Yo Sake Downtown Sushi Lounge

4.7
254 reviews
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$30 and under
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Asian
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  • Good for a Date
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  • Spicy
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
What 254 People Are Saying
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BS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great! One of my very favorite restaurants in Wilmington by far! And Kim is always the best waitress! We love her! All of the waitstaff is wonderful!

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MS
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yosake is always an amazing experience 😊 The atmosphere, food and service is excellent!

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G
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yosake was great. Friendly server, very good apps and sushi, great beer selection great urban rustic interior. Will definitely go back.

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KL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always..and OMG... the Brussels Sprouts!!! I think I saw rainbows
After Eating them! I’m a pescatarian and Ketogenic and I was able to find many things I could eat. That is rare in most restaurants!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Great food.

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M
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, service very attentive, knowledgeable of what beers/ciders in stock which ia always nice. Excellent experience we have visited Yosake 3-4 times in the past, this being the best visit yet!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Yo Sake for its atmosphere and good food. Happy hour is a must and such a good deal for all time favorites. Our waitress was great which is always a plus when dining out.

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TD
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good food. Good service.

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BN
New England
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is amazing! We were there for happy hour so we got to try lots of apps at a very reasonable price. Only draw back was there were little that’s flying around the table the whole time. So annoying when you’re trying to eat and be social. Kept on having to swat at them in convo.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great waitress

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SH
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yosake has a fun atmosphere with consistently good service and great food!

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GE
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Told people a check in andc when we booked reservation that this was a wedding celebration of more than 20 years. Never mentioned by waitress. Waitress only worried about large table ( large tip) just a very disappointing anniversary dinner

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KK
Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent happy hour specials.

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Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great night at Yo Sake. Our table was ready as soon as we walked in and the restaurant was packed!! The sushi was very good and our waitress was very nice and attentive. Will definitely be back

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CP
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Sushi was average. Service was poor as our waitress was just not focused nor attentive.

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b
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food and service was great. We love ordering off of the happy hour menu for starters. Love that there is such a variety of choices on the menu. The only thing that I miss is that there was no "white tuna" on the sushi menu. It is such a great fish and I don't understand why it is not on there, having said that, I will not stop going to and enjoying Yosake` just because of that. We really love the place.

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B
Cleveland
16 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Bartenders are wonderful - great mojito and whiskey drink!

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OT
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as usual......:)

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KH
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I ordered the curry and the flavor was good but the scallops were fishy tasting so it did not knock my socks off as I was hoping it would. I did not try the sushi but friends say it was good. Being gluten-free I tried to order cider that was on their menu but they did not have any so I had to go upstairs to other restaurant they are affiliated with to get a cider. In the end, I guess I'm glad I had that option at least.

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MH
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall another great experience at Yo Sake. As usual, food and service was top notch. My family and I have been going there for years and will continue to do as long as they keep on delivering an enjoyable dining/cocktails experience. Thank you Yo Sake!

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FL
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Great food, very high quality tasting fish and sushi. Great prices as well. Im only giving this four stars because the service was extremely slow, and it was during a slow hour so there was no reason for it. Waitress was not super friendly, almost a little cold. Overall a fun hip place to go.

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JN
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic first experience with you. Food was unbelievable! Jennifer was an EXCEPTIONAL waitress all the way around AND helped us hillbillies get through the menu with ease. Music could have been a bit softer, but that was the only thing I'd say bothered me.

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G
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent half price selections from 5-7.

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SR
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Both the food and service are very good. This was our second trip to YoSake and we will surely return. The worst part are the steep stairs in order to enter but the climb is worth it.

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1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very friendly and made us feel comfortable. We were celebrating a friend's birthday, and it was a super fun place to all be together. The food is excellent, and Tuesday is $5 specialty cocktails night - a winner! They have food specials every day 4-7, and there were a lot of good choices from that list. Will definitely be back!

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OT
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time like always.

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OT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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AF
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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MP
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently good. Had a greta time as usual.

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OT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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DD
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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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OT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday day dinner with some girlfriends.

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NW
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent per usual.

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Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was awesome. Very attentive and friendly!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

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

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Wilmington
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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b
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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KA
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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M
Wilmington
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

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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