Izakaya Minato

$$ • Izakaya, Japanese

54 Washington Ave, Portland
(207) 613-9939


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Reviews for Izakaya Minato

Izakaya had so much potential in my mind - I love Japanese food, the menu sounded awesome and the interior seemed so warm and cozy. Among the 8 or so dishes I had the opportunity to try, all were perfectly cooked, well seasoned and seemed to have high quality local ingredients.But at the end of the meal both myself and my partner agreed that nothing really stood out as amazing. Both drinks and food just really failed to "wow" us for whatever reason. I'm not sure if it's just not...read full review

Absolutely terrible experience. Arrived to the restaurant 4 hours before closing. Waitress told us it was a two hour wait. We were fine with that since there was a brewery next door. Two hours later we get noticed they will be unable to seat us. WHY NOT TELL US THAT WAS A POSSIBILITY WHEN WE ARRIVED. So now we are left scrambling for a place to dine. You get one star for not being honest to your patrons.

we attempted to make a reservation for two which was not possible on their website. instead we went in person and were told there would be a two hour wait. we waited accordingly and were then told our table was not available which ruined our night. if they had told us a table would not be available up front we could have easily made other plans. i cannot understand the logic behind this seating choice. unbelievably unprofessional and not worth any kind of interaction.

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Monday Closed
Tuesday 5 - 9PM
Wednesday 5 - 9PM
Thursday 5 - 9PM
Friday 5 - 10PM
Saturday 5 - 10PM
Sunday Closed

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