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“Average” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Yamato Japanese Restaurant

Yamato Japanese Restaurant
1123 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Ranked #22 of 152 Restaurants in Rotorua
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese, Healthy
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Rotorua
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I went here for dinner. The service and food were both very average. The premises looked in need of a good clean. That really puts me off, especially in a place that is serving raw fish.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Our best dining experience in Rotorua”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Where do we start? Great atmosphere, fantastic service, authentic menu. I had the sashimi and Tim had a salmon hot pot. Both delicious. Could have stopped with that (and the green tea, plum wine and entrees) but as we're on honeymoon we splashed out on dessert - oh my goodness, the white chocolate ice cream was out of this world. We just wish we'd found this place earlier! Definitely our best dining experience in Rotorua, and certainly rivals any of the (very good) Japanese restaurants in Auckland. Also very, very good value. Thanks Yamato!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Well priced excellent Japanese food. You can sit around watching them prepare or at a normal table. I am a big fan of sushi and it was so generous, fresh and tasty

Visited April 2013
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great value, great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

I visited based on a recommendation from my hostel and was certainly not disappointed! The food was very good and so reasonably priced. I highly recommend giving the plum wine a try is was delicious. If nothing else you can happily spend an hour or two watching the chef prepare the sushi!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
“consistant & great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Having visited this restaurant on an at least monthly basis for a few years now, we are impressed by the consistency of quality. Love raw fish and they seem to be able to purchase super fresh product even in Rotorua! Held a few small functions for round birthdays there and even the non-lovers of Japanese food and general dislike for raw fish were able to be pleased. Especially great to see that it still offers the choice of byo wine. Well done to the team there!

Visited March 2013
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