Ultra fresh fish, hot and cold sake, a fantastic happy hour, surf movies every night, and locally curated art is what you get at Venice’s oldest sushi restaurant! Check ’em out, and say hi to owner Esther Chaing, known around town as Hama Mama!
Established in 1979, Hama Sushi is an original Venice sushi spot. Serving the freshest and friendliest for 38 years.
About Hama Sushi: Located on the former Grand Canal in historic Venice Beach, California, Hama was founded in 1979 and was one of the first authentic Japanese sushi restaurants in the United States. A decade ahead of the sushi craze, many Southern California residents can trace their first sushi experience to a table in our restaurant. Today people from all over the country travel back to Hama to eat at our sushi bar once again.
From our closing night theme song, to our birthday traditions, both regulars and first-time guests feel right at home the second they sit down. Attracting a large and diverse clientele, at Hama you are as likely to have an A-list celebrity seated next to you as you would an area local surfer right off the beach.
Hama is also about more than great food with fast and friendly service; it is about treating you, our customers, as honored guests and making your dining experience a cherished memory for years to come.
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- 2hr Complimentary parking for Lunch Monday to Friday!
- Happy hour is from 4-7 p.m. daily.
- While at Hama Sushi, check out “Hama-Wood” in the patio and their “Venice History”