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Yamato Japanese Restaurant

4714 Southwest College Road, Ocala, FL
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Ranked #146 of 364 Restaurants in Ocala
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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33 reviews from our community

51% Recommend
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English first
Smyrna, Georgia
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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2 reviews
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
29 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
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Senior Reviewer
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 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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