Yo Sake Downtown Sushi Lounge

4.6
271 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good food and atmosphere! Food was wonderful but noodles were very spicy!!

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H
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Was able to enjoy dinner with my wife in an exciting atmosphere

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PG
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I do enjoy Yosake normally; this is the first time that I have been disappointed. I have been there numerous times, the food is normally very delicious. This time the food was mediocre along with the service. I will go back just not during happy hour.

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RL
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Made this reservation a week in advance took over an hour to be seated was disappointed when trying to entertain out of town guest. Food is always amazing.

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s
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The historic building, edgy art on the walls, and open, noisy space give YoSake a big city vibe.

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DB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Colder in the restaurant than outside. I think they had the ac on in January. Outside was 41, inside felt even colder.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Although we have eaten here before (my wife and I) the experience seemed fresh and new. The menu was robust and full of great options; both sushi and Asian fare. The only detraction was the proximity of your table neighbor. Conversation was not polite but rather a cacophony of jibber jabber. Should be noted our server and speed of service were above par.

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MM
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant was closed! Wish the site was updated

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BR
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have been here several times and you can't beat their happy hour, but even at the reasonable price, the food is great. I get the sushi and soup, but have also enjoyed the firecracker shrimp

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D
Wilmington
12 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very attentive staff and awesome food and drinks!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great environment! Great food!!

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TA
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Yo Sake never disappoints. They always have great food and selections. We love their sushi and menu options. We continue to go back and just live the restaurant. Highly recommended and in a great location downtown as well.

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OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious !

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RL
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Took our two kids because they love to try new foods. They both loved the sushi and the sesame seed ahi tuna appetizer was awesome!

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EM
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, super. If I could, i would eat here for every meal.

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CJ
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Food is excellent. It may not have the best atmosphere but definitely high on my list for sushi.

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AA
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yo Sake has yet to disappoint us. The food is always good and the servers are very friendly. The chicken jalapeno egg rolls are one of their best food items.

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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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E
New York Area
27 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
5 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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AS
New York Area
11 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
4 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
Wilmington
2 reviews
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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OT
Richmond
4 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
Wilmington
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
Los Angeles
9 reviews
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
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent half price selections from 5-7.

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