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Yamato Japanese Steakhouse

526 NW 60th Street, Gainesville, FL 32607-6055
+1 352-332-4466
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
526 NW 60th Street, Gainesville, FL 32607-6055
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To begin with, you usually go to this type of establishment to be entertained and have good food, both of which you expect to pay extra for. Looking around watching other cooks, we could not see much interaction or entertainment. Then our cook came, he...More

Thank ScubaRock
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Yamato's is a great place for the entire family. We celebrate our grandson's 11 birthday. The chef regaled us with his culinary use of knives and cooking utensils. The food ( I had the tuna) was well prepared, well seasoned and there was plenty. I...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Food was excellent service was excellent! Unfortunately our waiter was training and ended up dropping a whole drink ON TOP! of another customer at our table. She was kind and understanding of the situation.

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Our family of 4 went here to celebrate the New Year. We made reservations but still had to wait for our table about 10 min. The atmosphere was fun and the food was prepared in front of us wonderfully! It had great taste and flavor,...More

1  Thank kcflo
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Great spot for my family. We really enjoy hibachi meals. On this occasion, our waitress was particularly great. Be sure to ask for Micah when there. Great personality and on top of everything!

1  Thank LiveLoveEatWell
Reviewed 7 November 2016

My extended family and I recently visited Yamato's again after a long absence. I previously had good experiences here, but things were highly inconsistent on this latest visit. One particular aspect that really annoyed me prompted me to write this review... First, I can report...More

1  Thank jamesj75pet
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We had made reservations for 7:30. Arrived, and they did not have our reservation and blamed the bar that takes the reservations. They added us to the END of the wait list even though THEY messed up the reservation. Waited 40 minutes with tables being...More

2  Thank shivers10
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Family of six went to Yamato's for a birthday dinner celebration. I have eaten at various Japanese steakhouses in other cities, and have to say that the food quality/taste at Yamato's is much better than those I have visited in the past. I ordered the...More

1  Thank DTailer
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The food is good, the price is high. The entertainment not so much! Won't do my birthday there again.

1  Thank Raven00813
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Had a teppanyaki lunch special with some old co-workers. I have to say the food was decent, but the service was downright lousy. The waitress forgot to turn on the grill when we sat down for lunch. Then the waiter shorted food for one of...More

2  Thank Edwin A
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are we going to be bumping elbows with strangers ?
16 January 2017|
Response from Dwright A |
if you don't have a big enough party, you will, but it's fine. My wife and I go and we have never had a problem with anyone
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 13:45
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 13:45
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 13:45
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 526 NW 60th Street, Gainesville, FL 32607-6055
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-332-4466
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