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Yamato Japanese Restaurant

4714 Southwest College Road, Ocala, FL
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Ranked #199 of 360 restaurants in Ocala
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 9, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Ocala, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We went for my mother's birthday and had a great time. Her meal was free because of her birthday. The food is a little pricey but you get a lot and it's absolutely delicious. The hibachi chefs are always entertaining and it makes for a fun experience.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Just finish eating with what was supposed to be a free birthday dinner...but st the end they tacked on 18% for the tip so I ended up paying for my meal anyway. The waitress Chelsea was the worst, I never got a refill. I expressed how I felt about the bill and the service I was met with a blank... More

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The Villages, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Maybe I am a little masochistic, but I will always visit a restaurant where I do not have a good experience at least twice to see if I maybe I just hit a bad day. … or not. After two absolutely terrible experiences with wretched service and inexperienced teppanyaki chefs at Yamato’s I had pretty much decided there was nothing... More

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Ocala, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I surprised my husband by having 7 friends meet us here for his birthday. Chef was very good and entertaining. Food was great and you get a LOT. Have been here before and will go back.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This restaurant is great, nice design and such good value We have been several times and this time we were with our family the services was very good and the chef entertaining The quality and amount of food was fantastic and great value In the past we have felt that the seats were too low for the tables but they... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

My first time to this restaurant my wife's second. My daughter chose this place for her sweet sixteen dinner. I have been to several Japanese steak houses and sushi bars. The problems began when we could not be seated due to one person in our party not being here. To be fair there was also another party waiting who also... More

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Kingston, TN
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

My husband and I were traveling and stopped at The Homeward suites for the night. Yamato is within walking distance of the hotel. I ordered the teppan steak & shrimp. My husband ordered sushi. We ordered an appetizer; that unfortunately arrived with the meal. My dinner was overcooked, my husband's order arrived in waves and short the tilapia. When asked... More

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Ontario's Near North, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Food and service are excellent ... Chef at table was " regular hibachi table routine. " but still good ... Food excellent and plenty of it ....and hot !!! We had 20 people and no problems except you need to ask for cushions as the chairs are too low for the height of the table

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Ocala, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Had no choice as to the amount of TIP. Was charged 18% without permission. As a matter of principal, no more! It's not the money. I just don't like to be cheated. Like I said, "IT'S A MATTER OF PRINCIPAL"!

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Ocala, Florida
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71 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We've never had a bad meal here. We don't sit at grill, always the sushi bar and Austin the chef there is great! Always accommodating and a please to talk to while enjoying the sushi and items from the grill we eat at sushi bar!

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