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Arigato Japanese Steak House

26508 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33761-4513
(727) 799-0202
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Ranked #289 of 576 Restaurants in Clearwater
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Countryside Blvd. and US 19
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English first
Clearwater, Florida, United States
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I highly recommend not going to this restaurant.... it took for......ever for just the soup to come out. On top of that as im sitting watching the meal be prepared the chef dumps out the rice and I see what at first honestly looked like a mosquito ans later to notice with my boyfriend that it was a little baby... More

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New Boston, New Hampshire, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Ate there on vacation. We love Japanese food and it was tasty. However, turned our bowels to water in less than 30 minutes. I think I may have picked up a parasite and will be checked !

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We booked a table for Saturday night and we are a little worried that it would have changed since last time we were there. It hadn't. We booked for 8pm and we're seated at 8 pm. The food, service and the cooking were just as good. Our chef was "Ted" - not his real name but easier to say. He... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is an excellent Japanese Steak House. The food is always fantastic and the service is excellent. However, this is a busy restaurant and even with reservations it is likely that there will be a wait. Although, it's usually not very long and there is a nice bar where you can sit and wait until your table is ready. For... More

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Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place used to be very good. Lately it's been making us go to the bathroom within half hour of dining.

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Tampa, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Made a reservation 4 days prior for a birthday dinner. Arrived at our reserved time and the host did not have our reservation in the computer. Waited about 30 minutes for a table. Food was good, cook was great. Staff very poor

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Clearwater, Florida
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110 reviews 110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

I have gone multiple times and both my wife and I enjoy it. The restaurant is clean, but dark and sometimes seems a little grungy. The food is excellent and the portions are huge (especially now with the free lunch coming with some dinners). The wait staff outside of the chef is really hit or miss. Sometimes they are very... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

The portions are huge, and the food is good. The cook at or table was funny and did a great job.We had lunch boxed for the next day and that really turned into two days. So much food and so good. We have already made plans to return.

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Clearwater, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I have tried other Japanese Steakhouses, but this one is still my favorite. The food is consistently good, and the sauces are great!! I went with a few friends that were visiting Florida and they loved it. The food and service was great. We had Chef Jeff and Angelique; they both made it a fun night. I ordered a combo... More

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Tampa Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Usually when I review some place local I'll go 2 or 3 times first. Not this time. Typical Japanese steakhouse style concept. The place is old, outdated, looks dirty and the food was so over salted I had trouble eating it. Other than a kid wanting to go for a birthday or something like that I'm not sure why they... More

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