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“Food is amazing, service not so much.”
Review of Yamato Restaurant

Yamato Restaurant
Ranked #17 of 55 Restaurants in Dunn
Cuisines: Japanese
Restaurant details
Clinton, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Food is amazing, service not so much.”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

We came to this restaurant recently and were pleasantly surprised to find the nicely decorated décor despite the strip mall's funky appearance. Our party of 5 plus a baby only waited 4 or 5 minutes before being sat by an unfriendly or welcoming hostess/waitress. We were seated in a corner and ignored for 15 minutes before my husband could get another server to alert the hostess who was waiting on a table beside ours. She cut her eyes at our table and went to checkout counter to get another waitress. It took another 15 minutes to get our drinks and our food order taken. I was livid by that point. While taking our food order I had to ask for a sushi menu. It took another 15-20 minutes to get our food. The teriyaki chicken was amazing. The sushi was ok, I gave it a pass for Dunn NC. Our drinks were never refilled and there was no soy sauce on the table. I found it weird they brought out little bowls of seafood sauce, yet placed full containers on other patrons tables. I will return when their grade is higher than the 90 they currently hold, only for take out though!

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good Food and Value”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Went with a party of four, we all enjoyed our meals and the service, well it was very good and fast. Great value for the price we paid.Large portions.I will go back,

Visited April 2013
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Richmond, VA
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“What a great meal!”
Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

Based on trip advisor reviews, decided to give it a try on our drive south to myrtle beach. Absolutely a great meal! Location doesn't look like much outside but inside was very spacious & clean. Staff was super friendly, got teriyaki steak that was delicious! Both adult & kid meal portions were huge! Yummy food, very reasonable prices!

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1 Thank JollyMom
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PA
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

Big, clean, pretty restaurant that serves great Japanese food at an insanely reasonable price. Yes, it's in a dreary strip-mall; ignore that part. Great stop for hungry I-95 travelers.

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Greenville, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Lots of food, but bland...”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Located in nondescript strip mall, but really nice inside. Lots of food, but it was rather bland, not as I expect from a japanese steakhouse. Very clean. Nice restrooms. Very good service. Great except food was not seasoned enough.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank SouthernTraveler1861
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