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Restaurant Hama

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213 Windward Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3764 (Main St)
310-396-8783
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Hama Sushi is a landmark restaurant located in the heart of Venice...
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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  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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We stay in LA five days and three times came here. All the time food was more than good. Good and fast service. But this place is a little bit noisy for my taste it's perfect for fast dinner. Not too much romantic.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Rome, Italy
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Rome, Italy
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We stay in LA five days and three times came here. All the time food was more than good. Good and fast service. But this place is a little bit noisy for my taste it's perfect for fast dinner. Not too much romantic.

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New York City
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I'm staying in Santa Monica for a few days and my cousin picked me up and suggested we go to Hama Sushi in Venice instead of one of the more hot spots in Santa Monica for Sushi. She and her husband would come here weekly on Monday nights while dating before they were married more than 15 years ago. I... More 

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TX
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141 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We had a quick late lunch before heading North. We love Sushi so we were very happy with the quality of the food. The Beef Gyoza was delicate, as was the Miso. All the Sushi and Sashimi selections we tried were fresh and well prepared. Would definitely return.

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Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Husband and I ate here after an international flight so we were beat. It was a Saturday night, packed house, and insanely loud. It was a very young crowd, but that being said, would be a lot of fun if you're in that age range. Wait staff/hostess were the best parts of the experience. Very helpful, efficient, and friendly. Even... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Good Sushi place...convenience for me since I can walk here. It has 2 area, one is loud and fun and the other - where I go - is strictly for eating. Youthful with trendy jet-setters, loud music and bar on the other side...but definitely fun!

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Smithfield, Virginia
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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
1 review
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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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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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
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: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 213 Windward Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3764
    (Main St)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighborhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: 310-396-8783

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business

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.
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

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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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