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“Nice place for lunch” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pai Men Miyake

Pai Men Miyake
Ranked #51 of 601 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Boston, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Nice place for lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2012

Pai Men Miyake is located in Longfellow square which is near the end of the restaurant, bar and retail area on Congress St. I've been there a couple times for lunch. Service is quick and efficient, food comes quickly and it's always very tasty. Highly recommend the brussell sprouts in tamarind and fish sauce. They are crunchy, salty and really tasty. The gyoza are also very nice and any of the noodle dishes are very good.

Visited March 2012
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Toronto
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359 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Creative, special place in Portland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2012

Had lunch here with the family during a Passover visit with other family members. Came based on the strength of the reviews from TA and were not disappointed.
Had the pork buns - surpised they were pork belly, so good - and a sushi roll and salad for appetizers; all were excellent. Everyone had ramen for mains, and they were universally good, but too much food overall! Great beer selections too. Loved the ginger one from Japan. Really neat atmosphere, great service, and decor was great too. Great place.

  • Visited April 2012
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USA
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149 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“High end sushi and noodle dishes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2012

We have eaten here twice for lunch. First visit I had shrimp Shumai and a wonderful sushi tuna salad. Vegtables in salad were very fresh and not your typical salad veggies. The next visit I had a Ramon noodle soup dish. Very large could easily be shared. I ordered the brussel sprouts appetizer. Amazing!! Loved the crispness and the sauce

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Kennebunk, Maine
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“sometimes good genes not enough”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2012

This offspring of Miyake disappointed during a recent lunch. While 10 of the 12 other patrons ordered Ramen which seems to be the established favorite we ordered dumplings. We believe the pork dumplings and pork buns were frozen. We recently had better at another Portland Japanese eatery.
We are fans of Miyake and wish this place well also. It seems a little more management attention and perhaps a little soap and water might help assure success.
However we will be back.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Portland, Maine, United States
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168 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“My New Favorite Lunch Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2012

My wife and I have been to Pai Men Miyake twice in last two weeks. They have the greatest noodle dishes ever. Delicious!! They also have sushi and other Japanese dishes that we have not tried yet, but will in the future. The wait staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. We really like this place.

  • Visited February 2012
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