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“Good Fresh Sushi, Friendly Service”

Yama Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #83 of 221 Restaurants in Camarillo
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a really good sushi place, with friendly service. Their fish is very fresh and they have some interesting rolls. They also have hibachi tables with the typical cooking show. The service is quick and attentive. They are a little pricey, but I suppose that comes with the good quality. The only negative, other than the price, was that we had a large group (10 people) who were mostly eating sushi, and the only place we could all be seated was at a hibachi table, which doesn't really work for conversation.

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Reviewed March 30, 2015

By far our favorite restaurant, sushi or otherwise in Camarillo...and there are some very good ones in town (Masa Sushi, eg.). If they have fresh scallops, and the owner, Tony, will tell you what's fresh, OMG! Tony will accomodate any tastes. Be sure to have the Unagi sushi. Great sauce. This is our "go to" restaurant, no doubt...and we are locals.

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Thank Erik J
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Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

Yama serves the freshest sushi in Camarillo, with the chef going to LA several times a week for high-quality fish.

You can taste the difference if you order sushi or sashimi; the quality of the fish is apparent. We've never been disappointed in Yama's salmon, tuna or yellowtail offerings, for example, and it's other fresh fish has been good-to-great.

The various Americanized rolls are good too (our favorite is the Tony Jr.). But the best way to judge a sushi restaurant is through it's sashimi & sushi.

Yama also offers teppan grills and will fire them up for even small groups. We've done that a couple of times and have always been satisfied.

The prices are definitely on the high side, but if you want high-quality fish you're going to have to pay for it. They're certainly not spending the $$ on decorations. The booths look the same as they did 25 years ago when the restaurant was home to Happy Steak, a Sizzler-like meat-and-salad joint that had a long run at this location.

Staff is very friendly and responsive. First round of sushi usually takes awhile to arrive but we always get miso soup as an appetizer (also helps keep the cost down).

1  Thank EditorCJP
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Reviewed November 6, 2014

Owner is on sight....with his son and veteran crew!!!
Their sushi selections are GREAT...and boy are they
tasteeeeeeeeeeee!!! Can be a little slow on delivery, but
well worth the wait.....

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Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Yama came highly recommended so my wife and I had very high expectations. Unfortunately those expectations were not met as we left dissatisfied. The number one turnoff for me were the prices. Very high compared to most places. The one positive was the Kevin Special, it was very good, however, not as tightly rolled as I like.

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