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Yamato Japanese Steak & SFD

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2610 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27332
+1 919-777-5222
11:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Sanford, North Carolina
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86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We have not been to Yamato's in quite a while and found a birthday occasion to be a good reason to give them a visit. The food was good as it usually is but at the same time, the salt content seemed to be extremely high. We love to eat at this Japanese style steak-house but my wife and I... More 

Thank MWB2011
Raleigh, NC
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We went for sushi on a Wednesday night. Service at first was a little rough. "May we have a sushi menu please?" "May we have some wasabi please?" "May we have chop sticks please?" The server finally got the message that we were there for the true Japanese food experience and we were professionals, if you will. The portion size... More 

Thank ThatCouple
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We lived in Japan for 4 years. And this good place for us to remember those days. Service and food are always good. The menu has not changed in awhile.

Thank D'Wayne H
Sanford, North Carolina
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

This is a comfortable venue with Japanese cuisine and a sushi bar, albeit, the sushi bar is limited and not available full time. The Japanese food is not cooked on hibachi tables, but is delicious and plates are quantifiable with generous portions. Parking is limited. They also have a carryout drive through.

Thank ayala52
Sanford, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Other than them having weird hours, I've never been disappointed. The food is always great! I usually order sushi or hibachi chicken.

Thank bcridges
Southern Pines, United States
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

We have been coming to Yamato's for years and years. There is nothing special about this place, but that adds to its charm because the food is consistently good and the wait staff are very attentive. I wouldn't dine here for sushi, unless you like very basic rolls. However, their hibachi and teriyaki entrees are delicious. And I think they... More 

Thank Emily C
Sanford, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Have gotten take out several times, it has always been good. Usually get the terayaki chicken or Hibachi chicken with zucchini and onions, like tohave more zucchini than onions, but last time had too many onions. The yum yum sauce is so good on the rice. Over all we do like it.

Thank del0res1234
Apex, North Carolina
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

The food is average at best. The big problem with this restaurant is that it is not clean inside. Everything inside feels like it has not been cleaned in 5 years. We use to go here once a week for take out, but went inside for dinner one night and walked out immediately after sitting in the restaurant.

1 Thank Beachgoer365
Sanford, North Carolina
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

Really like the hibachi chicken or steak... not much to the salad that comes with the meal but the soup is good. Price is very reasonable and food fixed in a reasonable amount of time. They have a window to pick up take out from your car!

Thank Freedom352013
Raleigh, North Carolina
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

Sushi is not very good but the hibachi style food is ok. Good for a group of co-workers to go for lunch but I wouldn't try to impress anyone by going here.

1 Thank tammyb2442015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Steakhouse, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2610 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27332
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Sanford
  • Phone Number: +1 919-777-5222

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