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Yamatani Japanese Restaurant

635 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514-2425
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Ranked #28 of 50 Restaurants in Bishop
Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
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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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98 reviews 98 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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The World
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311 reviews 311 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

For dinner on Saturday night we went right across the street from our hotel to Yamatani (635 N Main St., Bishop, CA 93514, tel. 760-872-4801). We did not like our server, Michael, and that colored our meal. He forgot things and had attitude, verging on being rude. Dimitri had a Saba Shioyaki meal ($11) meal which was ½ broiled mackerel... More

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Northern California
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200 reviews 200 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We got right in and were seated but there was a party of sixteen that had come in just before us so it took quite a while to get served. Our waiter was friendly and the food was good. We share a $12.99 Tempura dinner and ordered a California roll. Plenty of food for two people with smaller appetites. They... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

i love my sushi so much.. and this just made my sushi craving even more happier!! great service i got the spicy salmon (my personal fav) chicken katsu and my boyfriend got the tonkotsu (so delicious i had to steal some of his heehee). will be coming back that's for sure!!

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Clovis, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

One of my favorite restaurants in Bishop.Good sushi recommend Canadian albacore! We go everytime we get a chance...Cocktails are good as well....we will be back again!

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