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Yamato Japanese Restaurant

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4714 Southwest College Road, Ocala, FL
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
If you've tried himachi before there's nothing really new here

Decided to try this place out after having been a customer of Tony's Sushi/steakhouse up the road based on a couple recommendations. A little better ambiance than Tony's but the food wasn't as good and the staff not as helpful and friendly. Cost about the same. Unexpected BOGO deal for the birthday... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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48 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lititz, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Before calling for reservations I read reviews of this restaurant - some poor some great. We recently moved to Ocala so this was my first BIRTHDAY away from home- I convinced some new friends to celebrate with me- All 8 of us loved our visit-the food -the service and the attention . The chef willingly adapted the salt content- which... More 

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Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Visited in mid afternoon. We arrived, was put at a table another couple seated. Order taken. Salad and soup taken. Ate soup and salad. Then another group was added to our table. They took forever before they were ready to sit down, another forever then they ordered. Why they were not put at another table? Only possible solution is to... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Decided to try this place out after having been a customer of Tony's Sushi/steakhouse up the road based on a couple recommendations. A little better ambiance than Tony's but the food wasn't as good and the staff not as helpful and friendly. Cost about the same. Unexpected BOGO deal for the birthday girl which was a pleasant surprise but other... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

10 peeps.......sushi no show. Hibachi chef awesome. Waitress McDonald's quality. Birthday epic fail. Do not go for your birthday.

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Michigan
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Very consistent with other hibachi grills I've been to in the past. All about atmosphere and "show" and "okay/decent" food. Ate here on New Years Eve with a good Friend. Had a nice time and will return.

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Ocala, Florida, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This was a Christmas gift from our son who made reservations for us at the hibachi table for dinner. All the staff was very nice and attentive. Our Chef was great and we enjoyed the show. We ordered the Saku Saku Shrimp as an appetizer and it was excellent! Saku Saku Shrimp is a Battered and deep-fried shrimp with spicy... More 

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Atlanta
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

After a long drive from Georgia, we headed to this place as it was near the hotel and my sons enjoy hibachi style food. There was a long wait as the place was filled with families waiting for a hibachi table. The hostess suggested we just do a meal at a standard table so we could be seated right away.... More 

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Ocala, Florida, United States
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479 reviews 479 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Dinner last night was met with great disappointment. We selected the "restaurant" side of Yamato, as opposed to the more elaborate "Show" side, looking for a quiet meal where we could talk. It was noisy, due to the Chefs on the other side of the wall doing their presentations. Drinks were served rapidly, however our table was "Sticky" and we... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My husband and I eat here about twice a week. We love both the managers (Jon & Gina) as they are great conversation while sitting/drinking/eating at the bar. The service is excellent too! The staff are extremely nice and attentive while the chefs put on a great show! Drinks from the bar are always tasty, sushi tastes amazing (the hot... More 

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Dunnellon, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My wife and I stopped there for dinner. She is Asian and loves the different Asian fare every where. There was only two couples, us included. I ordered the filet as did the gentleman across the way. He must have ordered his rare, while or ordered mine medium rare. Mine was cooked well done. I could see that the chef... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4714 Southwest College Road, Ocala, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Ocala

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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