About Yamato Japanese Restaurant


Sushi & Sashimi with amazing freshness

"Sushi and Sashimi have become everyday words as Japanese cuisine has become more and more popular throughout the world but sushi and sashimi is not the beginning and the end of Japanese food." Opened in 1995 and situated just off Oxford Road in trendy Illovo, the restaurant itself is an elegant expression of the simplicity that underscores much of Japanese culture.

The menu is extensive, with both a set menu and an a-la-carte section offering an amazing variety of delicacies. The a-la-carte menu has some amazing soups, exciting salads and starters with MamaSan's famous homemade Tofu. The menu uses fresh beef, chicken and pork, and probably the widest variety of fish you will find anywhere, in the making of the Sushi and Sashimi. Of course Tepanyaki is offered, so too is deep fried Tempura and traditional Japanese noodles.

For dessert there are a number of options, an excellent choice being the Green Tea Ice Cream made from traditional Matcha. Naturally Saki is on offer, together with Japanese beer and a fine selection of wines.

Yamato has to be your first choice if you want to enjoy only the best Japanese food!

Explore our menu to view a wide range of traditional Japanese food.


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Sushi & Japanese Food Awards

Yamato Japanese Restaurant has won numerous awards over the years as one of Johannesburg's top Japanese and Sushi restaurant, take a look at our awards page to view them.

Yamato Awards as a top Japanese Restaurant

Yamato has once again won more awards: WineMag's Top 100 Restaurants and Top 10 Smart Casual, Eat Out's 2006 "People's Choice Award" in the Fab 15, and WineMag's "South Africa's Top Restaurants 2007" in the Top 10: Special Occasions. Enjoy the finest Japanese food, sushi, sashimi, noodles and more.

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Tel: 011 268 0511/2
Email: info@yamato.co.za

198 Oxford Road
Illovo Muse
South Africa