Hamasaku

4.6
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367 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Sushi

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About

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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Sushi, Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates
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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
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Phone number
(310) 479-7636
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Wonny Lee
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Private party contact
Jesse Duron: (310) 479-7636
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sepulveda Blvd
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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
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4.6based on all time ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

M
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

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.

m
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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).

P
Los Angeles
115 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary celebration !

DK
Nashville
20 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

b
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

d
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

JE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

J
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sushi, nice quiet ambiance.

D
Los Angeles
118 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

P
Los Angeles
115 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always creative, delicious food! Fabulous restaurant and everyone is thoughtful and friendly!!!!

g
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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...

P
Los Angeles
115 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

L
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

TP
Los Angeles
182 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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!

SS
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

P
Los Angeles
115 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

LP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

NC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

SD
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

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

SL
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

SS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

MH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was delicious!! i would come here for lunch or dinner!

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

SL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing service and food

m
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fish

j
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best sushi in LA!

GP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food is fantastic. never been disappointed. incredible sushi

A
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

OT
Los Angeles
77 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

EB
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good but expensive.

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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

OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service along with fresh sushi!!

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