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Yamato Japanese Restaurant

4714 Southwest College Road, Ocala, FL
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English first
Ocala, Florida
1 review
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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Smyrna, Georgia
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I eat here every other time i'm in the Ocala area. The food is good. I always do the chicken and steak dinner. They have great soup nice and hot, and the ginger salad is also pretty good too. The chicken and steak always come out great. And the fried rice leaves me filled up. The only bad thing I... More

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5 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My husband goes here regularly for special occasions - and decided that our wedding day qualified for a visit to Yamato's! It was my first visit ever....and I say he couldn't have chose a better place to bring our entire wedding party. It was AMAZING! My teens are wide eyed and jaw dropped for the "show" portion, then ate up... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Awesome as always. Clean facility, great food. Drinks never went dry. Kira is awesome! Even during busy lunch rush. Hard to beat this place.

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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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