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Robata Grill & Sake Bar

3658 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923-8731
+1 831-624-2643
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible13%
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“tempura” (7 reviews)
“sushi” (25 reviews)
“rice balls” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
3658 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923-8731
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to come for a loooong night this is the place! We visited Robata with family for a early Friday night (6pm) dinner with family. We made a reservation for an outdoor table as we brought our dog. We were seated right at...More

1  Thank Paul85255
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We go here around once a month, and the food is always consistently good, and the prices are reasonable, especially for the Carmel area. It's our favorite spot for Japanese food in the area.

Thank cvtcss
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Not sure what happened.?possibly changed ownership.? Been comming to robatas with my family since they opened. My favorite place to come and eat. Birthdays,Special occasions. No longer able to eat there!!!! Service changed, not very friendly, food is not up to my standard!!!! Tables empty!!!...More

Thank RST1967
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

The service was appalling. There was not enough room on the table so the waiter just handed us plates and walked off leaving us holding them. 20 minutes after arriving they were stacking chairs on tables around us. The food was awful and we didn’t...More

Thank noodle151
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Could not get anyone to look at us when we walked in. Finally after about 10 minutes, we were seated. After another 10 minutes of no one acknowledging we were there, we got up and left. Robatas use to be our favorite Japanese restaurant but...More

Thank DianeB3529
Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

I used to enjoy their lunch menu even their dinner. Apparently some idiot bought it and decided to change the menu! You don't change something that works! I was really disappointed, not going back again. If your looking for other places there are plenty in...More

Thank Jonathan D
Reviewed April 15, 2018

We have been going to Robata for years. It has always been very good and consistent. It seems to have changed hands and The lunch menu has changed quite a bit. All of our favorites at no longer available and prices have gone up....Let's see.....less...More

Thank kellygX8671LF
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

Can only give four stars since my reservation for 10 people on a Friday night got lost and we did not expect to be able to eat there. We were initially very disappointed. We have been going to this restaurant annually since 2009 when visiting...More

Thank Gene C
Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

Varied menu, high quality food... convenient location in the Barnyard Shopping Plaza. Have been here before, and find it consistently high quality. Service was friendly, but a bit slow. Dropped in for a quick lunch, and it took a while longer than it should for...More

Thank Rick T
Reviewed August 22, 2017

Went for happy hour on a Monday eve, which is 5-7pm. FANTASTIC happy hour appetizer offerings, which we ordered a number of for a group. The Mushroom dish is exceptional, generous and only $6. Recommend the bacon wrapped chicken skewers (2 for $3) and steamed...More

1  Thank Liz C
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March 7, 2017|
Response from mswiseguy | Reviewed this property |
We were there twice in the last month. Both times the service was fine. Both times we just had a wide selection of the appetizers (1/2 off specials) and couldn't find any fault with the food. As a long time resident I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3658 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923-8731
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-624-2643
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