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Robata Grill & Sake Bar

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3658 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923-8731
+1 831-624-2643
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
Travelers talk about
“tempura” (7 reviews)
“sushi” (25 reviews)
“rice balls” (4 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
3658 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923-8731
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1 - 10 of 67 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had high expectations for some good sushi but were disappointed. The rolls had a ton of rice around them. We didn't even eat all of it which is not the norm for us! However, the salad was good.

Thank Brenda G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for a family gathering for Father's Day and they had no problem accommodating 10 people. Decor is a bit dark with wood accents. There is some outdoor eating and a sushi bar. Food was fresh and everything from steaks to sashimi was well-prepared....More

Thank saltcreekct
Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

Visited here w my sisters and nieces on a girls weekend in carmel. We sat at an outside table near the fire pit and also had a heat lamp on. Little chilly that night. One of my nieces and one of my sisters ordered salmon...More

Thank karen w
Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

Did not like anything about this place except the little candies at the hostess station. The sashimi was poor quality, and I mean the poorest of the poor and was kind of a dark color. My boyfriend got Ramen and I could tell by looking...More

Thank Miranda N
Reviewed April 4, 2017 via mobile

Great place with awesome service and extraordinary food. The castroville ten for an appetizer was delicatly fried in such a light batter that was terrific. The salad dressing was fabulous and unique. All the sushi rolls we ate were phenomenal, and were all priced very...More

Thank Peyton C
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Another couple along with my husband and I opted to meet for dinner at Robata on an early evening at what we thought was the tail-end of a storm. We arrived and were promptly seated, given enough time to chat and peruse the menu when...More

Thank mswiseguy
Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

I can't understand why this restaurant recieves high ratings. Here are reasons 1. Very low quality of food. I know I have a high standard for sushi as an asian, but this is lower than average sushi places in US. (FYI, do not ever order...More

Thank Sally C
Reviewed September 8, 2016

Surprisingly good, nice staff. Great food, excellent deal for seniors on the menu. Made taking older relatives out for dinner a pleasant surprise.

Thank Jessie V
Reviewed August 22, 2016

I visited this jap grill last March and I thought that for now it's the best japanese grill that i ever visited. Awesome dishes, pretty good service , fair price. Thank you!

Thank foenn
Reviewed July 28, 2016

Every once in a while you have food that is so good, you are compelled to write it down, to document the goodness. I write quite a few reviews, sometimes months after visiting a restaurant or attraction. Not Robata. I had to to explain right...More

Thank GOBLUE80
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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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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