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Via della Mercede 35-36, 00187 Rome, Italy
+39 06 679 2134
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

i was in an hotel on the Via aurelia and i sked to the hotel concierge for a good Japonese restaurant , he suggested me the Hamasei Restaurant in the city center. I was there with other 3 friends of mine I booked a table in advance for dinner. The restaurant offer really a japonese atmosphere, the Staff was friendly... More 

Thank venit d
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We need something to eat besides pasta and pizza. Was looking at Japanese or Chinese food. Cane across this restaurant, decor is ok; food quite food and service is quite good. Had the mini teppanyaki; its fresh and tasty

Thank stefanl308
Madrid, Spain
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I decided to hit some Japanese restaurants for dinner while at Rome as we did not want to return home with 5 extra kilos, a couple would do nicely! We went a couple of times and by far the best of all the Japanese restaurants. We sat by the bar and saw the subhuman/women go at it... More 

Thank lorenzosanman
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst Hamasei would not rate 5 in japan it is still very very good japanese in Rome and japanese owned with courses prepared to the usual high japenese level of care/precision - really enjoyed and nice break from the predominant italian restaurants.

Thank James K
New Haven, Connecticut
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

FAMILY was visiting and after 3 days of pastas, primi piatti e secondi piatti folks wanted something's little different. Hamasei did not disappoint. It's a little on the pricey side (for sushi/sashimi) but solid. The atmosphere in the restaurant was lovely and the service was as it should be: courteous and on point. It was also nice to see Italians,... More 

Thank WorldTraveller2177
Brussels, Belgium
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104 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Hamasei is Roman institution. Their sushi/sashimis are very well prepared with excellent products. The owner even say the quality of the fish he buys every day is higher compared to the main fish market of Tokyo. Difficult to verify but I can tell you that I would give him the benefit of the doubt. We also ordered some tempuras and... More 

Thank Ch90
London, United Kingdom
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366 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Life lesson, Italians don't know how to do Asian Food. This is a restaurant manned by Asians but aimed at people who don't know good Japanese food. To be fair the Sashimi was half decent but the maki etc was a bit dull. The tepenyaki course was effectively a George Foreman grill that you put your own food on like... More 

Thank Epicureously
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic meal, excellent service. Would recommend a visit to break up the pasta and Pizza's of Rome. Ok

Thank Jonich1970
New York City
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Was invited to this restaurant by a Japanese friend living in Rome. Was very pleased with the dining experience. Food was great as was the service. Dined midweek and restaurant was quite full which seemed to indicate that the establishment had a following. . Would happily return.

Thank Fazbear
Doha, Qatar
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

We just had dinner at hamasei tonight and we are very satisfied. Both service and food were very good. We ordered a lot of food and we spent something absolutely reasonable. It's a place I would surely visit again when in Rome. Minor generic subjective details about the restaurant are refraining me from giving 5 stars, but it's just a... More 

Thank Luca S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$59 - $104
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via della Mercede 35-36, 00187 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Colonna
  • Neighborhood: Colonna
  • Phone Number: +39 06 679 2134

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Staying in Colonna

Neighborhood Profile
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.
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