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Sushi Yama

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500 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025-2628
+1 760-747-1424
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Escondido, California
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They occasionally have offers on Groupon, that is a plus! We like that they have selected rolls for 2 for the price of 1. They have an Escondido Roll that is just amazing and always my favorite. The staff is friendly, and service is fast, which helps during the lunch hour!

Thank Jessica S
Santa Clarita, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stopped by this sushi spot for lunch while we were in Escondido for a wedding. This is easily the best sushi I've had. Fresh, flavorful, great ambience, and great service. Will definitely have to stop by again when we are in the area.

Thank gigidynamite
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Wow small place with large potions at great prices, this is a must visit spot and very friendly. Easy to find near Target and plantyof parking

Thank John R
San Diego
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

This is our local go-to sushi restaurant. The rolls are creative and very tasty even for those non sushi folks in your party. Hard to go wrong here.

Thank pentupfury
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Great staff and service. Nice selection of rolls, sashimi and lots of options for beverages. Prices were quite reasonable, and the entire meal was lovely. The place is busy with a younger set, and while none of the sushi chefs is Japanese, they do a great job on protein rolls and other specialties!

Thank Eva T
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Every time I visit the Escondido area I have to eat sushi here. The rolls are incredible. Adam Ali roll is delicious! I've eaten a lot of good sushi in my life and WOW this place is delicious. I'd also recommend the Orange County and Escondido rolls. OMG so good. Service is pretty good too.

Thank Denise O
Tampa FL
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104 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016

The sushi is good quality and reasonably priced. They offer quite a few specials. The reason I gave Sushi Yama 3 stars was the service. It was horrendously slow, and we were there during at a time that was not busy. It was a serious enough deterrent to affect my decision to not return. Too bad as this place has... More 

Thank Wandalust4ever
Chula Vista, California
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016

We were in Escondido and went to this place based on the reviews since it was so close to the Center for the Arts. I had a Bento Box which was excellent and my husband had a Caterpillar roll and Sashimi salad which was also excellent. Service was quick and friendly.

1 Thank CherBear123
Escondido CA
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132 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2016

We (two couples) ate at Sushi Yama after an afternoon concert at the California Center for the Arts (SH is very conveniently located). Happy Hour was in progress and the restaurant was very crowded (it's small, but we were seated immediately). We had a Groupon discount, so the server explained that we should use up the value of the coupon... More 

Thank SparkydogEscondidoCA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2016

First time i had ventured out on my own to try sushi. Loved this place. Friendly waitress, prompt service and incredibly good food. Used a groupon which made it even better. Hubby and I had the bento box. He had salmon and I had the chicken. His salmon was just perfect. Chicken was good too. Next time I will come... More 

Thank joycew665

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025-2628
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido
  • Phone Number: +1 760-747-1424

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?