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“Great Hidden Restaurant”
Review of Yama Sushi Bar

Yama Sushi Bar
Ranked #249 of 1,461 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Cuisines: Japanese
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

In the first impression Yama Sushi looks like just another small Asian food restaurant. When you get in the atmosphere changes. It's much cozy and ambient is much better. The food is great. Have tasted almost every roll on the menu and have only good things to say.
A better choice of drinks would be nice. Kind of limited there.

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Reviewed March 19, 2012

The specialty sushi rolls at Yama is outstanding. We call them designer rolls because they are so pretty to look at and tastes delicious. I love their salad roll and get it pretty much everytime I go there. The great thing about this restaurant is they will give you a free roll when they bring out your meal. Can't beat that value! The reason why I did not give this restaurant an excellent review is because of the service. There isn't just one server that comes to you. There will be a server for drinks, then a different one for the meal, and another one that will check up on you. There needs to be consistency on the servers so we know who we are tipping and plus there isn't any personal interaction.

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Reviewed January 11, 2012

We were visiting VA Beach for the weekend, and ended up at Yama Sushi Bar only because the restaurant we had planned to go to that Saturday night was closed for a private party - and I'm so glad we found this place! We searched from our phones for a restaurant that would be open late (it was after 10pm), and Yama had great ratings, so we thought we would check it out. When we walked in, there were only 3 or 4 other tables seated, but again, it was less than an hour to closing time. We were hungry and decided to splurge and order all specialty rolls, along with two house salads and a miso soup. While the miso soup was decent, we enjoyed the salads along with the small cucumber salad they served when we were seated. I'm sure that I can't remember all of the names of the rolls we ordered, but I have attached a photo of the "presentation" - they brought it to our table in a wooden boat! It looked so amazing, and even better, they included a delicious roll with shrimp, spicy mayo and hot sauce (seen in the photo in the front of the boat, not sure exactly what was in it) on the house for us. Our servers were very attentive with drinks and everything else we needed during our meal. After we boxed what was left of our sushi, they even brought a slice of cheesecake to our table, also on the house. Luckily, we saved a bit of room because it was actually pretty good! We were very impressed with the service and these extra special touches - all this and we spent under $80 (before tip). The amount and quality of food we received for that price couldn't be beat anywhere else. We will DEFINITELY be back next time!!!

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Reviewed May 7, 2011

I have been to Fire Ninja, Domos, Volcano, Zushi, Kanpai and etc and YAMAs is by far the best place ever. The sushi and prices are the best. Plus they always bring a roll out on the house that's always superb.

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Reviewed February 10, 2011

There service is great. No wonder they keep expanding.

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