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“An excellent neighborhood sushi house” 5 of 5 stars
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Yama Restaurant
328 Maple Ave W, Vienna, VA 22180
703-242-7703
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Ranked #10 of 127 Restaurants in Vienna
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Charlottesville, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“An excellent neighborhood sushi house”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Typical of many sushi restaurants in the area, this one is operated by Koreans. But, the dishes are authentic and cooked to order. The cadre of three sushi chefs shout out a greeting in unison to visitors as they enter, and often, as they leave, too. One is definitely made of feel at home at Yama. My favorite for lunch is the [bento] lunchbox, whereas my wife always goes for the mixed sushi platter. But, when I am not feeling up to snuff, I go for the udon soup which arrives boiling hot in a cast iron pot. Their tempura is cooked perfectly, crisp, but not greasy. The menu is fairly extensive with traditional Japanese choices. There is plenty of parking in front. Prices are a bargain at lunch and moderate at dinner. This is another of our local favorite restaurants.

Visited November 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Berlin, Germany
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Fantastic place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Seriously, this place has some of the best sushi I have ever eaten. Its all super fresh, delicious and and reasonably priced! I absolutely loved it and can highly recommend it. Reservations are advised!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent sushi, clean, friendly, reasonably priced”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

Very fresh fish, clean-tasting sushi, and friendly efficient service. The sushi is better than at Sweet Ginger, down the road (which is not bad at all). Available for weekday lunches, the bento boxes are a very good deal. My wife and I keep going back.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vienna, Virginia, USA
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Best Sushi in Vienna”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

Yama is the best sushi in Vienna, and very good for anywhere. I have been going to Yama for years and it has been consistently excellent. The sushi and sashimi are among the best I have ever had. Clean, fresh, neat, well prepared, occasionally imaginative, always delicious. The service is wonderful and the miso excellent.

Outside the sushi and sashimi the restaurant is good, but many of the dishes are too sweet. My wife, who foolishly doesn't like sushi, has trouble finding a good meal here. I would love to find more options for her, so I could have the sushi more often. But, if you want sushi or sashimi, this is the very best place around. The prices are reasonable, the service wonderful, and the fish the freshest in town.

The a la carte prices are fine, but the sushi dinner or deluxe are real bargains. This is a standard for me, better than all but the most expensive of other options, and much better than anything else in town.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vienna, Virginia
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49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
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“Great sushi at a reasonable price (for sushi that is)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Yam provides soup and salad with you dinner when they are extras at every other area sushi restaurant, and does so for a lower price than most of them charge for just the sush entree. And of course the sush is good. Yama is a small restaurant that is frequently full so consider making a reservation.

Visited February 2012
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