Hama Sushi is located in the Japanese Village in Little Tokyo on 2nd Street. This is a very busy area so you might forget about street parking and just go straight to the parking structure on Central.
Like Komasa Sushi (2 doors away), this place is microscopic. There’s basically one sushi bar which seats about 16 people, and 2 tables near the front. That’s it.
Since they open at 5:30pm, if you come around 7pm, expect to have a long wait, especially on weekends.
This place has been around many years and the last time I was here (about 3 years ago), I thought the sushi here was near perfection.
It’s amazing what 3 years can do. The quality of the sushi has gone really down. I don’t know if this is to save on cost or that’s just the way things are. It’s interesting because the sushi price is moderate to high, so I would think that they could provide better quality.
But the quality is not the biggest problem here. For some reason, the sushi chefs seems to be permanently on their periods. Maybe they’ve been working here too long and just don’t want to be here anymore. Whatever the reason, try to deal with the waitresses and not the chefs if at all possible.
Speaking of the waitresses, although they might not be the best, they are very easy on the eyes. At least there’s that.
There was no reason to include pictures of the sushi here because it looks very average and not great. Don’t get me wrong. It’s not gross or anything. Just nothing to write home about. I was really hoping to write some great props for this place. It’s really sad because this place used to be the bomb many years ago.
With all the sushi places around this area, avoid this place and walk down the street to another sushi place.
347 E 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90012-4215