Hello friends, it has been awhile! Sometimes life gets busy and Snickie gets neglected. Such is life. I am back now!
Recently, the Snick-ster actually ventured outside the city limits to dine with a dedicated Snickie reader, Big D. We chowed down at Yama, located in Beaver, PA (538 Third Street). Was the drive worth it? Read on to find out.
Yama is a fairly new Japanese restaurant with an extensive sushi menu. The place sits right on the main drag in Beaver, a pleasant looking little area. Yama is tastefully decorated in red and black and impeccably clean looking. You could definitely take a date here.
We were quickly seated. I was quite hungry after my long journey to the Beav. I let Big D (already a Yama regular?) start off the ordering. We did a few appetizers, sushi, and some specialty rolls.
Wow. Yama is doing some good things out in Beaver. I think this place may just crush any sushi I have had in Pittsburgh proper. Everything was amazingly fresh tasting and clearly prepared with great attention to detail and presentation. Check out this seriously gorgeous Dragon Roll:
Service at Yama was extremely attentive and the waitress patiently answered all our questions. I truly loved everything I ate at Yama but was blown away by the Volcano appetizer (seared black pepper tuna with ‘volcano’ dressing). Rich smooth tuna and spicy sweet dressing – can’t go wrong there. Please order this if you go. I also really liked the above-pictured Dragon Roll (avocado, eel), as well as all the sushi (also pictured above).
To note, Yama is BYO. My favorite!
Dinner was accompanied by great conversation and ended with green tea ice cream and fried bananas. Fried bananas, I love you. The first time I ever had fried bananas was at a Vietnamese restaurant in Capetown, South Africa. Yes, you read that right. I don’t remember how I ended up in that particular restaurant, but I do remember those bananas. Yama let me happily relive that food memory 🙂
So, if you ever find yourself in Beaver (only a few exits past the airport!) or even if you don’t, get yourself to Yama. Really, this place was pretty damn good. Thanks for dinner Big D!