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“Our one night in San Juan”

Yamato Sushi and Teppan-Yaki Restaurant
Ranked #376 of 1,007 Restaurants in San Juan
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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!
Knoxville, TN
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300 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Our one night in San Juan”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

My husband and I were looking for a good restaurant to have dinner at the one night we had in SJ, when we came across Yamato. It smelled so good from outside we thought we would give it a try. We were not overly hungry, so we started with some tempura and ended with some sushi. Both were very good and filling. I do understand the complaints about the service, as it took quite a while to get our check at the end of dinner. Overall, we were very pleased.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank gldnpupper27
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English first
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 12, 2013

Really nice as usual. We enjoy the company of fellow travellers / guests around the table whilst the chef is preparing our food. Never had a bad meal here since they opened. Nice atmosphere as long as there are other guests at the table.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Cris R
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very good Japanese food....average service!!!”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

The tepanyaki was excellent, the sushi rolls were very good, the service was acceptable!!!

A good experience overall but they must improve the service.

Visited August 2013
Thank BlueShoesAdventures
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Parkland, Florida
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88 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Typical Hibachi”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Our kids love hibachi so we went here. We are a family of four and they sat us with an older couple who were nice but it would have made more sense to sit us with other families. The waitress was quite grumpy and just did not seem to want to be there. Everytime she brought something she sighed or rolled her eyes. Was a bit rude. The menu is typical and the food was fine. Nothing special. The chef did nothing too exciting. Not much personality. Would not go back.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank EricaFamily
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

40 minutes do get a simple sushi, drinks are too expensive, service, what service?
No attention, no management, we just ask for the check, no food, the server rude. All wrong go to Momoyama next door.
By the way we left without tasting any food.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Gerfsa
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