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Pai Men Miyake

188 State Street, Portland, ME 04101-3749
+1 207-541-9204
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork buns” (39 reviews)
“ramen” (65 reviews)
“brussel sprouts” (36 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
188 State Street, Portland, ME 04101-3749
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent dinner, waitress was very attentive, set in a small cozy setting. Enjoyed dinner with my wife on our anniversary. Call ahead to make reservations.

Thank Jordan8298
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We had the Brussels sprouts and the hokkaiyaki, which were both very good (the sprouts especially). We also enjoyed some beers off the menu, which we really enjoyed. After all that, we thought the ramen was subpar, particularly my miso broth which lacked taste. I...More

Thank Dean M
Reviewed 31 August 2017

I went to try the Brussels Sprouts, which two reviewers had described as the best they'd ever had. However, they seemed to be roasted, which leaves the center very dense, and not particularly edible in my view. You do get a good sized bowl of...More

Thank BostonSculpt
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This place turns up some great food: ramen (obviously), pork buns and gyozas. I've eaten my fair share of Japanese food over the years and this place deserves to be up there with the best. As for the service, the waiter was an awesome guy...More

1  Thank Montreal_Foodie514
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Went on the recommendation of a local. Had the best brussells sprouts of my life. Fantastic pork belly buns. Highly recommend. We were only in Portland 2 days, would have loved to go back for the ramen. The ramen looked fabulous.

Thank Bromelake
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Party of three from Hong Kong having a car trip tour to Portland, Maine and visited this restaurant for lunch by chance. We found that the decor and the setting of the restaurant was quite pleasant. We had no idea what to order for the...More

Thank hksarman8
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Pai Men is our default restaurant when we are not sure where to go - The Pork Belly Buns are really THE BEST. We also think the brussel sprouts are the best in the city - in fact, I try to recreate them at my...More

Thank surfnbpt
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We have been several times to this restaurant's big sister, Miyake, so we were well disposed to trying their noodle shop. We loved it. One of us had the rice noodles with pork and the other had sushi lunch. Both were absolutely delicious.

Thank Altonmann
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Massive house salads, big steamy bowls of noodles with delicious pork belly and fixings! A great spot for meeting friends for lunch or a casual dinner. Limited seating for large groups, call ahead. Lots of bar seating and high two tops. Large portions, excellent value.

Thank sofemale
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Our friends have been talking about this place to us for some time so we finallly gave it a shot. We came on a saturday night at around 9pm and they said they just got off of their wait, so a reservation may be best...More

Thank Jason A
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 188 State Street, Portland, ME 04101-3749
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-541-9204
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