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Hamasaku

4.8
318 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Sushi
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Business Meals
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
What 318 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Great Service, AMAZING food.
Have been here many times and still is one of the best sushi’s in LA.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

I really enjoyed my first visit to Hamasaku. The fish was fresh and the service was great. I'll be back!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The table staff was excellent- very attentive and accurate. The food - wonderful. Creative and traditional at the same time.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Always delicious food!!!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent great fish

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2.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Sat at the bar. The person taking our order knew little to nothing about the fish, how it was prepared and rarely checked in with us. We had to keep making an effort to get his attention. Several pieces of sushi weren’t just underwhelming but dry and tasteless. We aren’t sure how this restaurant receives the reviews it does.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great food in strip mall location. Perfect for a nice client lunch from nearby offices.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Wonderful, creative sushi. Everything was delicious. It doesn't matter that the restaurant is in a strip mall. The food is worth it.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great lunch spot. Very fresh sushi, never disappoints.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Disappointed to find that the vegetarian options have become more limited due to a changed menu.

Joli is awesome!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food was good but not great.
Ambiance and decor was excellent.
Drinks were great.
Our server and nice and charismatic, but we called ahead about a specific request for our reservation, and the host did not relay this information to our server. No one seemed to care to accommodate our request, despite the fact that the host assured us it would be 100% possible.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

I was looking for a sushi restaurant near Century City for a business lunch. I wanted something not too expensive or crazy like some sushi restaurants can be. I read the reviews and scores on Opentable and chose this place. It was exactly what I was looking for, the food was great, atmosphere was casual but cool. I will definitely go here again.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

The staff was very accommodating for our party of 11. Wonderful service, helpful food suggestions, the kitchen coursed out the food at a perfect pace to keep us engaged - but not pressured to turn the table.

The food was very enjoyable. Great sushi, appetizers and black cod! The complimentary birthday dessert was a very nice touch!

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Food was very good...for the most part. My husband and I are pretty good at navigating menus and made some good selections on our own. This includes the ceviche roll which was so good that I would return just for that and order two the next time. The only bad (as in I would never order again nor recommend) was the pork belly dish which our server absolutely INSISTED was the best thing on the menu and was a must have. Typically, we would not give in, but the server said it not once (we passed on it the first time) but once again we he returned specifically to push this dish as the best thing on the menu. Okay...we caved. Not only was it the most disappointing dish we had all night, and was the last dish of our meal. So not a great way to end what was otherwise a really great meal. I would definitely go back but I would not take any recommendations from the servers.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

As always, the understated HAMASAKU scores with its sublime food, thoughtful and personal service and one of the prettiest rooms you will ever find in a strip mall restaurant

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I'll use my wife's words - "There is sushi and there is Hamasaku sushi". My kids (sushi aficionados as well) liked it very much during our previous visit.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Always great

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Fun, casual, great food - on the pricey side but worth it!

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Awesome, as usual the quality and experience is one of a kind, highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Great quality sushi and great service but very expensive. Definitely will come back.

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Always amazing! One of our favorites

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

great food. took some out of towners and they loved it.

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

Excellent sushi and service was right on top of it. You ask and you shall receive. Good fresh sushi. Fun rolls. Good wine and saki choices. Tiny little venue tucked in the corner of a strip mall. Well worth finding.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

great experience all around!

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food & great service - always

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4.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Good food.We has Sushi Omakase and it was very good.
Recommend this restaurant

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

great food

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2.0Dined on November 10, 2017

I’m sorry to say that our experience here was ‘meh’. We were especially disappointed as we flew in from New Hampshire and wanted to re-visit an amazing sushi experience we had at this s spot several years ago. The food was sadly mediocre. This was no fault of the staff.

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5.0Dined on November 7, 2017

We had a great lunch here - the sushi was excellent and we had good service.

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1.0Dined on November 1, 2017

Stay away - incomprehensible service at these prices. Too many sushi options in this city for arrogance from a sushi chef

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

We always enjoy this Japanese restaurant. We liked our waitress, Kaitin.
We plan to return soon.

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4.0Dined on October 27, 2017

Service was courteous and prompt. The variety of nigiri and sashimi was overlapped. Overall the lunch tasting menu was good.

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1.0Dined on October 23, 2017

This was one of the worst dining experiences I have had in quite sometime. I had gone to Hamasuku two weeks ago and it was very good. However, this time when I returned with my girlfriend it was simply awful. We always sit at the bar when going to sushi restaurants. It's a great way to see how chef's prepare their dishes and to make a human connection with them. On this occasion, we were starving and looking forward to eating a LOT of sushi. However, the bar staff were all so busy doing prep-work, they wouldn't even make eye contact with us. We got two orders...then they went back to prepping. After 20 minutes of being ignored, we paid for our bottle of sake and went to another sushi restaurant. I don't think I will ever go back. They do good work, but there are too many places in LA that treat you better.

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2017

We had a delightful experience and our server, Abraham was incredible. He helped guide us through the menu and it was a delicious evening with our visiting NYC friend.....amazing.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

This is our favorite Japanese/Sushi restaurant.
The cut rolls are amazing and so delicious.
We have spent special evenings there and we've been dining there for years.

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3.0Dined on September 25, 2017

The omakase was okay. The server warned us against ordering it if we wanted to eat sushi but we went ahead and ordered it anyway. It was alright but definitely not worth $75 plus taxes. The server was also kind of sassy and annoying.

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2017

Good value considering the quality of the food. Make sure you have a reservation. Only draw back is the noise environment.

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3.0Dined on September 18, 2017

From start to finish the service was incredibly rushed, even thought the restaurant was not busy. We had hardly put the last bite of food in our mouths before one of 3 different people appeared to whisk away the plate, whether or not the other person was finished. Food was delicious and imaginative, but no time to savor it.

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

We love this place , the food is very good . Tasty , fresh and always a good service.

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5.0Dined on September 6, 2017

Great find. Quality and freshness of ingredients are key. Excellent combinations!

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