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Yamato Japanese Restaurant

Japanese Restaurant in Broadway at the Beach

 
Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Rated: 3.4 out of 5 with 93 Reviews

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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
21st Ave North & Hwy 17
Broadway at the Beach
843-448-1959
Hours: N/A
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Mar 15th, 2014 at 10:27 am
From: myrtle beach, SOUTH CAROLINA
By: js


Avg. Rating:5
Theye are the best on the Grand Stand. I never had bad food there and always had great service .
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Jul 06th, 2013 at 11:08 am
From: Shelby, NC
By: ala


Avg. Rating:2.7
We were seated in a section that was somewhat enclosed by walls. The area had some fans set up but the heat was horrible. When I asked about it, the manager said, "Yeah, we know it is hot. We are working on it." Where I was seated hot air was blowing on my legs from under the table. The chef was fun at first but I then sped up and rushed through our meal at such a pace that they forgot to serve our salads. I would not eat there again. Unfortunately, I couldn't enjoy my food or the time with my family due to the heat!
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Aug 09th, 2012 at 3:17 pm
From: Greer, SC
By: sh


Avg. Rating:4.3
We make it a point to eat here every year. Make sure you make a reservation though. Otherwise, you'll be waiting a LONG time. The food is superb, the chefs are entertaining and the service is great!
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Jul 29th, 2012 at 8:05 pm
From: Duncannon, PA
By: tka


Avg. Rating:4.5
Best hibachi we have ever been to. We always come here a night on vacation. Reservations for larger parties is definitely recommended. The chefs are fun and you get a ton of food.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Jul 20th, 2012 at 2:43 pm
From: Myrtle beach, SC
By: ll


Avg. Rating:3
First and last time. My server smelled of cigarettes. And they are always on their phones. And the "show" sucked he was dropping everything. Waist of money and time. And the server needs to get a new job. If you can't carry a tray then find a new career
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Jul 16th, 2012 at 2:38 pm
From: St-Basile-le-Grand, QUEBEC
By: g.b.


Avg. Rating:4
It was a great experience every time we went there. Going back to Myrtle in october and we will go back to Yamato.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Jul 11th, 2012 at 1:46 pm
From: ST.albans , WV
By: jb


Avg. Rating:4.2
Great food couldnt eat it all great atmosphere chiefs were really good
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Jul 05th, 2012 at 10:02 pm
From: Wichita, KS
By: rs


Avg. Rating:2.2
I would honestly have to say that this is the worst hibachi restaurant our family has ever been to. Our chef was not friendly and the waiter was rude. I expected our chef to do tricks and make us laugh but we never got any of that. The food was not great either and very bland. It was definitely not worth the money. We felt like they were rushing our table to get out of there so they could seat more people. The atmosphere was too dark and smokey. I would highly not recommend this establishment to anyone.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Apr 14th, 2012 at 10:57 pm
From: Thurmond , NC
By: af


Avg. Rating:5
Best restaurant ever! We live in NC and come to Myrtle beach with all intentions of eating here! The best Japanese hands down we have ever eaten!
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Feb 12th, 2012 at 8:48 pm
From: raleigh, NC
By: ms


Avg. Rating:2.2
I was not inpressed here at all. The waiting area had a foul smell. We also waited, what seemed like, forever for a table. Once seated it was loud and very smokey. We were told one of the exhaust fans was not working properly, and the manger was going to fix that ASAP. The smoke was blowing directly in our faces the entire cooking time. After complaing several times we were told they would bring us out a floor fan-which we never received. It was so smokey we could not eat until he was completly done cooking and the grill was cleaned.YUK!!!! By that time we were sick from the smell of smoke and our eyes were burning. Once we left our clothes smelled horrible-we had to go home to change-not a very nice evening out with friends. Not a great experience at all. We will never return to this place.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Sep 20th, 2011 at 3:53 pm
From: Fredericton,New Brunswick, Canada , ME
By: rc


Avg. Rating:3.5
Have been to myrtle beach 5 times now with rather a large group of golfers, we try to make one night out of the week a japanese night. This will be our 3rd year going to this particular restaurant. The food and service are great, the entertainment is great, some chefs are better than others but over all great. The prices for what you get to eat are worth every cent. Usually you can't eat everything put in front of you. I would highly recommend if you have never tried it before. We always make reservations in advance and may wait 10 -15 min before being seated, no problem you can sit in the bar and have a drink. We have a group of 48 booked for this fall 2011 from the Atlantic Provinces, Canada.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Aug 05th, 2011 at 12:21 am
From: Myrtle Beach, SC
By: a.t.


Avg. Rating:2
Worst Japanese Steakhouse themed restaurant I have ever been to. Long wait to eat in a dark, hot, smokey, busy, loud, boring place with basic food. Honestly needs proper ventilation. Not Vacation quality.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Jun 16th, 2011 at 10:39 am
From: ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OH
By: csd


Avg. Rating:2.3
I cannot tell you how disappointed we were in the service that we recieved while visiting your restaurant while on vacation this year. We brought with us 7 new guests that had never experienced the japanese dining before. We had been bragging to them for weeks about the entertainment of the chefs while dining as being as big a part of the evening as the meal. Boy were we disappointed. The chef did not even talk to us, let alone interact with his cooking - no tricks, no laughing, no fire - - - nothing ! our guests were being entertained from the surrounding tables. They accually turned their chairs to watch the other chefs preparing food for guests at nearby tables. How sad. We paid for entertainment from afar. We were so disappointed that we will try another japanese restaurant next year. Sorry...
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Jun 12th, 2011 at 2:48 pm
From: Steubenville, OHIO
By: catalogs


Avg. Rating:3.7
I went to yamato's last year for my birthday and i loved it the wait staff is very nice and well organized the wait was about 10 minutes do to the restaurant being very lightly packed, but it is not always like that i've gone there many times before and it is very packed sometimes.The restaurant was very nice with apperence and i loved how it was cool when it was about 85degrees outside.Once we were seeted are waiterss showed up and took our order for drinks,salda,and food.before our chef came our waiterss gave us a fresh salda,soup,and our drinks.Once are chef arrived i was excited untile he started hitting on my mother and i did not take very kindly.Other then that the staff was very nice,the food was delicous.Although i would advise you if you get a chef with a player sticker on his sauses and spices box i would ask for a different chef if you dont want him hitting on every women at your table.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: May 29th, 2011 at 4:54 pm
From: Fairmont, WV
By: eb


Avg. Rating:5
We made our annual trip to Yamato at Broadway at the Beach. As always, never have been disappointed. The food is absolutely perfect, as is the service. The chef we had was one of the best ever. Make sure you get extra "yum yum" sauce for your rice. Our server was ever in training and did a great job. Never a compliant for this place, only that dinner was over to quick, now have to wait another year.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Mar 21st, 2011 at 12:10 am
From: fayetteville, N.C.
By: cj


Avg. Rating:3.2
I brought my husband there today for this birthday and I was not very satisfied with the food... I have ate at the one in Columbia many of times and just don't understand why my veggies rice and shrimp was burnt and so was my husbands... didn't make a good dinner and we drove three hours to come and eat there... the birthday celebration really Sucked!!! I will not to the one at Myrtle beach ever again... but my waiter was nice. Mrs. Cris Johnson
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Mar 09th, 2011 at 12:35 pm
From: Ontario, CDN
By: jm


Avg. Rating:4.2
I have been to several Japenese resturants in Myrtle Beach and for a while Yamato's was the best but i feel the level of food quality has gone down significantly. The atmosphere is great nad the people are nice but for hte price there are better places.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Jan 02nd, 2011 at 5:41 pm
From: Cary, NC
By: cd


Avg. Rating:5
I have eaten here several times. Wonderful food and wonderful service. I enjoy the 'cooking show' and I like the chefs' sense of humor. Great place!
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Nov 02nd, 2010 at 4:55 pm
From: Little River, SC
By: rs


Avg. Rating:4.5
This is THE BEST Japanese Hibachi restaurant on the Grand Strand, by far! Whenever I have family or friends in town, I always take them there. The food is fabulous, both the entrees and their sushi. If I'm not mistaken, they have happy hour in the sushi bar with specials on sushi (or at least they did). The staff is awesome! I'be been going there for ten years and still see many of the same faces. This area has huge turnover in the rest industry. To see a place have such loyal employees means that they must be doing something right.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Aug 23rd, 2010 at 7:22 pm
From: Pulaski, VA
By: mk


Avg. Rating:3.5
As always, great food and fun. Prices are like any other restaurant, a little pricy but that is to be expected. We always enjoy coming back to eat here.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Jun 27th, 2010 at 10:28 pm
From: Heath Springs, SC
By: jm


Avg. Rating:4.3
We come to this restaurant every time we come to Myrtle Beach. Even in the peak season we are still seated with in 45 mins. This is by far our favorite restaurant! If you love Japanese you have to go to this restaurant! It can be expensive but worth it!!!
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Jun 13th, 2010 at 2:10 pm
From: Atlanta, GA
By: ijp


Avg. Rating:5
Me and my family attended the Yamato restaurant last year, and loved it. The hostess was very kind, and the cook had amazing showmanship. The food was amazing and in very large portions too. I highly recommened it to anyone interested in fine hibachi restaurants.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Dec 21st, 2009 at 2:38 pm
From: Carolina Beach, NC
By: kb


Avg. Rating:4.2
I have to give this restaurant a good review.......we were seated promptly, served good food promptly in an entertaining manner, and checked out couteously and promptly.....I see that some reviews are mocking this being termed Japanese food......well, this is entertainment, it is not gourmet but neither do we pay for gourmet here.....it is resonably priced, and it is very good.....I wouldn't hesitate to dine here next time I have the desire to be close to twirling sharp knives !!
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Nov 07th, 2009 at 11:06 am
From: LONG ISALND, NY
By: trm


Avg. Rating:5
Best hibachi around! they have spicy mayo(yum yum sauce!) love this place.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Sep 20th, 2009 at 9:38 pm
From: Cincinnati, OH
By: gre


Avg. Rating:4.7
I was somewhat critical of Yamato when I reviewed after eating there in late July. Four of us ate there last Thursday, 9/17, and I have to say it was one of the best meals I ate during my week in MB> While the chefs have generally toned down their "shows", the chef we had this night was outstanding and provided us all with a great meal. Some advice for eating at Yamato - they offer a $5 shrimp cocktail which contains 5 very large shrimp. Also, you can get an extra portion of hibachi fried rice for $2 with you dinner. We all took advantage of this and ate hibachi food for lunch the following day. Our waitress was very helpful and thorough, and the restaurant was spotless this time which was one of my concerns on my previous visit. In short, if you like hibachi style food, you have to eat at Yamato.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Sep 06th, 2009 at 8:25 pm
From: St Clairsville, OHIO
By: chrissy m


Avg. Rating:4.8
This restaurant was wonderful. It was our first meal to start off our week long trip. My husband ordered the Filet, Chicken, and Shrimp. I ordered the Filet and Shrimp. The meals come with a chicken broth like soup, an appetizer of shrimp, salads, veggies, and rice. OMG--was the food delicious! We both left there talking about our experience for days! It is for sure worth the time and money. It is moderately priced, considering all the food you recieve. The presentation of the food (the chef cooking in front of you) was a lot of fun too. You have to make this a MUST when you stop by Myrtle.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Aug 19th, 2009 at 11:54 am
From: Surfside Beach, SC
By: de


Avg. Rating:2.2
I have been here 3 times now and will not return and I live here, I only go so family can enjoy Broadway at the beach, this is my last trip I gave if 3 shots, Food is over priced filet is not filet mignon, very hot inside, grills are old and dirty , portions are small and the chefs are boring what a rip off never again, would not recommend to anyone ever D'ONT DO IT
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Aug 02nd, 2009 at 1:51 pm
From: New York, NY
By: la


Avg. Rating:4
My husband I try lots of Japanese Steak Houses. Yamatos is hands down the best. The sauces are awesome. The have yum yum sauce or spicy mayo which is hard to find. Usually leaving a Japanese restaurant I get this awful taste that is still there the next morning not at Yamatos. We have been visiting there since it opened in 95. We love it!!!!!
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Jul 29th, 2009 at 9:31 pm
From: York, SC
By: pfa


Avg. Rating:3
We have been to many Japanese restaurants where the chef puts on a great show..this isn't one of them. Our chef was quiet, almost grim, as he trudged his way through each course. The food tasted like a dirty grill. This place obviously relies on first-time, versus repeat, customers. Our server, Laura, was very nice.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Jul 26th, 2009 at 4:27 pm
From: Cincinnati, OH
By: gre


Avg. Rating:3.8
My family has been eating at Yamato since it opened at Broadway at the Beach, and we go there every trip to MB. We went there last Sunday, 7/21 and for the first time I was somewhat disappointed. On the plus side, we utilized the ability to make reservations, arrived early and were seated immediately. We ordered our meals and waited with anticipation on the chef to appear at our table. Soon the chef arrived and in the end the food he prepared was very good as usual. However, I couldn't help notice that the much of the "show" normally put on by the chef was missing. Thinking this was just our chef, I watched other tables and indeed the "show" was greatly diminished at all tables. Also, I personally had the misfortune to be seated at the end of the hibachi opposite of where the chef started serving food. Therefore, I always got what was left of the item he was cooking and because of this, got small portions. Yamato was still a good place to eat. However, I feel it is slipping a little and with all the hibachi style restaurants now in Myrtle Beach, it may be time to try a new spot for my hibachi meal.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Jul 20th, 2009 at 1:20 pm
From: Greenville, SC
By: sv


Avg. Rating:4.5
When we arrived (around 5:15 in July) we were told there would be a 25 minute waiting time. However, we were buzzed to go back in about 8-9 minutes, so the wait time wasn't bad at all. Once seated, we noticed the heat right away. It was hot! The other couple at our table commented on it as well. It soon cooled down though (or we got use to it and didn't notice) I don't know. However, the delicious food made up for it! The food was great and nothing to complain about. I recommend this place highly. Overall, very good!!
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Jul 08th, 2009 at 10:29 pm
From: New York, NY
By: nn


Avg. Rating:2.8
You call it Japanese food? Have you ever tried it in another restaurant? How about the fact that EVERYONE in the party gets ton of rice dumped on their plates? And check out the menu: chicken, shrimp, steak... Yep, it is all cooked on the same grill, with the pretty much same sauces. You can do a better job in your own kitchen! Entertainment? well.. if you are with the kids that have never seen anything better than a chef that unsuccessfully tries several times to get the veggies in his chef's hat, than go ahead, and enjoy 'the show'. Please mind that for the money you will pay at the end, you could've enjoyed really good food some place else.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Jun 12th, 2009 at 9:49 pm
From: Anderson, SC
By: ab


Avg. Rating:4.8
Yamato is a great restaurant. We were immediately seated even though they were not accepting any reservations (call ahead seating). Service was above average. The food was GREAT! (love the Yum-Yum sauce!) The only Con to the entire experience was that it was hot in the restaurant... of course they do have 13+ grills going at the same time... It wasn't too uncomfortable...
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: May 21st, 2009 at 12:35 am
From: columbia, SC
By: bd


Avg. Rating:3
I took my daughter and her friend for my daughters birthday at 6pm on August 14th. The food was good and the cook was semi-entertaining but it was so hot in that place that I couldn't enjoy anything. Everyone I asked said the ac was working properly, but it was 90 degrees at least and very uncomfortable. My daughter and her friend agreed with me that we will never ever go in that place again in the summertime.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: May 09th, 2009 at 11:32 am
From: Conway, SC
By: pc


Avg. Rating:3.5
We go to this restaurant atleast 4-5 times a year. I love the fun there except one night, when we just asked for a specific cook. When a different cook came to the table, he acted like a jerk. Overall, we still go there but, if i get that same waitress or cook, i will get up and leave.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: May 06th, 2009 at 10:33 am
From: Conway, SC
By: mk


Avg. Rating:3
I have been to a lot of Japanese Restaurants across the country and Yamoto is by far the best of the best. We always have good service and the food is always excellent. You get your moneys worth, very large portions!! We have been coming to the restaurant for over 15 years and will always return!!!
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Apr 26th, 2009 at 8:06 pm
From: Lino Lakes, MN
By: jg


Avg. Rating:5
We had a party of 6 total, 5 adults and 1 child under the age of 2. 2 of us ordered the Chicken and Steak and 3`had the Chicken and Shrimp. The Steak was cooked exactly how we ordered it. The Chef was amazing. Provided GREAT entertainment for both us and the 22 month old we had with us. The waiter that brought our drinks, soup and salads was very efficient and took great care of us and met our needs. It was the first time for 2 in our party and they cannot wait to go back! The level of energy by the hostess, waiter and chef was unforgetable. Yamato is a resturant that we will go back to and enjoy as a family.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Mar 24th, 2009 at 9:07 pm
From: Elkhorn, NE
By: pb


Avg. Rating:3.7
This restaurant has seen better days, it needs to be remodeled. Bathrooms are run down and if you look around you can see it has been well used. The food was good but we were disappointed in the chef. Normally at this type of restaurant the chef is entertaining. Ours barely spoke and had no little tricks of fire. All in all a disappointing evening.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Mar 20th, 2009 at 4:21 pm
From: Bloomington, IN
By: mmw


Avg. Rating:4.7
For reference, I ordered an eel and cucumber roll and a spicy tuna roll, along with getting the mahi mahi hibachi. My friend got the chicken hibachi. As to the food, it was -fantastic-. My friend, who traditionally is the pickiest eater and complains about everything, for once had nothing to complain about. The teriyaki sauce on her chicken was spectacular, and the mix of vegetables served was above par. I especially liked the mayonnaise sauce given to dip anything into--it was fantastic. The soy sauce choice for my salad was also excellent. Our chef was very friendly, but obviously a little new. That was okay though, because he was nice. As many hibachis, I feel that this one was a bit expensive, but I'm also a poor college student so I tend to think most things are expensive ;). But it was still above average in price especially good.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Mar 20th, 2009 at 9:21 am
From: Kingston, ONTARIO
By: pc


Avg. Rating:4.7
The nine of us had a great time. The cook and server were excellent. The food portions were way over the top, literally! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who would enjoy a great cooking experience. A fun time for everyone.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Dec 26th, 2008 at 11:48 pm
From: Murrells Inlet, SC
By: mad


Avg. Rating:2.8
Lights way too bright on tables - the glare was so bad even the cooks did not want the lights in their face. Waitress was non accommodating at all - she said we would have to back to front and speek with someone to get the lights lowered? Figure that? Then she made sure she added her tips into our checks so the non professional "b1tc3h" got what she needed. We are local and never will return and will not recommend to anyone -----
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Sep 16th, 2008 at 6:22 pm
From: myrtle beach, SC
By: js


Avg. Rating:5
yamato restauart at the beach in myrtle beach sc. is the best restauart cooks in front of you. i been going there ever seen it open.they have very good service. i never had bad customer service there. the workers always treat you good there. food is very good also. js
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Sep 14th, 2008 at 5:31 pm
From: East Stone Gap, VA
By: ah


Avg. Rating:5
My husband and my brother and sister in-law visited last year and ate ar your restaurant. It was so delicious and the chef was really down to earth and friendly. My nephew is two years old and he was amazed at all the little tricks that the chef performed. We are coming back to the beach this next two weeks and we have already set aside a couple of nights to eat with you all! Thanks for a great dining experience
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Aug 30th, 2008 at 4:08 pm
From: Newark, OH
By: rb


Avg. Rating:3.3
The chef was terrible---when asked to smile for a pic he said he was busy--the shrimp was undercooked and had no seasonings---we watched him and he placed the shrimp on the grill, di dnot season it at all and did not even turn it once and then served it----The servings were skimpy esp the vegies. We have eaten at this resturant anually---twice each year while here on vacation for years, so we know how good it used to be and on 8-30-08 it was by far the worst meal we have ever eaten for our family of five here in Myrlte Beach
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Aug 09th, 2008 at 2:00 pm
From: Greensboro, NC
By: ts


Avg. Rating:2
I visited the restaurant on 8-8-08 and became highly disappointed with the quality of food for the price. I visit many Japanese restaurants and this one was the worst. The restaurant was filthty. As I was close to departing, I noticed food on the floor and food that has been collected in a vent on the floor where the chef cook. The only positive thing that I can speak on is the view. It had a spectacular view of the lake. But I would not advise the "rats" to eat at such a dirty establishment.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Aug 01st, 2008 at 6:41 pm
From: JAMESTOWN, NC
By: khc


Avg. Rating:4.7
This was the best japanese place I have ever eaten at! it was sooooooooooooo delicious!!.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Jul 12th, 2008 at 4:00 pm
From: Rockhill, SC
By: klc


Avg. Rating:5
When we come here it is always a good place to eat every time we go to the beach we always come here because we love it so much!!!
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Jul 02nd, 2008 at 10:39 pm
From: Taneytown, MD
By: rlb


Avg. Rating:4.2
What a wonderful restaurant,only three things in life are for sure,, death,taxes and Yamato's. I always get sushi,beef filet and chicken.Sushi is California roll-shrimp roll.Rice and veggies are awesme.Wish I could figure out the recipe for the Japanese mayonaise (wow).Look forward to this place all year long.There are 11 of us that visit there every year and we are never dissapointed.I only wish that the chef's would put on a little more a show.Seems that they get bored of the silly part of the visit but we think that it is great fun. What the heck,we're on vacation.Love it,Love it
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Jun 13th, 2008 at 7:37 pm
From: Prestonsburg, KY
By: bb


Avg. Rating:5
This was our first experience at Yamatos and it was GREAT! We went on a Friday and was seated immediately . The chef was great and very entertaining.Food was supberb and we highly reccomend Yamatos. Will be back when we visit Myrtle Beach in the future!
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Posted: Jun 06th, 2008 at 9:38 am
From: Falmouth, KY
By: j.c


Avg. Rating:5
This is the first time my family has ever had a Japanese meal.They loved watching the chef cook are meal.We went with another family that has enjoyed the hibachi meals before.I think everyone should try the Yamato Restaurant at the Broadway at the Beach.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Jun 03rd, 2008 at 6:11 pm
From: Letart, WV
By: cds


Avg. Rating:4.3
Our family makes it priority to eat here one night of vacation every year at MB. Delicious food. However, one should always make a reservation for late evening meals or plan to be at the restaurant by 5:00 to avoid long waits.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Apr 22nd, 2008 at 10:30 pm
From: stamford, CT
By: al


Avg. Rating:3
Good food and a fun place.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Apr 18th, 2008 at 4:52 am
From: West Warwick, RI
By: rz


Avg. Rating:5
Just got back to RI tonight. Had our last dinner at Yamato. By far this was the best of all the places we dined on vacation. More people need to post their reviews to let people know to definitely get to this place!!! Reservations must be made, why take the chance on missing out? Entrees are 4 courses and a kids menu (smaller portions) Any steak, chicken or seafood lover will love it. Don't let the JAPANESE word scare you! The Best experience in Myrtle Beach for dining!!
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Posted: Mar 25th, 2008 at 10:27 pm
From: Cheraw, SC
By: ba


Avg. Rating:4.5
This was a great experience. We took another couple with us and it was there first time eating Japanese. They loved the show you get and enjoyed the food. Good service and great food. A very good choice!
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Feb 24th, 2008 at 2:47 pm
From: wheeling, WV
By: my


Avg. Rating:5
Excellent food, and very entertaining... we did not have to wait very long because we made reservations 2 months in advance. Online reservations are the best... I wish everyone did that. Sushi is execellet, the appetizers are the best.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Jan 29th, 2008 at 5:12 pm
From: myrtle beach, SC
By: rlc


Avg. Rating:3.2
I was disappointed with this place. Ive been to myabis many of times and compared to them yamoto does not even compare. I understand that it was busy and I was being patient but the service was still kinda slow and the portions, again compared to myabis, was horrible. It was almost not even enough to fill me up. But its a good atmosphere and the cook was very personable and the food was ok. I wouldnt recommend this, I would say go to myabis instead.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Dec 07th, 2007 at 6:36 pm
From: Hamilton, ON
By: tc


Avg. Rating:4.5
Excellent restuarant...wonderful atmoshpere. We went around the end of August and mad a reservation. The only thing that bothered us is that even WITH the reservation, we had to wait 45 mins....other than that, it was wonderful...we would go back again!
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Nov 13th, 2007 at 4:42 pm
From: Myrtle Beach - I'm LOCAL!, SC
By: aml


Avg. Rating:2.3
Food had bad flavor and bad quality. I LOVE Japanese restaurants, and I've been here before, but it's never up to par. I would highly recommend a different restaurant.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Oct 22nd, 2007 at 2:46 pm
From: Myrtle Beach, SC
By: lmm


Avg. Rating:5
Yeah so I work there, but I still love it. I eat there every day i'm off, either sushi or table. The sushi is better than ever! they make it fresh and the sushi chef is amazing! even when I move i'll still come back for the food!.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Sep 27th, 2007 at 6:55 pm
From: Sinking Spring, PA
By: nec


Avg. Rating:4.2
Went to Yamato's on Thursday, September 21, 2007. Arrived at 5:15 PM. Place had just opened a short time earlier. Seating was a breeze. My wife had the Chicken Hibachi Dinner, I went with the Steak and Chicken Combo along with a Sashimi appetizer. Sashimi was good for the most part. The tuna wasn't as fresh as I am used to. The rest was fresh and tasty, and I liked the presentation as well. Our chef did a very nice job...standard fare and approach for a Japanese Hibachi. Food was good. The sherbert at the end was a nice touch. Would probably try another restaurant simply becuase of our desire to try other places until we find one we fall in love with. Acceptable and good food, but didn't fall in love with the place. Thanks! Norm and Eve Connors Sinking Spring, PA
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Sep 24th, 2007 at 12:29 am
From: Cerro Gordo, NC
By: jw


Avg. Rating:2.3
Our party of 2 dined in your restaurant on September 22,2007 around 7:30PM. We sat at table 1 with a group of 7 celebrating a birthday. It was a tight fit for that many people and one of us was dining on the corner of the table. The table seating was not the best because we were close to all the people being seated from the lobby. Our waitress,Mikyong,P., was friendly and tried to wait on us but she was assigned so many tables so we had long waits between our drinks,soup,and salad. Our chef started cooking our meal before our salads came out. He was a good cook to begin the meal. One of the people in the party of 7 ordered sushi. When it came to the table, this person began to eat it. This person decided she wanted it cooked. The chef was cooking everyone's food on the grill. He took the sushi on this person's plate and put the partly eaten food on the grill next to the other food he was cooking. Then, he took the same utensils and cooked our food and the sushi with the same utensils!!!!! I couldn"t believe what I was seeing!!! Any health inspector would have lowered the grade at this restaurant!!!
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Sep 10th, 2007 at 11:06 pm
From: Lexington, SC
By: khj


Avg. Rating:5
Love Love Love the place. I am from Columbia, SC and have eaten at the Yamato's here for the last 8 years for my birthday. This was my first time eating at the one in MB. It is just as amazing as the one here. Will always continue to eat at Yamato's Columbia or Myrtle Beach
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Aug 22nd, 2007 at 3:37 am
From: Mount Sidney, VA
By: jls


Avg. Rating:4.8
Great place to eat! We had reservations and were seated promptly. Those without reservations had a 2 hour wait. Great food and entertaining. A must at Myrtle Beach!
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Aug 15th, 2007 at 12:00 pm
From: Washington, DC
By: vd


Avg. Rating:5
We have been dining at Yamato for years, and the food is always good!!!! I highly recommend this restaurant.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Aug 15th, 2007 at 11:18 am
From: New York, NY
By: jjj


Avg. Rating:3.7
Food was great!! Chef"s show was great!! The chef kept all 3 of our teenagers entertained throughout the meal - now that's an accomplishment!!! The only drawback was the 2 hour wait for a table - If you go to Yamato's - make sure you have a reservation!!!!!!!!
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Aug 04th, 2007 at 11:51 am
From: Sinking Spring, PA
By: jll


Avg. Rating:4.3
Ate here on vacation in July. Great food, great service and a lot of fun.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Jul 30th, 2007 at 12:16 pm
From: Apex, NC
By: jge


Avg. Rating:2.3
We were treated very poorly by the manager of the restaurant after finding a small piece of metal in on of our salads and after having the chef severely overcook the steak my wife ordered. When I asked to have 2 checks consolidated into one, I was told it couldn't be done "for tax purposes" and after I refused to pay 2 checks offering instead to gladly pay one combined check, the manager threatened to call the police. When I said, "Please do" he grabbed the 2 checks from me and created one, which I paid...terrible customer service!!
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Jul 03rd, 2007 at 2:47 pm
From: Xenia, OHIO
By: ap


Avg. Rating:4
This place was fun to watch. Very entertaining. Great for the kids. There was alot to eat. So go hungry. We waited about 20 min. to be seated. Good place to go.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Jun 27th, 2007 at 8:40 pm
From: Demorest, GA
By: sandy


Avg. Rating:5
I loved it the people were so nice.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Jun 25th, 2007 at 9:32 am
From: Myrtle Beach, SC
By: lsh


Avg. Rating:4.8
When my daughter visits, we eat sushi at least once. Three times we've dined at Yamato and other times we've dined at Sugami. The last time she came we ate at Yamato, which was better than Sugami. The sushi was obviously fresh and well prepared, the edamame were delicious, and the sushi chef was friendly. The restaurant and Sushi Bar both are clean and attractive. We never have to wait to get into the Sushi Bar and will continue to eat at Yamato.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Jun 10th, 2007 at 9:28 am
From: Hindman, KY
By: lb


Avg. Rating:5
We go to MB every year (for the past 13 years). Since we found Yamato's about 7 years ago, it is where we eat the first night AND the last night of our summer vacation. The chefs always entertain and the food is fantastic--cooked to perfection. I have eaten at many local Japanese restaurants, trying to find something comparable to hold me over until my next visit to MB. So far, I haven't been able to come close to Yamatos!!
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: May 10th, 2007 at 9:43 pm
From: waynesville, NC
By: mhc


Avg. Rating:5
We ate here during the week and were seated right away. We had a very funny chef who did a great job. The food was very good, although the portions seem a lot smaller than at other Japanese restaurants. Nevertheless, this is one of my favorite spots to eat whenever we are in town.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Jan 04th, 2007 at 6:57 pm
From: North East, MD
By: ss


Avg. Rating:5
I have a large golf group of 28 guys that visit Myrtle Beach every year in the spring. We always eat at Yamato's at least once during every visit. The food and service are absolutely outstanding. There is sometimes a short wait for a table especially with a large group but the bar is a great area to hang out while waiting. I've been very fortunate over the years to not have to wait long though because Wilson recognizes me and my group and does a great job getting us a table in a timely fashion. I love this place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Jul 18th, 2006 at 12:50 pm
From: Pikeville, KY
By: jb


Avg. Rating:5
Yamato's is our FAVORITE restaurant in Myrtle Beach. We go twice on our weeklong vacation every year! I noticed a bad review for the chefs' senses of humor---lighten up! It's vacation and they're trying to entertain you!! Nick is the best!! He is the head chef and we always try to request him! I crave the food all year long. I go to other Japanese restaurants throughout the year but none even compare to Yamato's at Braodway at the Beach!!! If you have another favorite--give Yamato's a chance. They will NOT disappoint!!!!
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Posted: Jul 13th, 2006 at 7:08 pm
From: Hazleton, PA
By: pjq


Avg. Rating:5
No complaints at all, very good across the board. Have sent several people to dine there, no complaints. Will be back in 2006.
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Posted: Jul 04th, 2006 at 4:09 pm
From: Conway, SC
By: jf


Avg. Rating:4.3
I have tried (some on more than one time): Yamato, Miyabi, Nakaso, Sugami, and Yokoso.

Yamato's is definitely the BEST of the Japanese steak houses in Myrtle Beach. I was taken to Yamato's when I visited Myrtle Beach. Since moving here, I now take my family when they come to visit. Reservations can fill up quickly in the summer, but they'll still take walk-ins. Also, check for their early bird sushi!

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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Jun 26th, 2006 at 4:33 pm
From: Longs, SC
By: dr


Avg. Rating:4.7
We are locals in Myrtle Beach. We eat at Yamatos once a week- we are addicted! Yamatos is definitely THE BEST Japanese restaurant in the Myrtle Beach area. We have tried them all. The sushi is excellent and the hibachi chefs are always friendly. The service is always great! Make sure to ask for Pac or Tang to be your chef - they are the BEST!!!! During the summer the wait can be excessive so make reservations and get there on time!!! Tell them the Cowboy sent you!
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Jun 02nd, 2006 at 2:20 pm
From: ENNICE, NC
By: cdh


Avg. Rating:4.7
As a family, we have been vacationing in Myrtle Beach for twenty five years. We always make sure that on one night we dine at Yamato's. We have never been disappointed. Great service, great atmosphere, and absolutely the best Japanese food I have ever tried. Looking forward to dining there in September. Keep up the excellent job!!!
The Higgins Clan

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Posted: May 13th, 2006 at 8:09 pm
From: Phoenix, AZ
By: rlh


Avg. Rating:5
My wife and myself eat at Yamatos in Myrtle Beach,SC every year. We enjoy our week in MB, we eat Yamatos 3 times and we LOVE it. I wish they would build one in Phoenix,AZ. Can't wait until spring break 2007,we'll be there. C U soon Kwong!
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Posted: Apr 29th, 2006 at 2:11 pm
From: Myrtle Beach, SC
By: r.m.


Avg. Rating:3
I visited this restaurant first in Columbia, South Carolina, and had a relatively good experience. The second time I visited Yamato's was at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, SC. I visit Myrtle Beach almost every year and have been since I was little.

I found our chef/cook to be very sarcastic making fun of some of the customers, including myself. I am a bit overweight and he made a comment after serving me a larger portion of food by saying "all you can eat". I thought that was very rude and told him to take some of the food portion off of my plate. He didn't do it so I did it myself. He continued with this kind of behaviour acting very arrogantly. I think that it is good to have fun at these types of grills and joking should be allowed. But you should never cross the line at someone else's expense. That is just plain disrespectful and rude! I don't think I'm going to be spending my money at Yamatos again!

P.S. The service was kind of slow!

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Posted: Feb 13th, 2006 at 1:06 pm
From: myrtle beach , SC
By: sj


Avg. Rating:3
I have lived here in myrtle beach for 7 years now and go out for japanese at least 2 times a month myt last expierence was awful it took way to long for the waitress to bring back my check and the food just wasn't up to par. If you are looking for a place to have a drink and some sushi sugami's is the hot spot here in town. if your with the family try miyabis they have 2 locations and i have never had a problem there ever!
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Posted: Jan 29th, 2006 at 10:22 pm
From: GREENSBORO , NC
By: cl


Avg. Rating:5
rhonda and i loved it and will always eat here when we visit but she always leaves her glass that she purchases.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Jan 17th, 2006 at 5:27 am
From: Myrtle Beach, SC
By: ja


Avg. Rating:4.3
There are basically two sections to this restaurant, the hibachi grill area and the sushi bar (although you can have sushi delivered to your hibachi grill table). The food served at the hibachi grill tables are pretty good, alot better than some other Japanese hibachi restaurants I've been to. The food is seasoned just right and the portions are very generous. The various chefs put on a good show, although it is a bit corny at times. The sushi bar is absolutely great. They use very fresh and high quality fish and seafood and the sushi is served very quickly. The sushi chefs are polite, friendly, and the sushi is prepared very artistically. I think Yamato's has the best sushi in town.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Oct 18th, 2005 at 4:48 pm
From: Cohoes, NY
By: dmn


Avg. Rating:4.7
We were there on vacation last week & came to your restaurant because we were told it was so good. They were correct. Our cook was so great & funny. We had an excellent time & will come again. My husband wants the spicy salad dressing recipe.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Aug 19th, 2005 at 3:52 pm
From: canandaigua, NY
By: jc


Avg. Rating:2.3
My husband and I visited Yamato on Thursday, August 18th. We were very disappointed with our experience both with the cook and the check out process. We had tickets for a 9PM show just down the street and figured we had plenty of time to eat and make it to the show. We have eaten at many other Japanese Steakhouses in the past, and anticipated the same enjoyable experience. Our cook used some of the same entertaining demonstrations with onions and eggs that we have experienced in numerous other Japanese Steakhouses we have visited in the past. At one point however, a fire started very close to him. He then made a comment about lighting his balls on fire. I was mortified when he began to create a model of the male genitals with the rice he was cooking on the hibachi. Noticing the faces of myself and others at our table, he told us it was really Mickey Mouse (a far cry from this lovable character). He then re-formed the rice in the shape of buttocks and told us that it was J-Lo’s (Jennifer Lopez). I do not consider myself completely sheltered and naive, but I was completely offended and appalled by this behavior, especially in the presence of a small child at the table. The meal continued as he served everything to the men at our table first, joking that men are better than women and they work harder, so they should be served first. This would have been humorous the first time, but it continued throughout the entire meal. I consider myself an independent and intelligent woman (currently working on my doctorate and teach graduate level courses) and was completely offended by his behavior. To add to this, my New York accent was mocked throughout the entire meal. After the meal, we let the server know that we had tickets for a show at 9:00 and asked for the bill. This arrived at 8:35, in plenty of time to check out and leave with time to spare. Our bill was accidentally given to another couple at our table and we received their bill mistakenly (it was $15 higher than it should have been). Our credit cards were both incorrectly charged. When we brought it to the attention of our server, she took the cards back to correct the mistake. When she returned however, she realized she had made the same mistake a second time. She ran off to correct the bills for the third time. Meanwhile, another group at our table had to wait over 20 minutes just to have their payment even taken to the register. The server did not return with our corrected bill until after 9PM, making us late for our show. All of this took place without any appearance or apology from the manager, a courtesy I would have expected. Needless to say, this experience tainted our view of this establishment. We will keep this in mind during our future visits to Myrtle Beach and when talking with others about their upcoming visits to the beach.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Aug 15th, 2005 at 2:01 am
From: Myrtle Beach, SC
By: sp


Avg. Rating:2.2
I am a Myrtle Beach S.C. resident and my family and I frequently dine at the "Broadway at the Beach" Yamato. However, we will not be dining there anymore much to my regret. As of last night, Saturday-August 13th 2005, our experience was very dissapointing to say the least. Not only was it so hot that everyone was sweating and complaining, but, when I mentioned it to the manager, he told me this is how it is at a Japanese restaurant. My family and I have not had this experience here before, but apparently it is now to be expected. Furthermore, our Chef, made vulgar remarks in front of our 4yr. old daughter, and, dropped pieces of our zuchinni squash on the table while cooking-- and scooped it back onto the stove as we were all asking him to please not! I feel the automatic gratuity for this sort of service is absurd. But, what choice do we have? So, in conclusion we have decided to discontinue dining at this Yamato and I thought that it may be to your concern. I'm hoping that ,maybe, the restaurant will be restored to it's original condition in the future because we used to enjoy it greatly. Suzanne
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Jul 14th, 2005 at 2:17 pm
From: St Charles, IL
By: s


Avg. Rating:4.8
My family has gone to North Myrtle Beach every summer for years, and ever since Yamato opened, we've made a point to have dinner there at least once during the week. The food is excellent, the atmosphere is fun, and it's just overall great!!
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Jun 26th, 2005 at 6:40 pm
From: Westminster, SC
By: dgb


Avg. Rating:4.5
We ate Japanese for the first time here with a party of about 8-10. My kids loved the cooking in front of you and how they cut up the onions to make a pyramid with fire in it. A little too much soy sauce but edible. We will probably go back again if we have another party going.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Jun 16th, 2005 at 10:54 am
From: Deep Run, NC
By: rh


Avg. Rating:4.7
Best Japanese Food I have ever eaten. My first visit but definitely not our last. We are already planning a visit from North Carolina just to eat there. Filet and Shrimp are wonderful, juicy and tender. RH
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: May 30th, 2005 at 4:28 pm
From: Stedman , NC
By: del-n-jen


Avg. Rating:4.7
My family and I ALWAYS eat and Yamato while on vacation in Myrtle Beach. No one else even comes close to being as good. THIS IS JAPANESE EATING AT ITS BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Feb 07th, 2005 at 9:47 pm
From: Williamson, WV
By: as


Avg. Rating:4.8
FANTASTIC FOOD AND ENJOYMENT.
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Jan 14th, 2005 at 1:47 pm
From: Fenton, MI
By: kh


Avg. Rating:4.8
I vacation to Myrtle Beach several times per year and I always return to Yamato. Absolutely the BEST Japanese Steakhouse around. The Chefs are great and fun! The food is outstanding! And you get lots of it! A sophisticated and fun place to eat. The price is reasonable and comparable to many fine restaurants in the area. It is highly recommended!
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Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Posted: Dec 01st, 2004 at 1:42 am
From: North Myrtle Beach, SC
By: jap


Avg. Rating:4
Took my future wife there. It was great! The interaction of the Chef with us and the people around us was great! The Food was always preped just like you want it. Dining at Yamato's is exciting!
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