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Kushiya Benkay

653 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3301
+1 207-619-7505
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“seafood soup” (2 reviews)
“skewers” (4 reviews)
“beef” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:30All hours
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
$$ - $$$
653 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3301
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Reviews (18)
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1 - 10 of 18 reviews

Reviewed 21 March 2017

I've been wanting to eat here for some time, but between having to choose from 20 other good Asian restaurants and just not getting "called in" by its uninviting storefront.... I hadn't gotten here, until recently. Friends who are especially inclined toward Asian cuisine and...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We went on a First Friday Art Walk evening in Portland Maine. First we went to the children's museum and then looked for a place to eat. We came to this restaurant with our two year old and were pleasantly surprised. Husband had a sushi...More

Thank CherylBelize
Reviewed 29 June 2016

My family was trying to find a different sushi place after a trip to the children's museum. We stumbled in here instead are were very, very pleasantly surprised! Highlights included the Seafood Soup appetizer, a dish many sushi restaurants serve, and which I almost always...More

Thank sjb0926
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Small but modern space with very solid sushi. Good selection of maki rolls and nigiri. Also great late-nite weekend hours.

Thank JodyPWM
Reviewed 21 January 2016

I'm in a fight with all the trendy noodle and dumpling cafes in Portland., you know the ones, reviewed in the national food magazines. They are sometimes crowded and pricey and on a Sunday they are often jam-packed, with long waits. The past month I've...More

Thank Kate C
Reviewed 10 November 2015

After a bit of a dinner fiasco, getting to a 10:30pm show, and heading out for drinks, it was 12:30am and we decided that we were starving. This place was open until 2am (serving alcohol until 1am) and they have a great menu. We love...More

Thank KrisCVt
Reviewed 11 October 2014 via mobile

Good selection especially skewers .. Great mix of sushi, bento box rolls and skewers.. I'd pitons not go back and just order a lot of skewers, rolls and yakitori... The chicken hearts and beef tongue were really tender and good beer selection too

Thank JJFlash7
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Very good sushi, very nice waitress - what else could you want? Not the best sushi I've ever had in my life, but still very good - perfect spot for dinner on a vacation. Everyone was happy - couldn't ask for anything else.

Thank Susangk
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Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

Came during happy hour and got a 40oz mai tai for $10 dollars to split. Had a variety of skewers (chicken, beef, duck, shrimp) the chicken & shrimp was very nice. Also ordered the california roll, an eel & avocado roll and naru (sp?) which...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 21 October 2013

We had a selection of sushi and rolls for lunch. The food was ok but nothing to rave about. Service was friendly but not very responsive. The restaurant itself is in dire need of refurbishment and at 90 USD for two without drinks for what...More

1  Thank MarioPizza
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 653 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3301
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-619-7505
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Traditional Japanese Pub serving yakitori (grilled food on skewers), kushikatsu (fried food on skewers), and sushi rolls.
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