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Yamato Japanese Restaurant

1123 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 1938
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“sashimi” (37 reviews)
“seaweed salad” (6 reviews)
“salmon” (17 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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1123 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You get greeted with an “Irrashaimase” and the staff speaks Japanese, which is reassuring. We had takeaway with sushi, takoyaki, and ikayaki and it was all great and tasted as expected. Recommended for anyone looking for a good Japanese meal.

Thank TrailDan
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you want amasing fresh Japanese food, this is the restaurant to go to. It is our favourite Japanese restaurant. The sushi and sashimi are delicately prepared in front of you. It is art and a treat to watch. I highly recommend their sashimi, especially...More

Thank Madmac11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we used to love this place when we lived there 14 years ago so wanted to go back and check it out again. hasn't changed still great service and great food.

Thank Rokiii
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like sushi I highly recommend this place. The cooks thanks the customers when they leave and they do some kickass sushi!!!!

Thank makr75
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely enjoyed the food! Especially the salmon sashimi. That was fantastic. Ate here twice in a single day simply because it was amazing!

Thank jessiec0815
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent food. Good value and tasty! Would definitely come again when in Rotorua. We had, chicken karaange, squid karaange, yakitori octopus balls, sushi selection and eel on rice. Delicious! I'd recommend making a reservation or get there early cos within 10mins of opening, the place...More

Thank wkhloh
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I'm currently staying in Rotorua for 6 nights and I decided to try Yamato since I love Japanese food. I entered the restaurant and it was absolutely packed. It took me quite a while to choose from their menu - a lot of dishes looked...More

Thank OkamiCaro
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We decided on Yamatos and glad we did.As soon as we walked in we were greeted with friendly staff and made to feel welcome ( no reservation ) .The food was not expensive and very enjoyable .The only thing was they put the food on...More

1  Thank vernsletterbox
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed my meal. I ordered the udon noodle soup with tempura and also salmon sashimi. The sushis are made to order. Food tasted fresh and staff attentive

Thank Carolina G
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We choose Yamato for lunch as the food was being made to order by the "Sushi Master" at the sushi bar & it was small & authentic. Everything we had from eel to spicy tuna handrolls to the Katsu Donburi were excellent. Serves are large...More

1  Thank Lynda M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
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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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