Sushi Restaurant and Sake Bar · Downtown Portland
1 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101, United States
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  • Today
    • Noon–2:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • Noon–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Tue
    • Noon–2:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 111 votes

People like this place

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    Syd C.
    "Spicy scallop roll and hoki yaki!"(5 Tips)
    Chris M.
    "Spicy scallop roll is to die for"(4 Tips)
    Portland Old Port
    "Try the avocado salad and the Yosaku roll."(4 Tips)
    Daigo F.
    "Try the Sashimi - I declare Yosaku the best Japanese..."(6 Tips)
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48 tips and reviews.

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  • sushi
  • avocado salad
  • bento boxes
  • sashimi
  • good for dates
  • great value
  • healthy food
  • fish
  • green tea ice cream
  • authentic
  • yellowtail
  • good for groups
  • trendy
  • family-friendly
  • cozy
  • outdoor seating
  • romantic
  • vegetarian food
  • tuna
  • soup
  • Jim L.

    I travel for a living, and have eaten sushi in Japan, and Okinawa Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Houston... This was a better experience. Awesome time. Great wait staff. Chefs were helpful.

    Jim Lee · 1 week ago
  • Jim L.

    Nigri, Sashimi, Uni. Best Fatty tuna I have ever had. Our soup came with a surprise.

    Jim Lee · 1 week ago
  • Stephen C.

    Out on the deck during the summer evenings are nice here.

    Stephen Crowley · February 27
  • Adam N.

    Eel rolls are amazing

    Adam Nyhan · October 25, 2015
  • Charles K.

    Ask the sushi chef what's good and get that. These guys are talented and know their seafood. 👍🏼

    Charles Koch · October 21, 2015
  • Rachel M.

    Omakase dinner set was very filling and satisfactory, and fish were all fresh too!

    Rachel Moon · September 6, 2015
  • Liam N.

    Best Sushi (Best of Portland '15, Portland Phoenix) "The site of many a first date, a business-attire celebration, or a late-night craving fix"

    Liam Nee · June 29, 2015
  • Bryan C.

    Bento box for lunch!

    Bryan Conn · May 13, 2015
  • Angelo C.

    You MUST have the spicy scallops, allergic to scallops, then ask for the sauce on tuna. I Bento Box it weekly & ask for 'Chefs Choice' for my sushi, 50% of the time u get something interesting.

    Angelo Cushman · April 23, 2015
  • Ariel M.

    Perfect lunch

    Ariel Morrison · April 6, 2015
  • Emy V.

    Get any of the sushi with salmon. Very fresh

    Emy Veeser · January 5, 2015
  • Dore D.

    Tuna festival now until it runs out. Don't miss out. 1.00 tuna 2.00 toro

    Dore Douty · November 16, 2014
  • Emily T.

    The lunch bento box is yummy and cheap. The gyoza is also reaaaally good.

    Emily Taintor · October 14, 2014
  • Judy B.

    The foods is really fresh and beautifully presented. Highly recommend it!

    Judy Bullard · May 8, 2014
  • nina

    Sit at the sushi bar and be entertained by the adorable owner. He's a real gem and the sushi melts in your mouth.

    nina · December 1, 2013
  • Emily D.

    Very good, the bento box is huge!

    Emily Dornblaser · September 24, 2013
  • Alex H.

    Spicy scallop roll IS tasty, but didn't expect it to be drowning in a ton of mayonnaise. Scrape some off before enjoying.

    Alex Hennessey · September 22, 2013
  • Julie D.

    Sit at the sushi bar--very entertaining.

    Julie Dahmer · September 20, 2013
  • Reid D.

    Ask for ika-natto. Tak had it for breakfast everyday as a kid -- not for the weak of heart.

    Reid Douty · September 2, 2013
  • Aliona А.

    Sake martini.

    Aliona Алена · August 25, 2013
  • Luisa R.

    Definitely worth the wait!!! Sushi was best ever!

    Luisa R. · July 6, 2013
  • Luisa R.

    Sushi may be good but service was extremely slow. Over 50 minutes before asic sashimi came.

    Luisa R. · July 6, 2013
  • Chris M.

    Spicy scallop roll is to die for

    Chris Munz · June 30, 2013
  • Aliona А.

    They r doing an awesome job participating in Old Port Fest!

    Aliona Алена · June 9, 2013
  • Aliona А.

    Good sushi, good price.

    Aliona Алена · April 27, 2013
  • Portland Old Port

    Sit outside on the garden patio and watch the birds play in the fountain. Friendly service, fair prices and a huge selection of rolls and sashimi. Try the avocado salad and the Yosaku roll.

    Portland Old Port · April 16, 2013
  • Portland Old Port

    Excellent value and great service! Try the lunchtime bento box and enjoy it on the sunny garden patio. Try out the Yosaku roll and the caterpillar. Avocado salad and sweet potato roll for vegetarians.

    Portland Old Port · April 15, 2013
  • Bradford S.

    No extra charge to make that spicy tuna roll crunchy, unlike some places in town. Favorite place around.

    Bradford Sprague · November 16, 2012
  • Michael A.

    Happy Five.

    Michael Alden · October 19, 2012
  • Sarah H.

    Try ponzu sauce with your sashimi, much lighter than soy sauce and really enhances the delicate fish flavor

    Sarah Hinman · May 14, 2012
  • Daigo F.

    Try the Sushi Yosaku Lunch

    Daigo Fujiwara · April 17, 2012
  • Syd C.

    Spicy scallop roll and hoki yaki! My favs!

    Syd Clifton · September 17, 2011
  • Alice R.

    Very good Japanese food - grilled yellowtail!

    Alice Riccardi · August 19, 2011
  • Minka H.

    Avocado salad is amazing

    Minka Hunter · June 24, 2011
  • Daigo F.

    Try the Sashimi - I declare Yosaku the best Japanese Restaurant in New England. Order Omakase.

    Daigo Fujiwara · May 29, 2011
  • Lucinda Y.

    Ask Ram for his recommendation. He won't steer you wrong!

    Lucinda Yates · May 19, 2011
  • Allison M.

    Get the Beni Sake when it's available. So good!

    Allison Morang Talon · March 13, 2011
  • Ryan A.

    Try the avocado salad! Even if you don't like avocado the dressing is worth trying.

    Ryan Angelo · December 4, 2010
  • Hans R.

    Best Japanese in the USA! I have been in NY, LA, SF, TX, FL and more, but trust me, this is the place....

    Hans Romer · September 30, 2010
  • Jane C.

    Favorite sushi place in Portland...except the last time I had Udon Noodle Soup, the flavor was lacking...however you cannot go wrong with any rolls or the sashimi!

    Jane Coleman Spitzer · September 22, 2010
  • David G.

    If not into sushi try Katsu Don

    David Goldberg · August 13, 2010
  • Meg D.

    Great fried green tea ice cream to finish off a boat of sushi with!

    Meg Dzyak · July 7, 2010

    Eat here and have a chance meeting with 2-time gold medalist Seth Wescott!

    BERGER · June 29, 2010
  • Kamron

    Lunch specials are amazing...cheap, fresh, fast!

    Kamron · April 9, 2010
  • Kathrine F.

    Best Spicy Scallop Roll!

    Kathrine Farris · March 13, 2010
  • Andrea M.

    Try the Sweetie Pie :)

    Andrea McGowan · February 13, 2010
  • MarieIris

    The fried ice cream is the bombdiggity

    MarieIris · December 17, 2009
  • David R.

    Yummy Sushi!

    David Rosen · December 17, 2009

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