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“Please do not eat here!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Sushi Hama

Sushi Hama
3971 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705-3240
520-888-6763
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Ranked #1,188 of 1,827 Restaurants in Tucson
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Dining options: Seating, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Seating, Takeout
1 review
“Please do not eat here!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was literally the WORST sushi restaurant I have ever been to. There was not ONE redeeming quality about the place. The food was unacceptable, both my girlfriend and I felt ill afterwards, and are still not feeling great the following day. If the sushi had been free I would have felt I overpaid.

If you enjoy terrible sushi with cream cheese, gastrointestinal distress, toilets that haven't been cleaned since the place opened, and an atmosphere that makes you feel depressed, then by all means spend your money here.

You have been warned.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Tucson, Arizona
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“Sushi Hama Tames Your Sushi Cravings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Sushi Hama is a little place with a big selection of sushi and sashimi, and for lunch--perfect portions for the price. Try the "Lunch Box" which has a mix of sushi and tempura pieces. The sushi is very good, with it's own checklist-menu and pictures of the offerings on the special board up front and in the menu itself. I don't ever get past the sushi to other offerings, because it's so hard to find a sushi lunch that fills you up and still comes in under 20 bucks. There's a great bowl of miso and some edamame before your meal too.
The atmosphere is pleasant and warm, and there's always a lunch rush. If that doesn't say what needs to be said about Sushi Hama, well then you're in danger of being picky. And that's no fun, is it?

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Tucson, Arizona
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“The one restaurant in Tucson where they know us as "regulars".”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

There may be fancier sushi places in Tucson and there certainly are more expensive ones, but for our taste and budget, Sushi Hama is the spot we always go to. They know us there and we are always treated with friendly, prompt service. I love that as soon as we are seated the server places miso soup, a tiny salad, and edamame beans for snacking. She knows our favorite drinks and brings those as well. We order from the sushi-roll menu and have tried several of the items offered, all have been fresh, nicely prepared, and if not to our tastes, replaced with something else. I have also ordered from the menu once or twice and the portions are quite large. If it's a very busy night there is a wait, and service can slow down, but you can always opt to sit at the sushi bar and watch the chefs prepare the meals. This restaurant appears to attract families, students, and couples, it can get loud and has the best restaurant birthday celebrations.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Sahuarita, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Awsome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

We eat here often. Noel is a wonderful Sushi Chef. The Sushi is fresh and nice size portions. Always Friendly staff. I really like to set at the Sushi Bar. Great service! You should try it atlease once.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Tucson AZ
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“Lost its touch”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Sushi Hama used to be good, excellent in fact. Since they expanded their sushi is tired and dull.. They seem to be catering to the all you can eat crowd where the emphasis is on quantity and to hell with quality.

If all you want is to fill your gullet with cheap, boring fish, this is a good place. If you're looking for fresh fish, cut by a pro and delicately flavored, this is not the place.

When I look around I see people dunking their pieces in massive quantities of soy sauce and wasabi, a sure sign that either they know nothing about sushi or that they'll do anything to add some flavor.

By the way, this is one of those "all you can eat" places where, if you don't finish the plate, they charge you for the extra. Given the ratio of rice to fish, it would be easy to get stuffed here and not finish.

It's sad to see a once decent local place go to hell. There are many other better choices in Tucson.

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