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Yamato Steakhouse of Japan

1507 Harding Hwy, Lima, OH 45804-3173
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Ranked #45 of 131 restaurants in Lima
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese
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54% Recommend
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English first
Lima, Ohio, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Took my wife here for our anniversary. The staff was very pleasant and we were seated quickly. we chose to be seated at a table rather than the hibachi grill (not fond of sitting at a grill to eat with a lot of strangers) Waiter took our order and was very polite and did not check on how we were... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Sometimes staff is rude/short. Forgets to bring appetizers all the time...Sometimes they're ok, ad apologize when they forget stuff. Food tastes really great. Priced more than it should be, but not a lot of options in this little city-town. They still have "Thursday" spelled wrong on their sign outside.

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

It was a great dinner for the family. We sat at the hibachi and also order sushi on a boat. It was beyond great. A place like this in Lima? It was a joyful ambiance for the kids. I loved the Buckeye and Ninja roll. The chef was entertaining for the kids and we loved the show! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

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Benton Harbor, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I have traveled the world, lived in Japan and have eaten at several restaurants in the U.S. This is without question the worst service I have ever experienced. My wife and I spent 3 hours from entering to leaving the restaurant. We had heard the food was good but in no way did it rise to the investment in time.... More

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Collegeville PA
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159 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Some coworkers and I stopped in here for dinner one night and chose to go with the hibachi table. It was just the three of us at the table and it probably would have been more fun and entertaining had there been other people with us, but overall, the restaurant was not very busy on this particular weeknight. Our waitress... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

This was our first experience eating at a place like this and we were not impressed. We order the steaks and our friends ordered sushi. We all ordered at the same time and of course the sushi came first and they ate that, we tried it but it wasn't our thing. They really enjoyed it though. They finished their first... More

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81 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

our waitress worked hard to accommodate our several needs (like the fact that my jasmine tea had barely any tea leaves in it and needed a new pot) but despite the great service the food really was just so-so. Not bad, just nothing to write home about. My "spicy basil chicken" had absolutely no spice in it, and the basil... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

The sushi isn't very good. The customer service is the worst. The waitress threw away my sushi without even asking me. I hadn't even eaten half of it. I even asked for a box.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

Went there based on reviews but it was the worse experience EVER!! My husband and I were in the dining area which only had 2 other couples there. We waited 10 minutes for someone to finally ask us if weve been helped or wanted something to drink. he walked away and never came back so it took another 5 minutes... More

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Had to smile when reading all the reviews. Out of town folks said just ok, local folks said mostly great. Being local, but well traveled, I understand both sides. It is not the top notch experience/atmosphere of hibachi steak houses in big cities BUT for small town Lima it is a fun evening! We went with a group and everyone... More

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