Inside Yama Japanese Restaurant, the decor is minimal—red paper lanterns hang over sleek black tables, and stark Japanese lettering accents the walls. The peaceful, understated dining room lets the menu take center stage for both lunch and dinner at this recently opened eatery, where chefs use fresh ingredients to craft authentic Japanese entrees and sushi rolls.
Variety is a hallmark of the menu: you can try nigiri sushi rolls that range from salmon and barbecue eel to exotic quail egg and sea urchin. Vegetable maki rolls are available, along with small and large maki, which can be stuffed with scallops, tuna, and octopus. Bento boxes let you pick and choose a combination of sushi and sashimi rolls, paired with teriyaki and tempura. The sushi platters include up to 110 rolls and are ideal or parties, holidays, for dinner with 55 sets of twins. Other traditional Asian entrees on the menu: kalbi beef short ribs and bibimbap, which has a mix of beef, veggies, and red pepper sauce atop a bed of rice.