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Benkay Japanese Restaurant And Sushi Bar

16 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-5161
+1 207-773-5555
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (95 reviews)
“tempura” (17 reviews)
“bento box” (6 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
16 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-5161
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time at the new location, bright, light, welcoming. Food better than ever for all five of us. My Ishabin roll was delicious, creamy scallops with hidden lobster treat - yum!

Thank 121bw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As good as any I've found in Portland, and better than most. Excelent and absolutely fresh sushi and sashimi, bento boxes, and creative rolls. First class service. Will return at every opportunity opportunity.

Thank blueskiff
Reviewed 9 May 2018

On business travel and stayed at the Residence Inn. Looked for a restaurant within walking distance and Benkay fit the bill! The staff was friendly and the take out food came out quickly. The sushi was great, soup was average and the pork dumplings were...More

Thank Weycool
Reviewed 12 April 2018

This restaurant moved a few blocks into a brand new building and has a superb kitchen bar- to watch the chefs and their sushi- seating area and a nice bar for drinks. They have many types of Sake of course to taste as well as...More

Thank CS1Portland
Reviewed 1 July 2017

...they are closed now preparing for the move 2 blocks away to 16 Middle Street in September 2017. Great Sushi and a large selection. We had complete dinners with brown rice- delicious. Call before you go after September.

Thank Yastrem
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Wonderful dinner with friends. Great, friendly service. Love to visit Benkay when in town. Best sushi/sashimi. Highly recommend.

1  Thank Mike G
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This was the best sushi that I have ever had. It may not have all the panache of some high end restaurants like in Vegas, but the sashimi and sushi was the most tender and tasty I have experienced. My wife's Udon bowl was delicious...More

Thank Samuel N
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Benkay is my standby for Old Port. They have good quality food and reasonable prices. I like to go at lunch and get the Bento Box. Great value, variety, and very tasty! And typically, I end up taking home the sushi roll, as the box...More

Thank Warren E
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We had a wonderful lunch at Benkay. The atmosphere is very nice, extremely clean and the service is excellent. We enjoyed sushi, tempura, soup and drinks. I'd highly recommend it and look forward to returning.

Thank taralaf
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

I had no idea the best sushi was in Portland, Maine. My husband and I went here 2 years ago and absolutely loved it. He has had sushi in Japan (and I have had it in many places) and it was the best we ever...More

Thank whitingka
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-5161
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-773-5555
  • E-mail
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