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About Permanently Closed - Yamato Sushi and Teppan Yaki Restaurant

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El San Juan Hotel
San Juan, PR 00979
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 12:00am

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(787) 791-8152

Website:
http://www.yamatopr.com/

Parking Details:
validate 2 hours of parking

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Yamato Sushi and Teppan Yaki Restaurant - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

3.8

service

3.7

ambience

3.7

value

2.9

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (61)
Special Occasion (38)
Kid-friendly (24)
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Romantic (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Late-night Find (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Great for Lunch (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Yamato Sushi and Teppan Yaki at the El San Juan Resort is over-priced for the portion and quality of sushi. Being in a seaside resort, one would expect fresh, prime grade seafood. This was not the case.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 16, 2016

we were excited to try this restaurant since our family loves japanese and benihana. We sat at a habatchi table and while the chef was nice and somewhat entertaining the food was not at all good. The show was short , the rice was burnt and everything had way too much salt. it cannot even touch benihana or stand on its own as having good food. the woman who seated us was kind and professional but the waitress had a demeaneor where she seemed annoyed and kept walking away mid sentence when we were speaking to her. she seemed preoccupied with a bigger party and couldnt handle more than one table. it was a bizarre dining experience and not good food. i would nlt recommend to anyone or return.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 6, 2015

I was dining alone and the place was relatively empty even though the hotel was full of conferences. The bar was small and there was no server/bartender present my entire stay . I only had a few rolls but the sushi rice was overly sweet. There were no gluten free options, including gluten free soy being unavailable. The spicy tuna roll had a very sweet, not spicy mayonnaise. There was a few people at hibachi, which lacked ambiance or festive cooks. Maybe it was just low season but I was not impressed.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2015

The food was awesome... ambiance was great and we had a blast.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 15, 2015

It was a quiet evening. We had our own table. Tried the sushi and thought it was very good. Salad was good and soup was good. We had chicken and filet. Filet was extremely tender. Veggies were weak and mostly onion and cabbage. Could have been more creative. Show was ok nothing special but I prefer better food which this was compared to most teppanyaki. It's definitely worth a try. Drinks ok but ice melted quickly so watered. Tell them to put extra ice.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on August 28, 2015

We went for my birthday with my 2 kids and wife for the first time and this place didn't disappoint. The food was excellent, the service was also great. We will definitely come back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on June 20, 2015

I have visited many sushi places in Puerto Rico.... This is simply the best.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2014

We had a 7:30 reservation for over one week and got there right on time. The maitre d told us it would be a 30 to 45 minute wait for a hibachi table. We were disappointed but hungry so we took a regular table in the back. It felt like a diner with little ambiance. We ordered appetizers and main dishes with waitresses who did not understand English well and seemed rushed although it was not busy where we were seated in the back. The soup came out, then the main dishes about 5 minutes later along with the other appetizer we had ordered. The sushi was average to poor. The hibachi dinner was a smaller portion than that you usually get at the hibachi table. We were done and out of there in about 30 minutes. It was certainly a disappointing dinner and I wouldn't go back.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 12, 2014

Was there with a few friends and the place was absolutely dead. We got there later in the evening and we were the only ones in there for at least an hour or two.

Besides that the service was great as well as the food. Gave good portions and the cook was extremely friendly and entertaining.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 26, 2014

Overpriced sushi.....probably the worst I have had in years and $19/special roll....nothing special about it. Hibachi was fine but still very expensive. Much better restaurants in the area.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 17, 2014

I'm a foodie... and this is the best hibachi I ever had! It wasn't too salty like it normally is... the chef was AMAZING and so entertaining. He was truly a talent and the best I've seen yet.

The onion soup was delicious, and the best was definitely the shrimp and the FILET. Melt in your mouth delicious. The fried rice was also spot on.

Thank you so much for a wonderful experience! Our entire party was so impressed and you also made our bachelorette feel very special by letting her go around and cook with you!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Caribbean)·Dined on April 6, 2014

I ordered sushi and was not impressed. The rolls tasted good but there was nothing special to them and size was a bit small compared to other places. The teppanyaki looked nice and people were having fun. I would go back to try teppanyaki but not for sushi.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on March 6, 2014

I was staying at the hotel and heard that this restaurant was AMAZING!!! They lied, the food was not horrible but the service was not there saw my wait staff twice thru the dinner. One was to take the order and the second was to drop off the bill..... Drinks empty the whole dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2014

A food truck would have been far superior .

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 1, 2014

It was truly an excellent dining experience. The chef was entertaining and the food was delicious.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 18, 2013

Service was pretty good. The two rolls we ordered were good but took almost an hour to get the food. Got a beer on the house b/c of it.. That was cool!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2013

The food and service is GOOD and Yamato but that is really it. When you first walk in it seems like it is a lively, trendy place but it is drab. So for over priced sushi and hibachi I would like the ambience to match it. The 3 other restaurants in this hotel at least match the decor with the price of the food.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on December 6, 2013

Original and delicious sushi menu

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2013

This was our second visit to this restaurant at the El San Juan. We were disappointed with our experience. We had a sour puss of a waitress, who was neither welcoming nor helpful. Obvious burn out here. Dodd was passable, but certainly not noteworthy. No real good flavor and skimpy on the vegetables. We will not try it for a third time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2013

I rarely write reviews online, let alone negative ones. However, the experience we had at Yamato in Puerto Rico was absolutely terrible.

The ambiance of the restaurant was nice. Nothing over the top, but pleasant. The menu was very limited, with none of the creative "fusion" types of dishes that we are accustomed to in NYC. To make a long story short, food was lousy, portions were small, and the price was expensive.

Stay away!

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on September 3, 2013

We liked the place, a friendly atmosphere, a different experience and with excellent food. The shrimp tempura appetizer is exquisite. The Filet Mignon with lobster was delicious. Seven of six diners enjoyed this dish.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2013

The scene is very elegant when you walk in. The service is very friendly. We prefer a table if alone, it's more romantic. The tepanyaki is fun for groups or with kids. We recommend it highly. The prices are a bit high but the sushi is very fresh and the best we have ever had, and we travel all over the world. You must go and experience it. My wife and I used to come here as boyfriend and girlfriend almost 20 years ago. It is our favorite restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on July 12, 2013

Went here late dinner enjoyed the sushi it was very fresh which is hard to find in sushi restaurants. The only comment i would make is that communication with some servers is really difficult to understand them and they you.

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on March 29, 2013

The food and service at Yamato is always outstanding. It was the best quality meal we had in our week in Puerto Rico.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 24, 2013

Food was just ok..have been to many sushi style restaurants in nyc at the same price point with much better results..needs overhaul

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 17, 2013

Walked to the El San Juan Hotel from the Ritz Carlton. Only ate sushi. Not teppanyaki. Service was good. Restaurant was empty. Appetizers were good. Everyone had a good time.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 16, 2013

This restaurant offers the typical hibachi fare but with a puerto rican twist. The veggies are not the usual veggies. Service was slow. Menu items were drastically overpriced, especially cocktails. Some of them were over $15. The food was nothing special. If you're looking for something cool to do I would suggest coming here but, otherwise, probably not worth the time or money.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2012

Ate here for New Years Eve with my family. There was a set menu with sushi appetizer, soup, salad, steak, lobster, and dessert for $100 each. The food was good but I did not know that steak and lobster meant hibachi style with it all cut up, especially since we were not sitting at hibachi table. The banana ice cream dessert was fantastic. Overall a good meal but hardly worth $100 ( plus drinks).

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on December 31, 2012

Great dinner spot on new year's eve. the free access to the lobby party was definitely worth it.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2012

Decent, but overpriced with horrible service. Came for lunch at 2:30. There was 1 waitress covering the entire restaurant: 10 tables across 4 rooms. As you can imagine, this resulted in horrible service due to the simple fact she had too many people spread across too many rooms. We never got a menu, ended up ordering some sushi directly by walking up to the sushi counter, had to walk to the bar to get her attention and order a drink, etc. And then we were overcharged. The waitress was trying very hard, and was happy to fix the mistake when it was brought to her attention. The poor service wasn't completely her fault...Whether due to planned staffing levels or a call out by a co-worker, she was not set up well.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2012

Awful service. All bills include tip, so you can see why the service is terrible. They don't care at all. Food was mediocre and overpriced.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on October 12, 2012

Food was average, specially for the price.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2012

The sushi was decent, fresh but a little bland. VERY overpriced. The service was okay, but the waitress didn't speak or understand English well.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on April 25, 2012

This was my 4th trip to Yamato. Great rolls, nice saki list, well priced for the location. Hibachi was entertaining but not the best I ever saw, food was good, shrimp especially were very good. I will definitely go back!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 12, 2012

The restaurant was very crowded and they stuck us between 2 very large and noisy parties, We placed our order, with sushi as a appetizer. They served the soup and salad, then informed us they only had one sushi chef and he was behind, do we want our dinner first then they will bring the sushi, we told them to bring the sushi first, she said 10 minutes. It was almost an hour later that we told the waitress to forget the sushi and just bring the rest of our meal, 15 minutes later it all came at once, sushi and two dinners, the steak was overdone and chewy and we returned it, sharing one dinner and just wanting to get out. The managers excuse was it was busy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2012

This place did not need a Reservation as described in some websites and OpenTable. It is completely empty. They seat right away.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 3, 2012

I do not like that the consider it "Japanese Tradition" to put the tip on the bill regardless of the party size.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 2, 2012

Don't do the Teppan Yaki so can't comment on that but the quality of the sushi pieces are good. Its the parts of fish they use in rolls that are low quality and very obvious. Usually eat there everytime we visit Puerto Rico but won't go back. Big disappointment

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on February 14, 2012

The service want great but of course that any where in Puerto Rico. To much money for how little food you receive

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 23, 2011

Great Sushi and Teppan Yaki style meals

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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