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21 avenue des Belges, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
+33 4 42 38 00 20
19:30 - 21:00
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Sun 19:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 19:30 - 21:00
Wed - Sun 12:30 - 13:30
Fri - Sat 19:30 - 21:30
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Gujan-Mestras, France
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69 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Food was extremely fresh and prepared to perfection...staff was a tad overbearing and directive. We had two types of makis, one with tuna which was delicious as well as an avocado one - the seaweed on both was the best I have ever had. I followed it up with a half portion of tempura which was just perfect for a... More 

Thank Gamine1949
Paris, France
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

A delightful respite in the heart of Aix with superb sushi. The fish selection was excellent and incredibly fresh. A real treat for France and especially Provence.

Thank conundrum33
Les Sciernes d'Albeuve, Switzerland
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102 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

If you want to impress people, invite them to Yamato and enjoy the quality of the drinks, the food and the wine. The nicest tables to reseve are the ones with a view on the garden.

Thank Willem R
Wellington, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

GREAT FOOD, FRIENDLY, PERSONAL SERVICE, BEAUTIFUL LOCATION My parents and I (I'm 18) came here for dinner and were greatly impressed. Judging by the seemingly low quality restaurants in the surrounding area, we were not expecting much from a Japanese place in Provincial France but since the Via Michelin gave it a solid review on its 2015 app, we gave... More 

Thank itsNumberJuan
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93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014 via mobile

Overall a disappointing experience. the food is not bad but too expensive for what it claims to be. Sukiyaki was pretty good, but the most disappointing is the lady owner: basically the more you spend the more she may smile! she started pushing her "cocktail of the house", champagne+plum. it was good but it is NOT champagne (it is blanc... More 

Thank laurent t
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

Yes, Yamato is on the tad expensive side. But that's also the only restaurant that kept on doing good and honest sushis in Aix for many years. For most foreigners, eating good sushis can be a given (and we're not speaking about the take-away junk, or whatever fusion restaurants are doing). But in France, except in Paris, this is rather... More 

1 Thank Philippe M
Florac, France
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2014

Excellent japanese restaurant. Fish could not be fresher (the chef cook goes and buys it fresh every morning himself). The ambiance is refined, zen and typical japanese. Madame the owner is very welcoming and takes her time to explain everything, very helpful on wines as well. You must check out the wine cellar that you can see on the lower... More 

Thank Nicole48400
Paris, France
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

This is a fairly long post so please bear with me. I would underline four issues. 1. Reservations. We called one Thursday at 13h30 in person to try and book. We rang at the locked gate and got no answer. We sent three e-mails, one in Japanese, still no answer. On our fourth attempt of phoning a woman replied. When... More 

2 Thank KINDER P
Helsinki, Finland
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013 via mobile

We visited Yamoto for lunch in July during our south of france tour. The restaurant is a little hidden at the end of av. de Bleges. Once entering the small iron gate, the small zen-style garden is the first nice welcome. Inside and outside seting possible, both with decent Japanese touch. We choose the Jamato menue with additional sushi &... More 

Thank lax-sas
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2012

We enjoyed 2 great meals at Yamato. Having eaten French food for 6 weeks it was a breath of fresh air! The decor is traditional Japanese, simple and comfortable. The food was fresh and tasty, not overly fancy, but good quality and delicious. The sushi and sashimi were excellent. Mme Yuriko welcomed us on both occasions and was very attentive... More 

Thank Dom T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$44 - US$156
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
19:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:00
19:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 13:30
12:30 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 avenue des Belges, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Aix-en-Provence
  • Phone Number: +33 4 42 38 00 20

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?