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Hama Sushi

213 Windward Ave, Venice, Los Angeles, CA
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Ranked #519 of 8,555 restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Doing business
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Main St
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19 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
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English first
Wakulla Springs, Florida
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Top Contributor
185 reviews 185 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

We have been there with three friends our first day in Venice. The food is veryyyy good but the price little too expensive. The restaurant has nothing special but the service perfect

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Denver, CO
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Our son took us to this tiny restaurant for sushi in the Korea Town area of downtown Los Angeles. He said that regulars want to keep the place a secret so that the wait to get in doesn't get longer than it already is. Fresh sushi, bursting with flavor is what draws people in. The place is really just a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This Sushi Restaurant is a Venice area tradition. It was the first sushi restaurant I ever visited in LA, and we keep coming back here. The menu is extensive and the sushi chefs are happy to mix and match ingredients to create your own special dish. We ordered off the menu and one of our choices was the: Red Devil... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Florence Roll Shrimp tempura and cucumber topped with seared albacore, avocado, drizzled in cilantro Serrano dressing.... This is what I had suggested by my waiter. It was full of flavor. The was a great balance of not to salty not spicy ( which is what i thought when i was the small peppers) and the cilantro which at times thin... More

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