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1 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4501
207-780-0880
Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    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
Most recent review
Really great meal

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
jimshim123
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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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97 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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 via mobile

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
Top Contributor
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
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32 reviews 32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Wilmington, North Carolina
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70 reviews 70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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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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