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Yamato Japanese Steakhouse

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526 NW 60th Street, Gainesville, FL 32607
+1 352-332-4466
Today
16:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 11:30 - 13:45
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My extended family and I recently visited Yamato's again after a long absence. I previously had good experiences here, but things were highly inconsistent on this latest visit. One particular aspect that really annoyed me prompted me to write this review... First, I can report that our waiter did an outstanding job! I apologize for not getting his name, but... More 

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Thank jamesj75pet
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had made reservations for 7:30. Arrived, and they did not have our reservation and blamed the bar that takes the reservations. They added us to the END of the wait list even though THEY messed up the reservation. Waited 40 minutes with tables being seated ahead of us although our reservation was at 7:30. Inquired about wait several times.... More 

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Thank shivers10
Florida
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Family of six went to Yamato's for a birthday dinner celebration. I have eaten at various Japanese steakhouses in other cities, and have to say that the food quality/taste at Yamato's is much better than those I have visited in the past. I ordered the filet and shrimp dinner, which was really delicious and much more than I could possibly... More 

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Thank DTailer
Gainesville
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The food is good, the price is high. The entertainment not so much! Won't do my birthday there again.

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Thank Raven00813
Miami, Florida, United States
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Had a teppanyaki lunch special with some old co-workers. I have to say the food was decent, but the service was downright lousy. The waitress forgot to turn on the grill when we sat down for lunch. Then the waiter shorted food for one of our guests, wasting more time. Finally, the waitress overpoured my drink and it spilled into... More 

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1 Thank Edwin A
Keystone Heights, Florida
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160 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

I came here for lunch on a weekday and it was surprisingly busy. The staff are all friendly and they did a good job of keeping things moving for those who are just there on a lunch break. I got the filet mignon and shrimp that included soup, salad, rice, and vegetables and it was very very reasonably priced for... More 

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Thank Troualy
Gainesville, Florida
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Been coming here faithfully for the past 7years and I must say that each visit always seem like my first. This place is a must visit while in Gainesville Fl. U will not be disappointed. Great food, great atmosphere, great prices!!!!!

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Thank Funmi I
East Palatka, Florida
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

My family and I have eaten at different Yamato Steakhouses throughout the years, and I have to say we will not go back to this location. To begin with, after being the first party seated at a grill table and our orders taken, the waitress asked me to move seats to allow for another party to be seated. When the... More 

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1 Thank Rob94
Gainesville, Florida
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Yamato was a great place to go for a birthday. The Atmosphere is fun and the food was delicious. If you go during a busy time be prepared to wait a bit.

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1 Thank JLI2009
Indianapolis
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821 reviews
404 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 430 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

This place has gone down hill in the past two years. Chairs have stuffing coming out. Walls are patched. Food was OK, nothing special. Presentation was average but not up to the past or other Japanese steak houses we have been to. At these prices, it was a good value in the past but I fear that is no longer... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$29
Cuisine
Asian, Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 13:45
Thursday
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 13:45
Friday
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 13:45
Saturday
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 526 NW 60th Street, Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-332-4466

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