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Benkay Japanese Restaurant And Sushi Bar

16 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-5161
+1 207-773-5555
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“sushi” (97 reviews)
“miso soup” (14 reviews)
“shumai” (4 reviews)
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Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
16 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-5161
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Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

We got to sit at the sushi bar and watch them create beautiful sushi. We prioritized sushi with fresh seafood. As much as we love lobster, we enjoyed the rolls with crab the most. Had a great deal on a sake flight to we could...More

Thank MelZell88
Reviewed 16 August 2018

This is a pleasant and good value lunch option. For those who already know the restaurant, note that it has moved fairly recently from India Street to Middle Street, There is an adjacent public parking garage, though there were on-street options when I was there...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

The menu has many options, some choices dependent on what is available in certain seasons. I had many raw items and were amazingly fresh.The service attentive, helpful and knowledgeable. The two bars are great and lots of space. The decor is light, modern, beautiful. I...More

Reviewed 9 July 2018

Our family thoroughly enjoyed having lunch at Benkay. The staff was friendly and attentive and the food was very tasty. Thanks for a yummy lunch that left everyone happy.

Thank CamSimp
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Very fresh Sushi. Everything was really good. Service very very slow, so order everything at one time. The mango mochi is a must. Very refreshing

Thank abonas2407
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Found out by chance that Benkay had moved and re-opened in a new spot that is cool and inviting! Great interior design, relaxed and beautiful. They have a traditional sushi menu, however, they have some not so familiar choices for sashimi that are super tasty,...More

Thank Shari F
Reviewed 25 June 2018

I went here for miso soup and a California roll for dinner recently. We sat at the sushi bar. Service was good and food was, too. When the bill came, they brought out green tea and mango mochi. They were delicious and it was a...More

Thank KRiSTeN R
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

First time at the new location, bright, light, welcoming. Food better than ever for all five of us. My Ishabin roll was delicious, creamy scallops with hidden lobster treat - yum!

Thank 121bw
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

As good as any I've found in Portland, and better than most. Excelent and absolutely fresh sushi and sashimi, bento boxes, and creative rolls. First class service. Will return at every opportunity opportunity.

Thank blueskiff
Reviewed 9 May 2018

On business travel and stayed at the Residence Inn. Looked for a restaurant within walking distance and Benkay fit the bill! The staff was friendly and the take out food came out quickly. The sushi was great, soup was average and the pork dumplings were...More

Thank Weycool
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-5161
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-773-5555
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