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Arigato Japanese Restaurant

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13 N Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002-1702
+1 413-253-1070
11:30 - 21:30
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All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Province of Seville, Spain
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice conventional Japanese restaurant with good selection of inexpensive lunch specials. Good sushi and nice service

Thank Juan T
Attleboro, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I went to pick up my son at college and as always, I try to explore the different restaurants in town. The place is not luxurious, but the service was fast, good wine for the price, variety in the menu so everyone is pleased, and the noodles that I ordered were the most exquisite I have ever tried. I really... More 

Thank Maria Elena B
Howey in the Hills, Florida
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Greasy sushi tempura appetizer. Big greasy slabs of zucchini, sweet potato, white potato came with it. Main course we ordered a bento-style box which contained more of the same. Sushi roll rice was sub-standard and warm: it is supposed to be cold.

Thank audreysreed
Amherst, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Usually in menus as chirashi, the dish is simply various forms of sashimi over rice. The first time I ordered it was in NYC about 30 years ago, and I was happily surprised. Initially, I was thinking I was tired, and it would be easier to eat this than dealing with keeping my sushi together or simply having sashimi without... More 

Thank fireUrchin-b
Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Good food, quick service, and cheap food. I had a good time going to this place, i generally don't like sushi but this place is alright.

Thank Vyshedsky
Overland Park, Kansas, United States
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

We always eat at this restaurant whenever we come to Amherst. Hadn't been there for 5 years and it was still the same high quality food.

Thank Penny R
boston, ma, usa
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281 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

convenient location, casual ambiance, delicious japanese preparations, wonderful. the noodle dishes and dumplings were superb. fast service, relaxed dining, good sake menu, recommended.

Thank Perspectech
Amherst, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

I got the Zirashi, which is just sashimi on a bed of sushi rice, and was only mildly impressed with the overall quality. The fish is fine, but there isn't any wow factor. The sushi rice isn't as sweet and sticky as at other Japanese restaurants I've been to. The special rolls are equally average, having little attention to presentation.... More 

Thank Lindsey A
Amherst, Massachusetts
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148 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

You want top-notch asian food and you don't want to wait for a table? I've been here at least 10 times, and it has always been good. Not too pricey, with a great selection of Sushi and such. Immediate seating whenever I've been there.

Thank g0ldengut
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

We have had family dinners here as well as our son and his roommates during the school session. Always great sushi, great service.

Thank Debra W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 N Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002-1702
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Hampshire County  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: +1 413-253-1070

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?