How about a giant fist bump for Hama Mama, Esther Chaing, and the entire crew at Hama Sushi for turning 43.
You don’t make it that long in the restaurant business in Venice unless you are crushing it. And Hama for sure is! High five’s to the V’s OG sushi spot, the beloved 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 years.
Thank you to Hama Sushi’s Hama Mama Esther Chaing and family for all your hard work in keeping Hama Sushi’s doors open for the locals and visitors to enjoy! We love you Esther!
Get to know Hama Sushi’s Hama Mama Esther Chaing
Check out our 2019 interview with Esther!
See you at Hama Sushi! 213 Windward Avenue – Venice, Ca 90291. (310)396-8783. www.hamasushi.com
Re-live Hama Sushi’s 40th Anniversary photos by Venice Paparazzi!
On November 9, 2019, Venetians and visitors alike came out en masse to enjoy what had to be one of the best community parties of the year. Windward Ave. was closed from the circle to Riviera, and played host to: a multitude of vendors, Venice Vintage Motorcycle Club, classic car show, VW beetle club, Venice Beach Football League, Deejay Jacques, Venice Art Crawl kids coloring station, Japanese calligraphy, a red carpet arrival set up, and of course the Venice Paparazzi photo booth!
Go down memory lane with Venice Paparazzi photos!
A huge high five to the involved parties, who came together as a team and organized this fantastic 2019 event in under four weeks:
Venice Paparazzi – arranged for Certificates of Recognition from Ted Lieu and Sheila Kuhl, presented awards, flipped the Venice Sign switch to Hama colors, rolled out the red carpet set, did event photography, and provided a Hama themed photo booth sponsored by Hama Sushi, Hotel Erwin and Green Goddess Collective.
Midnight Bazaar – organized vendors, car show, motor cycle show, VBFL soccer area, and developed blue print and time line of the event
Flightless Nerds– got neighbors to sign off on street closure, interfaced with CD 11 in obtaining street closure permits.
David Stein and David Kacvinski– graphic design of all marketing materials, T-shirt design, coloring template for kids art booth
Todd von Hoffmann– organized the slide show that played all night inside Hama Sushi, and created Hama 40th plaque.
Red Bull- donating the DJ stage and hi boys
Deejay Jacques- Deejaying the event.
Looking for your photo? Find it here!
- Tag @hama_sushi and photo credit @VenicePaparazzi
- Photo booth sponsored by Hama Sushi, Hotel Erwin and Green Goddess Collective.
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Go to Hama Sushi, 213 Windward Avenue – Venice, Ca 90291.
213 Windward Avenue – Venice, Ca 90291. (310)396-8783.
- OPEN Mon-Sat 4pm
- Happy Hour Patio Bar Top Only 4pm-7pm
- RSVP (310) 396-8783
- Take-Out/Phone & Online Orders
- Delivery Apps
- Closed on Sunday