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Robata Grill & Sake Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3658 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923-8731
+1 831-624-2643
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Monterey, California
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did not like anything about this place except the little candies at the hostess station. The sashimi was poor quality, and I mean the poorest of the poor and was kind of a dark color. My boyfriend got Ramen and I could tell by looking at it that the noodles were over cooked. He said we could have made a... More 

Thank Miranda N
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place with awesome service and extraordinary food. The castroville ten for an appetizer was delicatly fried in such a light batter that was terrific. The salad dressing was fabulous and unique. All the sushi rolls we ate were phenomenal, and were all priced very reasonably. The wait staff were all knowledgeable, attentive, and friendly. A must stop sushi spot... More 

Thank Peyton C
Carmel, California
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207 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Another couple along with my husband and I opted to meet for dinner at Robata on an early evening at what we thought was the tail-end of a storm. We arrived and were promptly seated, given enough time to chat and peruse the menu when the server came to see if we had any questions. As our friends had not... More 

Thank mswiseguy
1 review
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

I can't understand why this restaurant recieves high ratings. Here are reasons 1. Very low quality of food. I know I have a high standard for sushi as an asian, but this is lower than average sushi places in US. (FYI, do not ever order fried chicken.) 2. Unkind staff. I ordered four different kinds of sushi and three of... More 

Thank Sally C
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Surprisingly good, nice staff. Great food, excellent deal for seniors on the menu. Made taking older relatives out for dinner a pleasant surprise.

Thank Jessie V
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I visited this jap grill last March and I thought that for now it's the best japanese grill that i ever visited. Awesome dishes, pretty good service , fair price. Thank you!

Thank foenn
Nashville, Tennessee
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103 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Every once in a while you have food that is so good, you are compelled to write it down, to document the goodness. I write quite a few reviews, sometimes months after visiting a restaurant or attraction. Not Robata. I had to to explain right now how flavorful and deliciously rich and crispy the "Crunchy Carmel" roll is (Salmon, Tempura... More 

Thank GOBLUE80
Carmel Valley, California
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Robata's has long been a favorite. This was our first visit under new ownership. We were seated immediately and our waitress showed up quickly to take our drink orders of iced tea and hot green tea. The iced tea came rather quickly. After a wait of over five minutes, I asked about my hot tea and was told it would... More 

Thank Annette P
San Francisco, California
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40 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Robata has been located at the Barnyard for many years. In the 90's this was an amazing Restaurant with a fantastic Owner. Nowadays there appeared to be Hispanics ( Mexicans ) preparing the Food. The Ambience is alright but the Food should be better for the prices being charged. The wait time is slow but Staff seem friendly. Food lacked... More 

Thank von Preussen M
Villa Rica, Georgia
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

I always look forward to stopping by the Robata sushi restaurant. My work usually has me staying at the Mission Inn which is walking distance from this restaurant. I sit at the sushi bar and the chef amazes me with his work. The Tuna (Maguro) is the best I have had.

Thank Guy G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3658 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923-8731
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-624-2643

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