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Yama Japanese Restaurant

When a Cairns Japanese restaurant takes orders for business lunches on the other side of Australia, and delivers them by express courier, it's a pretty good indication that this is the pinnacle of dining. Yama Japanese Restaurant, located on the northern side of the Cairns International Hotel, is an exquisit experience that leaves nothing wanting. Very popular with Japanese food lovers, including Japanese people, for authenticity and freshness.




Visa, A la carte, Licensed, Mastercard, Diners Club

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(07) 40521009
Cnr Grafton St & Spence St, Cairns

What people are saying...

18 Mar 2015

Love this restaurant, food is great and cheap prices!
Wonder what happen to it now? went for a visit to Cairns and Yama is gone???????? Anyone knows where it moved to or if Sami San opened up a new restaurant?

Rick Doc
7 Feb 2012

Still the best Japanese Restaurant I've ever been too. Great Prices and atmosphere. Sammi is an absolute pleasure to watch behind the sushi counter. I live in the USA now and miss this place terribly, none compare.

26 Jun 2008

We are Cairns residents and this delightful restarant has the best sushi and sashimi platters and bento boxes we've had in Australia. The food is exquisite, beautifully presented and CHEAP - not something you often find in Cairns which usually slams you with tourist overpricing. The restaurant is very popular with locals and can be very busy for business lunches, so get there early. They have a couple of pavement tables which are fantastic for evening dining al fresco. Watching the sushi chef, Sami, is an experience, you can sit at the sushi bar and watch him weave his magic.

13 Mar 2008

Well what can I say! Sammi you are a master. The food is always fresh and delicious, and they can not do enough to please. No wonder it has survived for in excess of fifteen years.
A visit to YAMA is always the same - Tried and True.

Well done Sammi

29 Apr 2007

Best Japanese restaurant in town. Can not go past their food, best customer service and friendly atmosphere.

13 Apr 2007

I have been dining out at Yama's for nearly 10 years now, i constantly spread the word about how great the food is. Very well priced and the service is fantastic. The best feature would have to be Sami. :)

Jay Sacchi
28 Sep 2006

This is easily the best casual Japanese restaurant in Cairns, we go all the time, it is affordable delicious, fresh and the portions are huge. And best of all you can take any leftovers with you to snack on at home!

11 Sep 2006

Absolutly delicious Japanese cuisine...the finest in Cairns. Highly recommend the lunch menu also and has the convenience of take away available also... *****

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