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Yamato Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Yamato Edinburgh

4.8
4.8
141 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 14 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 141 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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Food

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Healthy

  • Edinburgh

    Best Food

  • Edinburgh

    Healthy

141 Reviews
  1. SandraT

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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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  2. AnneT

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  3. LindaB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  4. RobinM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  5. ElsaL

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  6. 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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  7. NilC

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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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  8. 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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  9. KieranS

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. MadelineM

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was nice but I felt it wasn’t great value for money. We spent £60 on 4 dishes and a soft drink and went and got lunch afterwards as we were both still so hungry. Staff were great, it was a little cold with the door constantly opening- our table just happened to be in line with the door draft. The quality of the food was good, i felt it lacked some seasoning on the warm dishes, especially the tempura. It was £12 for some tempura and one of the 5 pieces was a slice of a mushroom, the other was a green bean. If you go, get a table at the back away from the door and maybe go for a meal option that is on their brunchy type menu.

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  19. JennyC

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service fantastic. Only dropped a point as the noise levels were slightly distracting. We were also sat in a table with a thin partition between ourselves and another couple. At times it was hard to hear each other, or to not feel that we were listening in to their conversation:)

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  20. AndrewC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Warn services. Nice presentation. Highly recommend.

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  21. Anonymous

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Arrived on time for booking, only to be held 12 mins in a really tight area because the table wasn't ready, not just that staff was very rude asking us to shuffle every second as if we are blocking their way because they couldn't get the table ready in time, so create a problem and blame your customers, great experience! Was ignored by the waiters a few times when asking for water and tea refills. Overall service was horrible, and I rarely remove the service charge from a bill, this was one of these rare times! Food was great, big kudos to the chefs, but the whole experience was just muddled by the poor service.

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  22. JenniferD

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely brilliant- lovely fresh ingredients and extremely delicious!

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  23. audreyc

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    only one default no sweet. a moshi or a doriaki can be nice

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  24. EmmaH

    Spain

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was so fresh and well priced, the tables are a little too close together for my preference

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent place for Sushi when In Edinburgh. The miso cod was particularly good.

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  26. Alex

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. Everything comes out fresh and in good time. Staff were lovely too.

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  27. CallumA

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday, and enjoyed it immensely! The service was the best we've ever had at a restaurant, with extra special care given to my partner's allergies (wheat) on everything we ordered. The staff were super friendly. The ambience was perfect too, just the right level of atmosphere without it being too loud to have a conversation. It was a bit pricey, but for a special occasion it's well worth it.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best sushi restaurants I’ve been to in a long while… great selection, reasonably priced. Very busy so don’t even bother trying to drop in casually. My only criticism would be… they should have a waiting area or get better at kicking other guests out after their time allotments we found ourselves waiting, standing for over 20 mins but it was fine

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  29. ColinB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Nice ambience. The toyko roll was really tasty. Definitely recommend.

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  30. LisaS

    Tokyo

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic Japanese food that tastes amazing. The staff are also very friendly and helpful. It’s the best Japanese food outside of Japan

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  31. AminA

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a wonderful place. We’ve been several times. The food is excellent. The waiters are professional and pleasant. We never had anything less than excellent. In my opinion it was one of the best dining experiences in Edinburgh. If you haven’t tried Japanese food before I would urge you to try it.

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  32. MalcolmJ

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and experience...loved it! Thank you.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience, the service was very friendly and attentive, food came out quickly and the most important part, taste, was exceptional.

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  34. EvaM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Exquisite food and service. I would highly recommend the specials and cocktails, both outstanding

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  35. LauraS

    Angus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best sushi I've ever had in Scotland. Staff are nice and friendly as well.

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  36. Pegerteg

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Probably the best sushi in Edinburgh, a great selection of Japanese dishes, a lovely-looking restaurant and with prompt service.

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  37. AchimB

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Amazing food but the restaurant was struggling. They kept sending out food via delivery companies while neglecting the guests. Service was lacking from the beginning. After we had not received anything from the kitchen for an hour, I asked them to check if our order was misplaced. It took them quite a while to get back to us and admit they had indeed lost the order. We got a discount in the end but clearly didn't have the experience we wanted for date night. The bill at the next table got mixed up, we saw other tables trying to get attention from staff for a long time. The food remains excellent, but service has after a steady decline reached the threshold were I most likely won't be returning.

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  38. martind

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoroughly recommend- amazing food and great service - will defo be back

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  39. BAO73

    Edinburgh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Simple menu but everything was great and well turned out on a busy night. Friendly and attentive service. 6 dishes and two drinks each 88 quid

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  40. EmmaJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is an absolute favourite of ours. Such beautiful food, fantastic service, and lovely atmosphere. Try the Miso Aubergine dish, it’s delicious! It’s also good value for money. Would highly recommend.

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Yamato Edinburgh is rated 4.8 stars by 141 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 14 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
  • Additional
    Beer, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine
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