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Yamato Steakhouse of Japan

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1507 Harding Hwy, Lima, OH 45804-3173
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Spencerville, Ohio
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When the west side first opened, we were so impressed. We didn't mind the wait. Then we were noticing that we were waiting, with a dozen others even with several tables open. When we went to ask, they said, "we were just getting ready to call you". After 20 more minutes, we went up again. This time, we were told... More 

Thank My78TASE
Elida, Ohio
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

For Lima, its fine dining. If you actually leave Allen County Ohio, you realize its really not that special. For the area, its awesome but on the whole, you can do better driving an hour south to Dayton.

Thank Jeff S
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162 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

I have eaten at several Japanese Steakhouses, and Yamato in Lima is very good. Great service, Good value, Good place to entertain/business lunches! Will return!

1 Thank Hop2It2day
Lima, Ohio
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

I purchased a gift card from this location. When I went to use it, it was empty. I had to file a complaint with the BBB to get a refund. AVOID THIS PLACE

Thank PastorDaveOfLimaOH
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118 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

One thing weighing heavily in their favor here is the fact that they will seat you almost immediately on arrival, and they don't wait for the entire grill area to,fill before starting the show. Quite unusual for a Japanese steak house. Excellent value and very good selection of options. Good entertainment for the entire family. The sushi is not too... More 

Thank Fred B
Elyria, Ohio
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Convenient location. Often go here for hibachi. Recently have been going there for sushi and they do a really great job. Lots to choose from and the presentation is great. It's usually pretty quiet in the evenings during the week. If you have a larger group that is ordering from the menu, I'd recommend sitting in the "party room". There... More 

Thank Stella3838
Huntley, IL
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132 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We have eaten at many hibachi restaurants over the past 30 years. This one rates as one of only a few TERRIBLE places to eat. We were the only ones seated at the hibachi table. The order was placed but the waitress never asked how I wanted my steak cooked. The "soup" was nothing more than boxed beef broth with... More 

Thank Emil P
Venedocia, Ohio
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Love this place!! In Lima about once a week for Business. Always stop if hungry. Nice place, nice people, clean and friendly. Love the signature rolls, can't go wrong with any of them. My fav's are the "Jalapeno Bomber" or "Red Dragon".....if just want a "light" lunch, I get the "Wasabi Mayo Salmon" appetizer......YUMMO!!

1 Thank Kevin J
Paducah, Kentucky
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99 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for supper since it was close to the Holiday Inn and was not impressed. The food was cold by the time it was brought to the table and the staff seemed like they could really care less.

1 Thank Worldtravel769
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The food was very good and fresh. The service is better if your table is not crowded. A little expensive.

Thank Alberta M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Japanese, Asian, Steakhouse, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1507 Harding Hwy, Lima, OH 45804-3173
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Lima
  • Phone Number: 419-221-2417

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