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Yamato Japanese Restaurant

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4714 SW College Rd, Ocala, FL 34474-5741
+1 352-304-6077
12:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

The cheff was wonderful but the food was ok. I called back with a question and the receptionist acted as if I was not important. She didn't want to take the time to ask a simple question. This made me question do I really want to go back for a second visit. Not happy with that.

Thank Joe C
Ocala, Florida
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219 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We went to Yamato's for Tom's birthday. We wanted to sit where the hibachi grills are for great picture taking as well as the food. The hostess said we had to sit at a table that 5 others were already at. She said "I have to fill that table before anyone can sit at another". It soon was obvious that... More 

Thank Janis H
Ocala, Florida
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86 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

My family got together for my sister's birthday and this is a great place to celebrate. We sat at the Hibachi and could converse effortlessly with each other around the grill. It was an enjoyable experience that my sister really enjoyed. The prices are reasonable and even the imported Japanese beer was modestly priced. You get a lot of bang... More 

1 Thank jtg1961
Ocala, Florida
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219 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We met friends of our's for lunch at Yamato's. We hadn't seen each other for awhile so we opted for a quieter area of the restaurant where we could talk so we didn't sit in the popular hibachi area which meant we missed the 'hoopla' that goes on there. We had very good food, excellent service by Tiffany, the use... More 

1 Thank Janis H
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This was on a Thursday night Our waiter was horrible and the person I was with steak tasted bad. We Told the waiter the steak tasted bad and he didn't do anything. The servers and manager are a bunch of little kids running and playing around. He still charged for the steak even though none of it was eaten. Told... More 

Thank Cynthia B
Lecanto, Florida
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99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I can only describe this as the fast food of hibachi grills. We had a very pleasant server, the chef was not at all entertaining, the food was just decent, and very salty. I did enjoy the one specialty sushi roll we ordered. What bothered me most was how rushed I felt, our soup, salad, appetizer and sushi all came... More 

Thank Casualdiner99
Central Florida, Florida
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100 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This place is always crowded which we took as a good sign of good food. We opted not to sit at the hibachi grill. There is a room with booths in the back. However you can order an hibachi meal. I had the filet mignon with fried rice and veggies which was perfectly cooked and absolutely delicious. It came with... More 

Thank Auntieknowsbest
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Sat at the sushi bar, I was the only one there which should have warned me. The sushi chef was American with a beard and not particularly friendly. He took my order, then when the waiter arrived he repeated it to him in what I would call a loud a voice. The sushi wasn't very good and the eel I... More 

Thank ndally
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We were looking for Japanese food in the Ocala area and decided to visit Yamato Restaurant. We have been eating at hibachi grill type restaurants for several years and I can tell you that Yamato is one of the best places I ever visited. The Teppanyaki food is delicious. They have great soup nice and hot, and the ginger salad... More 

Thank TheMoras
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

We were a party of 12, we called for reservations on Saturday for 1:30 pm. We were told that they don't do reservations but would keep it in mind if we showed up. We were seated and were greeted by a server who definitely did not want to be there. We were a simple group mostly sweet tea and unsweet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4714 SW College Rd, Ocala, FL 34474-5741
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Ocala
  • Phone Number: +1 352-304-6077

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