Hama Sushi

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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.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.3
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4.3
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a great spot to eat in Venice, loved everything,

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vipPanzagirl
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always loved this restaurant, and were happy to see they are back for dining. We felt very safe and social distanced. Food is always great!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. We had a great time!

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VeniceFoodLover
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best vibe and the best food. The staff is the friendliest.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friends

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ClausR
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was decent. The ambiente poor and very cramped. It was loud and noisy. All this would have been acceptable if there weren‘t the stiff and awkwardly unfair pricing! For a student ambiente they charge first class prices. Definitely not worth this money! Our most expensive Sushi ever - and very average!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Food and ambience was amazing and would definitely recommend!

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LeeAnnR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was great! Something must have happened with our order though as our service was very under par. They were gracious about it and took one drink each off our check.

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vipMichamynyc
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Great food great server but they tried to sit us at a two top right next to someone sitting at bar. There were 12 other 2 tops open. They took 10 minutes to figure out where to seat us and said the floor plan is very specific and our request could mess up their service. They were very rude and cold about it. Shame cause otherwise it’s a neighborhood gem.

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vipBarryB
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great; Jennie was the best.

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SuzanneG
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food4service4ambience1

Sushi is great, but the noise level is highly irritating. We could not wait to leave !!

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vipdecktout
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a family favorite! Great service, good sushi and good energy venice vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Visited 1/20/20 w my family by reviewing the yelp and website. The Venice roll ordered suggested by the server, but it was horrible. The fish and rice was wet. It suppose be good for the $21 high price. The 4 star review wasn’t work for us. It is a typical one/two star Japanese Sushi place anywhere in town.

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BarryP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always a fun, good place to go with a small or large group.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent fresh fish. Combined with great sake!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Sat on the patio, under heat lamp in the back corner and a bit cold. Requested standard inside seating. Food was excellent.

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vipcynthian
Mexico City
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The sashimi was very fresh and good!

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CJtheDJ
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hama is "Old Venice" at its best: eclectic, down-to-earth, exuberant, and authentic. The sushi and other dishes are unfailingly excellent, and the atmosphere about as far from corporate bobo and focus-group hipster as you can get.

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MiaW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

They always have great sushi and the service was lovely. It's one of my favorite sushi places on the west side.

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Malibuhanson
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Take the servers suggestions for specials.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot and great happening place. Sitting outside in the bar area is the place to be. Much livelier and more fun.

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vipSonya84108
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very loud local drinking place. Sushi is ok. Servers are very nice.

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MichaelH
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

haven't been here in a long time and it's still the same. Pretty much typical goof ball Venice Beach were people's idea of getting dressed up is a towel over the bathing suit, but the sushi is great and it's loud and in your face...but it's part of the town. Children running around unsupervised, college kids yelling...but all in all a good food night. leave all of your experiences at home and just comer for the sushi...pretty good!

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VeniceRollergirlGirl
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fresh, flavourful and exactly what you’d expect. Great bar seen and just has a fun neighbourhood feel while being a bit of an iconic sushi trailblazer

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in with 9 guests 1
45 minutes before our reservation. They moved one things around and got us seated quickly. From there the service and the food were both delightful. What a fantastic meal
- one of the best we’ve had in LA!

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ChrisP
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The sashimi is so incredibly fresh that it seemed to just melt in your mouth. There was absolutely no fishy taste to it either. The Red Devil roll has a lot of warnings about how spicy it is, but it really isn't that bad... Some creeping heat, but not need-to-drink-milk hot.

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IsabelleM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our first time there and we were not disappointed at all. Will go back for sure.

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ElaineD
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Loud. Pricey. Service nothing to brag about. But food is good.

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vipPatrickF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Super loud. Lots of post-happy hour intoxicated people at the bar.

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vipRvB2
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place - all 5 star

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vipLisaS
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place
Hasn’t changed in years
Great rolls & service

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vipSnowy
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

I have not been to Hama in years. It use to be pretty good. Tonight it was sub standard fish cut in unstylish pieces. The Toro wasn’t real Toro it was cross cut Maguro. Toro,should be fatty and tender at the same time. This was not. The salmon skin salad was greasy, The blue fin was tough. Long story short the fish was not up to par.

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vipDeano
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food. A bit noisy.

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vipDonKarlaS
Palm Springs
47 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic fish - great service - fun time - VERY NOISY.

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SilkeT
Hamburg Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food in good authentic ambience. We will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Every time I’m in Venice, Hama is a stop

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio at hama is so much fun.

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vipMarilynS
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been in love with Hama Sushi for 30 years! Favorite place for top quality sushi experience

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tinyw1111ams
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Super friendly cool humming vibe, was our first night out in Venice and totally welcome. Valet parking at the door was it !

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Bruce
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Neighborhood gem, excellent service. Very tasty, well-prepared dishes.

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Hama Sushi does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Hama Sushi also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 396-8783.

Hama Sushi is rated 4.7 stars by 392 OpenTable diners.

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