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Yamato Japanese Restaurant

2104 61st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-1403
+1 409-744-2742
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (46 reviews)
“fried rice” (8 reviews)
“bento box” (4 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:30All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
2104 61st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-1403
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Including all the bazillions of sushi bars and Japanese show grills our Yamato's truly has them all beat! Normally I would be shocked to make this statement but I have literally eaten sushi the world over and this family run business has them all beat...More

Thank criticalchristopher
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

I didn't find the quality of the food all that great. The lobster I had was tough like a frozen not fresh one and the tempura batter was just ok. Service was friendly but a bit slack in clearing away.

Thank Viviane B
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We came here for dinner one night. The Japanese food was very average. There is a sushi bar and the roll that I had was good. Service was pretty slow, but the restaurant was busy. We did not do the Haibatchi tables.

Thank beachbreeze66
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

We visited for lunch but have been to dinner many times. Buntin box lunches were great. They keep very clean, not surprising for a Japanese restaurant but welcomed none the less!

Thank bplanck
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This was one of the greatest tasting HIbatchi restaurants we have been to. The steak and shrimp with fried rice was cooked to perfection. We had a very experienced chef that was incredibly funny with many unique tricks we have not seen. I don't want...More

1  Thank Michael H
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Yamato is a greet place to take the family for entertaining dining destination. The chefs do a great presentation as they prepare the food as you sit at the cooking table. Food itself is good as well.

Thank D S
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is by far one of the better places for sushi that I have ever been to. The hibachi is average. They can get busy! Make a reservation.

1  Thank Charles G
Reviewed 6 February 2017

totally worth visiting at least once. Sushis are nice, fish is always fresh. Make sure you sit by the big table and order something from the Hibachi menu. The show they put with it is pretty cool. All the food is good, haven't had a...More

1  Thank Dan K
Reviewed 9 January 2017

My wife and I visited Yamato on our anniversary trip to Galveston. It was a Saturday night (8:00 pm) and the place was PACKED. They do take reservations, so if you're planning to visit on a Fri or Sat night, I'd definitely recommend making a...More

1  Thank TexasDadJSR
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We LOVE this place. We eat here every week and never tire of it -ever. The sushi is very fresh and the sushi chefs are great! Service is wonderful - even on busy nights. Now, stay away so we still get our good table!!

2  Thank Craig V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2104 61st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-1403
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-744-2742
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