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168 East Gore Creek Drive, Vail, CO 81657-4511 (Vail Road)
+1 970-476-7332
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17:00 - 23:00
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Houston, Texas
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231 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yama is a wonderful sushi restaurant snuggled in Vail Village. The sushi and rolls are terrific. The chefs add nice spices and flavors to all the dishes. Seated is limited, so reservations are highly recommended. They have a nice bar area for drinks and sushi as well.

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Thank jswflights
Wisconsis
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is fabulous sushi and sashimi and the service was excellent. Not real big and tried to get in without a reservation the night before but did not want to wait the 2 hours. I would always make this a must when in Vail

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Thank fritzlove
Beverley, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sat at the bar and enjoyed nigiri, tempura prawns and scallops, scallops 3 ways and gyoza. All of it was delicious and we watched as they prepared it. Fast and friendly service.

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Thank gezkell
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67 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wonderful small restaurant that rocks when it comes to Japanese food. varied selection. Fish flown in fresh from California and Washington. Pretty good sake selection. We sat at the bar which is the best way to have sashimi. Chelsea was our waitress and did a great job. Efraim was a master behind the bar and prepared dishes with an artful... More 

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Thank Lb1952
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133 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We were looking to book Matsuhisa (a Nobu restaurant) and it was full booked for like 3 weeks solid(this is March break). So walking around we saw the restaurant and checked out the menu.... apparently everyone there was were trained and the menu created by a Japanese chef and it makes sense knowing the quality and specificity found only in... More 

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Thank Toyo3
Mexico City, Mexico
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91 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I didn't expect this quality, really good, the place is great, great sushi, great yellowtail with ponzu, great home made gyozas, great rolls, good sake menu. Definitely worth a visit while in Vail.

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Thank JPMoralesBroc
New York City, New York
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I have to preface this by saying I have never given a dishonest review. I am a foodie who loves food and dining from burgers to foie gras. Yama Sushi was the worst meal I have had in a very long time. I rely on other reviews and am very dismayed at how different my experience was. FIrst of all,... More 

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Thank Colby K
Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Just visited Yama in Vail Village, just amazing, good service, just sublime sushi, would recommend to anyone.

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Thank Jill H
Salem, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Extraordinary! We started with crab claws in an amazing sauce then Make sure you I thought I knew sushi. . We started with crab claws in an amazing sauce. Had never had Kampachi Nigiri and Toro Nigiri, our server, Brenn introduced us to them . . . Awesome! Each plate, even the dessert, was a wonderful new adventure.

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Thank Diana M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I came into this restaurant with healthy skepticism. Fortunately I was proven wrong by the quality of the fish and skill of the resident sushi chef's. Would highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 168 East Gore Creek Drive, Vail, CO 81657-4511
    (Vail Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-476-7332

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