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Reviewed December 22, 2021

Very good options for both sushi and non-sushi lovers. My wife was able to find something she liked while I ate sushi to my heart's content. There were plenty of good choices of nigiri and rolls. The fish is fresh and well prepared. A great...place to enjoy alone or with a group. The only thing I wish they did better was to keep the Ama Ebi heads in the deep fryer a bit longer, they weren't quite crispy enough.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed June 12, 2021 via mobile

Was able to call ahead and put our name in on a busy Saturday night. Staff was friendly and the chef was great! Ordered hibachi for 2 and it was delicious! We would totally return again!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed April 28, 2021 via mobile

We’ve been twice now in the month we’ve been vacationing in Galveston. First time was for hibachi and second was sushi! The hibachi filet mignon was delicious! Super soft and tender meat. The wait staff was excellent, especially the second night. The waitress was so...good with our two young girls. The sushi was delicious! The asparagus special was the best roll I’ve ever had. We are making sure to go back one more night for sushi before we leave! Def recommend!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed January 2, 2021 via mobile

My party of 6 came here for dinner on New Years night. I do not like hibachi or sushi but was dragged here by my son and his girlfriend. We were told a 30 minute wait but our table was ready in 15 minutes. I...started off with a glass of moscato to try to soothe my irritation of being there and the moscato was chilled perfectly but tasted as if the bottle had been open awhile. My husband and I ordered the teriyaki chicken and shrimp, son ordered steak and shrimp, his girlfriend ordered the shaggy dog sushi roll and my youngest son ordered kids teriyaki chicken. Nothing appealed to my daughter so she opted out of ordering anything so she could eat her leftovers from lunch earlier that day. After two more glasses of wine and a delicious meal I reluctantly admitted to my son that I was wrong and he was right. Our food and service was both delicious. I loved the shirts the servers were wearing and was told I could purchase them for $25 each, so I bought one for my daughter and I. Everybody there was friendly and our hibachi chef was hilarious and very talented! For 4 adults, 1 child, 3 glasses of wine, 2 soft drinks and two t-shirts our total was $178.36 and we left a $30 tip. As bad as I hate to admit it, I will return! I secretly loved it lol.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed July 25, 2020

Dine in option ,Good sushi , good food, correctly priced, large kids meals , our server was very grumpy .

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed September 13, 2019

I've been dinning at Yamato for 10+ years and can honestly say I've never had a bad meal or experience! The staff always goes above and beyond and the food (sushi or hibachi) is always fresh and amazing! All my friends and family request to...eat here when their in town. THANK YOU Yamato for your consistency and excellence over the years!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 7, 2019 via mobile

We came here with another couple before our cruise the following day. We had such a great experience. The food was amazing - both hibachi and sushi. Fried rice was amazing. The service was also fantastic. We really enjoyed our chef and the wait staff.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 15, 2019 via mobile

We have been customers of Yamato’s for years. It is our favorite place to eat sushi. The owners are always on the premise to make sure everything is perfect. We went tonight and as usual were not disappointed.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 18, 2019 via mobile

This place is a good gathering for some local friends. When they bring out the food for the hibachi. Everything on the platters looks fresh and bright. It looks appetizing just being raw. Go to the sushi bar and check out the rolls of the...day. Those are usually pretty good too. Hibachi chefs always have a great attitude. And the team the takes all the orders are very attentive also. Overall always a good experience. The prices are very reasonable. A lot cheaper than being on the mainland. Just keep in mind this place casual, very casual. It's and island. and if you have a convertible. Don't park under the giant billboard in the parking lot. It's nesting grounds for a lot of birds.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 12, 2019 via mobile

We sat at the sushi bar and the Chefs were spectacular at what they do! The food, a work of art for the eyes and palate, the Teppanyaki grill seating was nearby and all we could hear was sounds of satisfaction and fun. I visited...with my 14 year-old and the Chefs made her feel so at home and we just had so much fun and ATE EVERYTHING! A total gem of a place!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 23, 2019

I was extremely pleased with this place...great food, and fun. The menu is a little busy but otherwise its very tasty and a fun environment. The service was great as well, would definitely visit again.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile

It’s a wanna be show guns with smaller portions. Food tasted decent, staff was friendly. Nothing particularly special about it. A little too pricey for the amount of food you get

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed February 27, 2019

We had sushi and the kids did the hibachi. They have some of the best sushi I have had in awhile. We will definitely be back next time we are in Galveston!

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

Food was good but its right next to animal clinic, asian food and next to animal clinic??? it gives you bad feeling about the food and you can not taste the food while back in your mind you thinking about animal clinic next door????????? just...a thought.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

Beautiful presentation of sushi rolls. Fresh no delicious. They also have a tapenyaki offering that looks like a good choice.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4