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Yamato Japanese Restaurant

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2104 61st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-1403
+1 409-744-2742
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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New Braunfels, Texas
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2016

Second lunch on our Galveston trip was a stop at Yamato. My girlfriend and I started with the Crab Puffs, which were really good and a Tiger Eye roll which was okay. Our main course, we both ordered a lunch Bento Box, which was quite a bit of food, my girlfriend couldn't finish hers, so I took care of it... More 

Thank KrisGNBTx
New Cumberland
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2016

This became our go to place while working in Galveston all winter on the Heroes Monument.. alway good always the freshest fish..

Thank robertaldenm
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

Great sushi and sashimi - the rolls were generously filled with tuna and the yellowtail sashimi was outstanding. Definitely a favorite of the locals.

Thank SherronW
Glenwood, Minnesota
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2016

I have only eaten here a handful of times, always evenings. Decided to try lunch. Wish the menu told me the shrimp were going to be raw. I love shrimp, cooked shrimp. I obviously would have ordered something else had I known. That being said, my wife's chicken stirfry was delicious. If we return, it will be in the evening.... More 

Thank Charles N
Galveston, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

For the prices on the menu this place in NOT CLEAN! Most importantly they lack the understanding of common customer service. The are pushy, in your face, and basically treat you like crap. Planning a dinner with friends sitting at the bar, a group of drunks come in, I am basically told to get up and moved with having the... More 

Thank Jesse K
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46 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

The sushi was above average however the hibachi was sub-par. The hibachi dishes were lacking flavor and was not close to what I would even consider average. My Grandson loved the chef's show however, even that was below average.

Thank WayneOOO
Munroe Falls
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2016

Having eaten in several of these chain restaurants, I find this one terrible. Hibachi normally includes fried rice with meal. $2.00 upcharge here. Green tea is also included usually. Not here. $2.00 upcharge. Went away hungry. Salad had very little dressing. Meal was served wrong. Large argument in front of customer. These are all points that are wrong from the... More 

Thank Dale H
Galveston Island
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

This is definitely the best sushi in Galveston! We go here every year for my birthday. The red dragon roll is the my favorite, and the fish is always very fresh and beautiful pieces of meat.

Thank P V
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Overall, a wonderful experience at this restaurant. The seating was limited, but we were seated quickly since we weren't having any hibachi. The inside was clean and the staff were friendly and tentative (they came by often to remove empty plates and refill drinks). The food was amazing. We got the futo maki, the dragon roll, the Texas roll, the... More 

Thank Leda H
Nederland, Texas
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216 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2015

This is a family owned restaurant in Galveston on 61st street just North of the Beach. We love this place, freshly prepared and always great!! If you crave more of a Hibachi Grill type fare, they also have some wonderful Hibachi chef's that are artist as well as chef's. A+ experience.

Thank P-n-DTravelinDuo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2104 61st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-1403
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-744-2742

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