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“Can you say microwaveable food??”

Yamato Sushi and Teppan-Yaki Restaurant
Ranked #388 of 1,025 Restaurants in San Juan
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Yamato Sushi and Teppanyaki Restaurant, an authentic Japanese eatery located inside the beautiful and historic El San Juan Hotel. A visit to Yamato isn't just dinner -- it's a dining experience. Our professional chefs have been trained in the art of teppanyaki cuisine, so you'll be getting both an authentic meal and superb presentation when you visit Yamato. In addition to our stunning teppanyaki, Yamato offers high quality, handmade sushi that is prepared using the freshest ingredients around. Our sushi bar allows our guests to watch as their sushi rolls are prepared, rolled, and presented to perfection. No matter what you order at Yamato, we can guarantee that your meal will be as delicious as the presentation would suggest! Our restaurant has eight teppanyaki tables designed for a more intimate meal amongst loved ones, and two extra-large tables if you're in a bigger group (or if you don't mind meeting new people). We also have private rooms equipped with teppanyaki tables if you're looking to host a company lunch, rehearsal dinner, or any other intimate affair. If you're looking for an authentic and flavorful meal that will entertain both your eyes and your tastebuds, head to Yamato Sushi and Teppanyaki Restaurant inside El San Juan Hotel. We're looking forward to providing you with a truly unique dining experience!
New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Can you say microwaveable food??”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

Our family went there for dinner and we ordered a steak hibachi for our kids. All hibachi tables were reserved. There were several pieces that were uncooked so we asked the waitress if they could cook it some more. The waitress that took our plate was not our waitress so she mumbled something to our waitress and i heard her say microwave!!!
We asked our waitress how they were going to cook our steak and she said in a pan. We called over the waitress that took our plate and she said that the steak was put into the microwave. The steak came back dry and tasted disgusting!! The manager had no clue that his staff was doing that....bull crap!!!
I can't believe that happened and our waitress lied to us about the whole thing too!! I can image what else happens in that kitchen.

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nyc
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Good sushi at El San Juan Hotel”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

The sushi and the hibachi Japaneese food was fresh and delicious. The service was basic but the food arrived promplty and it was very good

  • Visited January 2013
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NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Good grilled food, sushi below average”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Good choice for those with plain tastes. Benihana like grill that was good. Sushi was nothing special. One of our preferred restaurants in the hotel.

Visited December 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Yummy food.”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

I had a good time here. We came during lunch time and were the only people there, so service was great. I got the salmon, which was delicious. Cooked just the way I liked it. The onion fire volcano never gets old to me. Overall, good time, good food, and good service. I would recommend this place, even though it is a little pricey.

  • Visited September 2012
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
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“Mediocre Sushi, that looks like a good deal.”
Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

Slow service, mediocre food, lunch special seemed like a good deal till the server charged me for every refill on my sprite. Fish was not the best quality. I have had better Sushi in CO. But it was a nice atmosphere, guessing it survives on The fancy Hotel clientele.

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