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“Best for Less”
Review of King of The Roll

King of The Roll
Ranked #310 of 614 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Brussels, Belgium
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best for Less”
Reviewed February 24, 2014

This is a very unassuming Japanese restaurant located in downtown Portland. The menu items are always fresh and the rice is just right. The decor is a bit dated and the piped music can be extremely annoying especially if the same old CD of Japanese bamboo flute music happens to be playing. If you are fortunate to be dining with company, it isn't too distracting from the amazing food offered up. In particular, I enjoyed the sweet cucumber which is served with drinks, fried squid, rainbow roll and spider roll. Everything is perfect when you are immersed in the delectable and fresh cuisine. Highly recommended.

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
Portland, Maine
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Yummy and Fairly Priced!”
Reviewed January 18, 2014

This is a popular dinner spot on Congress Street, on of the busiest streets in the Portland area. The place itself is small, but it offers both indoor and outdoor seating depending on the season. Parking is extremely limited in this area, but the restaurant is withing walking distance of a few parking garages. It's also right at the beginning of the shopping district and has a lot of neat stores to visit!

The staff is small and consistent. They all greet you when you walk in, and the owner and chefs always thank you for visiting. The food is absolutely delicious and always fresh! It's all traditional japanese cuisine with some modern flare to perk up the flavor. They also offer mochi desserts if you're up for a bit of sweet after your meal.

This is a wonderful Japanese restaurant that I highly recommend!

  • Visited January 2014
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North Conway, New Hampshire
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“uni shooters!”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

Two of us- one had an uni shooter, one had an oyster shooter while waiting for sushi take-out. Oooweee! - delectable. Would've had another or two had budget been no object!

Visited November 2013
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Thank Dulcie L H
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Auburn, Maine, United States
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great place for lunch!”
Reviewed November 12, 2013

I have never been for dinner but I love coming here for lunch1 Great lunch combos and prices. Good food, quick service. A great place to get your sushi fix without spending a ton of money.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Taylorlila
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Beverly Hills, California
1 review
“YUCK!”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

Food didn't even come close to being good Japanese quality dishes. Lang's Chineese put's this place to shame! Chineese or Japaneese?

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Cris D
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