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Hama Sushi
Hama Sushi

Hama Sushi Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hamasushi.com
  • Email: reservations@hamasushi.com
  • Phone: (310) 396-8783
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm Happy Hour Patio Bar: 5:00pm - 7:00pm Mon-Fri
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Joseph Bracero
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Our renown Catering Chef Jason Levine, can accommodate both large corporate functions as well as small, intimate gatherings in your home. We have a menu selection for every size and budget.
  • Private Party Facilities: Contact us to schedule your next private party.
  • Private Party Contact: Kat Stewart (310) 396-8783
  • Entertainment: We encourage guest participation in our famous Birthday and last call for sushi songs! We also feature 2 huge projection screens and 3 flat screen TVs on the patio which play everything from old surf movies to the playoffs!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main St
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street parking and Valet services available
A word from Hama Sushi
Hama Sushi is a landmark restaurant located in the heart of Venice. Serving the freshest, most authentic sushi creations and French inspired fusion cuisine since 1979. Our eclectic clientele, lively atmosphere, innovative world class weekly specials and knowledgably and friendly staff make for an unforgettable dining experience.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "than the food.Blair and Molly took great care of us but there is much better sushi to be had in LA and Malibu.Fun place to party and food is decent but not for aficionados by any means."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "overall a very good address for well-prepared sushi, sashimi etc.Food is nicely presented too as it should be. Fish is very fresh. Only drawback is that the online reservation made no distinction between the eating area under the awning (noisy) versus the brick and mortar dining room (quiet). Our party would have preferred to dine in the quiet area."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Went during happy hour. Amazing price on appetizers $4-$6, then sushi rolls for $5, and $1 off drinks. Service was great, food was great and I will definitely be back next time I visit California (Venice)!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "wear earplugs. Had a birthday gathering on a Saturday night. Not smart on my part. The service and food were very good, but my ears are still ringing. The table behind apologized more than once for their extremely loud partying. I'll go back mid week when it's not so wild."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We went after not being there for years and it was still terrific! The noise level was a bit high but hey, it is all about birthdays sometimes!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Great sushi, plain and simple, and at a good price."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great imaginative Sushi and fantastic happy hour. Has a big tv screen but play surf movies, also can sit in dining area rather than bar area and have no tv but no happy hour. I love to go to the end of happy hour order a few things and work my way into a couple speacial rolls. When in Venice go to this great neighborhood restaurant. its always fun great service and happy."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "I visited Hama Sushi at the Windward Circle location (in Venice) last Saturday night and was quite disappointed with the lack of Happy Hour menu when seated INSIDE the bar, but not AT the bar. The other location (on Wilshire Blvd.) provides Happy Hour throughout the restaurant and for the quality of the food, the Happy Hour prices are just right. Although the service was really great at the Windward Circle location, the food was definitely not worth the price - $19 for a specialty roll that wasn't all that special, 5 pieces of Yellowtail Sashimi for $15, and $15 for a basic spicy tuna roll? Sorry but, I've had better. If I return to this location, you can bet I will be sitting at the bar."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "My family loves Hama. Great sushi is always extremely fresh, and the servers are always helpful. Our server tonight seemed a little preoccupied, but hey, we all have off days. We had a great time, amazing food, and will return to Hama Sushi again in the near future."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "This is one of my go-to sushi spots where it has a friendly and relaxed vibe. The food is tasty, always fresh, and the flavors are consistent. I love sitting at the sushi bar and watching the sushi chefs make the dishes and there's such always great energy flowing at the sushi bar. I love their shiso lemon roll, surf and turf with yellowtail, and always finish off the meal with the baked blue crab hand-roll. If you can take the heat ask for a side of their habanero sauce to dip your rolls in."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "This was our first time here so the number of items we've tried is limited. I had the beef gyoza which was supposed to be pan steamed, but seemed like it was fried. I had one of the specialty rolls which was pretty good. we also ordered tempura which was a bit too greasy. My wife's teriyaki chicken was OK. The service was quick and the staff is very friendly. They also feature a very large collection of cold Saki's. We may try this again because of the location and also just one try isn't really a fair test. But bottom line there are better, comparable priced Japanese restaurants in the area."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I managed to convince her to hold onto my luggage while I walked the beach before my dinner reservation, which was a huge benefit to me and much appreciated. Food was excellent, and menu (food and beverage) interesting. Service was relaxed but quite good. Had a great evening meeting my friend there. The quasi outdoor seating was very nice."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "We love this restaurant and have been going for past 25 years. It is fun and yummy - some terrific dishes that are not on the menu so ask - and enjoy on your birthday"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "The food is very tasty and fresh. There could be a more vegetarian entree choices so everyone feels the're eating a complete meal together. We would dine there more for happy hour if there were full bar drinks. Would like more choice other than beer and sake with my sushi."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "If you go, sit at the sushi bar and let Chef Jason take care of you."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "Hama has been around for some time and they never disappoint. The quality of their sushi is always A1 and the service is great. I would definitely recommend Hama to anyone who is looking for a great place to gather with friends. The outside patio has a tv and I've never really paid much attention to what is playing but it's got a sports bar feel and the inside dining area has your typical sushi joint feel to it. Overall - a great place - we visit quite often!"
    Dined on 8/2/2013
  • "Yummy sushi the happy hour is amazing and fancy rolls even better. Very venice place a gem."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Eclectic beach bar look. Bright, energetic. Always a great fall back."
    Dined on 8/29/2013