Yama Sushi & Izakaya

4.6
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$30 and under
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Our skill and love of Japanese cuisine have guided us to remarkable popularity and regarded as one of Oregon Area finest sushi bars. menu is innovative and offers delicacies flown in daily from the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and the Sea of Japan, all handpicked to be extraordinarily fresh, and lovingly prepared in Yama’s creative and abundant style.

Your accommodations will be met whether you're dining with a loved one or with the family or even just to get together with a few friends.

Our masterful sushi chefs use only the freshest and highest quality ingredients from fish to vegetables, along with the exceptional service you expect. Our menu changes seasonally, and has many varieties to please both fish lovers and vegetarians alike.

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Spicy
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best octopus in all of Portland. I try Octopus everywhere and its never prepared properly(octopus needs to be massaged). Excellent Sashimi; 3 of us shared a plater that was only $36!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here a million times and they never let us down. Food is delicious and the service is excellent. The grilled octopus is to die for.

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vipBethG
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant, our favorite sushi place!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best sushi I’ve ever had and super cute place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

🍣🍶🌈💯 Excellent food, service, vibe and sake!

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DeanS
Portland
27 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We dined in on a Sunday afternoon on the 16th. Great sushi!! We ordered a variety of rolls and a sashimi platter. We also ordered a bowl a ramen to share. I wasn't sure if the male server (Alex I think his name was) gave us 3 ladles to use as soup spoons. Which looked very silly, as the ladles are fairly big and have a long handle compared to a regular soup spoon. Come to find out by another female server who was very helpful at times as our male server was missing most of the time, that he was suppose to give us regular spoons. So his service I rate at about a 2, the food and the female server a 5!!

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TVGirl
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There were so many items, entrees and drinks to choose from that it meets everyone needs. If you don't like ramen, you can pick sushi. If you don't want sushi, you can pick many starters items. The one thing I will suggest is to make a reservation if you have a big party or if it is on the weekend.

You will not regret it!

KM
KymberlyM
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great dining experience!

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ErinS
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines Day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit Yama all the time. A neighborhood favorite of ours. Always delicious!

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vipPghdiner
Pittsburgh
95 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was so much fun! They have a tremendous sushi menu and the Izakaya options are extensive with hot and cold options and interesting Ramen preparations. Our server, Alex was phenomenal. He clearly loved his work and knew how every menu item was prepared. The atmosphere is vibrant and well worth visiting.

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LJSG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent first time experience all around. It's a relaxed atmosphere but the sushi is high quality, thick cuts, and delicious. Staff is fun, knowledgeable, and personable. Might have been luck of the fish picking lottery but had the best and most beautiful Toro I've ever had here. Was marbled like waygu beef and fully of flavor. Will certainly come back.

JB
JaneB
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Delicious food, but this time it was served way too fast. We ordered and in less than 10 minutes all of our food was delivered along with our bottle of wine. No first tasting the wine, just get it in the wine glasses and serve it. This was very disappointing because we were celebrating 2 birthdays, which I mentioned in our Open Table reservation. No acknowledgement of birthdays was give. When you are dining out at a nice restaurant, it should feel a bit special, not like a fast food diner. I will come back, but before my party is seated, I will explain to the staff that we want a rather leisurely dinner. And, I will recommend they serve us in the customary fashion, with drinks and small dishes first, followed by a few of our entries at a time.

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Bnakano
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great sushi, awesome service always a fantastic place to eat sushi!!!!

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RickyM
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The restaurant has a really wide array of speciality rolls. The ramen was super rich and it was nice not having the usual Tonkotsu style you see at places around town. They were great at accommodating us, as we ended up with two more people than the original reservation had.

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vipDinnerDiva
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yama is our fave spot in PORTLAND. The owner Jay is awesome, our fave waiter Alex makes it such a fun experience and the Sushi is fantastic, fresh and creative rolls! The Salmon Sashimi is RIDCULOUSLY fresh and good. We love it!

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KariD
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and nice atmosphere. Service is always very good. High quality sushi. Diners seem to enjoy the fried chicken. Our group generally eats sashimi, rolls and fish collars. All are excellent. Love their Philadelphia roll. Happy hour is fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere

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MariyaP
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our server didn’t know anything and told us to wait until she came back to unwrap the flaming jack roll.
She never came and I opened it. It was lukewarm. Gross. I had this before and we got to open it ourselves. Not sure what the rule here is. She also didn’t know what Saki to recommend.

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ShannonH
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food...
The St. Jack roll is a must. Very sweet and attentive server...

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Amazing sushi and other small bites. Friendly service, too. In the past the pacing was fine - but lately it all comes out randomly and at once. Why encourage small plates if they’re all on the table at once? Figure out your pacing— because it’s kind of a deal breaker with how it’s gone the last few times...

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NasserA
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. One of our favorite sushi restaurants in Portand.

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AliciaG
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great ambience, even better food. This has become a favorite place for us after our other Japanese restaurant let us down. Highly recommend!

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KallisteE
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large birthday party of 15 people and Yama Sushi accommodated us so beautifully. They let us know up from that we could only split the check 3 ways for debit cards. We were able to make decisions based off of that info and the rest of the evening went so smoothly, it was almost unbelievable how flawless the service was.
Their menu has a great range for all pallets and so incredibly delicious. Every piece of sushi was divine. The octopus was the surprise hit of the night! I would highly recommend Yama Sushi for your next birthday party!

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JaneB
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Glad it is in the neighborhood.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Have eaten here during dinner time and happy hour ending at 6. Wasn’t psyched that last visit, the host/owner sternly told a 5-year old and us that Happy Hour wasn’t available at 550pm. Had seen others ordering right up until 6pm on prior visit. With a sushi-loving kid, pricing is a bit more important than previously!

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vipJenny
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good options, I liked the drinks. Donica was amazing

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vipAshley
Portland
19 reviews