Come Party this Saturday at Hama Sushi for Jimmy


Friends of Venice, this Saturday we ask you to help one of our own.  And to celebrate a remarkable story.  You might know him as “Townhouse Jimmy” or “Hama Jimmy”.

40 years in Venice and 60 years old this week – he’s not exactly sure.  Conceived in the aftermath of the Korean War, Jimmy never knew his GI father and spent his first 10 years in an orphanage.  So he made up his own birthday, Father’s Day.  Adoption brought him to America.  But to a family that was part of an Iowa cult and needed laborers.  Jimmy spent the next 10 years as an indentured servant, isolated, and never taught to read or write.  Thankfully he escaped to California.

Jimmy never got a lot of breaks but he always had a ready smile, a willingness to work, (and a terrible joke). Recent severe health issues, a series of strokes, may prevent him from working again

Esther Chaing, Jimmy’s Guardian Angel of many years, invites you to:

Hama Sushi
The Newly Finished Hama Courtyard!!
Saturday, June 19, from 5-7pm
$30 Dinner – All of which will go to benefit Jimmy
(Drinks not included)
Raise a glass, Share a story, Listen to one of Big George Czarnecki’s hilarious anecdotes, or just meet the man for the first time!

Want to contribute, but can’t make it?

Show Jimmy some love via  his     Go Fund Me page!


Jimmy, Jon, and friends

George, Jimmy, Todd von Hoffman, and friends

A message from Hama Sushi!

Established in 1979, Hama Sushi can be traced back in time to being one of the first sushi restaurants on the westside. Known for it’s unique ambience and casual setting, Hama brings the freshest and friendliest service.

Locals, tourists and newcomers can all enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine with unique fusion dishes.  Located on the circle of Windward/Main street, a block from the famous Venice Boardwalk, Hama has been a part of Venice Beach’s history for the past forty one years.

Here is a treat!  You can see the iconic Venice Sign from Hama Sushi’s outdoor patio!

Hama Sushi’s Esther and John Chaing.

See you soon!

  • Call for RSVP – limited spots remaining 310-396-8783
  • Open Daily: 4pm-10pm
  • Order online at, or via delivery apps.

213 Windward Avenue –  Venice, Ca 90291. (310)396-8783.

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