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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 #276 of 573 restaurants in Clearwater
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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
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
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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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Clearwater, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

I brought my son here for his 18th birthday. I had made reservations and we had to wait for others to be seated-that weren't part of my party. When they showed up a woman came out to take our drink orders. They eventually came out and we sat around waiting...then the chef finally showed up and took everyone's orders. It... More

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Port Richey, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Careless staff,not accommodating,did not honor groupon voucher to full value,they tally the voucher to full value then found loophole not to render full value,the mgr Angelique lack professionalism,the food does not equate to the prices they charged, I WILL NOT RETURN!!. BEN N

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Long Island
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I really wanted to like this place because it's so close to my new condo but unfortunately I just didn't. The place was empty except for one table and yet we had to wait 15 minutes for another group to come in. We were ready to walk out when they called us over to our table. The cook did a... More

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