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For 2
Date
Fri, 2/23
Time
11:00 PM
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Hama Sushi

4.5
289 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Sushi, Fusion / Eclectic, Asian
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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)
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Phone number
(310) 396-8783
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joseph Bracero
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Private party facilities
Contact us to schedule your next private party.
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Private party contact
Tony Kim: (310) 396-8783
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main St
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Parking details
Street parking and Valet services available
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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!
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 289 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
4.1
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

活気がある、美味しい寿司レストランです。

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vipHappyinBoulder (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Great sushi institution in Venice. Great service, great food, great place to hang out with friends or work mates.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Great sushi and good price for Venice. I'd recommend for sure.

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vipnancy (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

A blind made the experience horrible. She was out of line and had really poor choice of manners and words there was theee of us. I would not go there again. Expensive and small portions. 20-25 $ per roll

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Great fun sushi spot

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

The best I’ve tried in a long time

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vipkells (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Amazing!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Hama Sushi was excellent. Conveniently located to the Venice Boardwalk. Great Food, Service, and Prices!

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vipPrivateDIner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

It was okay but nothing special as we had remembered it. Good for local & quick solution neighborhood restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Hostess wasn’t friendly otherwise great!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

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.

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TheItalianInMe (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on October 30, 2017

Always solid, great food, good service.
Great place to get together with friends.

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Joshua (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

It’s the best sushi in Venice beach.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

Great happy hour; from 4-7 daily with a good selection of discounted food items (like a hand roll for $6)

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

The restaurant was very accommodating. Due to traffic, we were going to be late. We called and they held our reservation for us! Food and service was great!

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vipCL2013 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 10, 2017

Fantastic food and service, fun athmpsphere and great service. Incredible sushi!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

Hannah is a great --friendly and efficient and offered great recommendations!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on September 24, 2017

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.

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TheItalianInMe (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

Not my first time here, and not my last.
Always solid, friendly service, good food, and cool vibes.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on August 18, 2017

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.

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doptim (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 11, 2017

Always a great evening here. Friendly staff and top sushi/seafood

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vipBoomboom1 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

A neighborhood place with good food but nothing exceptional

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vipMorganLH (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

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!

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TMoney (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on July 14, 2017

Excellent sushi rolls and blue crab at happy hour. Service was quick and bar patrons are local and friendly. Arrived around 4pm and beat the 5pm rush for bar stools. Valet parking at 5:30pm.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 4, 2017

We loved our time at Hama!! We highly recommend the Hama Roll. Enjoy!!

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Putaforkinit (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on June 14, 2017

Jalapeno Yellow Tail....

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Awwsf (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on May 28, 2017

Ridiculously expensive. Service was ok, food was ok, unique choices but would not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on May 26, 2017

I hadn't been to Hama Sushi in some time. The food wasn't as great as I remembered...

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on May 23, 2017

I always love Hama Sushi. We celebrated a birthday and they did a fantastic job making the bday girl feel special.

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