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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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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: Brunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 28
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 7
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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
Best. Japanese restaurant in Portland

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
mariekay
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atlanta georgia
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atlanta georgia
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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 134 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 22 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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 27 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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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Never had a bad meal here. Wonderful appetizers. I love their Ikka Natto, but for most people it is a acquired taste. Try it if you have an adventurous palate. Everyone says, the scallops are amazing. Everyone is right. Grilled octopus chewy, but tender and delicious. Gyoza with paper thin wrappers will have you Jonesing for Yosaku eight days a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We've tried other Japanese restaurants, and this is the best one by far, everything we've tried is excellent, my wife loves the spicy scallops. The kids meals are great as well and the man that works there, I don't know if he's the owner is great with the kids making all types of things out of paper or napkins to... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Skipped the circus theater from the sushi chefs and ordered a noodle soup. Picked the Niku shredded beef with soba noodles. The broth was salty and had a nice soy sauce depth to it. The noodles were big and chewy. The shredded beef is sliced wafer thin and in this heat turns from medium rare to well-well done real quick.... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Excellent Sushi and Rolls as well as other Japanese food-- reasonably priced -- on the fringes of the main downtown area, but easily walk-able. Outside area for dining in the warmer months. Have been here mostly for lunch - great lunch specials and pricing, but open for dinner as well.

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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, Sushi

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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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