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“Excellent Japanese dining”

Benkay Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #88 of 617 Restaurants in Portland
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Georgia
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119 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Excellent Japanese dining”
Reviewed July 8, 2010

Enjoyed our dinner at Benkay before heading for the 4th of July fireworks. Delicious food, quick service in spite of a crowd, wide variety of offerings.

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Portland, Maine
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Just a winner - the favorite of so many...”
Reviewed May 25, 2010

Just a winner - the favorite of so many locals. Clean atmosphere, friendy service ; and by far the freshest food/sushi anywhere around. Compare the maguro, for example, with ANY sushi restaurant and you get the picture. Not the cheapest - but still a great value.

Kim and Chesun are fabulous service staff who make you feel very welcome...

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“good stuff. go for the baja--spicy! old school trad stuff good but the funkier rolls are yum too.”
Reviewed February 26, 2010

good stuff. go for the baja--spicy! old school trad stuff good but the funkier rolls are yum too.

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New Hampshire
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“Incredibly fresh and tasty sushi ~ great value”
Reviewed February 1, 2010

We really enjoyed our dinner at the BenKay restaurant in Portland, Maine, and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for authentic Japanese sushi at a good price. My favorite dish, spicy scallops, was prepared as well as I have ever eaten it (even in NYC)! My daughter's tuna rolls were firm and deliciously fresh. The staff was very friendly too. They greeted us at the door and patiently answered all of our questions to ensure that we would like what we ordered.

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South Miami, Florida
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Best $10 lunch in Portland”
Reviewed January 25, 2010

I've lived here for 23 years and just discovered Benkay. The food is fantastic for the very reasonable $10 price tag. They also have a large parking lot, which helps during a busy day in Portland. Very good food for the money. I will ad it to my rotation !

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