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Yosaku Japanese Restaurant

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1 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4501
+1 207-780-0880
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Freeport, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The owner chooses and buys the fish for his restaurant personally and it shows in the quality. The staff is loyal and feels like a great team is taking care of you during your meal. Excellent service. This is a restaurant I crave and I can convince friends to join me here, even if they don't like fish, because there... More 

Thank Susan H
Portland, Maine
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I ordered take-out dinner from Yosaku. He did not get one of the roles that he ordered however, we weren't charged for it either. My main complaint is as follows. My meal was supposed to come with a side salad and fruit. I didn't get either of those. I called to ask for some money off the... More 

Thank ckozlowski0707
University of Mississippi
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90 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I last worked in Portland, Yosaku was my favorite sushi restaurant - clearly, in my opinion, the best in town. This trip I was disappointed. The sushi seemed a bit tired. It was not bad, it just wasn't all that good. If it's still the best in town, sushi standard in Portland have declined in the last ten years!

Thank kennebunklegal
Odessa, Ukraine
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112 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Seats outside are very cozy, enjoyed very much. Waiter was very attentive, was quite busy at that time, so we had to wait quite long, which is fine. Food is super delicious, like really, sets are big. The inside room did not smell nice, that's why we actually decided to seat outside. Other than that everything was very good. Highly... More 

Thank Максим С
Miami, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

My family was very hungry, late night and we were looking for a place to go. Requirements were good food, good place and quiet to be able to talk with the kids. We arrive and service was superb. It all started with a japanese salute at the entrance. I recommend to everybody. Our visit was on Jan/17. I hope it... More 

Thank eudigo
Charleston, South Carolina
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325 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

New to the area and reviews were good so we tried it. Exceptional sashimi and very good maki. Will come back.

Thank TravelerNorfolk
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I went here for lunch on New Year's Eve. This was easily the worst service we have ever seen. The waiter was a young man with short hair. My wife wanted to complain to the manager and wrote a note. I did not want the confrontation and just left. We did nothing to deserve this.

Thank humbaba
Scarborough, Maine
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing. One of my favorite Japanese restaurants, nice employees. I would really recommend the chicken tempura, with soy sause. The kids can get the bento box, which contains the meal, a little bit of seaweed stuff, rice, and jello and chocolate for dessert. Amazing. Truly!

Thank foodguru156
Falmouth, Maine
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78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Yosaku is our go to for Sushi, has been for many years. We went last night and were disappointed with the overall experience. We had a reservation and they honored it right on time, that was the best part. The appetizers came quickly and were fine, but my husband's meal (he was not sharing the platter my son and I... More 

Thank trieuski
Portland, Maine, United States
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing fresh sushi. Sit at the sushi bar to watch the masters work. I also recommend the Niku Soba, a great noodle dish.

Thank Neil A

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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, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4501
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-780-0880

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