Come to Yamato and get ready to be entertained by our skillfull chefs and see your meal go up in flame with the traditional Japanese teppanyaki (iron griddle) style.
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Yamato Japanese Steakhouse takes things up a notch from your typical teppanyaki grill. The ingredients taste better and you get a ton of food for the prices. Their sushi is pretty good too, though the best sushi was with their former Japanese chef who has moved on from the establishment. The mixed drinks are excellent and I am a huge fan of the Blue Geisha cocktail - it's just delicious and can still pack a punch. The prices are pretty standard and compete well with Kobe or Arigato. The service can be a hit or miss, some hibachi chefs ruin the fun by not being enthusiastic about the show, while service can also be spotty because they honestly get insanely slammed by residents in the area and mall shoppers to the point where any restaurant will have at least some hiccups. I personally am not a huge fan of the new management the restaurant has been under in recent times and stopped visiting as a regular, but would still say it is worth a shot if you're in Wesley Chapel or visiting the Wiregrass Mall.
Pros: Pretty good teppanyaki food, good drinks
Cons: Mixed service encounters, sushi is a hit or miss, prices can still be expensive