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Robata Grill & Sake Bar

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3658 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923-8731
+1 831-624-2643
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Today
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Carmel, California
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207 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another couple along with my husband and I opted to meet for dinner at Robata on an early evening at what we thought was the tail-end of a storm. We arrived and were promptly seated, given enough time to chat and peruse the menu when the server came to see if we had any questions. As our friends had not... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I can't understand why this restaurant recieves high ratings. Here are reasons 1. Very low quality of food. I know I have a high standard for sushi as an asian, but this is lower than average sushi places in US. (FYI, do not ever order fried chicken.) 2. Unkind staff. I ordered four different kinds of sushi and three of... More 

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Thank Sally C
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Surprisingly good, nice staff. Great food, excellent deal for seniors on the menu. Made taking older relatives out for dinner a pleasant surprise.

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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I visited this jap grill last March and I thought that for now it's the best japanese grill that i ever visited. Awesome dishes, pretty good service , fair price. Thank you!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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103 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Every once in a while you have food that is so good, you are compelled to write it down, to document the goodness. I write quite a few reviews, sometimes months after visiting a restaurant or attraction. Not Robata. I had to to explain right now how flavorful and deliciously rich and crispy the "Crunchy Carmel" roll is (Salmon, Tempura... More 

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Carmel Valley, California
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Robata's has long been a favorite. This was our first visit under new ownership. We were seated immediately and our waitress showed up quickly to take our drink orders of iced tea and hot green tea. The iced tea came rather quickly. After a wait of over five minutes, I asked about my hot tea and was told it would... More 

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San Francisco, California
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Robata has been located at the Barnyard for many years. In the 90's this was an amazing Restaurant with a fantastic Owner. Nowadays there appeared to be Hispanics ( Mexicans ) preparing the Food. The Ambience is alright but the Food should be better for the prices being charged. The wait time is slow but Staff seem friendly. Food lacked... More 

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Villa Rica, Georgia
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

I always look forward to stopping by the Robata sushi restaurant. My work usually has me staying at the Mission Inn which is walking distance from this restaurant. I sit at the sushi bar and the chef amazes me with his work. The Tuna (Maguro) is the best I have had.

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Hollister, California
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

What a super dinner we had here.The ambience was really nice. We sat in a booth and although the restaurant was packed, the noise was subdued.e had such a wonderful waitress, Motoko, just delightful!

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Santa Cruz, California
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325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Nice atmosphere, poor service. I had the combo "Bento box" lunch special. Salmon and Sashimi, was pretty good, but not great. One thing that was different from other Japanese restaurants that I have eaten at is they give you a choice of a salad or soup, most other Japanese restaurants I have visited include both. The server didn't come by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 20:30
Monday
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
Thursday
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3658 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923-8731
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-624-2643

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?