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Hamasaku

4.6
4.6
362 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi
Hamasaku is a sophisticated harmony of Japanese cuisine and Californian exuberance. Sincere and succinct, Hamasaku's literal translation is one who creates food from the sea. Celebrated for its whimsical reverence for sushi and understated elegance, warmth in hospitality and modern sensibilities underscore a quintessential dining experience.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm. Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm. DInner: Sunday 5:30-9:30

  • Phone number

    (310) 479-7636

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Wonny Lee

  • Private party contact

    Jesse Duron: (310) 479-7636

  • Neighborhood

    West Los Angeles

  • Cross street

    Sepulveda Blvd

  • Parking details

    There is valet and street parking available.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

What 362 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. RS

    RichardS

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the very best sushi restaurants in L.A. Outstanding.
  2. M

    Marissa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    This was a really disappointing restaurant, especially for the price. Went for a nice birthday meal. Ordered the Japanese fried chicken, the steak, the toro salmon roll and the king salmon nigiri. The food was completely inauthentic - the chicken was dry and weirdly seasoned, the steak was tiny and tough, the “toro” salmon was barely sushi grade salmon that tasted like the salmon chunks they sell at Ralph’s, and same with the “king salmon”. The rice was cooked and seasoned incorrectly, falling apart. Our waitress disappeared halfway through our meal without warning, so we were left waiting for the bill for 25 minutes until someone else finally walked over. Would have much rather spent this money and night at any of the other dozens of highly rated Japanese restaurants in LA. No idea why this place has such a good rating.
  3. m

    mage48

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I haven't been there in a long time and remember it being much better. Everything was good, but nothing was special. It was also quite pricy ($150 for two which included one $30 carafe of saki). The rolls had minimal flavor, was light on fish, and small for the price (6 pieces rather than 8).
  4. P

    Phyllis

    Los Angeles

    119 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding food! Love your rolls! Elizabeth, our server, is fabulous...caring, personable, and sweet. Another fantastic dinner at Hamasaku!!!! THANK YOU!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary celebration !
  6. DK

    DKofTN

    Nashville

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited with my daughter, both of us always compare to Tokyo sushi - this was as close as you can get. Service was impecable!
  7. b

    booboo24

    Los Angeles

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is close to my work and it is always consistently great with in all categories. We had a business meeting and some only ate veggie options and they had plenty of options. The sushi is always fresh and the servers are attentive as well. Great for lunch or dinner.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Waitresses were very nice and attentive. We al had Omakase, it was full of “filler” white fish. Maybe 4 pieces of 14 were “omakase worthy” in my opinion. They would serve themselves and customers much better by offering less and higher quality fish for this meal. Omakase generally is a guided flavor experience, this was quantity over quality which we found very off-putting. It was a very strange experience, though pockets of it were nice. If we went again, we would definitely not recommend the omakase and would approach the menu very differently.
  9. d

    doptim

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great night with lots of great food we shared among a group of 9 people. Service was welcoming and the quality of food exceeded our expectations. Also very very reasonable pricing for the quality of the food.
  10. J

    Josh

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took a friend from Jersey out for dinner. Had to choose the amazing omakase. It blew my friend away so much he wanted to try Umi in El Segundo for another meal. Hamasaku never disappoints.
  11. J

    Jay155

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great sushi, nice quiet ambiance.
  12. D

    Doorah

    Los Angeles

    136 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hamasaku is one of my go-to sushi restaurants. You can find both traditional sushi and more fusion-type sushi such as soy paper varieties. It's not the cheapest but won't break the bank either. The food is always good.
  13. P

    Phyllis

    Los Angeles

    119 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always creative, delicious food! Fabulous restaurant and everyone is thoughtful and friendly!!!!
  14. g

    goodplacefordinner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had the $65 Omakase dinner with $20 sashimi add-on...I think overall it was a good value but not great...all the fish tasted very good but the only real stand out was the Uni...which was super fresh...I would definitely go there again and perhaps order off the ala carte menu...
  15. P

    Phyllis

    Los Angeles

    119 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding and unique sushi! Everything on the menu is delicious...you can’t go wrong.
  16. t

    tpggroup

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the best sushi ever! wish it weren't so expensive but love this restaurant !!
  17. TP

    TravelingProfs

    San Francisco

    192 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    192 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    This restaurant has high quality sushi and sashimi served by efficient and friendly servers. We got one sushi omakase and one sushi plus sashimi omakase meal - delicious! We also shared a dessert and had Japanese beer (my husband) and two different Sauvignon Blancs (me). The location is classic SoCal: an unassuming strip mall in west LA. We will definitely be back!
  18. SS

    SuSu

    Los Angeles

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best Sushi places in Los Angeles. Always fresh. Beautifully prepared.
  19. P

    Phyllis

    Los Angeles

    119 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and creative food...my favorite sushi restaurant! Our waitress, Elizabeth, is fantastic!!!!!
  20. LP

    LorenzaP

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was by far the absolute best sushi I have ever had. We sat at the sushi bar and had the most exquisite and fresh pieces- the best uni, scallops, and ama ebi. Perfect.
  21. N

    Naomi

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Authentic and extremely fresh sushi in an unsuspecting location! Try the omakase menu for a special treat. 14 unique pieces of sushi, plus seasonal miso soup, appetizer and dessert. You will leave full! Every dish was beautifully presented and if you sit at the bar, the sushi chef will "introduce" each bite. The restaurant is quite large with plenty of seats at the sushi bar. For sushi, I prefer a more intimate setting, but I suppose a larger space makes it easier to get a last-minute reservation, or to come in a large group. Highly recommend!
  22. SD

    SteveD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2018

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    It took 45 min waiting at the table for the first App to show up. Service was really bad. The food is always good.
  23. SL

    SL175

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good quality food and attentive service. Food was a bit small in proportion but overall very good.
  24. SS

    SteveS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I used to dine at Hamasaku all the time, but moved on after Toshi left. This was my first time back in awhile, and I and my friend found the food and service to be superb.
  25. MH

    MadelineH

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was delicious!! i would come here for lunch or dinner!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    One of my favorite sushi restaurants in LA. Always great food, nice atmosphere, and excellent service. Definitely expensive but never disappointed.
  27. SL

    SuchitaL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The sushi was excellent. The appetizers were also great and innovative. I will say that i wish i could get more dessert though in the omakase.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing service and food
  29. m

    maggiehk

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a gem of a restaurant, beautiful food, elegant without being fussy, reliably high standard every time.
  30. OS

    OlgaS

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hamasaku never disappoints. The fish is always fresh and great quality, the service is polite, non-intrusive, and always good. One of my favorite sushi places for every day dining and great sushi experiences
  31. MB

    MarthaB

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    One of the best sushi restaurants I've been to. Excellent quality fish, and many very unique rolls that are delicious. The interior is appealing and contemporary. I think they have a good beer menu, but I don't drink beer. Saki and wine selections are good.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fish
  33. j

    jlosangeles

    Los Angeles

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best sushi in LA!
  34. GP

    GwennP

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food is fantastic. never been disappointed. incredible sushi
  35. A

    Adhindsa

    New York Area

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely excellent sushi and everything else is wonderful, too! Great for conversation, too.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    87 reviews

    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1st time there. Great food and service. It was very crowded for a Monday lunch hour and the restaurant quite noisy. However, we were pleasantly surprised and had a lovely meal. We chose this restaurant because it had participated in the PPLA Food Fare and the samples given of yellowtail sushi were terrific. Would definitely go back.
  37. EB

    EBLee

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always however the portions for the price weren’t what I remembered. Great service too. Thank you very much
  38. 1

    1234

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2018

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Food was good but expensive.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Faded jewel of the la fine sushi strip mall experience. Long surpassed by hiko and sasabune.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service along with fresh sushi!!

FAQs

Hamasaku does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Hamasaku also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 479-7636.

Hamasaku is rated 4.6 stars by 362 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Sepulveda Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    West Los Angeles

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm. Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm. DInner: Sunday 5:30-9:30

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is valet and street parking available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Wonny Lee

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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