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Sushi Yama

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500 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025-2628
+1 760-747-1424
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 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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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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93 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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128 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 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
Oceanside, California
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86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015

I had a groupon to try out this place. It didn't disappoint! Very good sushi rolls and the sake was good too! It was pretty busy when I was there but the service was good. Highly recommended restaurant if you are in the mood for sushi!

Thank jeans151617
Carmel, California
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189 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2015

Fun and colorful are the best words to describe the sushi here. Everything we had was good. My only issue was most rolls have avocado on them, or mayo mix with crab. I'd go again but know this isn't just everyday sushi.

Thank NancyinIN
Sun City, Arizona
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2015

We popped in for a quick lunch during dance competitions at the performing arts center up the block. It was clean, not too busy, and the service was pretty quick. Our table of 7 enjoyed a good variety of food. This review applies to all of it: fresh rolled sushi, several different rice bowls, Asian green salad, soup, and spring... More 

Thank lattelady49
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2015

We ordered the protein roll which doesn't have any rice and it was amazing! My boyfriend even thought it was better then the spicy yellowtail roll we also had. Both rolls happened to be half off so we were very satisfied at a really good price!

Thank Tiffani B

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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
Business meetings, Families with children
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?