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Viale Marconi 20, 21037 Lavena Ponte Tresa, Italy
+39 0332 523343
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Best Japanese restaurant in the region, by far. We come here regularly with family and friends and have done so for a large number of years. Have never been disappointed. Very good quality fish, nice variation in dishes, both in sushi as other dishes.

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Thank mvanroon
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13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

The menu has a large range of dishes from noodles to dumplings to sushi. If you like sushi the sushi boat is a great way to sample their freshly made sushi - more than enough for two people. Pleasant outdoor dining area with lots of space

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Thank Sara F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Waiters are very slow, it took 1h to receive our first plate and the restaurant wasnt even full! Every time I go the sushi is worse. Bad service, sushi not that great, normal prices!

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Thank Genkabiloba
Lugano, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

I didn't know what to expect, having heard both bad and good about this restaurant. The sushi was very good, I really enjoyed it. However, the service was slow and the waiters were never smiling.

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Thank Layra L
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

Service is very bad. Waiters are not pleasant at all and very slow. Food is below average. Taste and menu selection. Waste of time.

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Lugano, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

Quite a large place, well suited to group gatherings. Huge selection of both cooked and raw dishes. All pretty standard and generic with any particular flair. The toro was pretty good and not easy to find. Eel also tasty. Tempura dishes were light and crispy. The a la carte dishes tend to be a bit better than the 'selections' or... More 

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Thank theswissbrit
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

The ambient is gorgeous as well as the service and the food. I had a sushi boat for two people with my sister and there was a little to much sashimi, maybe ask for more sushi. But the tempura was amazing, definitely try it out. No to expensive so it's a must go restaurant.

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Thank Yuma L
Lugano, Switzerland
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

Or maybe second best, because Parq in Lugano is probably the real top of the list in terms of quality. But Parq is three times the price of Yama. I love Yama because the quality is very good and you can order on the phone and pick up. They are always packed which is the best guarantee for fresh food... More 

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Thank Mangiabeviama
lugano
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95 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014

Have an excellent dinner at Yama. Whether a fresh sashimi or sushi, tasty dim sum or tuna's carpaccio. Unbeatable price-quality ratio. Friendly and punctual staff.

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Lugano, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Very good food, wide selection of sushi, great service. The people there are very nice and happy. However, some music will give a better vibe and a nicer atmosphere

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Viale Marconi 20, 21037 Lavena Ponte Tresa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Varese  >  Lavena Ponte Tresa
  • Phone Number: +39 0332 523343

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