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Yamato Japanese Seafood

#297 of 6,840 Restaurants in Toronto
#321 of 7,517 Places to Eat in Toronto
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24 Bellair, Toronto, Ontario M5R 2C7, Canada
(416) 927-0077
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic Experience

We came here for a friends birthday and we sat at the hibachi, there are two separate seating areas in the front and the back the hibachi is at the back which is best for the front of house. The seating was quite unique as one chef will entertain a family at your station while you sit down, once... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Greg S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for a friends birthday and we sat at the hibachi, there are two separate seating areas in the front and the back the hibachi is at the back which is best for the front of house. The seating was quite unique as one chef will entertain a family at your station while you sit down, once theyre... More 

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Thank Greg S
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We have been coming here for years, for family events, celebrations, casual afternoon dining - they never fail to impress with service, attention to detail - and most important - the exceptional food. Sushi is extremely fresh and authentic without fail, and the hot table service and food are equally perfect!

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Thank Mumsytiger
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Great, fun spot for any get together. Exciting menu and servers that understand a good time. Highly recommend this establishment.

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Thank Gary V
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

I have not been to Yamato for over a year and was so disappointed with my recent experience. The food was average at best and the service was disinterested and weak. We had to request pickled ginger which took a while to arrive, a request for low sodium soya sauce was equally slow. On each occasion, it was very difficult... More 

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Thank Edward068
Zwolle, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Very entertaining to watch your Japanese food being prepared! And what joy to taste it next... This restaurant has both a sushi bar for quick bites, and a leisurely dining part whereall you choose to eat, is being prepared from scratch.

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Thank Anne B
Bilbao, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Delicious and fresh sea food, with fast and kind service! Didn't try Teppanyaki, but seemed a unique experience. Very reasonable price for the food quality. Highly recommended!

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Thank Gabriela A
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Our family birthday lunch was made that much more fun as we were fortunate to get Chef Carby who in comparison to the other Teppanyaki Chefs was very entertaining, talkative, singing... while the others were very quiet... many watched his act while forgetting what was being cooked in front of them. The food was excellent, all the seafood and meat... More 

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Thank GO-MN
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Came here in a group of 8 people. The teppanyaki was nice, I had the beef roll which was OK and I also tried the filet mignon which was really good. Next time I would order that. Service was good and price was reasonable.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

There are so many good choices in Toronto that are much easier to deal with; why waste time with the unempowered employees at Yamato?

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

There are a number of Japanese places in Yorkville but this is my favourite. There's a choice of the sushi bar or teppanyaki. Service is fast and friendly, and there's always a good selection of fresh seafood. Quality seems better than the other Japanese spots in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 24 Bellair, Toronto, Ontario M5R 2C7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (416) 927-0077

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Seafood, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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