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3658 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923-8731
831-624-2643
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 16
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    Very good
  • 5
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Japanese Food in the Barnyard

Japanese Food authentic and fresh, great setting and large selection, check out the specials changing by the day. Reasonable priced and operated for many years by the same team, Sushi special rolls a must.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
CaliforniaDaniele
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Carmel, California
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  • Families with children
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Carmel Valley, California
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230 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I can't address the main menu (which appears to be a bit pricey), but despite the fact that they are half-price from 5-7pm on Monday and Tuesday, the appetizers are very mixed. The pokki, eggplant and grilled tofu were very good, but the tempura was lukewarm with soggy batter; the pork ribs were also lukewarm, overcooked and rather fatty; the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great patio and cozy indoor dining! Not far from Ocean Avenue and most Inns in Carmel. Very helpful and pleasant wait staff. Sushi quality is wonderful and presentation very very nice. Many locals dining on a Thursday lunch. In same location for many years with consistently delicious food!

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Carmel, California
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Japanese Food authentic and fresh, great setting and large selection, check out the specials changing by the day. Reasonable priced and operated for many years by the same team, Sushi special rolls a must.

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Carmel, California
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The Robata Grill & Sake Bar is a popular dining spot for enjoying a Japanese culinary experience. It offers what one might call a "straightforward" selection of entrées that do not particularly challenge one's imagination, but that do tickle one's pallet in a pleasant enough setting with friends and family alike. In addition to ordering sushi, I frequently enjoy their... More 

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Carmel, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We went there for lunch mid week hoping for a cozy, leisurely lunch. We were seated by a woman ( guessing the owner) who was not very welcoming and sat us at a dark table, we asked for a better lit table and were reseated at a small table by the sushi bar. I wish we had sat down at... More 

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

If you have a few days in Carmel don't miss this. Varied menu from sushi to seafood to ribeye. Try the mushroom madness. Also half price appetizers Monday 5-7.

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Monterey, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Food is always good, love the sushi here. Note that its a little more on the pricey side though. We usually go here couple times a year. Not sure that trip advisor has the $$$ classifications done where people can understand them. This is a casual dress or you can dress up, however as I said its not cheap.

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San Jose, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Loved the barbecue rice ball, hated the sloooow service. Make sure you take people that you like spending time with. We had a party of 4 on a Wednesday, spent 3 hours there. I've been coming here off and on since 1998, disappointed in their service.

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Carmel, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

The Robata Gill & Sake Bar in the Barnyard just off of Highway 1 at the mouth of Carmel Valley is an inviting place to enjoy a nicely prepared Japanese luncheon and dinner. The menu offers a wide selection of entrées, with Nabei Yaki Udon, a soup dish consisting of noodles, vegetables, chicken, a tempura prawn, shellfish, and a poached... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

No visit to Monterey is complete without eating at Robata. Excellent Japanese food in a cozy restaurant reminiscent of a Japanese countryside inn. We usually sit at the sushi bar so we can watch the chef prepare beautiful sushi and sashimi. This time we ordered appetizers from the menu – a delicious rib-eye wrapped green onion, and tempura shrimp and... More 

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Additional Information about Robata Grill & Sake Bar

Address: 3658 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923-8731
Phone Number: 831-624-2643
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3658 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923-8731
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: 831-624-2643

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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