Hama Sushi

4.6
426 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 426 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSusanM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job providing safe, comfortable, outdoor seating. Exceptional service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Definitely will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall3food1service1ambience4

Great restaurant, I love this place

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Nikki
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent- our server Jenny was awesome and she helped uphold the CDC standards that made us feel safe in the venue. Hama is a doing a wonderful job pivoting during COVID and I will definitely be back for the Green Devil roll :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Halloween ever! Love the counter seating in front of the Venice sign!!! Hope it stays after pandemic!

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StevenJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great tasting sushi

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite sushi on the west side. Never disappoints always super great fish!

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vipGaryE
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The service was poor. They forgot my tempura. They seemed rushed. The food was disappointing as well. We will not return.

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ScottC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are top notch. Very organized and clean during these covid times. Our server was great, friendly and a great photographer lol.

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LenaM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The outdoor patio is set up really cute and with social distancing in mind. It’s a nice area to be in. The service was good and the staff is friendly. Sushi is good, but nothing stood out. It’s a good place to grab a quick sushi bite. Not a place if you want to have an amazing raw fish experience.

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vipJimmyNola
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this place is so damn good. Without a doubt the best no frills sushi spot on the westside

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent Sushi!

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ErickD
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never had a complaint Everyone is always so friendly food is always good

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vipPanzagirl
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Social distancing was easy, server had a great attitude, food was excellent!

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vipEmma
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute favorite with us, both before COVID and now during. They have made the necessary changes to the venue to accommodate people in a safe and responsible way. Staff wear masks and visors, our temperatures are always taken before entering, and masks must be warn when moving around the restaurant and using the restroom.
High quality sushi, a great sake selection (the bamboo sake is a must-try) in a low key, relaxed atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and food amazing.

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SaraB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Rolls were sub-par as was the rest of the food. There are so many great sushi restaurants to go to in LA, I don't know that I will come back here. I do like the vibe/ location -- it seems to be a good spot to start a night out. Also love the new outdoor seating -- hope this stays.

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vipOnTheQT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

I love Hama Sushi! This particular night the Red Snapper was very tough to chew. The staff seemed off (perhaps a employee didn't show up) because service was really slow. I will go back and try it again

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RoV10
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Sat outside on the sidewalk and we weren’t totally comfortable with people walking around without masks right next to us.

The food and service were great as always but it wasn’t the best of experiences.

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MichaelA
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Ole table booked is 2 seats at the bar, but Bama has no bar seating, so very disappointing Open Table experience. Great fresh sushi

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vippamelaw
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing sushi!! My favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Homeless people yelling. Did not feel safe by covid standards

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vipLucaS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Quality of sushi is below average and prices are not cheap. We waited almost an hour to be served the sushi. Nice and young ambiance but I would not consider this place a must go.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was our first time eating out since Covid. We were nervous. They checked our temperature. They tables are spread out nicely. Our waitress was amazing. Our food was great. We will be back!

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vipwehodiner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

good food and nice to be able to sit outside in Venice.

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BrendaF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great! I made a reservation for 2 at 815pm on a sat night but ended up showing up at 7pm and we were able to get seated right away. The service was great. All the food came out fairly quickly. Noise level was just right.

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vipKaterson
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience. Been going for 10+ years

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Amanda
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Honestly not great. We asked for nothing too saucy and the one roll showed up drenched in sauce. Other two just ok. Overpriced for what we got.

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Theresgabe
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always been a great meal here, that hasn't changed in the current climate. they are upgrading their Patio and bar, so the only seating is sidewalk service. thats a plus at this corner for people watching in Venice.

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vipCaroleS
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The tables were too close together. The 6 feet distancing principle was not followed!!

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vipVeroniqueH
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Considering COVID the service was very efficient and detailed.
We love Hama s menu there is something for everyone.
We will go back !

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RuthF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a Fabulous Restaurant that have been a gift to Venice for decades! Highly recommend it - have outdoor barbecue! A must for dining out!

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Spicycricket
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always and the outdoor dinning is safe for covid! Food is delicious and service outstanding!

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HowardW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Sushi has been ta

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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
6 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!

FAQs

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

Hama Sushi is rated 4.6 stars by 426 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.