The other night I met a neighborhood friend at Yama, a restaurant in Gramercy Park and go-to spot for Japanese food in this area. Yama is conveniently located at 122 E. 17th Street, cornering Irving Place. The space is semi-formal with a Covid-19 outdoor area, charming in its own way. Here are photos of the outside area where we dined and the inside dining area. Note the two serious and highly skilled sushi chefs.
Not having had much experience ordering Japanese food, I relied on my friend to recommend options.
We started with a glass of plum wine. So close to home, I could imbibe a bit. It was delicious!
We ordered the edamame appetizer, which was marvelous.
Next, we shared a plate of fresh, delightful, assorted sushi that included tuna, salmon, roe, and tuna sushi roll.