What is YAMATO?

    The Yamato period of Japanese culture is also called the age of the great tombs because of the appearance in these centuries of great tombs and tomb clusters, presumably for the burial of rulers and other elites. The name Yamato comes from the region of Japan that was the home of the first clan to consolidate rule over most of the islands. During the Yamato period, Japan accelerated its advance in technology by adopting the cultivation of rice, improving its pottery, developing iron working, building social hierarchies, and accomplishing a political, economic, and cultural consolidation of the islands.

The Imperial House of Japan (皇室, kōshitsu), also referred to as the Imperial Family or theYAMATO Dynasty, comprises those members of the extended family of the reigning Emperor of Japan who undertake official and public duties. Under the present Constitution of Japan, theemperor is the symbol of the state and unity of the people. Other members of the imperial family perform ceremonial and social duties, but have no role in the affairs of government. The duties as an emperor are passed down the line to children and their children's children and so on.

The Japanese monarchy is the oldest continuous hereditary monarchy in the world. The imperial house recognizes 125 monarchs beginning with the legendary Emperor Jimmu (traditionally dated to February 11, 660 BC) and continuing up to the current emperor, Akihito.

This is YAMATO Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

    Yamato Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar – Tampa is the newest outpost of the Yamato's new Japanese cuisine empire. We offer a variety of dining experiences including Teppan "Hibachi", Regular Dinning and Sushi Bar to suit any tastes. Since we started, our vision for Yamato Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar has been to create a welcomed, family-friendly and value-oriented Japanese restaurant. It is our everyday mission to deliver quality and freshness, great service, and value to our guests, leaving our guests with a dining experience that will be remembered for years to come!

Hibachi is a North American term for Japanese teppanyaki cooking in which heated grillis integrated into tables around which many people can sit and enjoy the meal at once. The chef performs the cooking in front of the diners, typically with theatrical flair.

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    Give the gift of sushi! The Yamato Japanese Restaurant Gift Card is honored at any of our locations and is the perfect gift for any reason and all occasions. Please see a Manager for more details.

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