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Yamato Japanese Restaurant

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1074 S State St, Orem, UT 84097-7104
+1 801-227-7100
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sun 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My father and I went there for dinner one night. There wasn't so many people when we arrived but later the restaurant became full. That being said - the wait staff seem uninterested in providing good service. We asked for a booth but then I realized you have to crawl into the booth and that wouldn't work for my 91... More 

Thank IntlTrainer
Salina, Utah
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

This is our first visit to Yamato. Food was excellent and tasted great. They were busy and our waitress did her best to make sure we had what we needed. She was very nice and friendly. There were many different items on the menu and everything we saw coming out of the kitchen looked amazing. Sweet and sour chicken was... More 

Thank Jody S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

We have been going to Yamato for many years and always enjoy the food. The staff are always friendly and helpful.

Thank Janet A
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121 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

I have beenhave been coming here for the last 5 to 6 years. The new ownership about three years ago I did a great variety of new dishes. Well the miso soup was a bit salty the dishes were fresh well seasoned and delicious.

Thank Ralph R
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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Everything I have ever tried at Yamato is excellent. The sushi is everything I want it to be and the service has always been above par. If you want an authentic Japanese experience, this is the place to go.

Thank Alex M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

It was quite a surprise to find such a nice Japanese style resturant in the beautiful mountainside town of Orem. The atmosphere was a very nice version of Japanese style and ambiance. The food was excellent and the two ladies who were serving tonight were very efficient and attentive. I will be back for more!

Thank David D
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant itself is awesome! I lived in Japan for a few years and when I walked in and was greeted by a happy "いらっしゃいませ" I was so excited! It seems to be a smallish, Japanese, family owned restaurant. With a choice of tables and chairs or the traditional tatami mats with a hole for your feet underneath the table.... More 

Thank Eliza H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2015

It is sometime hard to get good Asian restaurant around this area, yet this Yamato is providing okay-good Japanese meals, including Sushi and Sake

Thank Aoi O
Tinley Park, IL
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2015

Because of other positive reviews, and other friends that like this place I have been back 5 times. Food was bland, soggy sometimes greasy and I was sick after the meal the last time I went. The service is very slow, and the server forgot one of the meals at the table. I honestly don't understand the appeal. At this... More 

Thank SportsFanFamily
Orem, Utah
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2015

If you are looking for Japanese food, go to Yamato. It's not the cheapest or fastest place but it is wonderful. Whether you get the bento lunch or the soup and sushi it is going to be delicious. The place is a little small but it is so worth it. It is usually filled with all manner of people and... More 

Thank Joseph S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1074 S State St, Orem, UT 84097-7104
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  Orem
  • Phone Number: +1 801-227-7100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?