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635 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514-2425
760-872-4801
Today
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • 25
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  • 32
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Warm Staff

Nice dinner, atmosphere - okay, Great servers...we have been here several times when here on business

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Don P
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Apple Valley, California
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82 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sacramento, CA
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Looking at other reviews, I wonder if we just hit a bad night. My husband had salmon and it was overcooked and dry. To his credit the waiter offered to bring another piece of salmon but my husband had eaten half of it and didn’t want to end up waiting for another piece. I had vegetable tempura with beef teriyaki.... More 

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Apple Valley, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Nice dinner, atmosphere - okay, Great servers...we have been here several times when here on business

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Diamond Bar, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We ate here a few years ago and I crossed it off my list in favor of some other local places. We decided to try it again and we were very pleased. Food was good. The Sushi Boat was a nice bargain, beer selection was good, staff was friendly and the place is clean.

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Coquille, Oregon
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Great food and great service. If you like Japanese cuisine, this is the place. We were there on noodles night (Mon & Tues) and the place was rocking.

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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We entered the restaurant because we both like Japanese food and it looked small and intimate from the exterior. What we found was a cavernous, raucous hall bursting with diners – surprising considering it was barely 6pm. Having not made a reservation the only seats available were at the sushi bar which was great because it placed us right in... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Creative sushi, well prepared, and each piece of fish was twice the size we are used to getting at sushi bars. Very attentive staff and great conversation with the sushi chef. We highly recommend the poke.

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Fallon, Nevada, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This was a new experience for us as Japanese food is quite different from other Asian Cuisine. If we ever tried again we would probably stick with the sushi.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

On a recommendation from the Looney Bean staff we tried Yamatani for sushi. My ladyfriend and I were somewhat skeptical about the quality and freshness of the fish considering we were in Bishop. All the doubts disappeared when the first plates were delivered: the fish was completely odorless, firm and had great color. Quite a find for a small mountain... More 

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San Diego
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

So....... I did my review a bit prematurely. Here is my amended review. Looked at the on line menu before placing my order. Went to the place and ordered my food. Found out no Udon. So I amended my order. The person told me it would be 10 minutes. 45 minutes later my order was up except my vegetable gyoza.... More 

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San Diego
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Kind of bummed that they didn't have Udon but the food was tasty. Took the food to go since the hotel was across the street. Definitely worth while when in Bishop.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 635 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514-2425
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bishop
  • Phone Number: 760-872-4801

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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