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Yamato Japanese Restaurant

1123 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Ranked #23 of 149 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
Rotorua, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I have visited this resturant several times. It has always been enjoyable. I had the tuna salad for starter and then my friends and I shared the sushi platter it was delicious. The fish is always fresh and tasty. The staff are very friendly and nothing is to much trouble. I will continue to visit.

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San Diego, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The noodles here were very good and fresh. Prices were also very reasonable considering the quality of the food. A very good choice for authentic Japanese food.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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