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Yosaku Japanese Restaurant

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1 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4501
207-780-0880
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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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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 7
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Japanese restaurant

All 4 of us had excellent meals and they were all varied. Wonderful experience. Parking is limited but worth walking to.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Linda W
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Orrington, Maine
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Orrington, Maine
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

All 4 of us had excellent meals and they were all varied. Wonderful experience. Parking is limited but worth walking to.

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Portland, ME
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is my favorite sushi/Japanese restaurant in Portland. I prefer to sit at the sushi bar when I come here to eat. It is a treat to watch them make your food. The quality of the fish is top notch. They chef's will answer your questions and make suggestions based on what you like. The food and service are great.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Very busy place but we were able to find a place at the sushi bar where we love watching the Sushi Chef's prepare the dishes. It was outstanding meal definitely will return someday!

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Busy place but great food selection. We ate inside but there is also a large outdoor patio that was quite nice

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atlanta georgia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

If you like old fashioned, fine. Japanese dining this place is for you. Katsudon to die for.Sushi so fresh you won't believe. It's truly a wonderful restaurant.

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I came here with a friend during First Friday Art Walk for my first time, though I'd been wanting to go for awhile. I especially wanted to sit on their lovely outside patio, with landscaped gardens and small waterfall. It was quite busy on this warm summer night, with the patio filled and many inside tables also seated... but we... More 

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Yosaku is a hidden gem in Portland's Old Port district. My two favorite types of sushi there are the spicy scallop and the Marlin sushi. The atmosphere is very nice and feels intimate and private wherever you are sitting somehow. They also have a wonderful patio to sit out on in the more temperate months which allows you to sit... More 

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Gilbertsville, Kentucky
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The poor servers were overworked which made the wait too long. However, the outdoor seating area was very nice.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We spent a good part of the evening trying almost everything they had on the menu. Everything was prepared perfectly and the staff was more than friendly. We travel a lot and have had sushi just about everywhere this was by far the best we have had.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We ate outdoors, a group of nine people. Their private parking lot had just enough space. Their patio is so lovely, and I enjoyed the large tree area as ambiance. The food was excellent, the service seamless, the place was busy but friendly and the overall experience was great. It was my brother's birthday and as a gift they comped... 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, 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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