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Yamato Steakhouse of Japan

1534 Midland Trail, Shelbyville, KY
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English first
Cabot, Arkansas
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The place is a bit plain and could use an updating; however, the offerings are many, quickly prepared, and very good. I found the portions to be more than enough. The server was very attentive and tried hard to please the customers.

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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

The food is great and I've tried most of the menu. We always tell them put the Teriyaki sauce on the side b/c they can be a little heavy with it. Mainly I get the Chicken & Shrimp dinner (or lunch combo) & tempura shrimp. My daughter likes the Sushi but I'm not a Sushi fan. Service was friendly, atmosphere... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We ordered a beer and a glass of white wine. They glasses were dirty and the wine was warm and the beer appropriately cold. We were served an odd plate of sesame snacks that came with a sweet white sauce. Could have done without it. Pot stickers were deep fried and really disappointing ... Hard and flavorless. The yellowtail sashimi... More 

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

My husband and I moved to Shelbyville about 7 months ago. We have tried several different restaurants in town (pizza, chicken, buffets, etc.) and have been disappointed by them all. We thought we were going to have to drive to Louisville to go out to dinner ... but then we found Yamato. Tonight was our second visit, and so far... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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82 reviews 82 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Worst excuse for Japanese cuisine I've had in a long time. They do NOT have fresh mustard or ginger dipping sauces, only that sugary sweet white sauce they call "yum yum" (should be yuk yuk). Ginger salad dressing barely has a hint of ginger and is also too sweet. Sorry but this is not acceptable for a "Japanese Steakhouse"

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Address: 1534 Midland Trail, Shelbyville, KY
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Shelbyville
Cuisine: Japanese

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