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Yamato in Encino

Jess | Jun 18, 2005 04:38 PM

Went there last night with friends. We sat at the teppan side and I was not impressed.

While I will admit to not being a huge fan of Teppan, the food doesn't even come up to the standards of Benihana. The sunomono and salad were swimming in dressing. The grilled shrimp was okay, but the scallops and salmon were overcooked. The steak was also okay, but could have had better seasoning.

Drinks were pretty good and I guess this could be a good place for a party. But it's extraordinarily noisy. The chefs put on a decent show, but unless you're looking for a gimmick, there are much better places for Japanese food in the valley.

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