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21, avenue des Belges, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
0442380020
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Ranked #328 of 580 Restaurants in Aix-en-Provence
Price range: $44 - $156
Hours:
Sun 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sun 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dubai
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71 reviews 71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Overall a disappointing experience. the food is not bad but too expensive for what it claims to be. Sukiyaki was pretty good, but the most disappointing is the lady owner: basically the more you spend the more she may smile! she started pushing her "cocktail of the house", champagne+plum. it was good but it is NOT champagne (it is blanc... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Yes, Yamato is on the tad expensive side. But that's also the only restaurant that kept on doing good and honest sushis in Aix for many years. For most foreigners, eating good sushis can be a given (and we're not speaking about the take-away junk, or whatever fusion restaurants are doing). But in France, except in Paris, this is rather... More 

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Florac, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Excellent japanese restaurant. Fish could not be fresher (the chef cook goes and buys it fresh every morning himself). The ambiance is refined, zen and typical japanese. Madame the owner is very welcoming and takes her time to explain everything, very helpful on wines as well. You must check out the wine cellar that you can see on the lower... More 

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Paris, France
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

This is a fairly long post so please bear with me. I would underline four issues. 1. Reservations. We called one Thursday at 13h30 in person to try and book. We rang at the locked gate and got no answer. We sent three e-mails, one in Japanese, still no answer. On our fourth attempt of phoning a woman replied. When... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

We visited Yamoto for lunch in July during our south of france tour. The restaurant is a little hidden at the end of av. de Bleges. Once entering the small iron gate, the small zen-style garden is the first nice welcome. Inside and outside seting possible, both with decent Japanese touch. We choose the Jamato menue with additional sushi &... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

We enjoyed 2 great meals at Yamato. Having eaten French food for 6 weeks it was a breath of fresh air! The decor is traditional Japanese, simple and comfortable. The food was fresh and tasty, not overly fancy, but good quality and delicious. The sushi and sashimi were excellent. Mme Yuriko welcomed us on both occasions and was very attentive... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

The menu 42.50 euros is false. They charge plus 5 euros for the first dish, sushi although in their site is written that this extra would be charged only for sashimi other sashimi and sushi. Also the last dish, Maigret de canard other sukiyaki there wasn`t when I went there and the waitress/owner said in a very rude manner that... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2011

This restaurant is located in Aix-en-Provence near central bus station. It can be tricky to find a place to park car here during the day so it is better to go directly to Rotonde car park. Food is absolutely fabulous and the closest to real Japanese food I have ever seen outside of Japan. It servers specialties from all other... More 

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Paris
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69 reviews 69 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2010

We recently went to Yamato with my wife. I had called ahead of time to order the special tasting menu. Upon arrival, the lady did not remember and then told us that the cold weather had prevented some deliveries which made it impossible to prepare the tasting menu. I must say that I was only half convinced and think she... More 

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Sao Paulo
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131 reviews 131 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2008

The place is "zenly" decorated. The sushi/sashimi choice is outstanding. High quality. Suprisingly good winelist. Certainly the best japanese restaurant in town. Rather high prices. Good service.

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Additional Information about Yamato

Address: 21, avenue des Belges, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
Phone Number: 0442380020
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Aix-en-Provence
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm  12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm  12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm  12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Friday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 44 - 156
Cuisine: Japanese

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