Yama Japanese Restaurant

Entrance to Yama Sushi Restaurant in Gramercy Park, NYC. Photo: Sora Vernikoff
Entrance to Yama Sushi Restaurant in Gramercy Park, NYC. Photo: Sora Vernikoff
Rating
4.7/5

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.

Outside Seating at Yama Sushi Restaurant in Gramercy Park, NYC. Photo: Sora Vernikoff
Outside Seating at Yama Sushi Restaurant in Gramercy Park, NYC. Photo: Sora Vernikoff
Inside dining at Yama Sushi Restaurant in Gramercy Park, NYC. Photo: Sora Vernikoff
Inside dining at Yama Sushi Restaurant in Gramercy Park, NYC. Photo: Sora Vernikoff
Sushi Chefs at Yama Sushi Restaurant in Gramercy Park, NYC. Photo: Sora Vernikoff
Sushi Chefs at Yama Sushi Restaurant in Gramercy Park, NYC. Photo: Sora Vernikoff.

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!

Plum Wine at Yama Sushi Restaurant in Gramercy Park, NYC. Photo: Sora Vernikoff
Plum Wine at Yama Sushi Restaurant in Gramercy Park, NYC. Photo: Sora Vernikoff
Edamame at Yama Sushi Restaurant in Gramercy Park, NYC. Photo: Sora Vernikoff
Edamame at Yama Sushi Restaurant in Gramercy Park, NYC. Photo: Sora Vernikoff

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.

Sushi at Yama Sushi Restaurant in Gramercy Park, NYC. Photo: Sora Vernikoff
Sushi at Yama Sushi Restaurant in Gramercy Park, NYC. Photo: Sora Vernikoff
Sushi at Yama Sushi Restaurant in Gramercy Park, NYC. Photo: Sora Vernikoff
Sushi at Yama Sushi Restaurant in Gramercy Park, NYC. Photo: Sora Vernikoff

I recommend Yama for Japanese cuisine in The Gramercy Park area. Delicious indeed! Photos by Sora Vernikoff. Visitors may also enjoy our reviews of Wagamama and Hutong NY.

Sora Vernikoff

Sora Vernikoff

Insightful author, journalist, blogger, world traveler, and Best-Selling and Award-Winning Author of Eat What You Want! Stop When You Want! found at A No-Diet, Weight-Loss Program at www.nodieting.net or Amazon. She has taught hundreds of unhappy dieters to use her eat and stop yourself weight-loss program to lose weight and find peace with food. Sora Vernikoff holds two Master’s Degrees, the first in Teaching and the second in English as a Second Language. She taught in the New York City Public School System in East New York, Brooklyn for 30 years and has traveled the globe. For many years she was also the New York City Charity writer for Examiner.com. An avid blogger, her own www.anewyorkerspointofview.com shares all things fun and entertaining in New York City while posting her interesting trips under the blog’s Travel tab. She is currently immersed in writing her next book, which teaches a Positivity Program letting you immediately zap negative or self-doubting thoughts in one session with but one question.

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