About 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.
Venice, CA 90291
Sushi, Fusion / Eclectic, Asian
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday : 11:30am - 10:30pm
Friday : 11:30pm - 11:00pm
Saturday : 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday : 4:00pm - 10:30pm
Happy Hour Patio Bar: 4:00pm - 7:00pm DAILY (Mon-Sun)
(Happy Hour at Patio Bar Only)
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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!
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.
Street parking and Valet services available
Private Party Facilities:
Contact us to schedule your next private party.
Private Party Contact:
Tony Kim: (310) 396-8783
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Hama Sushi Ratings and Reviews
I made a reservation via Round Table and the host said I did NOT have a reservation. I asked for her to check again and she was able to see it. I was sat at a table for three, which it was for myself only, I asked to be seated in the main dining area and was not, and was asked to move my seat three times within the dining area so others could sit. NOT a great experience and unable to enjoy my food when moving around so often.
The food at Hama is fine -- not exceptional but good and reasonably priced sushi. It can get a little loud as it is a popular spot. Our server was very nice and the food came at a good pace. The only thing I did not like was the $10 valet parking charge. Parking can be a little tough in the area so if you are a local I recommend an Uber or Lyft as it probably would have been cheaper than parking at the restaurant.
Based on a recommendation from one of us, we booked this on Open Table. Happy to find Valet parking and the people seating us were accommodating when we asked to change tables. Unfortunately both halves of the restaurant were extremely noisy (loud voices at table behind us made it hard to hear one another. We ordered drinks - two were missing. Hot tea was never refilled and never offered more water after first two bottles delivered at same time. Dinner from sushi bar took forever. Three diners finished their sashimi platters while two of us waited 20 minutes for two special rolls and I waited more than 30 minutes total for my sushi deluxe.
I've eaten a lot of sushi and this meal was in the high price side ($34 for my order), was good but not special - and the service was the absolute worst I've ever had at a sushi restaurant. I didn't buy the idea that the sushi came out as it was ready - it was an obvious mistake that soured the evening and was a big disappointment for for me and my family on our last night of vacation. Not recommended at all.
We ordered about a dozen dishes except sushi and sashimi....the Tuna tartare was by far the worst I've ever had, eggplant dish was too sweet, chicken yakitori was ok and salmon teriyaki was edible but the vegetable were completely undercooked. All portions were incredibly small. While Japanese food is my favorite, I would never recommend this place to anyone based on this first experience.
Great neighborhood place. Bathroom (a good indicator of cleanliness throughout the restaurant) was VERY clean as are the refrigeration cases at the sushi bar. Excellent mackerel and whitefish and some of the best tamago I've had anywhere. We visit LA and stay in Marina Del Rey and this will be our go-to sushi spot!
This place is our go-to favorite. Never disappoints. And if you ask them to make "whatever they think best" you will not be disappointed. I recommend going off menu. Been going here for years, and has stayed consistently high quality. Love it.
The sushi at this place was outstanding! We are long time sushi lovers and set the bar high when it comes to rice, fish ,taste, cut and specialty rolls. Our selection was to die for. Sushi is so often over priced, that was not the case here at all. The specialty rolls where beautiful and very tasty. The pure clean sushi pieces were amazing. We will drive back from Santa Barbara to enjoy an other night of sushi here.
Not sure what to expect, but the service and food were outstanding. We went with our kids and were happily surprised. The waitstaff were very friendly and attentive. The dishes were excellent. We were just passing through Venice on our way to Santa Monica which was super busy due to the marathon. Hama Sushi accommodated our family right away. Thanks for a delicious dinner!
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