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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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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Bishop, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Locals and visitors alike love this place. Their fish is flown in fresh to mammoth every day, so don't balk at the distance from the ocean! Teriyaki is good, sushi is wonderful. Lots of options for food and a full bar! Perhaps a little on the expensive side, but you get great service and food I a lovely atmosphere. Always... More 

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Thank YbarraK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

too noisy to be able to enjoy the food. conversation is simply out of the question unless you enjoy screaming.

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Thank scott c
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best Sushi and Japanese cuisine along Hwy 395 from San Diego to Reno. Chef Robbie Tani is a master at preparation and presentation. Cocktails are outstanding and the atmosphere friendly. Have enjoyed Sushi up and down the West Coast, Hawaii and Japan, Yamatani's is exceptional and one of the very best.

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Thank steve h
Bishop CA
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love love love sushi. We took our family to dinner here last night. The hamachi was unbelievable. The pieces were so large and melted in my mouth! Our grandson did a octopus squid comparison that was fun and tasty. The rolls are great! We had 2 not on the menu, one called a starfish is salmon wrapped around snow... More 

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Thank OregonLover_99
Texas
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78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

We ordered the boat for 3 and the portion size was great along with most of the other meats, but the sashimi was almost a 1/2 thick, who does that? You would think a Japanese restaurant would know how to slice sashimi thin like it is supposed to be.

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Thank jnmtravelTexas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

It started out okay but couldn't get decent service. We had to almost trip somebody get water. When we got our food my husband's meat was cold his temper was lukewarm my salmon was not really hot but ok. We just two decided our waitress was more interested in waiting on the table with the young people than us older... More 

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Thank Mary C
Nipomo, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Amazing food, service and nice atmosphere. Very clean. Restaurant employees were all very pleasant and friendly. I definitely recommend this place. It was the best place in town hands down.

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Thank Teresa H
Bishop, California
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Their tempura is excellent I could eat it everyday, my kids love their sushi, and they have a full bar with excellent drinks,

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Thank Monkeealso
Santa Monica, CA
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

My wife and i join friends here for dinner two or three times each year, and always find the service and food to be very good.

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Thank Naugatuckian
Bishop, California
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

There are very few real good places to eat in Bishop and this is one of them. It's not the best Japanese food in my opinion (I don't think gyoza should be deep fried) but on the whole it is good fresh food and they serve a good margarita.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 635 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514-2425
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bishop
  • Phone Number: 760-872-4801

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?