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Yo Sake Downtown Sushi Lounge
Yo Sake Downtown Sushi Lounge

Yo Sake Downtown Sushi Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.yosake.com
  • Phone: (910) 763-3172
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm

    Sun-Wed 5pm-10pm, Thurs-Sun 5pm- 11pm, Late Night Menu 11-12 Fri-Sat
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Asian, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Joshua Woo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Upon Request. Please visit www.balconyondock.com for catering menus and contact information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dock St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There are several parking decks within walking distance. Street parking is free after 6:30pm and all day on Sunday.
A word from Yo Sake Downtown Sushi Lounge
Located on the second floor of the historic Roudabush building in downtown Wilmington, YoSake features the best sushi along with a full pan-Asian menu served amid fabulous Tokyo vogue décor. Featured Menu Items change weekly, and showcase local farms. Entrees include Chef Woo's Crispy Salmon with Forbidden Rice, Sweet & Sour Chicken, and a variety of Noodle, Rice, and Curry Dishes. The bar boasts a select wine list including 16 sakes and fantastic specialty drinks like the locally famous Pomegranate Ginger Mojito. Dinner wouldn't be complete without a happy ending...try our Chocolate Threesome or Banana Fried Cheesecake.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The appetizers were great. The sushi was just ok. The atmosphere was great."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Great Pad Thai with Scallops but my sisters Fried Pineapple Fried Rice had to be remade because it was super salty. It was really good the 2nd time around! :) Also the Crab dip was delicious as well!!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Sushi was tasty. Service great. Happy hour menu affordable. Speciality drinks yummy. Fun atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Sushi was delicious so was scallops. Mixed drinks not so good. We had a sweet waitress very helpful. Ended up giving us the drinks free. Music too loud. Nice atmosphere. Hip. Cool. Not much A/C. We still recommend the food!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Great food and service. And special deals on Sunday! Our first time, but we look forward to returning."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The scallops were fabulous! It was a special, but I think they should put it on the menu. They were served over sweet potatoes and grilled patty pan squash...a match made in heaven! Service was excellent. The only complaint I have is that the menus were pretty dirty...someone needs to wipe them down after each shift. Thanks Yo Sake for another great meal!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We went on 80's throwback night - they have some menu items priced at 80's prices and played great 80's music. Also, really cool Manga prints all over the restaurant, which add color and character. The place is roomy and comfortable. Waiter was awesome. Prices reasonable - not cheap. We got pomegranate Mojitos and Hello Kitty cocktails. My friends liked the mojitos. Hello Kitty was pretty good - could have used a little more vodka, and a lime ( : To eat: Edamame, Fire on the Mountain, Spicy Tuna, and Farmhouse rolls - all were super tasty. I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Overall, we definitely enjoyed our experience at YoSake. We brought some friends with us who had never been to the restaurant before and they absolutely loved it. If I have any complaints, it was just the timing and the preparation on the food. My boyfriend ordered the spider rolls and it appeared that they had been made and sat too long, because when he got them the crab meat was soggy and not warm. Other than that, everything was great. We particularly enjoyed the coconut ice cream and I was impressed with the selection of the half-price menu. We will certainly be back."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • " Great selection of small bites - at great prices. Yo Sake has specially priced dishes/drinks from 5-7 pm hence this place was hopping as early as 6pm - if not earlier. Great vibe ,very good service and good food. Next time , I am trying the steamed buns !"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "The experience at Yosaki is always great. We celebrated a friend's/coworker's birthday and had a great time. The food and service are always outstanding. The atmosphere is fun and exciting. Most of us had been there, but a few were first timers and were very impressed."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Great, innovative Asian fusion in downtown Wilmington!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "My husband, son & I dined there on Saturday evening. We arrived 45 minutes before our reservation but were seated immediately with no issues. The place filled up quickly, yet the service remained exceptional. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and made some good suggestions regarding the sushi rolls. The chef's surprise roll, "That's How We Roll", was incredible!!! The first one was so good that we ordered another. Both were very different & very good! The pomegranate ginger mojito was delicious as well! We will definitely return soon!!!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Food was just so so - a little heavy for Asian cuisine. But the vibe was fun and the drinks were delicious!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "One of Wilmington's great restaurants! The Sushi is out of this world. Awesome atmosphere to compliment the menu."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The ambience was great. The waiter was on-point. The drinks were good and strong. And the apps, dinner and desert were fantastic. Definitely recommend this place to everyone"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Excellent as always! Great food, great sushi, great waitstaff and bartenders."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our second time here- great food, great servers, WONDERFUL cocktails. (Try the Angry Asian Girl and the Pomegranate Ginger Mojito...amazing) Servers and bartenders are creative types, most have worked here for years and love their jobs, many are local actors, artists, or work in the film industry- all are experienced and excellent. We love this place!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "This restaurant has great ambiance and a variety of delicious meals to please the most selective palate. The beverage list is also impressive with something for everyone."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "Love this restaurant - wish they hadn't rushed our food orders before we were finished!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "After living in Wilmington for five years, my husband and I finally used restaurant week as an excuse to try YoSake. We can't believe we waited this long. The food was incredible, the cocktails were large and strong for their price, and the service was great."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Our experience there was nothing more than perfect. We had the best Waitress and service I have ever had. Her personality was amazing and my girlfriends birthday was a smash. I do not normally eat this kind of food but it was amazing! And her knowledge of it was easy for me to understand and make my decision. Fast, Friendly, and Superb!! Thank you for making it great!"
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "The food was americanized japanese. The miso soup was good soup. It was not the best *miso* soup I have had. The apps were good as well. They were asia fusion dishes and not notably japanese. For a place with sake in its name, I was hoping for a large sake selection. They had between 12 and 15 options. That is more than I see at most high end sushi places. But, I have been to places with 40-50 sake choices. Given the name, I was hoping for more. It was obviously not a sake bar. No one else in the restaurant was drinking sake. The ambiance was modern. They had anime inspired paintings on the walls. There was a dead orchid in the window next to our table. So, it was so so."
    Dined on 8/13/2013
  • "I met four of my friends here for dinner and everyone loved their meals. I wish I lived closer so that I can eat there more often."
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "We always have great food and service when we eat here. When our family comes from out of town this is their first choice to go to! Firecracker shrimp is a must here!"
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "A very nice. Clean inviting dinning experience. By far has become my favorite go to place"
    Dined on 7/12/2013
  • "I enjoyed the very affordable and tasty happy hour selections, especially the Bahn Minis (mini sandwiches). Try the pork. It tastes like the street food I would get in San Francisco."
    Dined on 6/29/2013
  • "Always enjoy dining at YoSake. Food is excellent, especi ally the sushi. Pricing is moderate. Look for half price deals from 5 to 7."
    Dined on 6/9/2013
  • "We love this restaurant! We always have great service and great food!"
    Dined on 5/26/2013
  • "Title says it all. I was really hopeful that this would be a good place for us to eat but unfortunately the food was just so so. We tried the spring rolls, not much to say about them and the dipping sauce wasn't so good either. I will say that I ordered the Lo mien and added shrimp. Even though they only gave me 3, they were HUGE! Like 3 mini lobsters. Sweet and sour chicken tasted like it came right out of a box frozen. You won't be missing anything if you skip this place."
    Dined on 5/18/2013
  • "casual fun place--fabulous value 5 to 7 pm small plate specials--good spot for before theater small plate, quick service eating--creative, extensive pan-asian menu with something for every taste and appetite level. Buzzy young ambiance but equally good for family dining and light-eating seniors."
    Dined on 5/3/2013
  • "Yo Sake has half off numerous items everyday from 5-7pm. The list includes their firecracker shrimp which my husband had and said was his favorite of the three items he had (spring rolls and seared tuna but he enjoyed both of these as well). I had the tomato ginger bisque soup which was spicier than I thought it would be but still good. I also had three veggie sushi rolls because I'm vegan and they were very good. I had also ordered a blackberry mojito which I didn't like and asked our server if I could return it. He said sure and offered to make me a different drink. The restaurant itself is one big loft like space which was cool but the music is loud and so everyone has to talk loud to be heard which makes for a rather noisy diexperience."
    Dined on 4/5/2013
  • "We had a group of 6 and everyone absolutely LOVED Yosake. The food was absolutely amazing and our server was great!"
    Dined on 3/29/2013
  • "Been a fan of YoSake's for years. Great Firecracker shrimp and fun cocktails. Place has a very hip, New York vibe. So, after lots of thought about where to celebrate my birthday this year, I decided on YoSake and I'm very glad I did. For starters, I was so surprised that none of my friends had ever been there - and they all loved it -- so I was very happy to introduce them to someplace new. Second, Wednesday night just happened to be 80's Night, with great discounts on some menu items (including my beloved shrimp and even a $10 Kobe Burger and Fries!) But they also played 80's music and we all got a kick out of that. Overall, great food, great space, great fun! Love YoSake -- thanks for the perfect venue for my birthday celebration!"
    Dined on 3/27/2013
  • "we have been coming to Yosake for years. Our last two visits have been disappointing. The quality of the food has declined. The Pad Thai and Fiery Beef/ Chicken are a pool of sauce. My friend who ordered Pad Thai couldn't even recognize it as such and was certain the orders were mixed. the wait staff assured her that was not the case. The rolls were adequate but nothing to rave about. While we might continue to come for the half-price appetizer experience, it will never again make our list for dinner again."
    Dined on 3/15/2013
  • "It's a trendy hipster sushi place. If that's your style then you will love it. It's not my kind of place so probably won't be going back."
    Dined on 3/1/2013
  • "We went for dinner (two for one from 5-7)on a Friday night. Bang Bang shrimp was good a nice portion for two to split for an appi. Did not know what to expect, but the sushi was rather good. They did not have eel or other traditional handcut sashimi, but for the rolls, they were rather tasty. The fried rice, which we had for a side was awesome! By the time we left, the place was hopping!"
    Dined on 3/1/2013
  • "the money you save during the 1/2 priced happy hour, does not make up for the taste/quality that you lose."
    Dined on 2/23/2013
  • "Our crab ragons were still frozen on the inside! We had to obviously send them back- the next ones came out over cooked! No manager ever came by to check on us- and we still paid for frozen crab ragons! Gross- and good to know they don't make them fresh in them back- they prob come right off the US Foods truck on Thursdays! I can't believe their "chief" is in the fire on dock competition- he doesn't even cook!!!"
    Dined on 2/21/2013
  • "Yosake is excellent . First off you have to get the fire cracker shrimp. Or the spicy crab dip unbelieveable. Then the sushi is just outstanding in my opinion some of the best I have ever tasted. Great service and staff will be going back regularly. Thanks so much for the experience. Derik Williams II"
    Dined on 2/16/2013
  • "Went to Yo Sake for an early Saturday night dinner. We decided to take advantage of their great appetizer specials to sample more of their food. We sampled the sashimi, beef dumplings and a couple of others. After that we ordered our entrees as the joint started to fill up. As the evening progressed unfortunately our service declined. Our waiter was doubling as the bartender (more likely the other way around) and as the bar was getting slammed we were getting ignored. It took anywhere from 10-15 minutes to get our check. Other than that I really enjoyed Yo Sake and will pop in again the next time I'm in Wilmington."
    Dined on 2/16/2013