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Robata Grill & Sake Bar

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3658 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923-8731
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
Commerce Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars 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 now how flavorful and deliciously rich and crispy the "Crunchy Carmel" roll is (Salmon, Tempura... More 

Thank GOBLUE80
Carmel Valley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Robata's has long been a favorite. This was our first visit under new ownership. We were seated immediately and our waitress showed up quickly to take our drink orders of iced tea and hot green tea. The iced tea came rather quickly. After a wait of over five minutes, I asked about my hot tea and was told it would... More 

Thank Annette P
San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Robata has been located at the Barnyard for many years. In the 90's this was an amazing Restaurant with a fantastic Owner. Nowadays there appeared to be Hispanics ( Mexicans ) preparing the Food. The Ambience is alright but the Food should be better for the prices being charged. The wait time is slow but Staff seem friendly. Food lacked... More 

Thank von Preussen M
Villa Rica, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

I always look forward to stopping by the Robata sushi restaurant. My work usually has me staying at the Mission Inn which is walking distance from this restaurant. I sit at the sushi bar and the chef amazes me with his work. The Tuna (Maguro) is the best I have had.

Thank Guy G
Hollister, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

What a super dinner we had here.The ambience was really nice. We sat in a booth and although the restaurant was packed, the noise was subdued.e had such a wonderful waitress, Motoko, just delightful!

Thank artgirl850
Santa Cruz, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Nice atmosphere, poor service. I had the combo "Bento box" lunch special. Salmon and Sashimi, was pretty good, but not great. One thing that was different from other Japanese restaurants that I have eaten at is they give you a choice of a salad or soup, most other Japanese restaurants I have visited include both. The server didn't come by... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

I was here since 1987 and would like to go back to Robata to bring back memories. This restaurant is still my most favorite Japanese restaurant in Monterey area. I like the atmosphere and the good service. The food is also very good and fresh. I will keep going back there if I go back to Monterey next time

Thank sabai-sabai1965
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

I went with two other people on a Saturday night. None of us had been there in years-- a decade? We had cocktails at the bar waiting for our third to arrive. We were seated when our friend arrived exactly on time for our reservation. Our waiter-- Geraldo?-- was outstanding. We started with house salads-- red leaf lettuce, julienned carrots... More 

Thank Scott R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $35
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, 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 Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: 831-624-2643

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?