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Yama Japanese Restaurant

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5305 Atlantic Ave, Ventnor City, NJ 08406-2808
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 1:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go to Yama at least once a month. The specials are always good and change daily. The rolls are top notch. They definitely know their fish and it is always fresh. They also have outside seating. Don't miss this place if you want sushi.

Thank Robert D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yama Fusion Japanese Spicy Tuna roll - excellent, Spicy Salmon Roll – excellent Eel avocado roll – average Alaskan roll - good Boston roll – very good All very fresh. Restaurant busy at 2pm. Excellent service.

Thank oysta
Ventnor City, New Jersey
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

A second Yama Sushi Restaurant in Ventnor opened just a couple of weeks ago on Ventnor Avenue, near Fredericksburg. It's an intimate, nicely decorated little place that is every bit as good as the larger, original Yama Sushi on Atlantic Avenue. We've been there twice already, and we're sure to return often. Loved the Soup, the Salad, the Sushi platters... More 

Thank George G
atlantic city nj
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed a recent lunch here. They serve a bento box lunch for $8.50 that is terrific. The salmon teriyaki and shrimp tempura each included miso soup, salad,California roll ,spring roll and rice. All was delicious. Give this place a try. It is a BYOB.

Thank nockout198
Suburban Philadelphia
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54 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

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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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
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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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25 reviews
16 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
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
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

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