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Izakaya Minato

54 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101-2622
+1 207-613-9939
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“okonomiyaki” (3 reviews)
“pancakes” (2 reviews)
Opens in 27 min
Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
54 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101-2622
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

Altlhough I love Japanese food, I don't get a lot of chances to sample, as my partner isn't a fan. However, he loved the choices three of us ordered, and we all really loved everything we ate. Partner ordered the Miso soup which he liked...More

Thank lspwroo
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

The four of us had a delightful dinner here. It was packed even though it was s Tuesday night. We chose to share a series of small plates. Each one was top notch. They were interesting combinations, prettily presented. Who would think that a cabbage...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Wow, what an amazing gem! Love how creative the dishes are!! We ordered the fried rice ball in fish broth to start, and the broth was both delicate and rich. JFC was delicious with an excellent batter and dipping sauce. The fried eggplant tempura was...More

Thank Anh N
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

I'm reluctant to write too good a review, as I want to be able to get seated next time I'm in Portland. I'm in Portland at least once a year, and this is simply the best restaurant around. This time around, we literally ordered one...More

Thank Joel G
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Great food, staff, atmosphere, inventive cocktails, great wines and the food is truly superlative! Always at the top of my list!

Thank TheDdBird
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

I was on a foodie tour and again the chefs are food artists. It was delicious. They also have an array of specialty drinks. Really crowded but worth it.

Thank robaby424
Reviewed 24 July 2018 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 robertsonb22
Reviewed 8 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 6 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

1  Thank GrandpaDick
Reviewed 25 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
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17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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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