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Pai Men Miyake

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188 State Street, Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-541-9204
11:30 - 00:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have come here many times and it's usually alright, not great, but good. When I went this last time the ramen broth was so salty it was inedible. To make matters worse when I mentioned this to my server, she wondered if I was familiar with ramen. I explained to her that not only do I make my own... More 

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Rockland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I walked in at the peak of lunchtime. It was packed but I was lucky enough to get a stool at the bar. The bartender is also your server when sitting at the bar. Even with all tables full, I did not feel it was too noisy. I could easily have a conversation with the person next to me. (and... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great great great ramen noodle bowls!! The broths are on point and in my opinion the best noodle bar north of Boston! Seating on the street makes for a great people watching perch in the summer months..When in Portland, go here! U won't be disappointed!

Thank jtodd1122
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Brussels sprouts dish was simply amazing! It's a must-try whenever you are in Portland, Maine. Their ramen was also good.

Thank RubyJane88
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our host suggested Pai Men Miyake in place of Baobao Dumpling house as they were closed this particular day. She told us to try the brussel sprouts - they did not disappoint!

Thank Kristin B
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Authentic street Japanese food done well is always a bit of a Zen experience. My fiancé and I had our first date at Miyake on a cold snowy night in February 3 years ago and we return here every time we return from traveling or need a calming atmosphere. Food and beverages are always great, the service good and the... More 

Thank April P
Plaistow, New Hampshire
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I've been known to drive over an hour to visit Pai Men when I feel the need for ramen. The restaurant is a relatively strange space with it's Jenga style walls of wooden blocks and swooping metal structures in the ceiling. In the summer it can be kind of hot (there's a lot of boiling water for the ramen!) and... More 

Thank Leah H
Peterborough, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Soup at Miyake is a must have while visiting Portland. It is hands down the best Japanese cuisine in the city.

Thank moxieone2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Go there and you won't be disappointed. I had the ramen (excellent) and my wife the pork buns and salad. It's a good Japanese

Thank ABatter
Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on our drive back to Boston from Bar Harbor, and were pleasantly surprised that they were open continuously for food when we went at 3:30pm on a Monday. They accommodated our 13 month old in her stroller, but also offered a high chair. My Miso Ramen was delicious, my husband agrees that it had the best broth,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 188 State Street, Portland, ME 04101
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-541-9204

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?