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Yamato Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Yamato Edinburgh

4.8
4.8
164 Reviews
£26 to £40
Japanese
"Yamato", one of Japan's most ancient name and source of national harmony!
At Yamato, expect top quality traditional Japanese cuisine and service for you to experience with an extensive variety of dishes served in an intimate and refined environment. Proudly serving top quality Wagyu beef.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Japanese (Tempura)
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Fri, Sun 12:00–14:30 Sat 12:00–15:00 Dinner Tue–Thu 17:00–22:30 Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00 Sun 17:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    0131 466 5964
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 164 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Food

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Healthy

  • Edinburgh

    Best Food

  • Edinburgh

    Healthy

164 Reviews
  1. ColinG

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sarah was excellent as ever - a very warm welcome. Highly recommended - amazing food

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  2. juditha

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent ambiance, superb food / choice. Transported us back to Japan in spirit. Favourite restaurant in Edinburgh.

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  3. Foody

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Very small portion and the price is too high for the amount of food you get!! Felt very hungry even after ordering 3 dishes each. Very disappointing as it was for my daughter’s birthday. If the chef increased the food portion, especially wagyu don then it would be better! Wagyu don was £26 but the bowl size was so tiny!!

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  4. FoodieJ

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellently presented food. Very fresh fish. Some choices not widely available at other Japanese restaurants, such as Chawanmushi. Additional salad, vegetable and rice side dish choices would be welcome. Excellent Sake selection too. Highly recommend.

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  5. HelenW

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, fresh food and excellent service. 10/10

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  6. BunnieL

    Kowloon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service is good, especially the manner of staffs. The quality of food is generally at high level, but still has some rooms for improvement, such as some sands were inside the arkshell clam.

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  7. RossP

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really attentive service and incredible food. I look forward to returning the next time I’m in Edinburgh.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have eaten sushi all over the world including in Japan. Outside of Japan this is the best sushi we have ever had. Amazing staff and great service. Can’t wait to come visit Edinburgh again just to come here.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best Sushi places in the world. Stunning food and world class service. My last meal would be here!

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  10. GemmaM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience was very chilled and helped me to feel relaxed. I was made to feel welcome from the minute I arrived in the restaurant. I loved the decor and the staff were very friendly and attentive. Definitely recommending this place and returning for food.

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  11. Jenn

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The quality and range of food at Yamato is fabulous. Service is quick and the staff are excellent. Can’t recommend highly enough!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous. Quality, choice and delicious. Highly recommend.

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  13. AnthonyP1969

    Edinburgh

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    High expectations, food was good, but we were away from the main dining area, it felt removed and lacking in atmosphere. The service was ok, as was everything but I wanted better attentive service and for me I think I needed to be able to feel the atmosphere, see the chef prepare, have the huddle of the diners. Give it a go, it’s worth a try. For me it was just not quite good enough.

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  14. Piemme

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, attention to details, friendly staff. Best Japanese restaurant in town!

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  15. Louised2614

    N. Ireland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing!!! The food was simply outstanding and the value for money was incredible.

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  16. BethT

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food & customer service! We went for Mother’s Day which is our second time at Yamato & it was lovely!

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  17. Cassie

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is very tasty and the staffs are all helpful and nice. Lunch set is a nice deal. Would definitely recommend others to visit.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best and most authentic Japanese in Edinburgh - anyone who says otherwise is categorically wrong.

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  19. SamanthaE

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a perfect place for a first night dinner. The fish was so yummy and fresh. The service staff were very kind and happy to answer questions about the dishes. I would recommend for smaller parties becasuse the restaurant is on the smaller side.

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  20. KatieP

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We read the reviews and booked with fingers crossed! We were not disappointed. Snow crab, prawn tempura, seared tuna, sashimi, gyozas, edamame, Sake and the best crispy spicy tuna rolls we have ever had! The quality of the fish was excellent and taste buds were taken to another level! Great service and good value. We hope to return soon.

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  21. JoseDavidZ

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    we had to wait for our reservation 20 min more, the food and drinks were good, but wagyu nigiri tasted a bit of BBQ and was hard to find a flavour in the meat. the overall experience is good and the prices are good.

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  22. SarahY

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's the most authentic Japanese restaurant in Edinburgh. Love it!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food was exceptional. Real waygu steak was a great treat.

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  24. SandraT

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Looking for a good Japanese meal in Edinburgh, we chose Yamato by searching the internet, and making a judgment from the restaurant's website. We weren't disappointed. We enjoyed an absolutely superb meal - fabulous sushimi, tasty and crispy tempura, the volcano of snow crab was exquisite, the teppan teriyaki salmon incredible, but the absolute star of the meal was the wagyu beef roll. A must have!!! Service quick and polite, with advice given for those new to Japanese food. Highly recommended. We will definitely be back.

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  25. AnneT

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, some of the best sushi in Edinburgh

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  26. LindaB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely gorgeous meal at Yamato once again. Service was quick and all staff so friendly.

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  27. RobinM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Hidden away near Tollcross is an excellent Japanese restaurant. Although busy, the service was super with food arriving surprisingly quickly. Food great quality and especially liked the nigiri and soft-shell crab roll. Super selection of sake.

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  28. ElsaL

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice restaurant with good service and very good food.

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  29. Laurent

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La nourriture est délicieuse : sashimi, nigiri et maki sont aussi bons que tout ce que j'ai pu manger au Japon, et les plats cuisinés sont encore meilleurs..... Une bonne ambiance, calme et feutrée.

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  30. NilC

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the few nice Japanese restaurants in the city

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  31. FelixA

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing every time, 4th visit and always great, salmon teriyaki maki rolls, everything melt in the mouth and super friendly staff

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  32. KieranS

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Prices slightly high, but very good quality. Service is okay.

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  33. AndrewD

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, decor is very stylish, food was excellent and reasonably priced.

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  34. KenT

    Edinburgh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit to a Japanese restaurant. We hopre they are all as good as this one. It was a bit of an adventure but we loved nearly every bit of it.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I love Yamato and is normally my favourite sushi place in Edinburgh. But Valentine’s Day I think there was too many bookings and maybe not enough chefs on…Food took a while to come and wasn’t up to the normal standard and quantity of sushi I’d normally have received from Yamato

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Valentines night so very busy. Staff were run off their feet in fairness but we were ignored for a while and waited an 30mins to get a drink/water. Tables were cramped together and had to ask for the bill 3 times. Food is amazing though and when I’ve been before service is much better!

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  37. Wallace

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was extremely slow. We waited a while for menus to be given to us then waited a while between each dish. We were there nearly 2.5 hours, and not out of choice. The food was good, it was just a shame it took so long. The waitresses were lovely, but seemed like they were under staffed.

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  38. EatingOutFan

    Edinburgh

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm greeting when you arrive, fantastic menu, interesting cocktails, helpful staff and great ambience. Good value for quality food. Highly recommend.

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  39. RobertF

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    absolutly amazing, teh second time to visit this restaurant, evrything from the service to the food is incredible , this has to be one of the best suschi restaurants in the country, no wonder it was so busy, if you have not been before you need to book it now.

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  40. Jenkins

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Glad to have found this excellent restaurant. Great food and service.

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Yamato Edinburgh is rated 4.8 stars by 164 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Yamato Edinburgh

11 Lochrin Terrace, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 9QJ

Additional information

  • Area
    Edinburgh
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Fri, Sun 12:00–14:30 Sat 12:00–15:00 Dinner Tue–Thu 17:00–22:30 Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00 Sun 17:00–22:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Japanese (Tempura)
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
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    Beer, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine
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