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Yamato Japanese Restaurant

) #32 of 177 Restaurants in Rotorua €€ - €€€ Japanese, Sushi, Asian
1123 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 1938
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“sashimi” (34 reviews)
Opens in 20 min
All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
1123 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate a selection of dishes: Sushi, sashimi, miso, steak. Plus japanese bear and saki. Decor was a little dated. Would have preferred to have sat on the floor.

Thank JBNZ1969
Reviewed 15 May 2017

The first impression is that the restaurant is sooo Japanese. From the table bar setting to menu to the food preparation, it's really nice and enjoyable. You can watch the chef preparing your sushi or sashimi in front of you. Food itself taste good as...More

Thank Loyjvy
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Authentic taste for all the dishes in the menu. Friendly and polite staffs. The imported Japanese beer is a must.

Thank Zexenknight
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

The food at this restaurant was the best we had in New Zealand. The staff are all Japanese and the sushi is made right in front of you. It's really authentic and really delicious. We had chicken katsu, tempura udon and pickled radish (couldn't have...More

Thank nicoleeeks
Reviewed 9 May 2017

I have been watching 'Samurai Gourmet" on Netflix and decided that we should go to a Japanese restaurant for Tuesday lunch. We arrived 10 minutes after opening and the restaurant was already half full with a continual buzz of conversation. We were there for about...More

Thank John5518
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Been here twice now and just simply loving it. My partner and I have been trying Japanese restaurant all over NZ from invercargill up to Auckland CBD throughout year and by far the best fresh top quality food here.

Thank Rica S
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Friendly service on a busy night. Nice atmosphere and quality of food first-class. Extremely good value and range of food Try the warm saki!!

Thank Phila987
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Great service even though the restaurant was crowded when we visited. It was kid friendly, and the food was authentic Japanese and very good. Would definitely go back if we visit the area again.

Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Good fast service, busy restaurant. Glad I booked. Children liked it, so did parents. Reasonable price, good food. Will visit again next time I am in rotorua

Thank 504stevee45
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Prompt and friendly service. Sashimi was fresh. Great selection of food. Made us feel like we were back in japan.

Thank milesofmars
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
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18:00 - 21:00
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18:00 - 21:00
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12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
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