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Pai Men Miyake

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188 State St, Portland, ME 04101-3749
+1 207-541-9204
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Plaistow, New Hampshire
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been known to drive over an hour to visit Pai Men when I feel the need for ramen. The restaurant is a relatively strange space with it's Jenga style walls of wooden blocks and swooping metal structures in the ceiling. In the summer it can be kind of hot (there's a lot of boiling water for the ramen!) and... More 

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Thank Leah H
Peterborough, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Soup at Miyake is a must have while visiting Portland. It is hands down the best Japanese cuisine in the city.

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Thank moxieone2016
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Go there and you won't be disappointed. I had the ramen (excellent) and my wife the pork buns and salad. It's a good Japanese

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Thank ABatter
Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on our drive back to Boston from Bar Harbor, and were pleasantly surprised that they were open continuously for food when we went at 3:30pm on a Monday. They accommodated our 13 month old in her stroller, but also offered a high chair. My Miso Ramen was delicious, my husband agrees that it had the best broth,... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Tried this restaurant while visiting with friends in Portland. I had salad and the cucumber and avocado sushi. Both were very good. I think the restaurant is more known for its ramen soups that others all around me were eating and looked wonderful. Service was great. Waitress was very nice and helpful. This is a restaurant where both couples and... More 

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Thank Sue1012Oct
Maine
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

The food was delicious and unfussy, and the service was excellent. Can't ask for more than that. I especially loved the chicken gyoza.

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1 Thank sachidewey
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

I loved my Paiman ramen, the food was great but the service was less than impressive. We ordered edamame with our drinks and didn't receive it until after we got our food (after we asked about it). Our server was sweet but never checked on us.

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Thank Shauna B
New York
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183 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Delicious Ramen with a really nice broth. We also tried the brussels sprouts and boy those were tasty. I never like brussle sprouts but definitely a fan of theirs. We also had some of their rolls and thought it was okay. But definitely go for the ramen, brussel sprouts and their drinks.

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1 Thank dededa80
Cleveland, Ohio
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153 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Tried to get in on Sunday but had a half hour wait at 9:30pm! Took that as a good sign and returned Monday for dinner. The spicy tuna roll was tasty, though it seemed odd to add almonds on top. The noodle bowls were large and tasty though heavy on the scallions with fatty meat (pork belly and loin). I... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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49 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

The "Pai Tan" ramen is a popular dish and it's broth is certainly very good. The Kim Chi beef ramen was disappointing. The Pork buns were delicious! We waited at least 30 mins to be seated, so go early.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 188 State St, Portland, ME 04101-3749
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-541-9204

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?