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“best sushi in town!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Yosaku Japanese Restaurant

Yosaku Japanese Restaurant
1 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4501
207-780-0880
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Ranked #69 of 540 Restaurants in Portland
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Portland, Maine
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“best sushi in town!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

Great staff. Great atmosphere. The chefs are so nice and cheerful. The sushi is to die for. A little pricey but so are all the restaurants in that part of the city. One of my favs in Portland for sure. Such a treat!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Portland, Maine, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“has gone seriously downhill”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

Sent food back for being cold. Came back again, cold. Sent back again. Told waiter, told manager, NOTHING. Not a comp, nothing. They don't care, underperform, just poor, poor, poor all around.

Visited March 2012
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Scarborough, Maine
1 review
“Fine Japanese Cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

Yosaku's cuisine is authentic and beautifully presented. The owner is often behind the sushi bar along with the other friendly sushi chefs, so sitting at the bar is an experience not to be missed. Or, in the summer months, you can select a table on the patio beside the gorgeous Japanese garden. With its delicious varied menu, and its top-notch service, this restaurant is truly a delight.

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Buxton, me
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

I love going here! They have such yummy food and something for everyone if you are not into sushi. The atmosphere is great and they have some cute tables that make you feel like you are sitting on the floor. They also have regular ones too. I have been here many many times and have always enjoyed the food and service.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, Maine
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“An especially nice summer spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

Yosaku is an especially nice place to visit in the summer, when the outside patio is open. You might think the restaurant's close proximity to the street and to a nearby five-way intersection would mean lots and lots of noise to go with your California roll. Not so much. Once in a while there's a loud motorcycle, but mostly the nearby streets provide good people watching. The patio also features a small pond and waterfall, in addition to a flagpole with very colorful cloth fish floating in the wind. All of this makes for a rather relaxing atmosphere.

I cannot say if Yosaku has the best sushi in the city, because I've not visited enough sushi restaurants in Portland, but I can say that I've never been disappointed with my food. It has always been very fresh and delicious.

Inside you can sit in chairs at tables (in a somewhat boring room) or you can sit on the floor at traditional low tables (much better in terms of atmosphere but only if you're unlike me and can sit on the floor without much trouble) or at the bar. Whether on the floor or at the bar, you can see the chefs preparing your food. As you leave, whether you eat inside or outside, everyone will wish you a good night and thank you for your patronage.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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