We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Excellent Chef - Very good”

Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #134 of 342 Restaurants in Mount Pleasant
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed June 19, 2013

Our chef was hilarious and very entertaining! We are from Minnesota and go out to dinner frequently at other Japanese steakhouses. Great food, the salad differed from what we are used to but was excellent. Their dipping sauces varied to but we loved them. We did not make reservations, arrived shortly after 5 and were seated immediately. Met another couple with a small child. Great experience and wonderful time. Our 7 year old wants to go back tomorrow night.

Thank Shae R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (67)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

44 - 48 of 67 reviews

Reviewed April 17, 2013

I guess most Japanese restaurants are about the same but the chef here was a lot of fun, making us catch the shrimp appetizers like seals as he tossed them in the air. Pretty entertaining to watch our fellow diners. Better than expected vegetables and large servings made great leftovers for lunch the next day.

Thank Travelbug5122
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 2, 2013

OK, I've been to "Japanese Steak House" 's all over the country.

Yamato was close to our Mt. Pleasant hotel. We'd had a solid week of local seafood and decided to have fun here. Our chef (Johnny?) was great. Skilled, fun to talk to, a wonderful showman! Give him a raise!

The food was wonderful. I rarely order the fillet but did with the scallops. It was the best steak I ever had. Scallops were great, no sand or grit (prepared kind of unusual as other places put an egg based coating over them and grill them under a cover) and quite tasty. Grilled veggies and fried rice were excellent. Da wife and Da 16 year old Boy loved theirs and starting fork sparring over the last pieces of shrimp.

Good food, good time, good staff. Highly recommended.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
2  Thank UsuallyNotGrumpy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

Yamato's is excellent. It's popular. So, I'd recommend an earlier dinner time. Food is sooooo tasty! I've never had a bad experience there. The kids love it, too. They are mesmerized by the chef and his routine of tricks and cooking food. Can't wait to go back!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Brian M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Our tennis group visited this restaurant for our annual year-end after Christmas party. I was a participant with 35+ others. The restaurant was very accommodating to our group as it has been in years past and this was my first visit. The food and service was good. The variety was nice because we had a choice of the early bird special or usual menu. The preparation was entertaining and moved at a good pace without hurrying us. Two addtional comments: the restaurant did a good job at keeping us seated together as a group; one objectionable part of the food prep activity is the use of a plastic male doll to sprinkle (see urinate) cooking oil or something on the food while it is being prepared. This type of bathroom humor at the food table is crude and the restaurant would be better off without it.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank JOHN D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Yamato Japanese Restaurant also viewed

Mount Pleasant, Coastal South Carolina
Mount Pleasant, Coastal South Carolina
 
Mount Pleasant, Coastal South Carolina
Mount Pleasant, Coastal South Carolina
 

Been to Yamato Japanese Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing