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“Lovely experience”

Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #35 of 220 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Healthy
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Rotorua, New Zealand
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lovely experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

I have visited this resturant several times. It has always been enjoyable. I had the tuna salad for starter and then my friends and I shared the sushi platter it was delicious. The fish is always fresh and tasty. The staff are very friendly and nothing is to much trouble.
I will continue to visit.

  • Visited August 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
San Diego, California
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118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Yummy noodles and good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

The noodles here were very good and fresh.
Prices were also very reasonable considering the quality of the food.
A very good choice for authentic Japanese food.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank SanDiegoLou
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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Ok, not great”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

I came here for dinner with my family on our first night in Rotorua after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor, and think they were quite misleading. The service was good, as was the small pork dish we ordered (in fact, it was delicious, and we wanted more!) and the sushi was super fresh and tasty. Unfortunately, the main meals weren't so great. The fried udon noodles with pork and cabbage were really gross, the steak don was overdone, and it wasn't particularly kid friendly. We also found it really strange that there was a chest freezer in the restaurant... Overall, we wouldn't hurry back.

  • Visited July 2014
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lovely easy family option”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

The food was delicious - I took a punt and tried BBQed eel - a yummy adventure. Kids were well taken care of and it was a relaxed casual environment - recommended

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Thank Skwoke
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Hawera, New Zealand
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“I left satisfied”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

It was very Nice food. Seemed like they needed another waitress. Apart from that was all good.i had chicken meal was very tasty.

Visited July 2014
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Thank AlexandraRoseFleming
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