Yamato Japanese Restaurant

Yamato Japanese Restaurant

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Hours
Sun
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2021

RATINGS
Food
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.8 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
features
Can a vegan person get a good meal at this restaurant?
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles380 reviews
Excellent
199
Very good
119
Average
26
Poor
11
Terrible
25
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

GoPlaces42619183872
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 friends
This place never disappoints, amazing dinning experience with fresh expertly crafted sushi dishes. Amazing ambience, outstanding customer service from all. Top quality and fresh ingredients, you guys constantly deliver the best. Such a pleasure to dine here. Tank you keep up the great service.
Written 4 March 2024
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BG94
London36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 friends
We came with friend and had the best sushi we’ve ever had! So fresh and delicious. Staff were lovely and so was the ambience. Recommend+++
Written 9 February 2024
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fweninger
Salzburg17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
Excellent quality and the whole staff is very friendly and dedicated! Especially the japanese chef de cuisine and the japanese lady on the counter are very closely aligned to the guests!!!!
Written 22 January 2024
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renata o
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
best japoneses that i ever ate!!!! since i came back to Brazil, i try to find something like this restaurant, but i just cant find!!! the experience was awasome!!!!
Written 5 January 2024
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turkeyjim11
Rotorua49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 couples
A local of Rotorua, this restaurant is our number one choice and is consistently exceptional. As a tourist destination, Rotorua has many choices to dine, but in recent times the slide south in quality has been alarming. Yamato never fails to impress us.
Written 18 December 2023
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Companion01040004940
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 friends
Fish wasn’t fresh and felt sick in my stomach. Previous owner provided much better quality foods. I won’t go back there never.
Written 25 November 2023
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MrCharles
Sandringham11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 family
The food was ok, nothing special but ok, but we wouldn't go back due to the poor service. Our group was three adults and a 6yo. The adults' food came out relatively fast - unfortunately our son's sushi took another 45 mins. We waited 10 mins with our food going cold so as not to eat in front of him, then asked the waitress about the sushi. She said it was being "cooked now". Went back to the counter after another 15 mins to enquire again - this time it was "will be ready in 10 mins". Another 20 mins later we'd finished our food and the little guy still didn't have his sushi. He was tired and getting tearful. I don't know why sushi would take that long, but more importantly, why would you bring out meals for three people knowing the fourth was close to an hour away? Especially the kid's meal! Disappointing.
Written 19 October 2023
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Liz K
Auckland Central5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 family
The family and I were so looking forward to coming here especially with all the positive reviews we had read, however we were really disappointed with the whole experience...from the service to the food. As others have mentioned the service was really slow even when taking into consideration it was a busy evening, for example, 40 minutes for a salmon maki starter. This wasn't the only dish that took a long time to come and the kids were beyond hangry at this point. We were also often overlooked by the wait staff and not attended to. The food was ok but we were too fed-up by the time it eventually arrived, to truly enjoy it. I did speak to the manager to share our experience and she acknowledged our concerns, however from my observation the size of the kitchen compared with the high number of tables seems to be the problem as from my observation they are unable cope with the demand from customers. Unfortunately we won't be going back and would definitely not recommend Yamato to others either.
Written 2 October 2023
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Felix M
Wellington54 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 family
My daughter and I arrived 5 minutes before opening time in the middle of a torrential downpour. We were told to go outside as they weren't open yet. Joined a bunch of tourists shivering on the street waiting to be let in. Hopes were raised briefly when one of the staff approached the door - to let us in out of the wind and rain we hoped. Instead they locked the door. At that point we took our business elsewhere.
Written 25 September 2023
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renata o
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
Best restaurant in New Zeland. Real Japanese food. Feels like we are in Japan! Really nice staff, nice place, 5 stars for sure
Written 4 August 2023
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Zoe W
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 family
This restuarant is a family favourite. Most authentic and delicious sushi ever tasted. I also get takeaways from here often. The seafood is so fresh. It is also great to be able to sit at the bar and watch the sushi and food being made and knowing you are getting nothing but fresh food. I especially love the California roll and eel and the sashimi. The tempura veges are delicious and the popcorn shrimp... and well everything. Always enjoy trying new things. Staff are always friendly and would reccomend bringing friends and family here ❤ Love the Yamato 😍
Written 10 November 2022
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mtbgrlmelb
Frankston61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 couples
Delicious food and fantastic service. We went for lunch and ordered the special lunch box which had multiple options. Beautiful food and quick friendly service, would go back.
Written 20 October 2022
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Navit Y
New York City133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 couples
Exactly what we needed for lunch Great price Great food great service Top top top Don’t miss The lunch box was a nice size box mee added Mor green salad…. It was so good, with sesame creamy sauce
Written 17 October 2022
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Victoria
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 friends
Went on Friday, and wow! What an amazing place! I felt like we where Japan again, greater with amazing staff and sat on the bar side, sushi chef was amazing at his job, such fresh fish and ingredients! Over all experience was 10/10 we will most definitely be back! Thankyou so much to the staff and chefs, you all do an amazing job.
Written 4 September 2022
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hilly148
Sydney2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 family
I arrived 5 minutes before opening and because I had children I asked if we could wait inside. The chef at the front said "no because everyone will want to come wait inside." There was nobody else there but us. I said I didn't want any service, I just wanted to wait inside as it was cold outside we didn't even need a seat if that was a problem. Still told us to leave very rudely while my daughter was crying from the cold.
Written 1 September 2022
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