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Aug 24, 2007 04:31 PM

Best Sushi / Japanese in Maine?

I am putting together a list of all the Japanese restaurants and Sushi restaurants in the state of Maine and would love to hear your opinions on who has the best sushi. My favorite so far is Suzuki's Sushi Bar in Rockland. Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

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    1. Also, for the Bangor area, Ichiban on Hammond Street is the best I've found.

    2. We're pretty fond of King of the Roll in Portland. Also, there's a new sushi place, Miyake, on Spring St, where the old Blue Mango used to be -- a very well-informed server there and pretty deep menu for a tiny place with four tables. Went there last week and had a "flight" of different salmon as a special (IIRC, sockeye, arctic char, wild alaskan, scottish). Definitely worth checking out. There's a more detailed review at

      I like both of these places better than either Benkay or Sapporo.

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      1. re: the_MU

        Arctic char isn't a salmon, it's a salmonid much more closely related to trout.

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        1. Green Tea, in Ellsworth now has a traditional Chinese and Japanese menu w/ sushi. Inexpensive and good.
          Thai Lotus in Bar Harbor serves sushi on the weekends.

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          1. re: Passadumkeg

            Are you talking about Siam Orchid in Bar Harbor? If not, where is Thai Lotus? Oh, and where is Green Tea in Ellsworth?? Seriously, a "traditional" Chinese/Japanese? menu that I have not heard about? Not sure if I believe it :)

            1. re: morla

              Oops! I replied after a long day of kayak guiding. It is indeed, the Siam Orchid(The Thai Lotus I think is in Orono.) Green Tea is the old China Garden, near the movie theaters.
              For Ellsworth, it is a good improvement. We had the sushi platter and tempura Sat. night and enjoyed it. We are always disappointed w/ Chinese Rests. in Maine that Green Tea is a modest surprise. The duck on scallion pancakes our regular dish. Any other good Chinese? Bangor is a waste land.

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