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Yo Sake Downtown Sushi Lounge

4.8
229 reviews
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$30 and under
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Asian
Perfect For:
  • Fun
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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 Fried Cheesecake.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Asian, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm



Sun-Wed 5pm-10pm, Thurs-Sun 5pm- 10pm, Late Night Menu 11-12 Fri-Sat
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Phone number
(910) 763-3172
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joshua Woo
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Catering
Upon Request. Please visit www.balconyondock.com for catering menus and contact information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Dock St.
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Parking details
There are several parking decks within walking distance. Street parking is free after 6:30pm and all day on Sunday.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great time like always.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Exceptional food and service! Be sure to check out the weekly specials.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Excellent food good music fine artwork and great place for good friends!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Always consistently good. Had a greta time as usual.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Food was awesome as always. Happy hour (5-7) made for a relatively cheap dinner. Our server was super friendly.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We were fortunate to get a table for 7 on short notice. As usual, our table was ready upon our arrival. This is a popular restaurant and they are busy evening during the weekdays. I forgot to make reservations for a birthday celebration a few weeks ago but they were able to get us in at a decent hour. Again, our table was ready. This is one of our favorite restaurants. Happy hour is a great value. I'm in love with the green chicken curry which is the spicy.... just the way I like it. Our vegan friends love this place and thank us for introducing them to it.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

It was my birthday day dinner with some girlfriends.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

One of my absolute favorites, always! Yo Sake is definitely my go to!

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent per usual.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Our waiter was awesome. Very attentive and friendly!

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Food and service are excellent however it’s very cold in the restaurant in the winter.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

This is my family’s “go to” restaurant. Every time my daughter is in town we must stop at Yo Sake. The wait staff is always personable andusually play along with my husband’s silly sense of humor 😉 This visit was no different.
LOVE the happy hour menu but we always seem to try at least one new thing. Tonight it was Fire on the Mountain and my daughter was not disappointed. We always start out with the crab dip. Tonight it had just the right amount of spice.
Left happy as always!

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

Took friends and kids out. Professional staff was very patient and accommodating. We all enjoyed the food and the setting.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Yo Sake is awesome. Make sure to go for the Happy Hour from 5-7- they have a ton of things on special and it is such a good deal for really good sushi.

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1.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Server had no idea about the sake’s they served, out of multiple items, Noise was too loud, ran into several times by servers, spilled water pitcher on me and blamed me - I was sitting at the table

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

One and only complaint is the music....quite loud for dining

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Best sushi in Wilmington. Located above Husk on S Front St. Menu has non sushi options to.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

This is a great restaurant. The service is impeccable and the food is what other similar restaurants are measured by.

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4.0Dined on September 3, 2017

I have been to Yosake several times now and the food is incredible. I was there last weekend for a girl's weekend dinner and I always bring out of town guests to Yosake. Unfortunately, even with a reservation we had to wait 15 minutes and our service was horrible the entire meal, and not once did our waitress apologize. As a former server I find this disappointing and makes me second guess returning, especially with guests.

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2.0Dined on September 2, 2017

We didn't get drinks for 30 minutes then it was just water.

The blueberry mojito was all sprite, no rum.

The "pimp shrimp" had rock hard cold shrimp, the sweet and sour chicken was mushy and the forbidden rice had an offputting flavor unlike other times I've had it.

The sushi bowl was bland and flavorless and the sticky rice was mushy not sticky as advertised.

The waitress was great and did the best she could but overall we won't be going back again, which is sad and it has highly recommended to us by a friend and person who visited frequently.

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

Very good. A bit crowded and a little loud. Food great as always! Sashimi melts in your mouth. Crispy salmon over black forbidden rice is wonderful!

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2017

Nice atmosphere, great staff, and fabulously fresh and yummy food!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

Great atmosphere, sushi, and sashimi! Happy hour pricing phenomenal

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2017

It was pleasant with good service and food.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2017

Delicious food! Always satisfied with our dinning experience

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Great time// always excellent food & Service!

Look forward to return this week !

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2017

Food was great! Service was great! I have never been disappointed when dining here! They have some great deals too if you eat at certain times.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2017

Food and service are excellent. Big Eye Tuna special was delicious. Amazing unique rolls. Go! You won't be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2017

We LOVE Yosake! We go every couple weeks and always have excellent service and fantastic food. He is a chef and I was a longtime bartender and as far as we can tell they are doing everything right in every way. They are great about reserving our favorite table when it is possible and that means a lot to us. I recommend Yosake every chance I get! My only qualm is that it is quite loud inside when it it busy, but that is due to the acoustics of the room--they keep the music at a reasonable volume and there is never commotion coming from staff, kitchen or the bar. Yosake is definitely in my all time top 5 spots in all of Wilmy.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2017

We were visiting Our two boys who attend UNCW and stayed for the summer.We have been to
Yosake before but this was fun bc our boys are now over 21.They enjoyed the different beer and Sake . The bartender was so nice to walk us through the different types of sake wo making us feel like knuckle heads like some wine connoisseur do.Yosake is a place with excellent food ,good ambiance ,great service and affordable.If in Wilmington this needs to be on your list.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2017

Great choices and great taste!

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3.0Dined on May 16, 2017

We came for a late Mother's Day dinner but the Service was too slow. It appears that sushi chef was an amateur as that looked like the back log to getting our food.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Delicious food and great service. Something for everyone and the Kobe burger can't be beat

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2017

Our accountant suggested Yosake for our downtown date not. Did not disappoint!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2017

Great place with great vibe!
Food fantastic service excellent

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2.0Dined on April 23, 2017

The service was horrible. He would disappear for 15 minutes at a time and got everyone's order wrong multiple times. He also was just not friendly. We have nut allergies and my fiancé had an allergic reaction and we had to leave. After asking for the peanuts to be left off. He said, "they were supposed to leave them off" and then stared at us. The waiter was not apologetic about any of this. Then to top it off, there was a buy an entree, get one $10 off that night and we had to leave due to the reaction and he wouldn't honor the deal as we had to take our food to go. Not to mention the reason we had ordered 2 more meals is because he got the first two wrong and didn't offer to fix them. Just said I will take them off the bill. But obviously we went there hungry and wanted to eat a meal. Overall terrible experience! I will say the sweet and sour chicken was really good, but not worth all of that. It ruined our friend's birthday dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2017

Love the steamed dumpling! Everything was very good! Had left overs for lunch today. They have outstanding craft cocktails!!! I will go back!

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2017

Food was great, but took over an hour to get our food. There were just 2 of us with sushi and 1 dinner plate. Nice place. Recommend reservations for seating on weekends.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2017

I was very grateful to them for accommodating our large group. They did a great job on a busy night for the 11 of us. Food was very delicious and the atmosphere is fun.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2017

Was great experience overall . Friendly staff, food was on time and didn't come out all at once. Server had great knowledge of the type of wines and sake. Recommend the green curry which was awesome. Would go again for sure and recommend a friend

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