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Yamatani Japanese Restaurant

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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 14
    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
A nice surprise

I don't normally expect to find good Japanese food in more rural locations, but Yamatani was satisfying - delicious tempura and sushi rolls, beautiful interior and great, prompt service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
ahcarreon
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Los Angeles, CA
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86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bishop, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The food was excellent, the atmosphere was a little noisy but the overall experience was nice. The location was perfect - the parking lot is shared with the bowling alley and very close to our motel.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The owner is nice and the waitstaff too. Food is ok, but a bit pricey. The drinks in the bar are outstanding. Best in Bishop.

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Bishop, California
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

I love Yamatani's! They have a wonderful menu, service and food. My order always includes the seaweed salad... yum... and tempura veggies. My husband's order always includes something from the sushi bar. It is Bishop casual, very nice interior, and delicious. My only complaint is that they are not open for lunch.

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Los Angeles, CA
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I don't normally expect to find good Japanese food in more rural locations, but Yamatani was satisfying - delicious tempura and sushi rolls, beautiful interior and great, prompt service.

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Coloma, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The people were friendly and the sushi was delicious. Sat at the sushi bar and enjoyed the atmosphere. Sushi chef was helpful in helping us select menu.

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Sacramento, CA
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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

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

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Diamond Bar, California
Senior Reviewer
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
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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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, Sushi
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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