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Yamato Japanese Restaurant

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Japanese, Asian, Healthy
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1123 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
07 3481938
Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 42
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 2
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sake & Sushi

Had lunch here, very quick service, fresh food, good sake.Very basic decor, but we were there for a quick lunch, would go again

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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New Zealand
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed dinner here with my partner - we were both so happy with our meals. Friendly service, fresh, delcious food and lovely atmosphere. Would highly recommend eating here and will definitely go again! :)

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We visit this restaurant every time we are in Rotorua. We like to sit up on the bar stools and watch the sushi chef do his 'magic' making the sashimi and sushi with the freshest fish and other ingredients. The bento box for lunch is superb and the cooked dishes such as agedashi tofu, prawn & vegetable tempura, teriyaki chicken,... More 

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London
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We came here visiting Rotorua from Auckland. After researching online we were not really enticed by much of Rotorua's western offerings so we settled on this place. We were so glad we did. The sashimi and nigiri sushi was exceptional. Kingfish sashimi melted in your mouth, so did the salmon, We were blown away by how fresh it was and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Always fresh, quick service. Friendly service. Smiling faces of staff AND patrons We go almost once a week :)

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This place never disappoints. Friendly staff and consistently amazing healthy fresh food! A+ It's defiantly a must try if you are in Rotorua. :):):)

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The service was not great, and the food was pretty average. The chan-chan dish that we ordered was nothing like what we had in Japan. The tempura batter was too heavy. The better dish was the teriyaki chicken rice, which was tasty.

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Mangakino, New Zealand
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Had dinner here and were not impressed. It was a very busy night and staff had a lot to do. Two people at our table got their meals way before the other two. The food was fresh but very average. I hope we just struck a bad night and the service is usually better than this.

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Tauranga
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Had lunch here, very quick service, fresh food, good sake.Very basic decor, but we were there for a quick lunch, would go again

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Service was very poor and were not friendly. The food ordered was well below average and a table that ordered after us received their food first.....we ordered a shabu shabu dish which was already cooked when it came to our table. For a 4.5/5 average rating, we were expecting the full Japanese cuisine experience. The shabu shabu should have been... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Its Japanese operated and been in business for many years Service was good and the restaurant was busy at lunchtime The food we felt was average but it fitted the bill. The staff try hard and are most polite

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Additional Information about Yamato Japanese Restaurant

Address: 1123 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
Phone Number: 07 3481938
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Healthy

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1123 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: 07 3481938

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Healthy
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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