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Izakaya Minato

54 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101-2622
+1 207-613-9939
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good21%
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“okonomiyaki” (3 reviews)
“pancakes” (2 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
54 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101-2622
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t believe this place isn’t in Portland’s top 10. Amazing food - so interesting and unique. Things you’d never order based on description and EVERYTHING is amazing.

Thank Robertson B
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

This place never fails to deliver, Thomas the owner and chef has meticulous attention to detail and all of the other staff know their stuff. They usually have a few interesting specials on, and for $30 have a deal where the chef makes all the...More

Thank david m
Reviewed 7 December 2017

I lived for 18 years in Hiroshima, Japan where the competition among restaurants is fierce, even fiercer than in Portland, Maine. Izakaya Minato would flourish in Hiroshima, although the okonomiyaki is not quite as good as the best okonomiyaki in Hiroshima. Otherwise, the food at...More

Thank GrandpaDick
Reviewed 26 October 2017

My husband and I dined here a week or so ago and were just delighted. The food and service were top notch. We started with a beverage and shared the edamame and squash croquette appetizer followed by the Japanese fried chicken, cabbage pancake, and kimchee...More

Thank sammiefrommaine
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Everything Minato does - from the food itself, to the laid back and joyous atmosphere, to knowledgeable and friendly staff, to the fantastic prices, makes Minato an all-around winner, and truly one of my favorite restaurants in the country, let alone Portland, which itself is...More

Thank eatwell35
Reviewed 29 July 2017

The food is creative, uses excellent, fresh ingredients, and is delicious. The staff are kind and attentive. The ambiance is intimate. Outstanding! I do hope they add lunch hours. This restaurant gets the gold star.

Thank Mainewanderer12
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We found this delightful little restaurant somewhat by chance. Deciding to cruise Washington Ave. to see what new restaurants have popped up, we ended up parking right in front of Minato. Cozy and warm is a good way to describe this new place. Their creative...More

Thank Rupertpb
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We went for the chef's choice omakase. A bargain at $30 per person. Amazing sashimi and other inventive small plates. We will definitely be back.

Thank Martha S
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This place is incredible. Staff was super sweet upon entering, let us know our table of 4 would be about a 20-30 minute wait (on a Monday night about 7pm) and took our phone number to let us know when the table would be ready....More

Thank margoinmaine
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

New addition to the Portland food scene. Atmosphere cozy and comfortable. Food carefully prepared, flavorful, inventive. Nice sake and beer selection including unfiltered. Helpful friendly wait staff. Great value! I will return over and over (glad I live near by).

Thank Stephen J
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101-2622
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-613-9939
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