Ocala Japanese steakhouse offers hibachi, sushi with modern backdrop

If you are looking for an Ocala Japanese steakhouse that offers hibachi and sushi with a modern backdrop, you may try Yamato the next time you’re out.

The restaurant, which is located at 4714 SW College Rd near Starbucks and Dillards, is one of four locations in the state of Florida, with others in Gainesville, Wesley Chapel, and St. Augustine.

Yamato offers a modern, elegant take to traditional Japanese classics
Yamato offers a modern, elegant take to traditional Japanese classics

Ocala-News.com recently stopped by the restaurant for lunch, which is offered Friday through Sunday starting at noon. Normal business hours on Monday through Thursday are 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with the restaurant staying open until 10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 9:00 p.m. on Sunday.

From eel to tuna, to shrimp and vegetarian rolls, the classically trained sushi chefs offer a variety of options to satisfy any palate.

This sushi roll featured cooked eel coupled with tuna and salmon
Sushi roll at Yamato in Ocala, Fl
Sushi chefs at Yamato pride themselves on preparing dishes that even those who don’t normally each sushi will enjoy

In addition to the variety of sushi options, the restaurant features multiple hibachi surfaces, or traditional flattop grills, used to make “teppanyaki,” a style of Japanese food made from a grill or griddle.

Teppanyaki is a staple at Yamato in Ocala
Teppanyaki is a staple at Yamato in Ocala (Photo courtesy of Yamato Japanese Steakhouse)

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