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Yama Sushi Bar & Restaurant

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1290 Del Monte Shopping Ctr, Suite 92, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-646-9262
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Wyong, Australia
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135 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We had the sashimi combo which came with sashimi, obviously, rice, soup and salad. Was very filling and reasonably priced. The only negative was that they forgot our edamame beans until right at the end which was okay because we were full by then so probably didn't need them in the first place. The service and cleanliness was acceptable from... More 

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Modesto, California
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244 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I have not been to this restaurant for a few years, but had very good memories of it, so decided to come here for a late lunch a few days ago. A bento box lunch was what was on most diners' table so that is what we ordered. He had combo tempura and teriyaki chicken on his box. I chose... More 

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Carmel, California, United States
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I gave one star so you notice it and "try" to do something about it. It's not directly against the waitress or the hostess but against the structure and lack of foundation that many restaurants have, which shows, clearly on the front-of-the house staff's inability to be proud of their job. I've worked 25 years in FINE DINING (3 and... More 

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Monterey, California
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Sticky tables should've told me to stay clear. But since I was there on a valentine date, and it was not my choice to go there...I played along. Things started off terrible. Shrimp and vegetable tempura should be served hot and crisp, not cold and wilted. Of course I wouldn't think of sending it back and complain...that's just asking for... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

Dined at this establishment a few months ago and was disappointed with food quality. Decided to return for an Anniversary dinner and was happy to see that things were back to normal. Excellent quality and service. It's our 'go-to' for sushi.

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Thank Shift H
Bend, Oregon
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143 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

Had dinner there last night, it was okay but nothing special. Had an order of tekka maki and a bento box with teriyaki salmon, tempura and gyoza. The sushi was good (although titled something like 'beginner sushi' - I guess we are supposed to pretend that California roll and the other made up dishes are for advanced tastes while raw... More 

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Thank Bigguy425
Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

I wanted ramen for dinner. We are from out of town and this place was close. I looked at Yelp for best Ramen and Yama came up. What a mistake. Absolutely the worst Japanese food we have ever had. Paula had the Bento box and I had Ramen. As for the Ramen, the broth which is the most important part,... More 

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Milpitas, California
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221 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

We came here for a quick lunch after a movie at the cinemas. We both love sushi so were happy to see there was a sushi restaurant in the mall. I got a lunch bento and one of the items was tuna or maguro. I've had this many times at many restaurants, but I've never had tuna that was actually... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Visited this establishment several times and always good things to say. Not this time. Ordered sashimi, which I am knowledgeable of how to serve & prepare, but this time not so good. The sashimi was cut in thick 'slabs' so thick that it was difficult to pick up with chop sticks. Next disappointment was that it was served on a... More 

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Thank Shift H
Pacific Grove, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015

Haven't been in a while but ended up being a last minute choice and wasn't dissappointed. Waitress was on the job 2 months and her job performance in all areas including taking care of other guests was outstanding *****. As a retired F&B mgr I can say I would have her work in any restaurant with class. Food was outstanding.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1290 Del Monte Shopping Ctr, Suite 92, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-646-9262
Description
Sushi Restaurant

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