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213 Windward Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3764 (Venice / Beach Areas)
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Ranked #274 of 8,701 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $21 - $30
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese
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Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Main St
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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
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English first
Smithfield, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I'm not a fan of sushi, but this restaurant is a weekly event for my sister and her family. I loved the ambiance. We enjoyed sitting out on the terrace for weekend sushi happy hour. Especially loved the crab cake appetizer and the calamari. Service was friendly and attentive. Nice to see the owners of the restaurant available, too. Hamas... More 

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Venice, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Great laid back classic California vibe- sit on the outdoor patio, where they play surfing videos when there aren’t any big sporting games on. Great happy hour BUT they only offer happy hour at the bar (approximately 15 seats or so), so go early if you are going on the weekends. Try the sake out of bamboo and the spicy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I had an agreement with my hubby that in our two week holiday we would have sushi in LA, and I'm so glad we came across Hama Sushi! The food tasted just heavenly, if you're up for a challenge you need to try the spicy tuna rolls - they are just great. But our experience wouldn't be as nice if... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I am overwhelmed by sushi options, so I went with a friend who knows more than me. Allowed him to order. What a delicious, authentic sushi place! :) Tiny little dive, but a great find.

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Wakulla Springs, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Fabulous creative sushi with excellent sauces, cold sake, awesome ahi steak & very good service even though very busy.

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

We tried lots of dishes and it was good sashimi in CA. We feel it is a good price and the quality is excellent compared to where we are from in London. We tried blue fin tuna and it was divine. The sushi master she was very tentative. We will go back there again if we are in the area.

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Santa Monica, California, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The happy hour prices are excellent, and the food is always superior. If you're brave, try the don't-sue-me sauce, made from habaneros. The mussels are fabulous, and the sushi is superb. I don't think I've ever had a bad meal here. They usually show surfing movies on the outsized TV in front of the bar. Very casual. You must show... More 

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200 reviews 200 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

A welcoming place, in a relaxed an informal environment. I ordered a sushi combo, in which the traditional sushi was OK, although the rice was clearly not real sushi rice but rather long-grain rice. I did not much care for the sushi rolls, but in general I find sushi rolls a perversion I could do without. It's not a fancy... More 

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92 reviews 92 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We stayed at the Erwin hotel just around the corner and wanted to have a cozy night in the hotel, so the hotel recommended Hama Sushi to us. Excellent choice - the place itsself was very very crowded, the lady owner checked on me very friendly several times and told me that she was very sorry that my order was... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Not sure what went wrong as this place comes highly recommended but the clam miso tasted like it was made with dirty dishwater. I lived in Japan for 10 years and can safely say this was the worst soup it has ever been my misfortune to try. Combined with the dodgy clam and mushroom dynamite doria I got the squits... More 

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Additional Information about Restaurant Hama

Address: 213 Windward Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3764
Phone Number: 310-396-8783
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice / Beach Areas
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Sushi, Asian, Japanese

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