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Hamasaku
Hamasaku

Hamasaku Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://hamasakula.com
  • Email: info@hamasakula.com
  • Phone: (310) 479-7636
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm.
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Wonny Lee
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Contact: Jesse Duron (310) 479-7636

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sepulveda Blvd
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Hamasaku
Hamasaku is a sophisticated harmony of Japanese cuisine and Californian exuberance. Sincere and succinct, Hamasaku's literal translation is one who creates food from the sea. Celebrated for its whimsical reverence for sushi and understated elegance, warmth in hospitality and modern sensibilities underscore a quintessential dining experience.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSushi
Diner Reviews
  • "What a great hidden gem Hamasaku is! I hesitate to tell everyone as I don't want it to become yet another trendy hot spot to which you must plan 3 months in advance to have a meal. I also don't want to discuss the two dcelebrities in disguise noshing with delight on too many rolls to track. But it is a special room - the quality and presentation of the food is excellent, and the rather small restaurant is quietly elegant. It is not inexpensive nor is it over the top. I would say that it is a very fair value."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "My husband and went here and then the next day to Nobu in Malibu . The sushi at Hamasaku was much better then Nobu."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We ordered the sushi chef's tasting menu where they brought out sushi, sashimi and rolls. We tried some new fish, all of which was excellent."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Very good sushi and creative flavor combinations for sure. At the price point however ($100pp without going crazy) there are better places in LA."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This is a Japanese restaurant specializing in California rolls, some traditional and some imaginative (i.e. with pesto or fresh basil, etc.) Interesting and delicious!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "we were delighted as usual with the succulent, creative rolls and the fresh seamless sushi. however, for the first time the service disappointed. yes, we were given the best table in a semi private area and the attention was fine at first. but it got so slow after a while, i had to seek out our waitress. such lapses need to be corrected (attention mr. ovitz). we'll return to make certain it has returned to its usual pristine level."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "So here's the thing. I'm not one of those cheapo Groupon chasers who just goes after the deal (although there's nothing wrong with that). I have been here before, and as I recall, the food was great. However, on DineLA night, it was if I was eating at the generic mall across america sushi. Fish felt low quality, some not so great odor. Couldn't even finish it. Here's what I suggest, Hamasaku. If you don't want to put forth the same quality food on DineLA menu, then just don't do DineLA. Don't do us favors - we aren't cheapo Grouponers, we're just looking to expand our horizons. Cheers, and let the sushi be with you."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Food was good. Service was horrible, we had to ask for everything twice if not more than twice. Then they rushed us out of the restaurant when it wasn't even late. They should never take a 7:45 reservation if we can't stay and enjoy our meal leisurely... especially at their prices."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Toro did not taste like real toro... for $18 per order. Some items are really good here. The hand rolls are the best. But it's just as expensive as Nobu..."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "One of the most innovative and talented sushi menus in LA. Must try!"
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "I travel to LA often and was looking for a great Sushi restaurant. Fish was incredible fresh, rolls were creative and flavorful. Must have the edamame sautéd in sesame soy-unreal."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Delicious lunch...Kale salad, tofu, sushi...barracuda...miso soup and mochi ice cream. Service hurried, not very attentive. Would definitely be back for the food!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Sushi chef is fun, service is good, but the fish was only okay. For a higher-end sushi place (based on the price), this was not worth it. I will not be back."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "Fish is so fresh, and there are a great variety of sushi rolls. Love the toro here, sea urchin is sweet and fresh. Don't like the brown rice for sushi roll, not sticky. Black cod with rice makes a good lunch combo."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "we chose the tasting menu. i think, in retrospect, i would have liked to try some of the specialty rolls as well. the tofu was fabulous. i will go back. please change my name back to susie friedman, not toby horn....that is my friend . i have made this request before."
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "The quality of the food at Hamasaku is outstanding. The portions are a bit small for the price, but it's worth it, plus it makes for more variety when ordering. I highly recommend."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "We're 3 foodies that dine out 7-10 times a week on average. Ordered 3 appetizers and 5 rolls and we all love every single one of it, which has never happened that we unanimously love every single thing we ordered at any restaurant. Hands down one of the top 5 Japanese restaurant we've been in LA."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "This restaurant has been open for a long time, but I have never been. I was very pleased with a quality and inventive menu. The fish is fresh and exquisite--such a pleasure. No concerns."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "The food was good, but there are a lot of good places to eat in LA. I was chased down by a valet guy who I had to pay, even though I had already parked my OWN car! It's in a strip mall for heaven's sake. The waitress really didn't listen to what we were telling her, and was always rushing off. When the bill came we almost died. I was still starving, and so was my wallet! Will never go there again. Wasn't that good for the price."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "the sushi here was very very good. the atmosphere is typical upscale west la but not particularly trendy or fashionable, just a lowkey neighborhood kind of place."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "We were 4 and ordered from all categories in the menu. Flawless execution of well designed items, a really wonderful experience."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "We had to ask the hostess to take our order. They seemed very overwhelmed by this busy Thursday. Sushi was good but unremarkable."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "Horrible experience, not wasting my time coming here again."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Came with my kids to celebrate my birthday. The food was as good as I remember it. Some of the best rolls I've ever had. Everyone was very nice but due to the crowded Friday night they were stretched thin and kept forgetting things like extra water for the kids. But overall it was a nice evening and it was a thrill to go."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "food was delicious, service very poor. after being seated waited for menus. had to ask three times for a menu item which we ended up taking it to go. should of been compt. hail to the chefs service will hurt business"
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "I met a colleague here and thought it was ideal for a work related lunch. Good energy for lunch hour. Definitely want to go back again and really enjoy the sushi selection."
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "Did not help that when we were ordering sushi was then telling us that they had run out of 50 % of the fish that we wanted? If not available to order, take it off the menu. Our server also did not seem very knowledgeable about the menu. She have vague, generalized answers, which was not ok, considering how much you are paying for food. Highlight: Toro and fresh albacore Lowlight: poor service/overpriced for what you got/offered"
    Dined on 7/27/2013