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Yamato Japanese Restaurant

1123 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Ranked #20 of 148 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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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I came here for dinner with my family on our first night in Rotorua after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor, and think they were quite misleading. The service was good, as was the small pork dish we ordered (in fact, it was delicious, and we wanted more!) and the sushi was super fresh and tasty. Unfortunately, the main meals... More

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10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The food was delicious - I took a punt and tried BBQed eel - a yummy adventure. Kids were well taken care of and it was a relaxed casual environment - recommended

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Hawera, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

It was very Nice food. Seemed like they needed another waitress. Apart from that was all good.i had chicken meal was very tasty.

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Rotorua
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My sister and I came across this restaurant by accident..now that I know where it is I'll back again for sure :) The chicken teriyaki and rice is beyond good..

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The food was delicious and tasty. But we are a group of 7 and we feel very left behind in the corner.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We went in as a group of 6 for dinner.the service was impacable and the food was lovely. Reasonable price. Sashimi were fresh and the udon was nice.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

They were fully booked (so I would recommend booking) but took our number and said they would call when ready (about 30 minutes). They called back 10 minutes later which was great. The tuna and snapper were so fresh! Great sized dishes and worth a visit.

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Taupo, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Lovely food...after the sushi always...yum yumm...this place is very busy all the time but never failed to impress us..love it. You get back what you pay for at yamato.

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Tessenderlo, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Tastefull and very convenient Japanese restaurant in the middle of the city center. Sushi meals are freshly made at the counter and you can watch the Japanese chef your meal. Several Sakés available as well.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Lovely, genuine japanese food. you can watch an expert prepare your beautiful sushi if you sit around the bar area. Very casual, like most places in NZ, but the food is genuinely tasty and nicely presented so should keep most people very happy

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