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Yamato Japanese Restaurant

4714 Southwest College Road, Ocala, FL
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Ranked #127 of 383 Restaurants in Ocala
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Michigan
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85 reviews 85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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413 reviews 413 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Ocala, Florida
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82 reviews 82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Took our son there for his birthday. He had the sushi plate and my wife and I had the dinner for two which had prime rib, shrimp, chicken, veg and onion,and rice. It was all great and plenty of food! Son topped it off with Saki and a glass of plum wine which is delicious. Service (Jennifer) was good and... More 

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Kópavogur
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We went 3 adults and 1 child (18 months old) to Yamato´s in Ocala and it was perfect meal in every way. Great service and experience to have this hibachi steak. Very funny and likable Japanese chef. Our little boy really enjoyed it as well. Service and food perfect. Would recommend to everyone. Thanks.

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Ocala, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

First, I must say that my family and I have been eating at hibachi grill type restaurants since my kids were little. I have fond memories of them calling such places "the cook in front of you" restaurant. To this day, this nickname has stuck for any hibachi restaurant in any city. Now, for the review of this one in... More 

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Ocala, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Visited Yamato for dinner this evening. I've never felt more disrespected and undervalued as a customer. An unfavorable situation was brought to the attention of the manager on duty, John "Fort". He was indifferent, rude, and unprofessional. He definitely lacks the proper personality and tact for hospitality services. On top of the poor experience with management (John), the teppanyaki was... More 

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Additional Information about Yamato Japanese Restaurant

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

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