We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pai Men Miyake

188 State Street, Portland, ME 04101-3749
+1 207-541-9204
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork buns” (40 reviews)
“ramen” (67 reviews)
“brussel sprouts” (37 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
188 State Street, Portland, ME 04101-3749
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (200)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 195 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As the weather had dipped to temperatures not seen since last winter, Pai Men Miyake was the perfect way to warm the soul on a blustery day. Be prepared to wait as this eatery is very popular. The portions of ramen are generous and filling....More

Thank musiclover1013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As others have mentioned, the Brussel Sprouts are quite delicious (a little bit on the salty side, but very good). The ramen is just ok, I wasn't amazed. I was there for lunch and it took quite a while for the ramen to make it...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ramen was good, but the pork buns were amazing! Good drink menu. Small place, cozy vibe. There will likely be a wait, but there are other bars in the area and they'll text you when the table is ready.

Thank sm47
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent dinner, waitress was very attentive, set in a small cozy setting. Enjoyed dinner with my wife on our anniversary. Call ahead to make reservations.

Thank Jordan8298
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We had the Brussels sprouts and the hokkaiyaki, which were both very good (the sprouts especially). We also enjoyed some beers off the menu, which we really enjoyed. After all that, we thought the ramen was subpar, particularly my miso broth which lacked taste. I...More

Thank Dean M
Reviewed 31 August 2017

I went to try the Brussels Sprouts, which two reviewers had described as the best they'd ever had. However, they seemed to be roasted, which leaves the center very dense, and not particularly edible in my view. You do get a good sized bowl of...More

Thank BostonSculpt
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This place turns up some great food: ramen (obviously), pork buns and gyozas. I've eaten my fair share of Japanese food over the years and this place deserves to be up there with the best. As for the service, the waiter was an awesome guy...More

1  Thank Montreal_Foodie514
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Went on the recommendation of a local. Had the best brussells sprouts of my life. Fantastic pork belly buns. Highly recommend. We were only in Portland 2 days, would have loved to go back for the ramen. The ramen looked fabulous.

Thank Bromelake
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Party of three from Hong Kong having a car trip tour to Portland, Maine and visited this restaurant for lunch by chance. We found that the decor and the setting of the restaurant was quite pleasant. We had no idea what to order for the...More

Thank hksarman8
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Pai Men is our default restaurant when we are not sure where to go - The Pork Belly Buns are really THE BEST. We also think the brussel sprouts are the best in the city - in fact, I try to recreate them at my...More

Thank surfnbpt
Nearby Restaurants
The Green Elephant
515 reviews
.29 km away
Hot Suppa
460 reviews
.13 km away
358 reviews
.03 km away
Local 188
381 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Portland Museum of Art
1,235 reviews
.36 km away
Victoria Mansion
576 reviews
.53 km away
Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine
198 reviews
.42 km away
Portland Stage
34 reviews
.40 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Pai Men Miyake staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 188 State Street, Portland, ME 04101-3749
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-541-9204
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing