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Hama Sushi

Sushi Restaurant, Japanese Restaurant, and Sake Bar$$$$
Venice, Venice
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  • Seth W.
    "Venice roll and green devil are must haves."(3 Tips)
    Kirsten D.
    "Don't mess around with the Red Devil roll... Fair warning."(3 Tips)
    Estella R.
    "The Super Veggie Roll is yummy and pretty!"(2 Tips)
    Erika H.
    "Ask for Elizabeth at the sushi bar and their Green Devil roll rocks."(2 Tips)
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  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KAugust 26, 2014
    Located on the former Grand Canal in Historic Venice Beach CA, Hama was founded in 1979 and was one of the first "Authentic Japanese Sushi" Restaurants in The United States.
  • Dress for the Date
    Dress for the DateAugust 25, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The Super Veggie Roll with Tempura squash, eggplant, zucchini and string bean rolled in soy paper can also be prepared with brown rice. #awesome
  • Dress for the Date
    Dress for the DateSeptember 2, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The Hama Special Roll is awesome. Shrimp tempura, avocado, and cucumber topped with masago. Just ask, and it will be made with easy brown rice as well.
  • gladys💗
    gladys💗August 15, 2014
    be sure to make a rezzy, especially on a Friday and Saturday because it gets packed and there's a chance that you still have a short wait. the sushi is absolutely worth it!
  • Janet Anne P.
    Janet Anne PanenOctober 30, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Some of the best sushi I've had in West LA :) a bit biased since I work here, ha. must have: Venice Roll & the tempura ice cream (favorite flavor: green tea ^_^)
  • Dress for the Date
    Dress for the DateSeptember 18, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The Steamed Vegetables and Grilled Eggplant are the perfect take-out veggie mix for morning vegetable lovers.
  • Kyle H.
    Kyle HarrisJune 20, 2011
    Some of the best sushi around. So much fun there! Sit at the bar and talk to people and the sushi chefs. Also, for the best service buy your chef a drink. It's customary when eating sushi.
  • Dress for the Date
    Dress for the DateAugust 3, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Hama Happy Hour Menu also includes cooked items such as Gyoza's. Daily 4-7:00.
  • Cheapism
    CheapismMarch 14, 2011
    This sushi bar doubles as a sports bar, and features happy hour daily from 5-7pm. Most of the rolls and small dishes featured are half price, and you can snag a cheap Sapporo on tap. Read more
  • Dress for the Date
    Dress for the DateJuly 26, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Best Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice in the city! 10 stars. Plus the owners and staff all rock!
  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KAugust 26, 2014
    Been reading YELP. Most of the servers seem to be on point, considering the kind of clientele they prob have to deal with (some insane stories i've heard) at times, being in the "Service Industry".
  • Ben K.
    Ben KubotaSeptember 11, 2014
    Good sushi if you like american sushi. The traditional options are okay, if anything I recommend the Miso Cod. Worth the money but not exceptional.
  • Emily V.
    Emily Van NordenOctober 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    green devil roll is my absolute fave! and while they have great happy hour pricing, sushi isn't as good.
  • Erika H.
    Erika HermannsNovember 30, 2013
    I forgot how good this place is - the best sushi in West LA. Ask for Elizabeth at the sushi bar and their Green Devil roll rocks.
  • Dress for the Date
    Dress for the DateSeptember 24, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Brown rice can replace white rice on all rolls, and sushi dishes.
  • Dress for the Date
    Dress for the DateJuly 8, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Great lunch menu. Also offers full dinner menu as well.
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BannonFebruary 7, 2011
    Incredible sushi and chef Masa will whip you up some amazingly creative dishes if you ask him. And the jalepeno yellow tail is an A+.
  • Big Bear G.
    Big Bear GoodJune 13, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Happy hour at Hama is fantastic not to mention cheap. The popcorn shrimp is awesome for people who aren't in to sushi.
  • Jeff G.
    Jeff GonickSeptember 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring your own chef's knife and wave it in the air violently while shouting Blind Melon lyrics for 10% off!
  • warrent s.
    warrent sattJune 29, 2013
    Dinner at Hama Sushi in Venice, tradition Sashimi combination and soft shall crab
  • Henie R.
    Henie ReisingerOctober 9, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Everything is delicious! Great place to work too away from office...thank you free wifi! :-)
  • René M.
    René MachelMarch 14, 2015
    Awesome Spicy Tuna Roll and superb Ika grilled squid.
  • Emily Evagelia T.
    Great happy hour. And get the non-happy hour green devil. Worth it.
  • Raghu N.
    Raghu NathAugust 7, 2013
    Veggie super roll is the bomb. Also, their habanero is awesome.
  • Estella R.
    Estella RamirezJuly 27, 2013
    The Super Veggie Roll is yummy and pretty!
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinApril 18, 2013
    great soft shell crab, albacore sashimi, red snapper
  • Seth H.
    Seth HillingerNovember 10, 2011
    Devils Vomit hot sauce is a mild hallucinogenic. You won't regret it.
  • Morgan L.
    Morgan LintonFebruary 16, 2013
    Order the "Morgan Roll" - it's the bomb! (Not on the menu)
  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KAugust 26, 2014
    Happy Hour: Mon- Fri: 4:00- 7:00pm, Sat & Sun 3:00- 7:00pm
  • warrent s.
    warrent sattJune 29, 2013
    Dinner at Hama Sushi in Venice, last time was here 1990.
  • Ronan M.
    Ronan McCoyJanuary 18, 2014
    The Ono sushi is very good. Almost buttery.
  • Big Bear G.
    Big Bear GoodJanuary 16, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Tony is the man! Amanda is the bomb! Best sushi place in LA by far.
  • Jason L.
    Jason LennyJanuary 28, 2010
    Quite delicious.. I recommend the yellowtail sashimi (not the jalapeno one, though.. the fish is so good it doesn't need it.)
  • Amanda L.
    Amanda LevySeptember 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Baked crab hand roll (not on the menu) is a must try.
  • Arnaud R.
    Arnaud RéautéNovember 8, 2014
    Great original sushis even if a bit expensive.
  • Buttercup D.
    Buttercup DMarch 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    For decent, cheap eats, do the happy hour at the bar.
  • Adam G.
    Adam GrossmanMarch 17, 2010
    Try the Hamachi Hama (yellow tail collar) and a glass of the Bamboo Sake. Quite pleasant really.
  • Bailey
    Bailey2 weeks ago
    Pretty average sushi restaurant. The decor isn't that impressive, nor is the sushi either. More so it's somewhere to go for convenience.
  • Ahmad A.
    Ahmad AlzahraniSeptember 17, 2013
    It's an amazing place in Venice to eat sushi .
  • Candice R.
    Candice ReidMay 18, 2015
    This sushi is by far the worst sushi I have ever had in my life. And I have eaten sushi every week of my life. I was appalled by the spicy tuna roll. It looked like puréed tuna. Awful!
  • Buttercup D.
    Buttercup DJanuary 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Daily happy hour from 5-7pm in the patio bar! Sushi and drink specials.
  • Dress for the Date
    Dress for the DateSeptember 18, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Popcorn Shrimp and Spicy tuna crispy rice, rock!
  • Dress for the Date
    Dress for the DateAugust 28, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Hand down. One of the best Happy Hours on the Westside!
  • Drake H.
    Drake HarperMarch 6, 2012
    Salmon skin roll. Albacore sashimi. Are yum
  • Kirsten D.
    Kirsten DwyerAugust 18, 2013
    Don't mess around with the Red Devil roll... Fair warning.
  • Jesse S.
    Jesse SilverOctober 21, 2011
    Skip the red devil, go for the green!
  • Olga V.
    Olga ValentinaMarch 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If u want to know where I am on friday night!!!! here!!! love sushi!
  • Ingrid B.
    Ingrid B.February 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Order Kawada Beer!
  • WebVixxen D.
    WebVixxen DesignFebruary 5, 2011
    Service was AMAZING...lobster dynamite is to die for!
  • Franziska S.
    Best bento box at lunch
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