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Yamato Japanese Restaurant

1123 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Ranked #25 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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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Love coming to yamoto! Always get great food and great service! Best sushi in town too! I always get a bunch of small plates to share at the table so we get to try abit of everything. It's not expensive either!

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Rotorua District, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

love the atmosphere because we can also see the chef when he is making the sushi and their food is really yummy as well, sushi, rice, salmon, the green tea ice cream for dessert and especially the takoyaki is really super delicious! I really love the them, haha!

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Melbourne, Australia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Fresh and delicious, and great value for money. Everything we ordered was terrific, and sitting up at the bar watching the chef and other diners added considerably to the experience (the dining room didn't have the same appeal).

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Brisbane
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

We ordered something that was not on the menu, scallops. When they came out, they were raw. I asked if they could be cooked please. This was miscommunication from the start which was both parties fault which was fine. The waitress who was lovely then took the scallops back to be cooked and our table was right next to the... More

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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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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12 restaurant reviews
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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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