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Yama Sushi Emporium

The highly anticipated opening of Yama Sushi Emporium, the concept and vision of Co-Owners of Ōku Asian Eatery Chef/restaurateur duo Ryan Shell and Darren Badenhorst (Le coin Français, Le chêne and Tuk Tuk Microbrewery), is here.

The two acclaimed chefs, with over 30 years of hospitality experience, are pooling their culinary prowess to create Franschhoek’s first dedicated Sushi restaurant, Takeaway and Asian retail venue.

Total renovations of the interior and exterior ensure a purpose designed space to create a casual, calming and refined eating and retail experience.

Conceptualised on a culinary exploration of Indonesia in 2013, Darren and Ryan were especially inspired by the Gili Islands.

The two chefs had ample time to refine the idea whilst working together to feed the Franschhoek community during the Covid-19 lock down period, resulting in a thoroughly conceptualised, authentic and flavour packed food and beverage offering, as well as the ability to understand the requirements of running multiple restaurants, venues and takeaways  in the most safe and secure way possible by following the strictest Covid -19 protocols.

Bookings essential to avoid disappointment. 

California Rolls

Salmon or tuna (8pc) – R85

Avocado, sushi rice & salmon

Tempura prawn (8pc) – R125

Deep-fried prawn, sushi rice, spring onion & Yama sweet chilli

Vegetarian (8pc) – R65

Cucumber, carrot, avocado & pickled radish

White fish roll (8pc) – R85

Avocado, sushi rice, white fish & salsa

Fashion Sandwiches

Salmon or tuna (8pc) – R90

Salmon, avocado, mayonnaise

Prawn (8pc) – R90

Prawn, avocado, mayonnaise

Vegetable (8pc) – R85

Cucumber, avocado, carrot, mayonnaise & pickled radish

Stacker (6pc) – R100

Salmon, tuna, prawn, sushi rice, mayonnaise, caviar

Chef’s Signature

Bamboo roll (8pc) – R195

Cucumber, avocado, salmon, tuna spiced prawn, mayonnaise & teriyaki sauce 

Sashimi roll (6pc) – R120

White fish, salmon, tuna, avocado & caviar 

Yama tower (6pc) – R165

Deep-fried tuna or salmon roll, spring onion, Yama spicy mayonnaise, Yama sweet chilli sauce & teriyaki sauce

Yama speciality roll (8pc) – R130

California tuna, rock shrimp, spring onion & black bean mayonnaise

 Spicy bean curd selection (6pc) * – R140

2pc salmon, 2pc tuna, 2pc prawn, sushi rice, bean curd, mayonnaise

 Rainbow reload (8pc) * – R145

Salmon, avocado, tuna, caviar, spring onion, 7 spice, mayonnaise & teriyaki sauce

Tiger Roll (8pc)  – R120

Avocado, prawn, mayonnaise, caviar, sushi rice

Spicy tuna or salmon roll (8pc) * – R135

Spiced tuna or salmon, Yama chilli & spring  onion

Franschhoek roll (8pc) – R140

Deep-fried prawn, bean curd, avocado, spring onion & siracha sauce

Prawn crunch roll (8pc) – R135

Sushi rice, deep-fried prawn, cream cheese, sweet chilli & mayonnaise

Sashimi & Nigiri

Salmon or tuna nigiri (4pc) – R80

Sushi rice & salmon or tuna

Vegetarian nigiri (4pc) – R60

Avocado, mayonnaise & sushi rice

Salmon or tuna sashimi (6pc) – R145

Traditional sliced salmon or tuna

New style salmon or tuna ponzu (6pc) – R155

Salmon slices, ponzu sauce & sesame seed oil

White fish sashimi (6pc) – R120

Ponzu sauce, white fish & salsa

Seared sashimi tuna or salmon (6pc) – R125

Salmon or tuna, salsa, 7 spice & ponzu

Salmon roses (4pc) – R115

Avocado, sushi rice, salmon, mayonnaise & caviar

Reloaded roses (4pc) – R125

Salmon, sushi rice, spicey prawn, spring onion & teriyaki sauce

Maki & Handrolls

Salmon, prawn, or tuna maki (6pc) – R55

Sushi Rice & salmon, tuna, or prawn

Vegetarian maki (6pc) – R40

Avocado & sushi rice

Salmon, tuna, or prawn handroll (1pc) – R65

Salmon, tuna or prawn, sushi rice, avocado, sesame seeds, mayonnaise


Asama platter (8pc) – R125

4pc Salmon Roses & 4pc salmon fashion sandwich 

Yari platter (12pc) – R165

4pc Yama Speciality, 4pc spicy tuna or salmon & 4pc salmon roses

Minami platter (14pc) – R140

4pc salmon fashion sandwich, 4pc tempura prawn & 6pc tuna maki

Fuji platter (16pc) – R250

4pc tempura roll, 4pc rainbow reloaded, 4pc salmon roses & 4pc bamboo rolls

 Yama Platter (32pc) – R410

8pc California, 6pc salmon roses, 6pc maki, 6pc nigiri & 6pc sashimi 

Sashimi Platter (12pc) – R275

3pc salmon, 3pc tuna, 3pc prawn, 3pc white fish

Nigiri platter (12pc) – R220

3pc prawn, 3pc tuna, 3pc white fish, 3pc salmon

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Yama Sushi

Contact Detials


079 737 1849

Open hours

Monday – Sunday
11 am – 10 pm
11 am – 8:30 pm (last seating)

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