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Yamatani Japanese Restaurant

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635 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514-2425
760-872-4801
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4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Inattentive Waiter

The food was excellent. Interior & exterior is attractive, but the dining room is huge and noisy. Rarely saw the waiter, although the water servers stopped by every few minutes. Never got our tea.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Leon J
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Astoria, Oregon, United States
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Foresthill
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yamatani is a great local restaurant. There is a friendly sushi bar seating area as well as a nice alcohol seating area. If you are not into sushi there is a great menu with other items. It does get crowded.Worth the wait.

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Thank richardbQ9211EQ
Astoria, Oregon, United States
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was excellent. Interior & exterior is attractive, but the dining room is huge and noisy. Rarely saw the waiter, although the water servers stopped by every few minutes. Never got our tea.

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Thank Leon J
Peasmoldtown
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102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The place was absolutely packed at 6.30 on a Tuesday evening, with a half to one hour wait for a table. The maitre d’ nevertheless found me a seat at the bar, and my order was taken, and delivered, with amazing speed, by the turbocharged barman. I ordered a rather standard vegetarian meal (veg tempura, miso soup, pickles and salad,... More 

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Thank PeasmoldWW
Jamestown, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Charged $3.00 more than what was written on menu for a meal. Waitress asked the owner about it and he wouldn't allow her to charge the stated price. Won't be going back.

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Thank patty_hodson
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Just a few metres from our hotel at Bishop's Creekside Inn. Friendly and efficient service. Food was delicious. The restaurant was busy on a tuesday night indicating its popularity with locals as were there outside of vacation season. Worth a visit if you like or want to try Asian/Japanese food. Great find.

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Thank mitsi511
San Jacinto, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Although Sushi is the primary attraction, this restaurant has a full meal menu. Includes a Sushi Bar room as well as standard restaurant seating.

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Thank 158rong
san diego
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This is an alright place for being in the middle of nowhere. The food is decent but the sushi is not up to par to any place I have been in Southern California or the Bay Area. It is more like Costso sushi. The drinks are great and the service is alright. This is one of the very few slightly... More 

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Thank allie619
Bishop, California
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Combination Dinners . Either Meat or Fish . Great Staff . The Price is right And many drinks to choose from .

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Thank 230vinnie
Bishop, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Great food and service. Ate at the sushi bar and it rocked! Great cocktails too. There table service is always very knowledgeable of the specials and regular menu items.

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Thank wrbp13
Carson, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Staff was great , Tables clean, Food / Sushi only, do not bother food was not prepared well at all..sad

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Thank MARK H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 635 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514-2425
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bishop
  • Phone Number: 760-872-4801

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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