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Yosaku Japanese Restaurant

1 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4501
207-780-0880
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Miami Beach, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Wonderful entertainment at the sushi bar. The staff is very friendly when asked questions about various sushi selections. The owner Tuck (not sure on spelling) is a gentleman. He is usually cutting up fish or rolling sushi . I usually have the miso soup, hamachi sashimi, toro sashimi, spicy tuna roll, or a tuna avocado roll with wasabi tobiko on... More

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Eureka, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our local friends recommended this place. We sat around waiting for someone to notice us and bring drinks. The waiter was young and enthusiastic when he engaged, but we had to repeatedly flag him down to get his attention. The lighting is awful, glaring, and acoustics were crumby too; you could hear everything people were saying around you. I would... More

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Extremely slow service. Food was not great: I tried the tempura chicken and it was overcooked. My girlfriend tried the teppan meal and it had no taste.

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Oldenburg, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Only can recommend this restaurant. We had delicious fresh edamame, miso soup and sushi. Observing the cooks, friendly people.... We loved to have dinner there during our stay in Portland.

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We can't get enough of Yosaku. We do eat here at least once a week. We like to sit at the sushi bar and watch the action of the five sushi chefs working on a busy evening. The menu is varied from sushi to tempura shrimp and chicken....grilled steak, salmon and wonderful noodle dishes. Kids love it here as well.... More

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Leonia, New Jersey
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81 reviews 81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

We are New Yorkers. This restaurant was perfection. Every bite was delicious. Presentation was lovely. Hot sake was served in lovely decanter and divine. Simple but perfect and appropriate decor. Staff was friendly, quick and courteous. We will definitely go back!'

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Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

There are many reasons Yosaku is our go-to restaurant when we dine out in Portland. We enjoy it just as much for date night as we do for family dinners. Whether dining at a tatami table, overlooking the busy sushi chefs at the sushi bar, or on the patio that features a Japanese garden and fountain - you really can't... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The food was fairly good, but service was terrible. The waitress had a terrible attitude. We were sitting inside, the restaurant closes at 9:30 which is fine, but nobody should clean the sushi bar/kitchen in front of customers. We were still eating and they were washing the sushi bar in front of us. I think that is disrespectful and is... More

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Andover, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

outdoor patio seating buy a water fountain with a distant ocean view makes for an exceptional setting for exceptional sushi. We enjoyed the brunch on Sunday, three rolls for $10. my wife enjoyed in iced jasmine tea while I went for the more traditional hot sake. We selected the bagel and cream cheese, which had salmon and cream cheese, the... More

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

What a wonderful gem not far from the Portland Museum of Art...Outside patio, with water garden, so serine...lovely atmosphere, great service, and the food....WOW!! Great for a casual evening, or a special night out on the town!

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