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Yamato Japanese Restaurant

1993 Riviera Dr, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-7401
843-881-1190
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Ranked #82 of 265 Restaurants in Mount Pleasant
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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- Aug 4, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Our family of 4 went to Yamato's without a reservation and were seated within 5 minutes. Food was good, service was great and the restaurant was clean. It really wasn't anything overly spectacular...but it was good food at a price you would expect to pay at a Japanese Steakhouse.

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Asheboro, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We love the Yamato in Myrtle Beach, so we wanted to try this one as well. We were very satisfied with everything. Would recommend if you love Japanese food.

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Charlotte, NC
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

If you are staying on the Isle of Palms this restaurant is just a short drive away. My husband and I have come here now for two years in a row and have found it to be clean, friendly, with good food prepared by a chef in the way you expect from a Japanese Restaurant . There has always been... More

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Summerville, South Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Sitting around the steel plate and watching the chef perform service and delivery of food with use of utensils very efficiently. Choice of shrimp, beef, pork and chicken with rice prepared as we sat around the cooking surface with others watching and eating. .

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Charleston, South Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Yes, the decor is a bit tired, but our chef was entertaining and lots of fun. We were a party of 10 and all of us were happy with our meal. We had everything; chicken, shrimp, scallops, filet mignon, and it was all cooked to perfection and very tasty. The ginger salad dressing was a bit watery and I'd skip... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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70 reviews 70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

As every chain restaurant, don't expect to get the little special things that make the experience great. Nothing wrong either. Everything is clean, service is good, but nothing exciting.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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118 reviews 118 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

To be honest, as far as Japanese restaurants go this one is not the worst nor the best. But not a bad place to go if you're not expecting any special. The show itself is old and stale and could really stand to be revised. I've seen the same show several times over the past 10 years and to be... More

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Charleston SC
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72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

4 of us visited for someone's birthday. I found that the food options were very expensive, and the 'show' put on by our cook was supremely lackluster---in fact, he appeared to be very bored and acting from a script. The atmosphere & experience was was disappointing. The food was just "okay".

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

My chef with an orange hat was the best ever! I've been all over and he was top notch. His food and entertainment was great! I'm from New York and been to many Japanese steak house everywhere and he was my favorite of all time.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

It has been a while since I have eaten here. Went back tonight and was so disappointed. Potions were half of what they used to be. Still rush you to get out in order to seat the next group. They're still throwing shrimp as part of their show, and still have that squirt bottle of a little boy both which... More

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