Hamamori Restaurant and Sushi Bar
Food was excellent, though it should be for these prices. Service was good, but it often seems like the server was just too shy to approach and follow up with us.
It may have been because it was NYE but I have to say that the service was severely lacking. And the sushi in particular did not seem fresh. At the prices they are charging it's definitely not worth it.
Our Hamamori sushi experience was even more magical before Christmas ;) Service and food was outstanding as always! Thank you and Happy New Year!!
I have been eating Sushi all my life around the world this holds up very well
Amazing sushi and interesting unique dishes. We sat at the sushi bar and the sushi chefs were personable, knowledgeable and informative - so we tried delicious new foods and fish that we wouldn't have tried without their recommendations. It is not inexpensive, but it is worth it. Highly recommend this place.
AMAZING SUSHI 🍣. Great service as well, a really great find that I wouldn’t have expected to see in a mall. 👍🏼
Nice ambience, especially given the location inside Crystal court (a mall). Food was good although the calamari was too chewy. Service was excellent.
Overall the prices are reasonable to pricey, but we ordered a caviar appetizer for $49 and is was no more than a small amount of caviar on a single cracker.
Omakase was excellent. High quality fish. Highly recommend!
The food and service was excellent. I am definitely returning.
Very friendly staff that picked great sushi for us to try. We wanted to try something new and tasty! The sushi chefs were very friendly and entertaining. Will be back
The fish was exceptional, great choices in wild and farmed fish. Great appetizers. I will definately go back.
The delicious food and consistently excellent service keeps us coming back! Thank you to everyone working at this great sushi restaurant!
We love going to Hamamori. The servers are truly engaged with their customers. The food is always perfect and the quality is beyond belief! A little pricey but worth it. Still our favorite Sushi restaurant in OC
Excellent omekase menu an amazing individual items.
Great food and service.
Our small order (5 gems) took 40 minutes to arrive with the restaurant at half capacity; other tables were served multiple dishes before we got our food. The food was delicious and very expensive.
Excellent sushi and service, best in OC, even better than Nobu and Kitayama
Always high quality ingredients. One of the best Sushi restaurants we have found. We dine here several times a month.
The food was very good as usual, however the service was very slow especially since we told them coming in that we had to be at the theater for a specific event. I was also unhappy that I did not receive my points for using Open Table. No explanation was given.
Ive been to many of the top sushi spots in southern California and this was a very big surprise. The food was amazing. We ordered the Omakase and the waitress just asked us what were some of our favorite flavors. All the sudden they engineered a beautiful line of dishes for us. Some of the most authentic sushi.
Great for business professionals after work.
Food is definitely good. We had the sampler sushi. The asparagus was great and perfectly cooked. The spicey tuna roll was bite size and perfect not too much rice. Overall a very good experience.
An amazing meal thanks to James! He treated us like royalty and kept the delicious food coming! My entire family and parents we’re completely overwhelmed by the food!
The tempura was greasy but the sushi was excellent.
Best sushi in OC! Creative and delish food! Friendly and great service.
Sushi served with a modern flare but, at the same time, with a sense of respect for the fine quality of the fish being served. Hama-san has the found the perfect balance at Hamamori.
waiter misdescribed what came out in dinners and completely forgot to put in my dinner. barely even recognized how they completely ruined dinner. don't bother going, wait staff is completely unacceptable.
Truly an great place to eat. The food was great even to the dressing of the salad. Service was also excellent. I think the only suggestion I have is that they should serve coffee for the end of the meal
This place has the best Sushi and staff. You are not a local if you don't know this spot. You don't know sushi if you haven't been here repeatedly.
I have eaten here, both lunch and dinner. This most recent experience was disappointing. Errors and omissions by the food servers with a level of attentiveness that was disenchanting; less than exceptional or mentionable quality sashimi on my Ocean Salad. Most disappointing: my Ocean Salad was prepped and placed on the service bar for the wait staff to deliver but they saw me eating my miso soup and elected (correctly) to wait for me to finish. They then (incorrectly) were negligent in monitoring my progress and completion of the miso and the salad sat on the bar for at least an extra 15 minutes.
I really enjoy the setting of this restaurant in Crystal Court. Decor and ambiance is really nice despite being in a mall. The food was excellent. The sashimi we got was very fresh and delicious (yellowtail). We also got an assortment of appetizers during happy hour and all were delicious. Service was friendly and courteous.
Super overpriced sushi for a mall restaurant.
Good food, awkward service. We were seated in the mall area, which was noisy
Still one of the best ! Always Fresh, Always Fun !
We eat a Hamamori a few times a month. Everything we have tried has been excellent. A few things that should not be missed are, the Okaki coated Jumbo Asparagus, the salmon sushi with jalapeño and pineapple, and their preparation of Tako sushi.
I love sitting at the sushi bar here. Every time I’m in town I try to bring new work colleagues here. They have all loved it. I highly recommend the Live Sweet Shrimp and the Hirame Hand Roll. The sushi chefs are always having a good time and are fun to interact with.
As always Hamamori's was fantastic and Chef Hamamori really knows how to entertain bar guests.
Best sushi in So Cal!