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Yamatani Japanese Restaurant

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635 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514-2425
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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San Diego, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We drove right past this restaurant for years assuming that sushi in the middle of the Owens Valley must be a joke. Were we ever wrong! Six or seven years ago a colleague told me they have the best sushi in California. We eat here at least a dozen times a year as we go back and forth between San... More 

Thank Linda O
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the upscale exterior, we expected to walk into a quiet, elegant Japanese restaurant. Instead, we entered a large, open space that was noisy and impersonal. Some divider screens would have been nice--something to separate us from the larger groups and noisy children. The service was okay, although our waiter didn't know much about their saki offerings and brought us... More 

Thank Lakathay
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147 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Of all places, Bishop has a first class Japanese restaurant and sushi bar. And there's a full bar. And there is knowledgeable servers who helped us through the enormous menu. The owner, Rollie, is the sushi master and you should order his namesake sushi roll, Rollie. There's also six different kinds of Poke, and a vast selection of sushi and... More 

Thank Realtyhank
Fremont, California
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134 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first visit. It will probably be my last. The restaurant has Japanese modern decor. Service was very casual regarding conversation but attentive. Salmon dishes use farmed salmon, a disappointment. Only the fancy sushi rolls real crab, but they charge real crab prices for the others. Salmon dishes also have wild salmon prices. The server had no idea... More 

Thank GymAW
Bishop, California
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This is a yummy place to go! I order the chicken teriyaki and it comes with rice, salad, and soup! I must confess that sometimes I also order the tempura

Thank 2Larsons4Jesus
Towanda, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

I ate here during a hiking trip. They have several veggie options, which appealed to me. The veggie rolls were tasty, but cut a little too big to eat in one bite. The salad and miso soup were very good. The steamed veggies were a tad dry and overcooked. Service was great!

Thank Eatrealfood90
Bishop, California
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 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 

Thank YbarraK
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12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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

Thank scott c
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 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.

Thank steve h
Bishop CA
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?