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Yama Japanese Restaurant

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5305 Atlantic Ave, Ventnor City, NJ 08406-2808
609-822-8007
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent sushi

Our family comes to Yama all the time. This is our favorite sushi place in the AC area. Don't expect a posh spot but sushi is always fresh and delicious. A real treat is an appetizer hamachi Kama, a Japanese broiled fished. I have never tasted a better one anywhere and I have been to many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2014
Gene B
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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English first
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We went on a Thursday night. I don't think the crowd that came was the crowd that was expected. I enjoyed my sushi. The price was right. We will try it again. I think with the proper staffing it will be a more positive experience.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great sushi place and thy allow you to bring your own bottle (BYOB) without any corkage fee. The place is spacious and the servers are courteous and attentive. They have limited outdoor seats. There is no dedicated parking so you have to use street parking. The sushi are delicious, especially the "Special" ones. The shrimp pad thai and the chicken... More 

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Atlantic City
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The sushi here is good not great and the service leaves a little to be desired. i have visited this restaurant before so I knew not to expect great service but I was a little disappointed in my order. When you pay premium prices for sushi you expect to get a premium product. I ordered the live soft shell crab... More 

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Holland, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Even though the sushi is very good I may not be going back. I was there Saturday 2/7. My wife and I showed up at 8:57 and they obviously did not have enough staff. That was okay and we can understand that. We watched as another couple came in after us and prior to even coming to our table she... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Our family comes to Yama all the time. This is our favorite sushi place in the AC area. Don't expect a posh spot but sushi is always fresh and delicious. A real treat is an appetizer hamachi Kama, a Japanese broiled fished. I have never tasted a better one anywhere and I have been to many Japanese places around the... More 

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Ventnor City, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

I'm not a big sushi fan but my family loves yama and they know sushi. They also offer bento boxes which are s combination of Japanese items that are more to my liking so I never ins going.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Everything we ordered was excellent, and the waitress helped us decipher what was served raw vs cooked. We only chose cooked , and she was patient and went over the menu with us.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Yama serves some of the best sushi I have ever eaten. The menu is comprehensive, so if members of your party do not eat sushi there is plenty to choose from. We visit Yama several times during the summer, as well as during the off-season. The sushi has always been fresh, high quality and just yummy! Don't miss it!

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Westmont, New Jersey
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We have been to several sushi restaurants and Yama is our favorite. I normally get the sashimi deluxe, which always tastes fresh and melts in my mouth. Includes plenty of varieties of fish priced reasonable. Salad and miso soup also very good. Service is consistently good.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Fresh and delicious rolls. All of my choices were excellent. The only reason they don't get the fifth star is as I sat waiting AND waiting in the restaurant for my takeout...I received a phone call that it was ready. How long had it been ready? How could no one see me sitting there? Ending on an up note-try the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5305 Atlantic Ave, Ventnor City, NJ 08406-2808
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Ventnor City
  • Phone Number: 609-822-8007

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
1:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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