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Restaurant Hama

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213 Windward Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3764 (Main St)
+1 310-396-8783
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Today
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good sushi. High quality fresh fish, and being from Norway I'm picky about fish. Halibut great, also spicy tuna and lobster roll. Gyoza and spicy edamame also to recommend. And the service was excellent!

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Thank Hanne S
Noblesville, Indiana
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265 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Nice place for sushi and other foods. All of us had various sushi dishes and shared them. They were all fresh with good taste. They had a nice selection of beers including Japanese beers. For starters we had the edamame that was very spicy and tasty. The service was quick and helpful.

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Thank Gary C
Berlin, Germany
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90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This japanese restaurant is famous with the locals of Venice - Great food , relaxed athmosphere. . It ´s worth going there during happy hour, gives you the chance to enjoy even more of their fantastic food...Happy hour from 4 pm - 7 pm - They do have valet parking , but you might as well try to find your... More 

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Thank mberlin2015
Park Ridge, New Jersey
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

So while being a tourist in Venice, I decided I wanted sushi and this place is conveniently located near the Venice Beach strand/boardwalk. The place is nice - not fancy but nice. One half of it seems like an outdoor area that's been enclosed and has a bar as well as tables. The other half has the sushi bar and... More 

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Thank John_Setrak
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84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We were totally blown away by perhaps one of the best sushi meals we've had in California this holiday down at Venice Beach. The California roll with snow crab was superb, the black cod just melted in your mouth, and the volcano sashimi selection really great. Such good service too, and a lovely ambiance, friendly. Highly recommended !

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Thank gary w
Surrey, Canada
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Great little find, close to Venice Beach and the house we rented. Excellent menu, everything was very fresh, the sushi chef was extremely friendly and passed several "snacks" to us at the bar. Ambiance was nice and the crowd was lively! It was a little pricey, however so are many of the restaurants in the area.

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Thank Wilburman
Karlsruhe
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Sushi directly fresh made in a leisurely atmosphere. The guests are widely spread from business people to surfers direct from the beach

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Thank fibsa
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71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Admission #1...I am a delivery addict. There is probably a 12 step program for this - I mean, this is L.A., seriously...I am a Door Dash patron of the arts. Admission #2...I am shocked...truly shocked at the quality of the food for delivery sushi. Hama proved me wrong. I am now a legit fan. I ordered roughly $65 of sushi... More 

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Marina del Rey, California
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325 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Hama Sushi is great. It has been there for years now. It was one of the first nice places to eat when Venice started to "upscale" itself. Hama Sushi has seating inside and a semi-outdoor area (covered) as well as a sushi bar. The sushi bar is super fun and you just order from the sushi chef. Everything is great,... More 

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Thank Elizabeth L
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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134 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Located a scant 5 minute walk from the Venice Beach sign, Restaurant Hama provides great, authentic Japanese food. Ordered a mix of sushi that I truly enjoyed. What's good always shifts...but the servers seem to have a good handle on what's great that day. I had the Wakame salad as well (I typically order it) but this one was the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 213 Windward Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3764
    (Main St)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighbourhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 310-396-8783
Description
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.

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Venice
Venice has always danced to its own beat as the epicenter of bohemian culture in Los Angeles. Along the boardwalk there are street performers and local craftsmen selling their wares. Original paintings, souvenirs, and jewelry are on display. Crowds of visitors marvel at the sites while weightlifting enthusiasts pump iron in plain view, and skateboarders do their tricks around the skate park. All of it happens under the warm California sun with sprawling views of sand and sea. Heading east, the main drags of Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Main Street are lined with boutique shops, some major retail stores, art galleries and restaurants. Here the ambiance is more relaxed and upscale than the frenetic boardwalk area. Venice is a mostly walkable (and certainly bikeable) neighborhood, full of areas to explore.
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