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Yamato Japanese Restaurant

1123 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 1938
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“sashimi” (36 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1123 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is my first time visit. Compare to Japanese food in Malaysia that's don't have much choice. By the way I'm looking for Japanese restaurant for awhile at nz not so impressed me. The teriyaki squid only available at dinner time. And why so hard...More

Thank jing l
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located opposite the Grand Hotel where I was staying so was convenient for me. Authentic Japanese food that was well priced. Variety of seating eg seat at tables or around the horseshoe shaped bar seating where you can watch one of the chefs construct the...More

Thank susiejean2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very tasty meal, sushimi was great and very nice atmosphere. Definately will be back again. Try the warm saki!

Thank 998kerrib
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found a surprising range of Japanese food, well cooked or raw. Everything we ordered on menu tasted authentic, in fact almost Japanese home cooked. Would definitely visit again next time we're in Rotorua.

Thank petertaylor57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived right on opening time and 15 minutes later was nearly packed out. I love this place - great sashimi prepared in front of you.... fresh and expertly prepared. Had Katsu-Donna's main with a good sake. .... perfect.

Thank Al M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the restaurant where we dined out last in Rotorua, and we were very happy with our choice. The deluxe lunch set was a steal, with good sashimi, sushi and more. We were a party of two, and we had the lunch set plus...More

Thank lalangm
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Our family of 3 ate here during a 4 night stay in Rotorua. Genuinely good Japanese fare and friendly attentive staff at reasonable prices. We would certainly eat here again.

Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Yucky fish, I am a sushi expert and this does not even come close to 'ok'. Miso soup is lovely, but I can make that myself at home. Service was so-so

Thank Zora K
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Delicious food and good service. Amazing sushi. Can sit at the bar to watch the chef work his magic. Great miso also

Thank Jamie G
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We ate a selection of dishes: Sushi, sashimi, miso, steak. Plus japanese bear and saki. Decor was a little dated. Would have preferred to have sat on the floor.

Thank JBNZ1969
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
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12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
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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