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Yamato Japanese Restaurant

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857 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85719-2933
520-624-3377
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
You have to try the Shiitake Special! It's phenomenal.

A few years ago my favorite sushi restaurant in town closed leaving me with very few options. I am vegetarian and still want to enjoy delicious sushi. A co-worker recommended Yamato- specifically the shiitake house specialty and I am an sushi heaven again. The owner is a master of sushi. I haven't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
Colleen_Tucson
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

A few years ago my favorite sushi restaurant in town closed leaving me with very few options. I am vegetarian and still want to enjoy delicious sushi. A co-worker recommended Yamato- specifically the shiitake house specialty and I am an sushi heaven again. The owner is a master of sushi. I haven't tried any other dishes but why would you?

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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We are her last night for the first time. The food was very good. One of the owners is gluten intolerant and prepared my dish using her homemade gf sauce. We enjoyed it. Our server; Brittney explained all of the different dishes on the menu which helped us with our dinner selection.

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Tucson
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

First time visit, based in Trip Advisor and Yelp reviews. We decided the $50/2 people dinner would give us a good overview of all of their food. Miso soup = weak. Salad = green and ordinary. Appetizer spring rolls good. Sushi and sashimi = excellent. Shrimp & vegetable tempura = ordinary and tasted rather of the oil they were cooked... More 

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Nerja, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

My wife and I are real sushi aficionados. And we´re spoiled, too. We come from Long Island where we have some of the best sushi outside of Japan. That being said, Yamato is BY FAR the best Japanese food we´ve had West of New Jersey! No fancy setting or cutesy appetizer names, this is a place where you go to... More 

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League City, Tx
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Since moving from Tucson I have not found sushi that compares. Yamato is the best and I come back every time I come home for a visit!

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Moab, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

every year we make our pilgrimage to yamatos and every year this meal is the highlight of our trip. noburo, the owner sushi master, is an awesome host. we let him choose for us and never are we disappointed. it was here i learned to love uni. the house-cured salmon is worth the trip.the presentation is simple but beautiful. the... More 

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

There are a surprising number of sushi restaurants in Tucson, but Yamato, despite its lack of advertising, is a standout. There is an enthusiastic core of regulars that patronize this small place run by the Japanese owner-chef. He is an artist, and his medium is fish, fresh and succulent. This is not the place for trendy rolls with lots of... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

The bento lunch is a great value and a treat for the palate. Thus is excellent, quality Japanese food.

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Helena
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2009

Located in s trip mall next to a cvs on East Grant in Tucson AZ, this place delivered very good sushi. Once inside, you would not know you are in a strip mall, sound from outside is very very muted, the windows are papered over. I would call it upscale cafe, simple table and chairs in one open room. But... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2008

Best Japanese sushi in Tucson.

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Additional Information about Yamato Japanese Restaurant

Address: 857 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85719-2933
Phone Number: 520-624-3377
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 857 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85719-2933
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: 520-624-3377

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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