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Yamato Japanese Restaurant

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4714 SW College Rd, Ocala, FL 34474-5741
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for Japanese food in the Ocala area and decided to visit Yamato Restaurant. We have been eating at hibachi grill type restaurants for several years and I can tell you that Yamato is one of the best places I ever visited. The Teppanyaki food is delicious. They have great soup nice and hot, and the ginger salad... More 

Thank TheMoras
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

We were a party of 12, we called for reservations on Saturday for 1:30 pm. We were told that they don't do reservations but would keep it in mind if we showed up. We were seated and were greeted by a server who definitely did not want to be there. We were a simple group mostly sweet tea and unsweet... More 

1 Thank Karen S
Beverly Hills, Florida
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were there Saturday night for dinner. From the time we walked in the door to the time we left, I did not experience one problem. The serving staff was great and our chef was amazing. This restaurant was very clean. We eat right at the grill . Did I mention our food was amazing! We had... More 

1 Thank John B
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Average japanese fare. Service was fare. Food was average. Properly will return, but not our first choice for Japanese.

Thank MacOcalaFlorida
Ocala, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

I'm really not sure why there's so many mixed reviews here. I'm genuinely pleased with everything I've ever ordered here and the staff is always super friendly. Been a regular customer for years and out of all the sushi/teppan options in Ocala, this is THE BEST.

Thank Ashleigh M
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99 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

Very good Benihana style facility. Prices reasonable and our chef was fun and cooked to perfection. Well worth the trip.

Thank MiamiLouH
Dallas, Georgia
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

The soup was awful. It was a milky colored soup. I'm used to a clear chicken type soup at Japanese restaurants in the Atlanta area. Just wasent good in general. Not worth your time and money

1 Thank phil b
los angeles
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This Benihana wanna be seems popular with the locals. I had a problem with the food. My husband and I ordered dinner for two, to include beef, chicken and shrimp. The chef who cooks at the table doles out tremendous portions of both noodles and fried rice, both of which were pretty tasteless. The amount of protein...beef, etc. seemed really... More 

3 Thank irishandmean
Ocala, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Went 10/12 for my birthday. Free entree with purchase of equal or more. I had Teriyaki Steak dinner, wife had Teriyaki Chicken, and Son had Calamari dinner. All was very good although the Calamari was a little bland. Our server was Caleb, and was very attentive. Serving sizes was very good.

1 Thank CVP71
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

The food was alright, the show was ok, service not that great, but what made me have to write a review for this place was the fact that the girl's bathroom has see through stalls! That's right, you can see everyone going, wiping, etc,etc. It's not only disgusting but humiliating if you absolutely have to use one. The main door... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4714 SW College Rd, Ocala, FL 34474-5741
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Ocala
  • Phone Number: 3523046077

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?