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Yamato Japanese Restaurant

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1074 S State St, Orem, UT 84097-7104
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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106 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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11 reviews
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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1 review
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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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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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50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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
Provo, Utah
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2015

After having spent nearly two years in Japan, I was disappointed to find that Japanese food is pretty much limited to poor quality sushi in Utah County. As soon as I heard the staff yell "Irasshaimase (welcome)", I knew that this would be exactly what I was looking for. My meal, the tonkatsu (breaded pork cutlet) curry, was very tasty.... More 

Thank Kangrui
Provo, Utah
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2015

We've been going here for years, it's the only place you can get decently priced and delicious tasting sushi, my favorites are the Caterpillar and the White Roll. My husband lived in Japan for a couple of years and still says that the Japanese Cuisine that he gets here reminds him of Japan. Just trust me on this one, it's... More 

Thank thebroadwaychick
Orem, Utah
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162 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2015

This is a nice Japanese place recommended to us by my wife's friend, who is from Kyoko. Their sushi is good but I wish they had specials on it like some other places do. We had the tempura and it was nice and crispy. It's a little expensive (like most Japanese places) but worth it. Very authentic feeling.

Thank Jason M

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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
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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: 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?