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“It's OK”
Review of Yamato Restaurant - CLOSED

Yamato Restaurant
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Westside
Los Angeles
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“It's OK”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

Yamato is a perfect spot in Westwood next to UCLA so you can be sure it's packed with students.
The place is interesting for its decorum. Service is OK so you will have a good time.
Tables are clean and the sushi bar area is also reasonably clean...I have seen better though but I guess that s because they have a lot of customers. I still think that if you want to have really good sushis , a smaller venue is more appropriate.

Not the best but still a good place for the price especially if you are a large group. Their rolls are interesting and tasty. My advise is to reserve though and get a table upstairs, a little bit less noisy..high ceilings (eh it looks like a church after all) promote an ambient loud background. noise.

  • Visited June 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles, California
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95 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“とても良い (Totemo yoi)”
Reviewed May 3, 2012

Take a quick trip to Japan as you cross the bridge over the small pond filled with Koi and turtles. For 25 cents you can pause and feed the fish, but I'm usually hungry for sushi and wait until on the way out. Inside the traditional Japanese structure are three main areas - a bar with big screen TV that serve traditional Japanese boxed meals. Next is a sushi pit with tall-hatted chefs cutting up fresh fish on tiny plates and putting them on a conveyor belt that bring a wide variety right to your waiting chopsticks. Finally, in the main room (and a couple of small semi-private rooms), are the large grills where your personal chef puts on a culinary show cooking your selection while building onion volcanoes, flipping egg shells, and creating pagan rhythms with aluminum salt and pepper shakers. Come for the atmosphere and the show, but enjoy the healthy fillets, fish, shrimp, scallops, fried rice, lobsters, bean sprouts, onions, and zucchini grilled to perfection and placed hot on your plate. Lunch prices are reasonable and available seven days a week. Gochisou sama deshita.

(This review is for the Valencia restaurant, so it may seem a little different from the other L.A. version of this chain restaurant.)

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank Rich A
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Sacramento, California
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246 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Very reasonable and fresh food”
Reviewed April 7, 2012

Love the ambience and the food is very good. Good selection of sushi rolls. Reservation is recommended

Visited April 2012
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Denver, CO
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Beautiful restaurant; great sushi”
Reviewed February 6, 2012

Loved the space and architecture of the restaurant. The service was excellent and the sushi selection was extensive. Our table ordered seven rolls. Many included minced spicy tuna. Next time will try to find rolls with greater fish variety.

Visited February 2012
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Thank layla317
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“my dish was ok, great ambiance”
Reviewed January 30, 2012

As a UCLA student, I ordered the Bruin roll, and was disappointed. However, the atmosphere was trendy and my friends said his meal was great. So I want to go back and try again! Very reasonable prices, too.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank alexwood14
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