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Yamato Japanese Restaurant

1123 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 1938
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“sashimi” (38 reviews)
“seaweed salad” (6 reviews)
“salmon” (17 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1123 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Never expected there was such authentic and sumptuous Japanese food in Rotorua. Service was excellent despite a full house. It's the very fresh sashimi which scored the highest points. The standard is one level above everyone and you have to try it to believe. Strongly...More

Thank Good_Partner
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Thank you TripAdvisor for helping us find this excellent Japanese restaurant. Every dish we tried was first class including the sashimi platter and teriyaki chicken. Good value too. Recommended

Thank Howard M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time I go to Rotorua I head for Yamato. There are plenty of Japanese restaurants in Auckland but I haven’t found one as friendly, buzzy, exactingly good Japanese food or as well priced. Right in the shopping heart of Rotorua’s CBD it has always...More

Thank Msbbls
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a little gem this restaurant is. As a visitor to Rotorua, we were so happy to discover this amazing restaurant, and how busy and pumping it was on a Sunday evening. No secret obviously, and well deserved to have such a high patronage of...More

Thank Melanie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

was very busy and still food came out at a reasonable time, very friendly staff, personal favourite in town!

Thank Adam H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You get greeted with an “Irrashaimase” and the staff speaks Japanese, which is reassuring. We had takeaway with sushi, takoyaki, and ikayaki and it was all great and tasted as expected. Recommended for anyone looking for a good Japanese meal.

Thank TrailDan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want amasing fresh Japanese food, this is the restaurant to go to. It is our favourite Japanese restaurant. The sushi and sashimi are delicately prepared in front of you. It is art and a treat to watch. I highly recommend their sashimi, especially...More

Thank Madmac11
Reviewed 3 November 2017

we used to love this place when we lived there 14 years ago so wanted to go back and check it out again. hasn't changed still great service and great food.

Thank Rokiii
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

If you like sushi I highly recommend this place. The cooks thanks the customers when they leave and they do some kickass sushi!!!!

Thank makr75
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Absolutely enjoyed the food! Especially the salmon sashimi. That was fantastic. Ate here twice in a single day simply because it was amazing!

Thank jessiec0815
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1123 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-348 1938
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