We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Yama Sushi Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1290 Del Monte Shopping Ctr, Suite 92, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-646-9262
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 29: English reviews
Wyong, Australia
Level Contributor
135 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We had the sashimi combo which came with sashimi, obviously, rice, soup and salad. Was very filling and reasonably priced. The only negative was that they forgot our edamame beans until right at the end which was okay because we were full by then so probably didn't need them in the first place. The service and cleanliness was acceptable from... More 

Thank CTR15
Modesto, California
Level Contributor
275 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I have not been to this restaurant for a few years, but had very good memories of it, so decided to come here for a late lunch a few days ago. A bento box lunch was what was on most diners' table so that is what we ordered. He had combo tempura and teriyaki chicken on his box. I chose... More 

1 Thank MGN777
Carmel, California, United States
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I gave one star so you notice it and "try" to do something about it. It's not directly against the waitress or the hostess but against the structure and lack of foundation that many restaurants have, which shows, clearly on the front-of-the house staff's inability to be proud of their job. I've worked 25 years in FINE DINING (3 and... More 

Thank Arts2015
Monterey, California
Level Contributor
60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Sticky tables should've told me to stay clear. But since I was there on a valentine date, and it was not my choice to go there...I played along. Things started off terrible. Shrimp and vegetable tempura should be served hot and crisp, not cold and wilted. Of course I wouldn't think of sending it back and complain...that's just asking for... More 

Thank Orostudio
Pacific Grove, California
Level Contributor
30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Dined at this establishment a few months ago and was disappointed with food quality. Decided to return for an Anniversary dinner and was happy to see that things were back to normal. Excellent quality and service. It's our 'go-to' for sushi.

Thank Shift H
Bend, Oregon
Level Contributor
147 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Had dinner there last night, it was okay but nothing special. Had an order of tekka maki and a bento box with teriyaki salmon, tempura and gyoza. The sushi was good (although titled something like 'beginner sushi' - I guess we are supposed to pretend that California roll and the other made up dishes are for advanced tastes while raw... More 

Thank Bigguy425
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

I wanted ramen for dinner. We are from out of town and this place was close. I looked at Yelp for best Ramen and Yama came up. What a mistake. Absolutely the worst Japanese food we have ever had. Paula had the Bento box and I had Ramen. As for the Ramen, the broth which is the most important part,... More 

Thank Miyagi58
Milpitas, California
Level Contributor
222 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

We came here for a quick lunch after a movie at the cinemas. We both love sushi so were happy to see there was a sushi restaurant in the mall. I got a lunch bento and one of the items was tuna or maguro. I've had this many times at many restaurants, but I've never had tuna that was actually... More 

Thank kguzzetta
Pacific Grove, California
Level Contributor
30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Visited this establishment several times and always good things to say. Not this time. Ordered sashimi, which I am knowledgeable of how to serve & prepare, but this time not so good. The sashimi was cut in thick 'slabs' so thick that it was difficult to pick up with chop sticks. Next disappointment was that it was served on a... More 

Thank Shift H
Pacific Grove, California
Level Contributor
30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2015

Haven't been in a while but ended up being a last minute choice and wasn't dissappointed. Waitress was on the job 2 months and her job performance in all areas including taking care of other guests was outstanding *****. As a retired F&B mgr I can say I would have her work in any restaurant with class. Food was outstanding.... More 

Thank Shift H

Travellers who viewed Yama Sushi Bar & Restaurant also viewed

Monterey, Monterey County
Monterey Park, CA
Monterey County, CA
Monterey, Monterey County
Monterey, Monterey County

Been to Yama Sushi Bar & Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1290 Del Monte Shopping Ctr, Suite 92, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-646-9262
Sushi Restaurant

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Yama Sushi Bar & Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?