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Hamasaku

11043 Santa Monica Blvd. (Camden Ave.) Send to Phone
310-479-7636 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Order Now! | Menu
Sleek and stylish, despite its strip-mall location, this celebrity-frequented sushi bar also offers entrées. Photo by tofuprod / CC BY-SA 2.0


 
Cuisine
Open
Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly
Features
  • Valet parking & parking lot
  • Dress code: Casual dressy
  • Reservations suggested

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Hamasaku, Los Angeles, CA

Hamasaku Restaurant Review

: With Hamasaku's backing from Hollywood heavyweight Mike Ovitz, it's no wonder that familiar faces load up here on soy paper-wrapped burritos and about 30 different inventive rolls (some named after those very patrons). Set in one of the Westside's ubiquitous strip malls, Creator of Seafood Dishes --- translation of its Japanese namesake --- Hamasaku indeed turns out some creative and colorful dishes. But the able chefs can also provide food deeply grounded in tradition. Indeed, the presence of so many rolls --- which to the sushi purist suggests a lack of seriousness --- does not detract from the simple beauty of bluefin toro sashimi or creamy ankimo (monkfish liver). Choices change daily, so let the expert chefs surprise you with an omakase dinner. Some customers settle in for entrées, while others just pop in for fresh uni washed down with Horin saké. The wine list is minimal but choices are reasonably priced. The setting, which includes a substantial number of linen-clad tables for leisurely dining in addition to the polished bamboo sushi bar, features traditional and modern art, soft lighting and a curvilinear, slatted-wood ceiling.
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