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Yamaguchi's Sake and Tapas - CLOSED

125 Codell Drive, Lexington, KY
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19 Aug 2015
“Very Expensive Bar”
26 Dec 2014
“Don't come here - I want this place all to myself”
Restaurant Hours Closed
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125 Codell Drive, Lexington, KY
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Reviewed 19 August 2015

The five star rating needs to be accompanied by an explanation, since most people will look at this place as a dinner option. First, it doesn't open until 8pm. And it's clear why. This is a place to go drink, and order food to go...More

1  Thank Palooka32
Reviewed 26 December 2014

Kudos to Mr. and Mrs. Yamaguchi for creating a such a world-class place! You don't stumble upon this place, you have to look for it. Simple interior, dark, yet inviting atmosphere. Everything on the menu is top notch, fresh and made in house, and sake...More

6  Thank tianao529
Reviewed 26 November 2014

Yamaguchi is hands down the best dining experience in town. No matter what you order you will be pleased. We usually order 8 dishes for 2 couples. The waitress will bring them out in perfect order; starting with lighter fare and progressing to the richest...More

3  Thank lexingtongal
Reviewed 7 August 2014

This is one of the best culinary experiences to treat yourself to in Lexington. Its open late. Order a few dishes. Drink some sake. Share. Order more. Enjoy. The atmosphere is peaceful. No parties larger than 6. NO CELL PHONES. The food is out of...More

2  Thank Christine H
Reviewed 22 November 2013

Every time we come here we leave in a great mood and full of great food (and sake). We may pay a good bit of money, but I will gladly pay for this experience any day of the week. If you haven't tried Yamaguchi's, you're...More

4  Thank JGBedell
Reviewed 16 June 2013

This is not a place for those looking for discount sushi, bento boxes, tempura this or that, or meat teriaki. You will be disappointed. But if you want something quite different from most Japanese restaurants and don't mind paying more for good quality on a...More

3  Thank Pasqualinho
Reviewed 6 June 2013

By far the most authentic epicurean eatery in Lexington. Wonderful owners, food, and ambiance. A must try.

2  Thank BentonMaglinger
Reviewed 27 April 2013

This place is one of the most unusual restaurants in Lexington. It is a small place that has a large and esoteric menu of tapas which are made while you wait, and a good selection of wines and sake. The owner takes great pains to...More

2  Thank Steve232
Reviewed 5 January 2012

We frequent this place once each month or two, many locals are not aware of this little secret gem of a place. The atmosphere and the jazz music are part of the appeal. Others rave about the food in previous revews. I second all the...More

3  Thank swhitelex
Reviewed 27 December 2011

Outstanding REAL Japanese restaurant. Not your typical sushi place. It is quaint, modern, inviting, small, charming, romantic place with great and authentic Japanese dishes that are very delicious and creative. Although the chef is from a small fishing village in southern Japan, his dishes are...More

2  Thank bariatricrunner
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  • Address: 125 Codell Drive, Lexington, KY
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
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