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Yama Japanese Restaurant

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5305 Atlantic Ave, Ventnor City, NJ 08406-2808
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

Always a good restaurant and never fails to \satisfy your appetite. Caribbean Roll is my favorite. Seaweed salad is also a favorite.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
Ronnie B
Ventnor City, New Jersey
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Suburban Philadelphia
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47 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We want to Yama last night to try them for the first time. When I looked into the restaurant, there was no one in the large main room. Then I noted that they had stuck 3-4 parties in a smaller side room. Clearly trying to be "cute" with their customers, and very inconsiderate. Close off your crummy side room and... More 

Thank Bob1030
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

For the Japanese retaurant it was a disappointment. The waitresses and atmosphere were nice and pleasant, But the food I got from the Kitchen was terrible. Both my wife's Teriyaki Shrimp and my Basil Beef were awful. The teriyaki shrimp were cold and so inconsistent some of them were raw on one side. The basil beef was burnt. The crazy... More 

Thank Alan H
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

I have been to Yama several times over the last 5 years. What was a really once superior eatery, has become very average. While the décor and ambiance are nice, the quality and presentation of the food, both raw and cooked has definitely declined. While we used to look forward to a meal here, we now never know what to... More 

Thank BraddPitt
Ventnor City, New Jersey
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Always a good restaurant and never fails to \satisfy your appetite. Caribbean Roll is my favorite. Seaweed salad is also a favorite.

Thank Ronnie B
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

Went on a Wednesday for lunch. They open at 11am and were still prepping for later. We sat up at sushi counter and were entertained by the sushi chefs as they prepped for the day. My husband and I shared a bowl of udon with tempura and it was very good. They we had some special rolls. All the food... More 

Thank Torena N
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank sharon h
Secaucus, New Jersey
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

Thank THTK
Atlantic City
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

Thank rasta123
Holland, Pennsylvania
1 review
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 

Thank Gary S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
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 

Thank Gene B

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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
1:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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