Yama Bar Sushi & Wok
Revisited February 2022
Yama Bar Sushi & Wok restaurant offers meat, fish and vegetarian dishes with an Asian flair. In addition there are many conventional dishes and plenty to choose from. All the dishes are attractively presented and so generous that sharing is an option. Dishes are beautifully presented on fine stone plates in lovely shapes. Bamboo place mats add to the clean, minimalist atmosphere.
At the start of the year 2022, Yama brought in a new chef and a new menu that corresponds to the diner's preferences. There is a great variety of soups, salads, wok dishes and other main dishes. The portions are plentiful and the food is delicious. The Asian kitchen is still the theme, with a good selection of generous sushi, as you like it. The sushi, like all the dishes at Yama, meet the most stringent kashrut standards of the Rav Ruben supervision. Come back to Yama and try it again. You will find some surprises. This is a family restaurant geared to adults and children alike.
The menu is one outsized heavy page printed on two sides. One side are the appetizers and main dishes. The flip side of the menu lists the sushi options. We started our meal with the vegetarian spring roll and Pakora Curry appetizers. The crispy spring roll was served on a platter with pickled vegetables and sauces for dipping. This is a great way to start the meal. For our second appetizer we chose Pakora Curry. Out came a platter of crisply tempura coated broccoli, cauliflower, and green beans covered in a light sauce. Don't get scared by the word curry in the name. The flavor was mild and appealing.
Be sure to flip over your menu and try some of the Yama sushi. We chose the cooked salmon sushi covered with avocado, which was beautifully presented and very tasty. The sushi was served with teriyaki sauce, spicy Mayonnaise, and soy sauce. At other tables we saw a nice variety of sushi, and some even made their whole meal a set of different sushi platters. Sounds good to me.
For his main course, my companion chose the Pad Ka-Pow from the Wok section of the menu. This aptly named dish
packs a POWerful punch. The lamb is stir fried with celery, onions, peppers, garlic, and thinly sliced scallions and herbs on a bed of rice topped with a fried egg. The lamb was soft and rich in onions and mushrooms. The staff referred to this dish as an Asian hamburger, a reference to the burgers topped with a fried egg, offered at some meat restaurants. This is a full dish that could be shared.
Fish lovers will enjoy the massive salmon filet platter. This is a generous piece of salmon glazed with teriyaki sauce and served with a mound of white rice and stir fried vegetables. Whew. A lot of bang for your buck.
On this visit to Yama we chose the lemon meringue pie for dessert. This is a lovely way to end a great meal. Recommended.
Fixed price Lunch
Yama Sushi offers a fixed price lunch from noon till 4pm. There is a choice of three lunch menus starting at 48 shekels. This basic menu includes a starter of an egg roll or a salad and a sushi roll and a cold drink. Hungrier folks can choose one of two larger fixed-menu meals.
The eLuna discount does not apply to the fixed price meals.