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Delray Beach, FL — Yama Japanese Restaurant

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Published on: October 20, 2004
Yama Japanaese Restaurant
44 E Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, FL
(561) 266-9929


Yama Japanese Restaurant is located in a tony section of Delray Beach, Florida. It is surrounded by shops and restaurants. I was fortunate to find the Yama. I was at my hotel late. After swimming laps in the hotel pool and watching the end of Law & Order I left the hotel at 9:30 pm. I programmed the GPS to find the nearest Japanese restaurant — the GPS found Yama. Yama is open until 10:30 pm.

Yama is a full-service restaurant with a complete menu. I wanted something simple so I ordered Miso soup, salad and sashimi a-la-carte. I had tuna, bluefin tuna, salmon and surf clam. The sashimi presentation was absolutely gorgeous. The attention paid to my modest order was well beyond what I normally see in sushi restaurants. The clam was arranged flower like and was almost too good looking to eat.

The fish was fresh and firm. I ordered a tuna and avocado roll to go along with the sashimi. The roll unfortunately was not quite as perfect as the sashimi. The soup was good but the salad had way too much dressing. The lettuce was practically swimming in the orange dressing.

I really enjoyed Yama — it will be one of my regular stops.

Yama Japanese Restaurant: 4 rice bowls * * * * *
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