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About 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.

33 South Front St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Asian, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm



Sun-Wed 5pm-10pm, Thurs-Sun 5pm- 11pm, Late Night Menu 11-12 Fri-Sat

Cross Street:
Dock St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(910) 763-3172

Website:
http://www.yosake.com/

Catering:
Upon Request. Please visit www.balconyondock.com for catering menus and contact information.

Parking Details:
There are several parking decks within walking distance. Street parking is free after 6:30pm and all day on Sunday.

Executive Chef:
Joshua Woo

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Yo Sake Downtown Sushi Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Kid-friendly (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Spicy (3)
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Neighborhood Gem (2)
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Tapas (2)
Organic (1)
Business Meals (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
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·Dined 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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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 4, 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.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Spicy, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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·Dined on September 3, 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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 (Wilmington)·Dined 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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·Dined on August 18, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 5, 2017

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

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

It was pleasant with good service and food.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Delicious food! Always satisfied with our dinning experience

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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great time// always excellent food & Service!

Look forward to return this week !

Tags: Happy Hour, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Wilmington)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Fun, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 6, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined 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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Great choices and great taste!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (Wilmington)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Spicy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on May 13, 2017

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

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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 (Western NC)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Great place with great vibe!
Food fantastic service excellent

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 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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 (Charleston)·Dined 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!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Casual
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 (Wilmington)·Dined 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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 (Wilmington)·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Wilmington)·Dined 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

Tags: Great Beer, Romantic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Have been here a few times. Food is always consistently good. Dynamite shrimp r the best I have ever had with the appetizer portion great size for all to share. Just had scallop lo mein. Scallops were perfectly cooked. New favorite Asian restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Celebrated in style with great food and terrific service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Service, food Zeacom drinks and Staff were wonderful!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Outstanding Value, Happy Hour, Casual, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Spicy
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on March 4, 2017

The restaurant wasn't bad. It was very overpriced for what you get. Not that the quality wasn't good, it was just no where worth the price.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on March 4, 2017

The food is great, one of my favorites in town!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 16, 2017

We are always happy with the staff, the service, the atmosphere. Food is great, happy hour is nice because you can try lots and lots of their choices. Don't forget the firecracker shrimp.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Hot Spot, Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Spicy, Romantic, Authentic, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Server was just right. One of our favorite places Downtown.

Note OpenTable: please change name from Austin Williams to Dean May
(Austin was just a guest a while ago)

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We made our debut at Yosake on Valentine's Day. The waitress, Katie, was helpful, efficient and charming. The food was delicious. We had the Generoll sushi for an appetizer, which was delicious. My wife had the massaman curry and I had the chicken teriyaki for our main courses. We were both extremely happy with our choices. We thoroughly enjoyed the ambience and the entire dining experience. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 11, 2017

This is a usual place we frequent for dining. First time we had a bad meal. Special shrimp dinner was dry, and hardly any shrimp. Disappointed.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on February 4, 2017

The food & drinks were great. However, service was a little slow. Granted it was a Saturday night & busy, ..but still. The waitress was nice, but forgot we ordered another drink at one point,so had to remind her. There was a large b-day party table behind us, so somewhat understandable, but maybe the drink should have been comped for forgetting. Was also a loud in there. Expected to some degree,but was pretty loud.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Outstanding! Food, drinks, and service great!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 28, 2017

We always have a great time and the sushi never disappoints!! Now there is a new floor upstairs and was great for desert and after dinner drink! Perfect night!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Super neat location with excellent food. Huge portions

Tags: Authentic
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Excellent service. Bar tender and waitress were exceptional. Food was amazing!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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 (Pinehurst)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Great restaurant for Sushi in the Wilmington area.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Great sushi and specials. We love visiting Yosake. Best sushi in Wilmington

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 29, 2016

My wife made a reservation for her cousin's bachelorette dinner. They had an amazing time and they loved the food!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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