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Yamatani Japanese Restaurant

635 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514-2425
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Janesville, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We travel often between Reno and San Diego and usually stop over in Bishop to break up the 10 hour drive. Across the street from our hotel we discovered that the Yamatani restaurant has earned its reputation as truly a Bishop icon. "Established in 1984 by the Tani family, Yamatani has brought the best sushi and Japanese cuisine to California’s... More

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orange county
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91 reviews 91 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We needed to try something different during this stay in Bishop and Yamatani was only a short walk from the Creekside Hotel. I don't have a lot of experience with Japanese food, nor do I like raw fish, but the menu had several items acceptable to those with more conservative taste in dining. I ordered the Katsu Chicken, dipped in... More

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Fallon, Nevada
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I ordered an Arizona roll. The roll was rolled loose and fell apart when I picked it up. The only flavor this roll had was the green onions. I think it was 7 bucks, maybe a bit more which is a joke for a 4 piece roll. Had someone cared how it was prepared and presented it as such then... More

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We had never had japanese before and as this was close to our hotel took the opportunity to try. We explained this to the waitress, who after initially advising us on the menu, was not very helpful. No information about the pink & green stuff on the plate - see picture, how we should eat it. We seemed a bit... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Every time we stay in Bishop, which is very often, we visit Robbie at Yamatani's! The service is always pleasant and eating at the sushi bar is the best seat in the house. There are many new and unique creations made by the owner. Just ask, and something new will come your way. Its a fun place to go, eat... More

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Merced, California
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150 reviews 150 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

The service was friendly and prompt, even though it was a busy night. Food was good, I had a combo dinner of beef tempura, my friend had chicken and tempura. Tempura was light, very tasty. The sauce they drizzled over the beef was very salty. The dinner came with rice, miso soup, and salad. Quite enough to eat and take... More

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Pacific Palisades
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you have enjoyed well prepared Japanese food, you will not be impressed. That said, there aren't many choices in Bishop. They tried.

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Downey, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Not bad for being in such a remote place. Has a sushi bar, People kept coming in, but it never filled up

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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116 reviews 116 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I don't really have anything extraordinary to report about this sushi restaurant; for Bishop it's pretty awesome but compared to my other sushi experiences from around the U.S., this was pretty average. They were incredibly busy during our dinner time visit and the wait time at our table was pretty extreme: about 45 minutes before our rolls hit the table.... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

I have eaten here several times when in Bishop. The food (sushi) has been great each visit. The service has been lacking from time to time but a big tall Kirin beer and large bottle of sake makes the occasional cranky waitress and wait times go away! I found that most of the rolls to be fair priced but a... More

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Additional Information about Yamatani Japanese Restaurant

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

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