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Yosaku Japanese Restaurant

1 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4501
207-780-0880
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English first
Maine
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98 reviews 98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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6 reviews 6 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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Wilmington, North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We stopped here because we saw it was very crowded and lively. Did not have a reservation and could not get a table but did sit at the sushi bar and thoroughly enjoyed the chefs making sushi and rolls. Our food was delicious and very fresh. The restaurant is very clean with an open kitchen and modern décor. This is... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We found this little gem in Portland on first Friday - it was extremely busy but we managed to get a table. This being our first Japanese meal we didn't have a clue what to order but our waitress was very patient and helped us to choose. We can't remember what the names of the dishes that we had were,... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Yosaku Japanese Restaurant

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

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