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“Very good sushi but watch where you park”

Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #83 of 311 Restaurants in Galveston
Price range: $0 - $36
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
League City, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Very good sushi but watch where you park”
Reviewed June 15, 2014

Yamato's has both sushi and hibachi. I admit that I have never had the hibachi items on the menu. I have been here several times for sushi. I have been here for both business and pleasure. I have taken clients here on more than one occasion. The last time I was here, I spent over $2500.00 (we were really hungry and had a LOT of people).

This place is known by locals for it's excellent sushi. I prefer uncooked sushi and have not been disappointed by any of there specialty rolls. Yamato's also has the ability to block off a couple of the hibachi grills if you need a private room and will supply an overhead projector. It is still a little noisy but nothing that can't be overlooked. I have found this to be one of the best sushi restaurants in all of Galveston County. If you base this review on sushi alone, it would get an excellent rating. However, I must knock off one star for atmosphere. The atmosphere is nothing special and the restaurant could use a little interior updating. However, since your not eating the furniture, it is worth the trip. You will not be disappointed.

IMPORTANT PARKING TIP: When you pull into the parking lot, you'll notice there is typically parking available in the center of the lot and all of the outer-edge spots will fill first. This is because of the giant billboard that sits in the center of the parking lot. DO NOT park under this sign. The pigeons and seagulls will decimate your car while you are eating dinner. It doesn't matter what color your car is, when you come out of the restaurant, you will think your car is white. If you park under this sign, you will be washing your car after dinner.

  • Visited April 2014
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Texas
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Overpriced and so so”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

The food was okay not great. Waitress very nice. For the price of the sushi, the ambiance is lacking. We went for lunch so shabbiness a little more apparent. Will not go back. We went there about 15 years ago and had not been back. Now I remember why.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank EFAH
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Alvin, Texas
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best Japanese on the Island”
Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

Alway good service and good food. Always ask what the specials are. If on the Island and want good sushi this is the place. Lacks a little in atmosphere for couple romantic evening but other wise a place recommended. Sea Scallops are a number 1 item but usually on weekends. Again very good!

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1 Thank Mike B
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Nm_roadrunner
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96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“decent sushi”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

Sushi was fairly tasty --not the best we've ever had but still seemed fresh and tasted good. Service was only okay. Would try it again.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank nm_roadrunner
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Galveston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 430 helpful votes
“Fun and good food”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

Another return after a long time away. Worth it.
Got some beef (no sushi!) and enjoyed watching it cooked right there on the grill. Talented cook. Really good mixture of veggies. Service with a flair.
A fun time and good eats. I'll be back.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank danny w
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