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Yamato Japanese Restaurant

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4714 Southwest College Road, Ocala, FL
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    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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English first
Duluth, Georgia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The portions are small at this restaurant and the service was lacking. Our daughter loves the Habachi experience, but they did not do much other than cook your food. The only plus was that we found out after coming in that you get a free dinner on your birthday week.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The food was superb!! I have no earthly idea why anyone would write a bad review. My advice would be to not pay attention to the bad reviews. The service, food, quality, etc. far surpassed our expectations!! Enjoy!!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We had dinner here this evening, and were very disappointed. We were seated at a grill table that was obviously malfunctioning-it was so hot even away from the grill surface that the soy sauce bottles were almost too hot to pick up. You could not touch the table several inches from the grill, as it was so hot. There was... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I had visited Yamato (in Gainesville, FL) for my birthday a few years ago and it was such a great experience. Now we came to this one and man oh man was it a disappointment. The service was not great (inattentive - I had to flag down another server to ask our server to refill my beverage), the seating was... More 

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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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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48 reviews
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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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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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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
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94 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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