Among Portland’s sushi restaurants, Benkay is the hippest, usually teeming with a lively local crowd lured by the affordable menus. Chef Seiji Ando trained in Osaka and Kyoto; his sushi, sashimi, and maki rolls deliver a lot for the price, and there’s a wide range of choices and combinations. Standard Japanese bar-food items such as tempura (deep-fried vegetables), gyoza (dumplings), teriyaki, katsu (fried chicken or pork cutlets), and udon (thick noodles) are also served. For dessert, consider the green tea ice cream: deliciously bitter . . . and good for you. Sort of.
Portland ME › Restaurant
2 India St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Mon–Thurs 11:30am–2pm and 5–9:30pm; Fri 11:30am–2pm and 5–11pm; Sat 11:30am–11pm; Sun 11:30am–9pm. Reservations not accepted. Phone 207/773-5555 Prices Main courses $10–$22. Cuisine Type Sushi Web site Benkay
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