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1234 W Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715-3254
+1 406-522-3989
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11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
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Bozeman
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very accommodating and asked to not toss broccoli or spray Sake at us ladies. Food awesome and worth price Don't get table facing kitchen.

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Thank joannw336
Laramie, Wyoming
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86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

The outside was almost a deterrent for us as it looks a little sketchy but we are so glad we went in. The sushi was fantastic and we regretted not ordering that as our main dish. Our entree soup was also fantastic though so all was well. Our waiter was great and our glasses never came close to being empty.... More 

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Thank Katie R
Dallas, Texas
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

The staff is courteous and friendly, the service is great, and the ramen is to DIE FOR! I've been to a decent amount of ramen restaurants, but this one will always stand out. Watanabe adds a great mix to the cuisine of south Montana. If you're passing through the Treasure State, then this is a treasure you HAVE to try... More 

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Thank JeyCee1989
Sanibel Island, Florida
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Authentic cuisine, great service. Hours are restrictive so make sure to check before heading there. Sushi is delightful, as well as their bowls. Great prices, usually about 25$ for the two of us. My favorite place in Bozeman.

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Thank elly79172
Singapore, Singapore
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293 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Small eatery place. Menu was bare minimal. No sushi served during lunch. Soft shell crab was tiny. Teriyaki chicken was way overcooked and tough to bite. Noodle's broth seemed to be made from soup paste and way too salty (lots of msg). Waiter seems kinda rude bringing the check in the middle of our meal.

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Thank LorenzSingapore
Bozeman, Montana
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

The most authentic Japanese restaurant in Bozeman. The food is out of this world. Sushi, Udon, Chicken Katsu and the sauces and soup broths are amazing. I believe all are made from scratch. Cozy dining area and great staff. If you love Japanese food, then you must try this place. It is the best.

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Thank Michael S C
Bozeman, Montana
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Went there for lunch couple days ago. I ordered an appetizer, love the gyoza! For main menu we ordered chicken bowl yakiniku and shrimp yaki udon. They were awesome! Laid back enviroment, friendly service. Will come back again!

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Thank luvelle
Dupont, Washington
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went to lunch here before getting on the road. I had the pork ramen and my husband had a chicken teriyaki type dish. Both were very good and our server was very prompt and friendly. I would love to have tried the Udon as well, but will have to wait for the next time in Bozeman.

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Thank amandalou3333
Bozeman, Montana
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203 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

It's been kind of hit and miss for this place. Sometimes it's really good, and sometimes it is simply awful. I will go back a couple of times to see if there's any consistency either way....but for the time being, all I can really say about it is it's quiet, cozy, and that's all well and good......time will tell on... More 

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Thank Taylor W
Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Traditional, no- frills Japanese food, the way it is in Japan, not California. Basic rolls that really bring out the flavors and textures of the ingredients, excellent tempura, very generous portions. Very nice people. Japanese people eat there.

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Thank Jim F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
Saturday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1234 W Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715-3254
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Bozeman
  • Phone Number: +1 406-522-3989
Description
This is a small Japanese restaurant on west Main street in Bozeman. The food, service, and atmosphere are great, I have eaten here many times and always left happy. I think the sushi is much better than the other touted sushi restaurant in Bozeman.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?