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1 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4501
207-780-0880
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
AMAZING!

You can never go wrong with anything in this menu. My friend and I shared a spicy tuna roll, celtiic avo, ram roll and a avocado roll. The food was fresh and delicious. The fish was melting in my mouth, rice delicate and subtle with a suggestion of vinegar and a hint of soy. Everything very fresh... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
MizNela
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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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  • Late Night
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English first
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

You can never go wrong with anything in this menu. My friend and I shared a spicy tuna roll, celtiic avo, ram roll and a avocado roll. The food was fresh and delicious. The fish was melting in my mouth, rice delicate and subtle with a suggestion of vinegar and a hint of soy. Everything very fresh and yummy.

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Hadn't eaten here in years as the change in ownership had diminished standing. Really we're pleased with our meal. Service was great and so was the food. Really like the grilled octopus. Will come back.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

As a Maine native, and having tried all sushi restaurants in Portland, this is mine and my husband's go to place for the Freshest sushi in Portland. We have never had a bad meal here. Great food for the price, great service, the chefs are personable and welcoming. Highly recommend. There is vegetarian dishes, dishes for people who want to... More 

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Bath, Maine, United States
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I could go on with a long description of Yosaku.. but it is quite simply fantastic. Great food.. clean, comphy friendly. The menue has a vast variety of items.. and I hope over time to try them all.... if I can ever get away from my favorites! Try the HamachiKama..you will be addicted!

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Holliston, MA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Our extended family (including 3 9-year olds and an 11-year old), went to this restaurant on New Year's Eve. Service was great-we all ordered our own dinners, but had several appetizers famly-style. The food was good- huge variety of sushi, and the main dishes included teriakis and tempuras.

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Not only was this the best meal that I had all vacation, it was the best sushi I've ever had period! The atmosphere was great, the staff was friendly and joked with us and handled our entire party of 10 with grace and attention to detail!

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Maine
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99 reviews 99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This is the best Sushi I have had since returning from Hawaii. We loved it. We will return and make this one of our stops in Portland for sure.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Not everyone in our group of six wanted sushi, but for those of us who did, we decided the menu here would give everyone enough choices. We were seated and the Manager/Owner realized we were packed in like sardines, and graciously moved us to another location, where tables were moved together for us. And we had more space to relax... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I have been eating at Yosaku for many years on business trips and vacations to Maine. It has never let me down. As other reviewers have mentioned the service can be a bit slow at times, but the food quality absolutely makes up for this. They have a variety of unique fish and try sitting at the sushi bar where... More 

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Portland, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Godzilla Roll was very good. The nigiri zushi was so bad I really should have sent it back. I got sake, toro, striped bass, and red snapper. With each of the four, it was instantly clear from the flavor that the fish was not fresh enough to be served as sushi. I don't think I've ever had worse sushi... More 

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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
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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