We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Yamato Steak House of Japan

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
360 Columbiana Dr, Columbia, SC 29212-2252
+1 803-407-0033
11:30 - 21:30
Open now
See all hours
Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri 17:00 - 22:30
Sat 15:30 - 22:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 45: English reviews
Level Contributor
18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This place is mind blowing! They cook in front of you! I have never been to a place where they do that. It is delicious! I totally recommend this place. The rainbow sherbet there was the best I have ever had!!

Thank chinchillakees
Columbia, South Carolina
Level Contributor
22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Horrible service rude introduction Rude when called in to check on menu Sushi not fresh People were trying to rush ordering 3 cars in parking lot

Thank erink535
Level Contributor
24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

I found this restaurant very accommodating in the fact that you don't have to sit in the large Hibachi tables to enjoy a meal with your significant other. We sat in the sushi area and we're taken care of by Lauren who was very outgoing. She was a little over the top but made our experience interesting. We will definitely... More 

Thank MancityChamps
York, South Carolina
Level Contributor
88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Delicious food and a great show! (FYI the chef may throw shrimp for you to catch) Large portions and you can get doggy bags to take it home. They also have really good mints. We were disappointed to find out that they messed up our bill afterwards.

1 Thank ArwenElf
Columbia, South Carolina
Level Contributor
79 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Good location , open for dinner, entertaining hibachi chefs, great menu of drinks, hibachi specials, and sushi. Great for the family gathering and special occasion.

Thank marinator6888
Hopkins, South Carolina
Level Contributor
58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Nice Bar to wait at and have a drink until the rest of your party arrives. The cooks are not just cooking, the interact with the customers, and so a mini show while preparing the meal. Fish allergies?? I wouldn't chance it coming here. It's not to steep on your pockets, and it's a very friendly environment. Food tastes delicious,... More 

Thank LuxuryTravelVIP
Level Contributor
65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

In my opinion, this was a terrible experience in every way. It started with the hostess greeting our birthday party of 21 in a rude manner, informing us that she would not seat any of us until all our party arrived, even after explaining to her it was a surprise celebration. After 10 minutes passed from our reservation time, she... More 

2 Thank Denise C
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Stopped here because our girls were craving hibachi, and it did not disappoint! The service was excellent and our chef Sebastian did a terrific job! We did not have a whole lot in our takeout containers... Was delicious! Would definitely recommend! Thanks for a great visit!

Thank Hollymweiss
West Columbia, South Carolina
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Have always gone to Miyabi's up the street, decided to try Yamato's for a change...bad choice on my end, food quality is not there but the prices are like if they were a 5 star restaurant, which they are far from

Thank Eric L
Rochester, New York
Level Contributor
140 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Eight of us ate here after making reservations online and then calling to change the number in our party. We all needed to be there before we could be seated. Some highlights from my point of view included the option for a creamy dressing dressing on the salad (delicious), a tasty clear soup without too much soy sauce, and perfectly... More 

Thank Treehugger14625

Travellers who viewed Yamato Steak House of Japan also viewed


Been to Yamato Steak House of Japan? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
15:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 360 Columbiana Dr, Columbia, SC 29212-2252
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-407-0033

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Yamato Steak House of Japan staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?