thank Toby R
New England
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I love Yosaku - they serve the best, freshest sushi in Portland. With gluten free options and pages on their menu of roll options this restaurant is sure to please. Recently we took my father there, who doesn't like sushi, so he had their cooked bento boxes with filet steak and cooked scallops - even he was happy! :) This... More 

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Thank Lisa-Marie W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

I have had heard very good reviews from here and decided to try it. It was a very clean place with good service but the sush was fair to be honest

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Thank freddie m
Montclair, NJ
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

Great miso soup and sushi, kids enjoy the Japanese toilets, we enjoy kids bento boxes for like $6; though the but the ginger martini alone is reason to visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4501
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-780-0880

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?