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Hamasei

#1,483 of 9,225 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Colonna
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via della Mercede 35-36, 00187 Rome, Italy
39 06 6792134
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 283
    Excellent
  • 216
    Very good
  • 85
    Average
  • 54
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Graet place...

I've been here a couple of days ago with my mum. The food was great, the ambient good and the people too.. The waiter was rude and I do not think he was from Japan.. Anyway good place to eat sushi in Rome...very similar to some sushi restaurant in London!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Angie230687
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I've been here a couple of days ago with my mum. The food was great, the ambient good and the people too.. The waiter was rude and I do not think he was from Japan.. Anyway good place to eat sushi in Rome...very similar to some sushi restaurant in London!

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Wales
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We went with our two children and our son having lived 12 years in Japan was very pleased to be able to speak Japanese! We did not select this restaurant in advance as it mentionned 'sushi' and we wanted a wider selection of food, but by pure luck we went there one evening! The welcome and service offered, by mainly... More 

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Rome, Italy
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59 reviews 59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Visited on the last day of December 2014 with my 16-year-old son, who loves cucumber makis. His selection of makis was declared excellent, much better than the standard fare in Rome's many Japanese/Chinese/panAsian eateries. Tuna, mackerel sashimi also very good, less so the prawns in the mixed selection. Meal was really let down by the poor quality of the tempura... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My family has been living in rome for the past 20 years and I used to go to this restaurant long time ago and always love the position in the city centre close to piazza di spagna and the ambiance of the restaurant, very clean, very professional. I went back after years in December for a special occasion and found... More 

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Gaeta, Italy
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221 reviews 221 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

First of all this place is large and has a long sushi bar. A roll avrages about 7 euro, noodles 13; the higher price is probably due to proximity to the Spanish steps. Overall we were pleased with our experience.

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Turin, Italy
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I've eaten in several Japanese restaurants in Italy and in my opinion this is one of the best. The staff is actually Japanese (which is often not the case), service and food are extremely good. The menu offers an impressive selection of plates, besides sushi and sashimi. It is more expensive than the average, but it is definitely worth it.... More 

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Morges, Switzerland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Very good food served by a nice woman in kimono. We hadn't booked so they put us in a very narrow table but it was OK. We ate until we couldn't anymore and the bill amazed us: even if it was not cheap, it was less expensive than the bill we had in a traditional Roman restaurant the night before.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I eat japanese everywhere in Europe (bruxelles-paris-rome-london...). Everyones say: go this japanese is very good. And it was not really good. Sushi are normal, Fresh I think. But everyting else is no cooked on minute ( I think prépare one or two day ago or from cheap quality I dont know). Beef a little bit dry, fruit taste water. So... More 

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New York City, New York
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109 reviews 109 reviews
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We always go to this restaurant when visit Rome - japanese food is authentic and REAL (in comparison with other so called "japanese" places in Italy. You can find even table prepared suki-yaki dish in menu. Really recommend it when You are tired of pizza and pasta! LOL

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Cornwall
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We went back to Rome for our 31st. Traditionally we splash out on our first night out on a Japanese Meal. This restaurant did not let us down. Excellent service, excellent food and nice friendly staff willing to help. For a main meal venue in Rome this is one to go to.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: via della Mercede 35-36, 00187 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Colonna
  • Neighborhood: Colonna
  • Phone Number: 39 06 6792134

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 59 - 104
  • Cuisine: Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Colonna

Neighborhood Profile
Colonna
Frantic fashionistas, pedicured politicos, goal-oriented tourists, and on-the-go locals cross paths every day in Colonna, a delightful chaos in the very center of the city. Even though it has some of the city’s loveliest sites—a 2nd century column, Belle Epoque shopping center, and a magnificent Baroque parliament building—Colonna is not just another pretty face, but the cosmopolitan eye of Rome’s cultural storm. Colonna can safely say it has the best of Rome: museums, boutiques, window displays, restaurants, cafes, and people watching.