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1 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4501
207-780-0880
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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

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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
Good Sushi but other options are just average.

Recently visited Yosaku for lunch with some friends from work. I am not a sushi fan but my friends are so I was hoping they had other options on the menu. They do. They have some very fresh seafood options in addition to a very wide variety of sushi. I got the scallops teppan which comes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Northern_Traveler701
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Portland, Maine
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Portland, Maine
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73 reviews 73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Recently visited Yosaku for lunch with some friends from work. I am not a sushi fan but my friends are so I was hoping they had other options on the menu. They do. They have some very fresh seafood options in addition to a very wide variety of sushi. I got the scallops teppan which comes with soup and vegetables.... More 

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Peaks Island, Maine, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Although several folks had told us Yosaku's Bento Box was 'ichiban', I was a bit skeptical for some reason. No more ! It was a terrific combination starting with a nice miso soup, fresh green salad, albacore sushi, fabulous tempura salmon and another white fish appetizer. Helps when you're eating in Portland, Maine, a great 'foodie' city. And, it was... More 

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

You can never go wrong with anything in this menu. My friend and I shared a spicy tuna roll, celtiic avo, ram roll and a avocado roll. The food was fresh and delicious. The fish was melting in my mouth, rice delicate and subtle with a suggestion of vinegar and a hint of soy. Everything very fresh and yummy.

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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45 reviews 45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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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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43 reviews 43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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