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Yamato Japanese Restaurant

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1123 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 1938
Today
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was ok food and nothing really special. Seems they can't handle too many customers during the dinner time.

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Thank Lee E
Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Being a lover of Japanese food, but wanting more than just sushi for dinner, we found this charming restaurant just blocks from where we were staying. Sashimi, seaweed salad, tempura vegetables and an entire quid were perfect! Tasty and super fresh, it was one of the more memorable meals we had in Rotorua. I wish we had one like this... More 

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Thank Helen L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time to Yamoto and the food was excellent. Sat in front of the Chef and watch as he skilfully prepared each meal. The food was fresh and very tasty. Highly recommend

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Thank nikkim681
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

appropriate range of dishes and photographs in menu which is always helpful Restaurant was very busy but staff were efficient and food came within a reasonable time frame I felt prices were very reasonable - and service was good

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Thank m_m_lawes
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice restaurant, lovely food and fantastic staff. Only negative: I wasn't allowed to make a small adjustment to the dish I ordered, unless I paid more money. Felt like penny pinching. But I really enjoyed the food none-the-less, and the service is friendly, gracious and attentive.

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Thank TheBigTravelBoss
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the most yummy Japanese food we had in Rotorua. Nice udon and fresh sashimi. The squid is soft and yum. My kids love the food there.

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Thank didiw2017
Rotorua, New Zealand
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place opens up at 6pm on a Sunday and starts to fill fast! We had lovely service and even better food. The only reason I could not give 5 stars was down to being sat near the toilet and having it waft in ver a bit. Decor to do with a tune up. Other than that really really good!

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Thank blairharts
Rotorua, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

service with a smile, this place is very affordable and everything tastes great! nice to see them making the sushi too

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Thank megskennedy17
Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Love coming to Yamoto for lunch and dinner. The service is excellent and the food is always fresh and delicious. The Sashimi is my absolute favourite.

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Thank Reneetutua
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

What a wonderful restaurant!. The atmosphere was present and the servers friendly. I dropped my wallet in the dining room and got it back the next morning with everything intact. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?