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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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Portland, Maine
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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
Saginaw, Michigan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Googled and found this restaurant in Portland as we wanted sushi and we were pleasantly surprised with the taste, variety and quality of food served. Homely and clean atmosphere. We enjoyed our meal.

Thank madtraveller27
Orange, Massachusetts
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Try something different in the Portland area....so many items to chose from so sample many items, only draw back is lack of different drinks....add more

Thank jhkruns
Rennes, France
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simply the best sushis restaurant I've ever been! Fresh fishes, amazing sushis, the miso soup is just wonderful! It's the only sushi restaurant I go with real crab inside their sushis, and not Surimi! If you like sushis, then close your eyes and go!!

Thank Guim P
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my date here. The first time for either of us at this establishment. Was seated and hot towels were brought. Drinks came quickly. Menu was well devised and has a "sushi" primer in it to tell you what things are and the differences in maki/sashimi/ nigiri..etc. This was an AWESOME touch! Both of us LOVE "sushi" and can eat... More 

Thank Dave C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

I spent a year living in Japan and this hit the mark with excellent sushi and sashimi. The outdoor patio is beautiful with a Japanese garden full of trees and plants. The service was fast and the beer cold. Couldn't have asked for more. Go and enjoy especially the miso soup. Yum

1 Thank Jane C
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88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We and others from our conference group dined here left with great appreciation for its menu, service, ambiance AND uniqueness. Recognized primarily as a sushi bar, it certainly does offer it all here. It also offers other "cooked" fare including excellent tempura. It is located near the Holiday Inn next to corner comemorating John Ford. Will definitely return return.

1 Thank Larry R
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

I've been living in Portland for over 4 years and have ate sushi at, probably, most of the sushi restaurants here. Yosaku is hands down my favorite spot, not the cheapest but it's totally worth it. The spicy scallop roll here is nothing short of amazing!!

Thank Dave B
Avon, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Yosaku is always a good choice for fresh, flavorful sushi in Portland. We returned with friends and ordered several maki rolls. Though fresh and flavorful, we were a bit disappointed that some of our rolls were not well-formed, falling apart even when picked up with fingers. Especially if weather does not permit the outdoor seating to be used, a reservation... More 

Thank Linda K

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, 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?