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Yama Japanese Restaurant

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387 1/2 High St, Morgantown, WV 26505-5515
+1 304-291-2456
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Great authentic Japanese food we had the chicken teriyaki and it was done with chicken thighs was really good eating plus I had Japanese made green tea straight from the home land. It is a small place and only seats about 20 so don't expect much in atmosphere but the food makes up for it !!!!

Thank Charlie G
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I tried two things: Miso Ramen and the gyoza. Being born and raised in Japan, i would like to give two separate ratings. If I were to try this ramen in Japan, I would give it 3~3.5 stars. That's still good in my books if you consider 2.5 being a good average ramen. The ramen was a bit thin in... More 

Thank Kenji W
Morgantown, West Virginia
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

Yama is wonderful. Exceptionally delicious food and comfortable, convenient atmosphere. The owner is a warm, gracious and lovely person. He puts his heart into his work and has a very strong work ethic. I started going there in college over twenty years ago. It is consistently excellent. Outstanding California Roll ~ light, fluffy & flavorful. Yum!!!

Thank Manatees2014
Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

I love this place and my biracial kids love this place as well. This place reminds me of tiny restraunts in Tokyo. If you want a authentic Japanese, not pan-Asian lots of plces try to be, this is where you want to go. One more thing... expect to pay Tokyo proce for your meal as well!

Thank Jane K
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Only place in this region where food is just like you would find in the streets of japan. Try the shoyu ramen, miso ramen, curry rice, beef bowl, and katsu don

Thank yakyu
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Loved the food and prompt service. Try the octopus balls. It is delicious and worth a try. The ramen is savory and we'll season.

Thank Onelove4you
Morgantown, West Virginia
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Took my Son during a break between his classes. He raved about it and it was good - but I'm not much of a fan of Japanese food. Service was fast (you order at counter) - food was good - if there is a polite way to say "hole in the wall" it would fit. Its a mom and pop... More 

Thank icanweldit
Morgantown, West Virginia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Great place for affordable authentic Japanese Love the different "bowls" my favorite is the beef bowl. Very good ginger dressing on the salads too.

Thank Rtoliverio
Alderson, West Virginia
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46 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2015

They only take cash so be prepared for that. The place has very authentic food, very good. The people are also very nice and helpful.

Thank bethryan20
Woodbridge, Virginia
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

very good authentic Japanese food. this visit got food to go and after about a 15 minute car ride it was still as hot and fresh as if we ate in. a must visit every time in Morgantown

Thank Luke B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 387 1/2 High St, Morgantown, WV 26505-5515
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Morgantown
  • Phone Number: +1 304-291-2456

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