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Yosaku Japanese Restaurant

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1 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4501
+1 207-780-0880
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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All hours
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Falmouth, Maine
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78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yosaku is our go to for Sushi, has been for many years. We went last night and were disappointed with the overall experience. We had a reservation and they honored it right on time, that was the best part. The appetizers came quickly and were fine, but my husband's meal (he was not sharing the platter my son and I... More 

Thank trieuski
Portland, Maine, United States
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing fresh sushi. Sit at the sushi bar to watch the masters work. I also recommend the Niku Soba, a great noodle dish.

Thank Neil A
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are local fans of this place. The sushi is excellent, the offerings wide-ranging. The Japanese and Korean entrees, noodle and soups, are always good. They have special kids bento boxes, which my kids always enjoy. The maître d often entertained my small ones by folding the napkins into origami like birds etc. Over the years the kids have gotten... More 

Thank Bob D
Miami, Florida
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Love sushi! and during our vacation in Portland, Maine we visited Yosaku. The freshest fish, perfectly cut and beautifully presented. Ordered a plate for 2 people which included several varieties of fish I had never tried, not even in some of the best sushi restaurants in Miami. The plate was delicious and included good sized portions of sushi and rolls.... More 

Thank Fabricio G
Show Low, Arizona
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94 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

This place is the real deal. The sushi chefs are very skilled and produce dozens of tempting rolls. Our favorite was the lobster roll - YUM! There are plenty of seafood options on the extensive menu. We sat at the sushi bar and service was good. Another option is to sit at low tables, on pillows on the floor, as... More 

Thank Candace M
Marysville, Ohio
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136 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

I have been to Japan five times and sampled food from all over their entire country. The food at this restaurant is of the same quality, freshness and presented perfectly. Spider crab was wonderful. I could hardly walk back to my hotel which was only two blocks.

Thank ron r
Portland, Maine
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

My boyfriend, four year old son, and I love eating here! This is the only restaurant in Portland where you can sit at a table on the "floor" which are called kotatsus. They have the kotatsus on a platform (which you do not wear shoes while seated at) so you are at a comfortable height for the waiter while standing.... More 

Thank sshel207
Alexandria, Virginia
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Great food, wonderful Japanese ambience including a more traditional tatami-like dining area across from the sushi bar section of the restaurant. We were traditionally welcomed into the dining room w/ an energetic chorus of "Irashaimase!" from the the host, chefs and servers near the door as we entered. My husband settled into his usual Japanese restaurant entree of sushi and... More 

Thank RobbyofMaui
Bennington, Vermont, United States
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Food took at least 30 minutes to come out- my boyfriend and I figured out after the fact that the kitchen was out of sweet potatoes. A sweet potato tempura roll was filled with white potato and a sushi roll that was supposed to included yams was replaced with radishes. When inquiring to the manager, the manager told us it... More 

Thank Erin A
Andover, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

We are fans of Japanese food, having traveled in Japan three times. This is the best Japanese restaurant in New England -- the one that we take a trip to Portland just to eat here. Their food is more authentic than most restaurants that call themselves Japanese. Food & service are excellent.

Thank AndoverRecycler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Special occasions, Kids, 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 - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4501
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-780-0880

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?