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Yamato Japanese Restaurant

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4714 SW College Rd, Ocala, FL 34474-5741
+1 352-304-6077
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not impressed. Been there a few times now, but we never seem to get the good chef that knows how to put on a show. All he does is cook without the 'flair'. The food gets served in stages as it is prepared so your rice is room temp by the time you get your protein. A little lackluster for... More 

Thank Julie S
Ocala, Florida
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

The service is fine but the food is not very good. The drinks are not well made. Saki choices are very limited. The sushi is just okay. There are so many other great places to choose from, don't waste your time here. Way too expensive for mediocre food, drink, sushi and service.

Thank cmac12812
Hales Corners, Wisconsin
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118 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We were staying at an area motel and stopped in for a drink at the nearest restaurant. The drinks were good and the bartender was extremely nice and curteous.

Thank Paul K
Ocala, Florida
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Although they have decent service, and it's always fun to see them cook hibachi, the food is just mediocre in taste, and I find it to be a bit pricey.

Thank Sylar S
Ocala, Florida
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I got chicken and rice to go the food was okay but was very very dry... also the person on the phone told me one price and I get there and its $2 more.... okay.

Thank B T
Appleton, WI
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221 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I love hibachi and this is one of the best I've been to. I tried steak, chicken, and salmon. All were excellent. Fun chefs and good service.

Thank ma_golfman
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The cheff was wonderful but the food was ok. I called back with a question and the receptionist acted as if I was not important. She didn't want to take the time to ask a simple question. This made me question do I really want to go back for a second visit. Not happy with that.

Thank Joe C
Ocala, Florida
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261 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

We went to Yamato's for Tom's birthday. We wanted to sit where the hibachi grills are for great picture taking as well as the food. The hostess said we had to sit at a table that 5 others were already at. She said "I have to fill that table before anyone can sit at another". It soon was obvious that... More 

Thank Janis H
Ocala, Florida
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86 reviews
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

My family got together for my sister's birthday and this is a great place to celebrate. We sat at the Hibachi and could converse effortlessly with each other around the grill. It was an enjoyable experience that my sister really enjoyed. The prices are reasonable and even the imported Japanese beer was modestly priced. You get a lot of bang... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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184 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

We met friends of our's for lunch at Yamato's. We hadn't seen each other for awhile so we opted for a quieter area of the restaurant where we could talk so we didn't sit in the popular hibachi area which meant we missed the 'hoopla' that goes on there. We had very good food, excellent service by Tiffany, the use... More 

1 Thank Janis H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4714 SW College Rd, Ocala, FL 34474-5741
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Ocala
  • Phone Number: +1 352-304-6077

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