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17

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Phone: (310) 479-3116

Fax: (310) 479-3116

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Neighborhoods:
Westwood, West Los Angeles
Categories:
Japanese Restaurants, Sushi Bars, Asian Restaurants, Restaurants
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Parking: Street, Lot, Valet, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Sushi, Pan Asian

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

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gkellyla
01/19/2009
Overrated

I have to agree with another review I've read here. The sushi is outrageously expensive and, frankly, many of these rolls taste bland and the same. I've eaten here 3 times and my reaction has become progressively negative. The service (especially the host who seats you - they definitely want you to eat at the tiny sushi bar, as opposed to a table) is not very gracious either.

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mpr86
08/15/2007
Great fresh fish, nice ambience and service.

Decided to try this place out, sushi is very fresh, the toro was excellent, and so was the Japanese halibut. Prices are not bad, a little bit on the pricey side but not near the other high end places in LA

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oldham79
09/23/2006
OVERPRICED, AVERAGE QUALITY SUSHI

My Dad took my wife and me to this restaurant on a Saturday night with an 8:45 reservation. They were very busy and couldn't seat us until 9pm. The service was pretty good after that except that the waitress kept trying to sell us on all the extras. For example rice on the outside of the roll costs more and there is additional charge for ginger. This on top of the fact that the very expensive sushi & rolls are not very good made the experience disappointing. The rolls were not pre...view morepared very well (very messy),the rice did not have a good texture, and many cuts of the fish were mushy. There are much better sushi restaurants in town that cost much less.\r
Try Kiriko, this is my favorite in Los Angeles so far. In San Luis Obispo try Tsurugi.
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glansky
08/25/2006
The best sushi in the WORLD !!!

I took my friends who is a food critique in Paris and she was simply AMAZED ! This restaurant is simply the best sushi restaurant in L.A. I've tried 14 sushi restaurants the past 7 months this is the best one from far. I""ve tried japanese restaurants in NY, Paris, London, again this one is the best from far. The menu is huge and all the sushis and rolls are unique creations it's a bit confusing at the begining so just ask your waiter for something with salmon or tuna... Simply the bes...view moret of the best.view less

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channel13
05/05/2006
IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER. IT REALLY DOESN'T

I don't think i've ever been so passionate about a restaurant, but the truth is Hamasaku is more than a restaurant, it is an experience. I never knew food could taste so good. There are several amazing must haves, such as (in order) FOX ROLL, SALMON OVER CRAB AND THE LIZZY ROLL. I have brought several friends to hamasaku just for the first two.. one of them cried, seriously, it was that good. Also, the service is the best I've experienced. Great hosts, great owner Toshi. I love th...view moreis place. Expensive but worth every penny!view less

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nbgaucho
04/03/2006
Eh

I, like many others had very high expectations for Hamasaku due to hype. But as we all know, hype comes cheap in LA. But the sushi at Hamasaku sure doesn't. I had a reservation for 9, was seated by 10:30? But to be fair, even Keyshawn Johnson who was also there had to wait an hour to be seated. The sushi rolls range in price from $15- $25 per roll. If you like a lot of rice and prefer Tuna and Avocado on every roll this is your place. I was unimpressed, especially since I paid $140 for...view more two people. I could have eaten like a king at Katsu Ya at that price. Probably won't go back.view less

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fahrenf
01/11/2006
Best Sushi in LA!

I've eaten at all the best sushi retaurants in LA and this i by far the best! They have the most inventive rolls and so many to choose from. Even my friend who is not a big sushi fan, loved evrything we ordered! A little overpriced, but worth saving up for!

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tdove77
12/27/2005
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Hamasaku is one of the best sushi restaurants in Los Angeles, especially for those who love rolls. They are all amazing, huge, and tasty, and the fish is so fresh.

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santanabes
09/26/2005
Spend your money elsewhere

I went to this place twice just to make sure the first time wasn't a fluke. It wasn't. The food is just average but so expensive. I spent $30.00 on lunch by myself. I had six pieces of sushi and tempura. Here you get two pieces of sushi at about $6.50 per order. I don't understand why people rave about this place. I have had better food just 1/2 a mile away on sawtelle for half the cost. The decor isn't even that great.

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jullee
09/17/2005
What's all the buzz about???

This restaurant came highly recommended by a co-worker. She neglected to tell me not to order the dumpling appetizers which consisted of two dumplings for over $20. The halibut was dry and the sushi itself was just satisfactory. I would only recommend the tenderloin which my friend was good enough to share with the rest of us. With all the restaurant choices in L.A. this is not one I would be going back to.... unless I enjoy throwing my money away.

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