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Yama Japanese Restaurant

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5305 Atlantic Ave, Ventnor City, NJ 08406-2808
+1 609-822-8007
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
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New York City, New York
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169 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

There are several Japanese restaurants in the Ventnor/Margate, NJ area. My wife and I have tried them all more than once and we find Yama to be the best overall. Their hot dishes are authentic Japanese creations and the sushi and sashimi are wonderful. Remember to bring your own beer/wine etc.

Thank PeterAL10
Bethesda, Maryland
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184 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

We waited after being seated. 22 min later, I asked for menus. Then we ordered very nervous it would take forever to be served but it was maybe 20 min wait, not so bad. The food was good and plated somewhat nicely.

Thank elissa s
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Went there a few years back and it was very good service and food quality. This time the food was good. Especially the sushi.. The servers all Asian. Seemed uninterested. Water glasses empty.. did not get the drinks we ordered. And appetizers were served with the dinner.. it was disappointing. While it was not busy at all.

1 Thank Christian V
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

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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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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59 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Bob1030
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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: +1 609-822-8007

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?