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“Pretty good!!!” 4 of 5 stars
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Yamato Japanese Steakhouse
14892 N US Hwy 25 E, Corbin, KY 40701
(606) 526-8883
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Ranked #21 of 65 Restaurants in Corbin
Cuisines: Japanese
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162 reviews 162 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Pretty good!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I have always had a good dining experience here.
The food and service have always been good in my opinion.

Visited March 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Northwest Indiana/Chicago
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Japanese drenched in sauce”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

For Northerners accustomed to traditional Japanese steak houses, we were disappointed. It's not the usual hibachi place where you watch your chef cook; they do the hibachi grilling in the kitchen and run a heavy take-out business. Novel idea. The dining area is pleasant and modern. The food was not great though. It was all sweet and saucy or salty, similar to most southern food. We ordered the steak tips, shrimp, and chicken, all of which were drenched in a sweet sauce. The fried rice was rice drenched in soy sauce. The vegetables were a small portion. We ordered a sushi California roll which had warm rice and was bland in flavor. The salad was iceberg lettuce drenched in a sweet dressing. It reminded me of eating shopping mall Japanese in a nicer setting and paying more for it. The only beverages were Pepsi products or iced tea ... Not even lemonade or juices available. I suppose if you like sweet sauces good this is a nice alternative; however if you ate looking for the fresh, clean Asian/ Japanese flavors, you won't find them here. It wasnt awful, and we didn't get sick, but we sure were thirsty when we left.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“The best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We live just a few cities away so we go here often! It is so good we have always had quick & efficient service! The prices are very reasonable to!

Visited May 2013
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Middlesboro, Kentucky
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“ONE WORD! Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Ate there today! It was amazing. Loved watching the cook prepare our meal. the flavor was amazing. Would highly reccommend.

Visited September 2012
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Corbin, Kentucky, United States
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85 reviews 85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“My only regret is not eating here sooner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

I am a creature of habit and tend to stick to what I know is good. I regret not giving this place a chance sooner. My husband tried this place on one of our date nights. The atmosphere was nice, perfect for our date night, dimly lit and pleasantly decorated. The restaurant offered a great assortment of items from sushi to steak, to chicken. My husband and I each ordered the hibachi chicken. The meal comes with a clear soup, side salad and large portion of the hibachi chicken and rice. This was the best hibachi chicken I have ever eaten. Normally when I eat Asian cuisine I worry about my chicken being tough but every bite was perfect. The service was excellent. We were surprised that after such a great filling meal our check was only $24.00 including drinks and tax. Our waiter was very personable. We are already planning on going back for our next date night.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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