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Yosaku Japanese Restaurant

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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
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 7
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  • 4
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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
Just excellent

SImply one of the best japanese restaurant I've ever been, and I like japanese restaurant so I've tasted a lot! Nothing to complain, service was good, food is excellent and the restaurant itself is nice!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Guim P
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Rennes, France
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Rennes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

SImply one of the best japanese restaurant I've ever been, and I like japanese restaurant so I've tasted a lot! Nothing to complain, service was good, food is excellent and the restaurant itself is nice!

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Stopping for lunch on a cool spring day I was pleasantly surprised to have probably the freshest sushi I have ever eaten. It was Mother's Day weekend and they had specials galore. The two roll lunch specials started with delicious miso soup that was a bit too fishy for my personal taste, but was tasty. The sushi was very fresh... More 

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Portland, Maine
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75 reviews 75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Recently visited Yosaku for lunch with some friends from work. I am not a sushi fan but my friends are so I was hoping they had other options on the menu. They do. They have some very fresh seafood options in addition to a very wide variety of sushi. I got the scallops teppan which comes with soup and vegetables.... More 

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Peaks Island, Maine, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Although several folks had told us Yosaku's Bento Box was 'ichiban', I was a bit skeptical for some reason. No more ! It was a terrific combination starting with a nice miso soup, fresh green salad, albacore sushi, fabulous tempura salmon and another white fish appetizer. Helps when you're eating in Portland, Maine, a great 'foodie' city. And, it was... More 

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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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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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
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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
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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