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“Won't be back”
Review of Yamato Steakhouse of Japan - CLOSED

Yamato Steakhouse of Japan
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese
Dining options: Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Seating, Waitstaff
Louisville, Kentucky
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Won't be back”
Reviewed 7 May 2013

We ordered a beer and a glass of white wine. They glasses were dirty and the wine was warm and the beer appropriately cold. We were served an odd plate of sesame snacks that came with a sweet white sauce. Could have done without it. Pot stickers were deep fried and really disappointing ... Hard and flavorless. The yellowtail sashimi actually tasted good and was fresh. The fish was cut in too large of pieces but was tasty. The restrooms appeared to be in need of a good scrubbing. Obviously Shelbyville has less options for good dining ( being a small town) and we really wanted this to be a good place but it falls short in my opinion. Hopefully the owners will start paying attention to details and make it worth the trip.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank isa2win
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English first
Little Elm, Texas
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fresh Food and Fantastic Staff - Would Highly Recommend”
Reviewed 18 March 2013

My husband and I moved to Shelbyville about 7 months ago. We have tried several different restaurants in town (pizza, chicken, buffets, etc.) and have been disappointed by them all. We thought we were going to have to drive to Louisville to go out to dinner ... but then we found Yamato. Tonight was our second visit, and so far it is our favorite restaurant in Shelbyville.

Although I see a bad review from someone else, we weren't too concerned about whether or not it had what someone thinks it should have for a steakhouse. I CAN tell you that the sushi rolls are fresh and delicious. Also, even though we arrived about 30 minutes prior to the restaurant closing tonight, the staff was super courteous and definitely made us feel welcome. We got a complimentary bowl of soup and a free appetizer with our roll order. And the rolls were prepared quickly and expertly. Delicious!

Plus, they very nicely changed the channel on one of the TVs per my husband's request.

We will definitely be back, and I would feel very comfortable recommending Yamato to anyone looking for great sushi. (maybe changing the name to Yamato Sushi House would help)

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Nina F
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Louisville, Kentucky
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145 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Please don't waste your money here....”
Reviewed 29 December 2012

Worst excuse for Japanese cuisine I've had in a long time. They do NOT have fresh mustard or ginger dipping sauces, only that sugary sweet white sauce they call "yum yum" (should be yuk yuk). Ginger salad dressing barely has a hint of ginger and is also too sweet. Sorry but this is not acceptable for a "Japanese Steakhouse"

Visited December 2012
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2 Thank Jerry N
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