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Yamato Japanese Restaurant

1123 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Ranked #22 of 150 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese, Healthy
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Quebec City, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

A friend and I went to Yamato quite a few time. We like the quality food and the cheap price. Service is very fast. Overall its all good, but the problem is regarding the staff. They all look annoyed when they see someone coming in, and even more when you tell them you are not ready to order when you... More

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Darwin, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Service was quick, and the food fresh and delicious! The plates were large and presentation great, would definitely recommend this place.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My wife, daughter, and I went to this restaurant when we were stuck finding a place to eat 5 years ago on our first family visit to Rotorua. We were pleased with our meal on that night and often talked about our lucky find. So last October we found ourselves in Rotorua again, and as luck would have it, parked... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We had dinner here and decided to do shared plates of the various food options and they were all delicious! The food was fresh and cooked perfectly and brought out so fast from the time we ordered. Staff were very friendly and efficient. Would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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Pukekohe East, Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is my Japanese food stop whenever I go to Rotorua. the staff are friendly the service is fast and the food is great.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We chose this place on a recent visit to Rotorua, based on reviews here but sadly we ended up not eating here. The place just seemed grubby and not especially authentic. The tables were bare wood and grimy, the menus plastic coated with peeling edges and grubby, and the cutlery/tumbler glassware old and not clean either. It just didn't look... More

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Rotorua District, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Went there for lunch and there is nothing wrong with the food, I just think Katsubi do it better! Also the chef and the waitress we had did not look overly friendly. No complaints but nothing to rave about either.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We have travelled to many Countries and have been too many Restaurant, Yamato Japanese Restaurant Rotorua would be the most authentic, and have the most delicious Food that we have tried. We have been eating there for a very long time now and the quality of Food and standard of service has never changed. We always try other Japanese Restaurants... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I went at Yamato few times and always had a great dining experience. Everything we ordered in the menu so far has been delicious. Great food, fresh fish, nice presentation, good atmosphere and excellent service!Definitely my favorite place to go eat in Rotorua! Sit at the bar and watch the sushi chef do his thing!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Yamato is a great japanese restaurant, run by Japanese staff and an excellent sushi chef. There is a great food selection which is reasonably priced for lunch and dinner options. The deluxe chirashi sashimi has a great mix of raw fish and leaves you very full. The sushi rolls will leave you feeling very satisfied as the portion of salmon... More

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Additional Information about Yamato Japanese Restaurant

Address: 1123 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
Cuisine: Asian, Japanese, Healthy

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