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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.

213 Windward Ave
Venice, CA 90291
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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)

Cross Street:
Main St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 396-8783

Website:
http://www.hamasushi.com/

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!

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.

Parking Details:
Street parking and Valet services available

Executive Chef:
Joseph Bracero

Private Party Facilities:
Contact us to schedule your next private party.

Private Party Contact:
Tony Kim: (310) 396-8783

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (10)
Good for Groups (9)
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Fun (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Healthy (5)
Authentic (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Live Sports (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Spicy (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Business Meals (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Hostess wasn’t friendly otherwise great!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 31, 2017

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

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

It’s the best sushi in Venice beach.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 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!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great Beer, Fun, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

A neighborhood place with good food but nothing exceptional

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 30, 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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 (Los Angeles)·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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2017

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

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Jalapeno Yellow Tail....

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2017

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

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 (Los Angeles)·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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 (Los Angeles)·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.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 20, 2017

I've been going here for 29 years! I still love it. Our waitress was fantastic and made my daughter's birthday extra special.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Sushi rolls are just so-so.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Hama is a Venice Staple and is always fantastic for Sushi! When in Venice a must Visit!

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for Groups, Fun, Casual, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Romantic, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on March 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Tapas, Happy Hour
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 31, 2017

It was my second time there and lived up to my delicious memories!

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on March 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 19, 2017

We are always happy with our meals here. The staff are friendly and funny and you should always take their recommendations. The quality of the sushi and sashimi is fantastic. The grilled squid is fantastic.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 19, 2017

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!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 14, 2017

Sushi was flavorless and overpriced

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Food and service was great.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Great food and prices but server disappeared a few times

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Sweet, gloppy. For people more interested in the scene than the sushi.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Super fast food service, drinks come out a bit slower but the servers are very knowledgeable and provide great recommendations.

Food was fantastic and made with fresh ingredients.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Puked puked puked ugh yuck

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 10, 2017

Good as always. Fresh fish, nice people, they gave us a nice table. Friendly

Tags: Organic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Great atmosphere, nice food, service was just horrible (I guess we just had bad luck with the waitress...)

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2016

ADAMAME WITH GARLIC IS EXCELLENT***

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Great service; great food. I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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