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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is right next to my job and they all rave about it but it’s not open during lunch hours. So I had to try it after work with my husband. We got here about an hour after they opened we were seated right...away and my husband wanted to sit out side. The umbrellas helps block the sun but we still got fried but that’s our fault lol. Our waiter Bobby was so helpful he gave us suggestions and was very attentive. Everyone we came in contact with was so helpful and nice. Everything we had was fresh and cooked to order. I will continue to make this place one of my regular spots.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed February 12, 2020 via mobile

Man I love really want to continue liking this place. Food always seems to deliver - however, as mentioned below in plenty of reviews - the service is garbage. Not just a regular can of garbage but an overflowing, needs to be collected giant community...garbage. Aside from the usual - slow, unresponsive waiters they’re just shady here - from the staff down to the way the seat people. Tonight’s round of shady. Table mate orders a vodka soda. Check comes - charged for kettle one, $13. When questioned if we mentioned Kettle - the waiter said no, he’d just decided to choose the vodka for us. He mentioned that the house was only a couple dollars less. Around 10/11 (again no clear answer.) I asked for the contact information/ email for the manager. In his words, he is the manager. (With no idea of prices of the place he manages.) I asked the bartender what the price of a house vodka was - he said Tito’s for 12. (Another discrepancy.) Odd house vodka, but sure - $12? *Specialty cocktails are $10 so I’m going to wrap my head around that for a bit. Ate at CO the day before here. Friendly, attentive staff. Great specials and food was fire. Skip Yama if you have the option.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

Glad we found our way here. And wow. This had to have been the best and freshest Sashimi. Not sure that my words can accurately describe it, the fish, we had salmon, tuna, hamachi and snapper, just melted in your mouth. It was sweet and...tasted like it was swimming about an hour before it hit our table. FANTASTIC! The rolls were good too. The rice cooked perfect, with just a little bite.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed November 20, 2019

Had a great dinner with my wife and brother-in-law. Started with some beer and mixed drinks - fabulous especially the lemon drop martini. Then edimame and Unagi. Finished with sake, two specialty rolls - especially liked the Volcano and a 12 peice sashimi plate. Fabulous...food, great atmosphere, excellent waitstaff.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed June 1, 2019 via mobile

My friend and I came to Yamazaru on our weekend trip. It was very busy so we were seated at the sushi bar which turned out pretty cool. The service took a while but we were understanding since it was a full house. The staff...was really nice and the sushi was phenomenal. I particularly enjoyed the Ichiban Roll. I can’t wait to come back.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

The food is a 5, the experience was a 3. Visit was on a busy Thursday night - maybe busier than they expected and that is the reason for the very slow service. Say at bar to wait for table and bartenders didn’t show much...interest in us. After being sat at table, waiter took over ten minutes to get to table. Food took a while to come out as well. That being said, the food was excellent - fresh, tasty and well executed. The salmon crudo goes on my list of best tasting dishes of all types of food. Will go back because the food quality outweighed the experience.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing from the Brussels sprouts to the shishito peppers to the point your finger at any sushi on the menu and you are in for a good meal. A must place to eat again and again!

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Seriously this place has the best service and sushi in all of Charlotte. The food is unique yet at a great price!! It just opened and this is already my second visit.

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed January 14, 2018

Been here twice so far, and it keeps getting more enjoyable! This place has a great atmosphere, it's fun for a Friday Night or basic dinner during the week. The sushi is very good. They have a big variety of rolls. But if you are...like me and prefer basic sushi pieces they have that too--the basic platter is big and at a good price. The special seared salmon appetizer w/aoli sauce is delicious! The waitress was very nice. We will definitely be coming here often. I am anxious to try the ramen as that looked really good.More

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed January 3, 2018

The owner as well as wait staff are extremely attentive. They take time to explain the Japanese dishes. The food and presentation are excellent.

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

This place just opened this year and doesn’t have a ton of reviews yet but it is the best sushi I have had so far in Charlotte. The prices are very reasonable and the fish quality is always excellent. The ambiance is great and the...service is also usually awesome. We live across the street and eat here at least once per week. Great secret spot in southend. We keep trying all the recommended sushi spots in clt but keep coming back here for the consistent quality and reasonable price Love this place!More

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

Could be one if the best bartenders in Charlotte. He makes the mixing ingredients for your cocktails in house. The ginger beer for your Moscow mule, the cherry surup for your Manhattan and the gorganzola stuffed olives for your martini. Gus is the bar manager...and he is exceptional.More

Date of visit: November 2017
Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

I had typical expectations for this new restaurant but they far exceeded them. Amazing staff who are so friendly and accommodating and yes, super fresh and delicious sushi. Amazing for date night or a big group. It’s small though so get there early or come...ready to relax at the bar with some drinks while you wait for a seat.More

Date of visit: October 2017
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

I had a good dinner at this restaurant, sushi were fresh and was not overpriced like most of the restaurant in Charlotte, we went for an early dinner to avoid the crowd and had a decent service.

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

Fast and fresh... this place is near sycamore brewery and small but that's not a bad thing. Its a nice new face to the sushi game. We did a few rolls and chirashi bowl. Nothing was left behind. My recommendation? Give your normal place a...rest and give it a go!More

Date of visit: July 2017
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