Yama Sushi & Izakaya
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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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!
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.
We love this restaurant, our favorite sushi place!!!
Best sushi I’ve ever had and super cute place
🍣🍶🌈💯 Excellent food, service, vibe and sake!
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!!
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!
Great dining experience!
We visit Yama all the time. A neighborhood favorite of ours. Always delicious!
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.
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.
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.
Great sushi, awesome service always a fantastic place to eat sushi!!!!
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.
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!
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!
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.
The St. Jack roll is a must. Very sweet and attentive server...
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...
Love this place. One of our favorite sushi restaurants in Portand.
Great ambience, even better food. This has become a favorite place for us after our other Japanese restaurant let us down. Highly recommend!
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!
Excellent restaurant. Glad it is in the neighborhood.
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!
Really good options, I liked the drinks. Donica was amazing