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“Excellent Sushi !”
Review of Yama Asian Eatery

Yama Asian Eatery
Ranked #39 of 85 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Price range: R 100 - R 600
Description: Yama Asian Eatery is Franschhoek’s premier sushi restaurant situated on the main road of Franschhoek. The restaurant takes on a light, minimalistic approach that offers spacious seating both inside and outside in the courtyard. The team, guided by Ryan Shell, aims to create a calm space where locals can fully relax and enjoy themselves with anything from a quick lunch to a full dinner spread. The eatery offers a high-quality sushi menu accompanied by an Asian-themed à la carte menu using fresh seasonal ingredients. Guests are sure to feel at ease as they are gracefully guided and taken care of by our passionate team throughout their visit. Our wine list is focused on local wineries from in and around the valley as well as a selection of cocktails and sakes, including our own house brand beer-styled sakes. The dining experience is completed with instrumental music that evokes a sense of calmness in our guests that enables them to unwind and relax.
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Description: Yama Asian Eatery is Franschhoek’s premier sushi restaurant situated on the main road of Franschhoek. The restaurant takes on a light, minimalistic approach that offers spacious seating both inside and outside in the courtyard. The team, guided by Ryan Shell, aims to create a calm space where locals can fully relax and enjoy themselves with anything from a quick lunch to a full dinner spread. The eatery offers a high-quality sushi menu accompanied by an Asian-themed à la carte menu using fresh seasonal ingredients. Guests are sure to feel at ease as they are gracefully guided and taken care of by our passionate team throughout their visit. Our wine list is focused on local wineries from in and around the valley as well as a selection of cocktails and sakes, including our own house brand beer-styled sakes. The dining experience is completed with instrumental music that evokes a sense of calmness in our guests that enables them to unwind and relax.
Reviewed 21 June 2021

Went to Yama for dinner today. We ordered a selection of sushi and they were all excellent! Yama Tower and Franschhoek roll are our favourites. Nice vibe, minimalist Japanese style, great and friendly staff (thanks Sibulele!).

Date of visit: June 2021
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Thank afif_79
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Curiosity65044278377, Owner at Yama Asian Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2022

Good day,

Thank you so much for joining us and for taking the time to share your comments on your dining experience with us.

We are absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. Your feedback and support are greatly appreciated.

Thank you for being part of our journey and we hope to welcome you back in the future.

Kind regards,
Yama Sushi Emporium Management

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32 - 36 of 40 reviews

Reviewed 28 May 2021 via mobile

Special thank you our hostess Sibulele and Sushi chef, absolutely amazing 😻

I would recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: May 2021
Thank ntsikeypreciouset
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Curiosity65044278377, Owner at Yama Asian Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2022

Good day,

Thank you so much for joining us and for taking the time to share your comments on your dining experience with us.

We are absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. Your feedback and support are greatly appreciated.

Thank you for being part of our journey and we hope to welcome you back in the future.

Kind regards,
Yama Sushi Emporium Management

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Reviewed 5 May 2021 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic sushi and service. David was great. The setting is as special and so are the desserts!! Back soon , we’ll done .

Date of visit: May 2021
Thank christianwZ1114VV
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Curiosity65044278377, Owner at Yama Asian Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2022

Good day Christian,

Thank you so much for joining us and for taking the time to share your comments on your dining experience with us.

We are absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. Your feedback and support are greatly appreciated.

Thank you for being part of our journey and we hope to welcome you back in the future.

Kind regards,
Yama Sushi Emporium Management

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Reviewed 11 April 2021 via mobile

Beautiful interior, stunning ambience. The sushi was fresh and tasty - beautifully presented. The service was excellent, waiters went above and beyond. Loved the touch of an origami “take away” that the waiters made. Can’t wait to go back one day

Date of visit: April 2021
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Curiosity65044278377, Owner at Yama Asian Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2022

Good day,

Thank you so much for joining us and for taking the time to share your comments on your dining experience with us.

We are absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. Your feedback and support are greatly appreciated.

Thank you for being part of our journey and we hope to welcome you back in the future.

Kind regards,
Yama Sushi Emporium Management

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Reviewed 26 February 2021 via mobile

The staff are friendly from walking in to saying goodbye. The sushi is out of this world, a few items that we haven't had before. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: February 2021
Thank bernicer2014
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Curiosity65044278377, Owner at Yama Asian Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2022

Good day,

Thank you so much for joining us and for taking the time to share your comments on your dining experience with us.

We are absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. Your feedback and support are greatly appreciated.

Thank you for being part of our journey and we hope to welcome you back in the future.

Kind regards,
Yama Sushi Emporium Management

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This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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