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Arigato Japanese Restaurant

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13 N Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002-1702
+1 413-253-1070
11:30 - 21:30
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148 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

This is my daughter's favorite restaurant! I don't like sushi but ordered their rice and shrimp. Plenty of food served but I would have liked the shrimp larger than being so small that you couldn't even see them. Other than that, a pleasant lunch.

Thank floridaforever09
Province of Seville, Spain
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Nice conventional Japanese restaurant with good selection of inexpensive lunch specials. Good sushi and nice service

Thank Juan T
Attleboro, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I went to pick up my son at college and as always, I try to explore the different restaurants in town. The place is not luxurious, but the service was fast, good wine for the price, variety in the menu so everyone is pleased, and the noodles that I ordered were the most exquisite I have ever tried. I really... More 

Thank Maria Elena B
Howey in the Hills, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Greasy sushi tempura appetizer. Big greasy slabs of zucchini, sweet potato, white potato came with it. Main course we ordered a bento-style box which contained more of the same. Sushi roll rice was sub-standard and warm: it is supposed to be cold.

Thank audreysreed
Amherst, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Usually in menus as chirashi, the dish is simply various forms of sashimi over rice. The first time I ordered it was in NYC about 30 years ago, and I was happily surprised. Initially, I was thinking I was tired, and it would be easier to eat this than dealing with keeping my sushi together or simply having sashimi without... More 

Thank fireUrchin-b
Boston, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Good food, quick service, and cheap food. I had a good time going to this place, i generally don't like sushi but this place is alright.

Thank Vyshedsky
Overland Park, Kansas, United States
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

We always eat at this restaurant whenever we come to Amherst. Hadn't been there for 5 years and it was still the same high quality food.

Thank Penny R
boston, ma, usa
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323 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

convenient location, casual ambiance, delicious japanese preparations, wonderful. the noodle dishes and dumplings were superb. fast service, relaxed dining, good sake menu, recommended.

Thank Perspectech
Amherst, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 November 2015

I got the Zirashi, which is just sashimi on a bed of sushi rice, and was only mildly impressed with the overall quality. The fish is fine, but there isn't any wow factor. The sushi rice isn't as sweet and sticky as at other Japanese restaurants I've been to. The special rolls are equally average, having little attention to presentation.... More 

Thank Lindsey A
Amherst, Massachusetts
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185 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015

You want top-notch asian food and you don't want to wait for a table? I've been here at least 10 times, and it has always been good. Not too pricey, with a great selection of Sushi and such. Immediate seating whenever I've been there.

Thank g0ldengut

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 N Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002-1702
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Hampshire County  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: +1 413-253-1070

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?