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Yamato Japanese Restaurant

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4714 Southwest College Road, Ocala, FL
3523046077
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 13
    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
Florida Japanese?

This Benihana wanna be seems popular with the locals. I had a problem with the food. My husband and I ordered dinner for two, to include beef, chicken and shrimp. The chef who cooks at the table doles out tremendous portions of both noodles and fried rice, both of which were pretty tasteless. The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
irishandmean
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los angeles
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Ocala, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm really not sure why there's so many mixed reviews here. I'm genuinely pleased with everything I've ever ordered here and the staff is always super friendly. Been a regular customer for years and out of all the sushi/teppan options in Ocala, this is THE BEST.

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Thank Ashleigh M
Miami
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good Benihana style facility. Prices reasonable and our chef was fun and cooked to perfection. Well worth the trip.

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Thank MiamiLouH
Dallas, Georgia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

The soup was awful. It was a milky colored soup. I'm used to a clear chicken type soup at Japanese restaurants in the Atlanta area. Just wasent good in general. Not worth your time and money

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1 Thank phil b
Bronson, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

all you old farts shut up because this place is soooooo gr8 like the food makes me orgasm tastes so good AND SEE THROUGH stalls mmm like seeing ppl wipe for free!!!

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Thank poopalots
los angeles
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This Benihana wanna be seems popular with the locals. I had a problem with the food. My husband and I ordered dinner for two, to include beef, chicken and shrimp. The chef who cooks at the table doles out tremendous portions of both noodles and fried rice, both of which were pretty tasteless. The amount of protein...beef, etc. seemed really... More 

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2 Thank irishandmean
Ocala, Florida
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Went 10/12 for my birthday. Free entree with purchase of equal or more. I had Teriyaki Steak dinner, wife had Teriyaki Chicken, and Son had Calamari dinner. All was very good although the Calamari was a little bland. Our server was Caleb, and was very attentive. Serving sizes was very good.

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1 Thank CVP71
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

The food was alright, the show was ok, service not that great, but what made me have to write a review for this place was the fact that the girl's bathroom has see through stalls! That's right, you can see everyone going, wiping, etc,etc. It's not only disgusting but humiliating if you absolutely have to use one. The main door... More 

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1 Thank a a
Florida
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Nice, well decorated Japanese Steak House. The food was awesome. The chef appeared to be new and not yet practiced up for all the "tricks" everything was cooked to order. We did feel a little rushed through our meal & the server could have been a little quicker with the drinks. but not so bad we wanted to complain. We... More 

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1 Thank MyFloridaLife11
Duluth, Georgia
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4714 Southwest College Road, Ocala, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Ocala
  • Phone Number: 3523046077

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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Ocala, Florida
Ocala, Florida
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?