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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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Marysville, Ohio
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 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 August 17, 2016 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 August 14, 2016 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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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

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 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 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

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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
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?