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Yama Asian Fusion

720 Governor Morrison St., Ste. 130 (Louise Ave.) Send to Phone
Well-executed Asian options and some of the freshest sushi in the city make this contemporary fusion spot a Charlotte go-to.

Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly

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Yama Asian Fusion Restaurant Review

: Yama’s SouthPark location showcases a classic minimalist interior based on deep browns and clean lines, placing the focus squarely where it belongs: on the food. Staples include edamame, Korean-style short ribs, fried calamari and a few less common options of tuna tataki (thinly sliced seared tuna with ponzu sauce) and steamed shrimp “shu mai” dumplings. More than two dozen special rolls, some Charlotte themed, include more elaborate fillings, such as the Pink Lady roll with lobster, mango, cucumber and avocado wrapped in pink soy paper with a honey yuzu sauce. Basic maki (think spicy tuna and salmon-avocado) are available as well. Hearty entrées include a grilled miso black cod served with asparagus and white rice and a panko-crusted fish filet served katsu-style with sweet dashi dipping sauce and spicy aïoli. Chicken, beef and seafood hibachi dishes, plus bento box options, grace the lunch menu. We suggest the popular bento option C, which starts with a warm bowl of miso soup, a standard salad topped with the usual ginger dressing, two pieces of gyoza (Japanese pan-fried pork dumplings) with soy-and-scallion dipping sauce, and three maki rolls: California, avocado and a daily special. Don’t skip dessert, like tempura banana and mochi, a traditional Japanese ice cream. Asian beer, wine and cocktails are available, plus robust saké offerings.


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