11043 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Fri, 02/26/2016, 6:00pm reservation
Who would've thought a Japanese restaurant nestled in a small corner of a strip mall could be a gem in the heart of West Los Angeles? The restaurant boasts a cuisine that incorporates Japanese food with a hint of California flair. Hamasaku, which means "one who creates food from the sea" offers a wide range of traditional Japanese sushi and sashimi all the way to small plates of their own creations.
The interior is modern and simple with clean lines. The restaurant is not at all pretentious. You can sit at the sushi bar surrounding the chefs who create the delectable eats or opt for a table.
Overall, Hamasaku is good and a favorable option from eating the traditional sushi if you're craving variety. There wasn't a thing I didn't like. I even ordered two other dishes that didn't make it to the blog cause I was starving and scarfed it down before I could take the pic. The parking lot is somewhat cramped and they do valet. In terms of the tables, they are a tad small if you order a lot of food like we did; however, they try to stagger the dishes. Would I try it again? Most definitely, especially since it's located near my work. Dangerous I say!
Notable Dishes: Uni Udon Carbonara