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Yamato Japanese Restaurant

1123 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Ranked #21 of 154 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, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Came here for the first time and was impressed. I love the atmosphere and the setting and think it's pretty quirky being able to see the chef prepare the sushi. will be again soon.

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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

An excellent, value for money sushi restaurant. We're so pleased we found it! Very, very fresh fish. And and efficient but friendly staff, on our second visit the children were given origami jumping frogs by one of the staff :-) We've been here twice in the last week since we are holidaying on the North Island and have spent a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We mostly ordered the Deluxe Chirashi set which was great value for money! The sashimi were fresh and the scallops were sweet! The grilled salmon was gorgeous too. Totally enjoyed the food and service. Of course, 1 dinner was never enough!

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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
25 helpful votes 25 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 reviews 5 reviews
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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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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