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Yosaku Japanese Restaurant

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1 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4501
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Authentic Japanese food, fresh sushi, all available with fresh Maine seafood. Nice atmosphere and great service. Would definitely eat there again.

Thank Vincent P
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great to find this little gem of a restaurant! We are staying in Freeport and drove down for the food, which really was fantastic. Very family-friendly, but shouldn't overwhelm non-parents. Lots of great touches of authenticity, including nice bento boxes, training chopstick holders for kids, proper Japanese sitting arrangements... Food is fantastic, did I mention that the food was fantastic... More 

Thank Yan G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was really good. My wife had the lobster meal. It was huge! My dinner was also good. I think the prices were fair.

Thank Rév H
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened on this restaurant after we were mistreated at a seafood place that we plan to eat at. Boy did I thank that seafood restaurant for dragging their feet in taking our order, or I wouldn't have had the opportunity to eat at this top-notch Japanese restaurant. Our waiter was attentive and made good suggestions. We ended up ordering... More 

Thank dat0da
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been there twice now. Once 4 years ago and second time today. Both times food was very disappointing. I really do not understand all the positive reviews. Sushi are just average to below average. Not very fresh and very bland. If you looking for good sushi this is not the place.

Thank Daniil R
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yosaku always delivers. Everything is fresh and delicious, I cannot say enough about the quality of their food. Always a great dining experience. The staff are great, the atmosphere is fun, esp sitting at a traditional table, and the location is great ( plus they have parking ). Always worth a visit!

Thank KWS63
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a couple appetizers along with the sashimi dinner. Everything was prepared to perfection. The shashimi was extremely fresh and delicious. The service was superb. Would definitely recommend this place.

Thank Midge V
Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my second time here. My sister who was visiting, and a friend and I met for an early dinner on this beautiful summer weeknight. We waited patiently for the door to be unlocked at 5 pm and we managed to be the first ones in. The hostess was not having a good day as we could tell she... More 

Thank James F
Portland, Maine
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My best ever experience in japanese restaurants...best in class quality food, local team members with a japanese leader taking the place to the top. Will repeat for sure. I'll never forget this visit

Thank Miller_choice
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Best spicy tuna roll I have ever had. Great sushi and service was excellent. Really enjoyed all the sushi rolls we had and very reasonable in price.

Thank Leslie T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4501
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-780-0880

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