NEW: Yamato Japanese Steakhouse now open in Wetumpka

Yamato Japanese Steakhouse
Singing River Roll at Yamato Japanese Steakhouse in Wetumpka. (Haley Itson Scott)

Get ready to eat—Yamato Japanese Steakhouse is open for business in Wetumpka. Read on for a peek at the menu and more.

Wetumpka opens new restaurant

Yamato Japanese Steakhouse
Yamato Japanese Steakhouse in Wetumpka. (Haley Itson Scott)

Since its big debut on HGTV’s Home Town Takeover back in 2020, Wetumpka has continued its revitalization, seeing cute boutiques, tasty eateries and more popping up regularly.

On Tuesday, September 12, the town gained another restaurant with the ribbon cutting and grand opening of Yamato Japanese Steak House. Located on Highway 231, the new biz has been booming with a consistent flow of excited customers. 

“Yamamoto’s is owned by Kevin Chen. He is a very successful restauranteur who owns many restaurants in the Atlanta area as well as in Mississippi. All the reviews have been wonderful since they opened, and the parking lot is FULL!”  

Shellie Whitfield, Executive Director, Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce

Yamato Japanese Steakhouse’s menu

Yamato Japanese Steakhouse
Hibachi Steak and Chicken with Fried Rice at Yamato Japanese Steakhouse in Wetumpka. (Haley Itson Scott)

Now for the best part—the menu.

When you visit, you can expect a variety of choices from appetizers like spring rolls and edamame for under $5 to Hibachi Dinners ranging from $10.49 to $29.95. 

My menu choice—a  Bento Box. There are several worthwhile Bento options like Chicken Tempura, Steak and Sushi—all served with soup, salad, a spring roll, two dumplings and fried rice.

Be sure to order food for the kids. For 12 and under, there are three types of Hibachi—chicken, shrimp and steak (each under $10). 

When dining out, I usually skip dessert, but upon skimming Yamato’s sweet menu, I’m tempted to say “yes, please!” With items like friend cheesecake and fried Oreo cookies, who could say no?

What are locals saying?

Yamato has quickly grown famous for its hibachi steak dinner! The vegetables are tender and the sushi is artfully prepared. Our community packs it out each day for lunch, and many show up for dinner. Another Jewel on the restaurant scene in Wetumpka.”

Haley Itson Scott

What are you waiting for? View the full menu.

Visit Yamato Japanese Steakhouse in Wetumpka

  • Where: 4856 US-231, Wetumpka, AL 36092
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 11AM-3PM, 4-9PM | Friday + Saturday 11AM-9:30PM | Sunday 11AM-9PM
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