Hama Sushi

★★★★★
  • 213 Windward Ave

    Venice, CA 90291

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  • 310-396-8783

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I ate here on Saturday night with my family & liked it. the cool part is the surf movies that play on the wall while ur eating. I think they r all 1970's surf movie's projected on the walls. The sushi was good quality meat and the

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I ate here on Saturday night with my family & liked it. the cool part is the surf movies that play on the wall while ur eating. I think they r all 1970's surf movie's projected on the walls. The sushi was good quality meat and the

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I have been coming to Hama Sushi since 1990 because of the ideal location and upbeat atmosphere. I must say that ever since current owner (Esther) took the reins at Hama, the quality of cuisine is stellar. Everything you order is

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I have been coming to Hama Sushi since 1990 because of the ideal location and upbeat atmosphere. I must say that ever since current owner (Esther) took the reins at Hama, the quality of cuisine is stellar. Everything you order is

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Hama's specialty rolls are my favorite. The strawberry roll is so good... don't be scared to try it! The Venice roll is perfection. They have happy hour everyday at the bar and the prices are super reasonable. Very fun atmosphere and

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Hama's specialty rolls are my favorite. The strawberry roll is so good... don't be scared to try it! The Venice roll is perfection. They have happy hour everyday at the bar and the prices are super reasonable. Very fun atmosphere and

Pros: specialty rolls: amazing; fish: always fresh; patio: fun!

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Came to Hama after work w/ a coworker for some sushi and sake. Happy hour menu did it for us. We nearly ordered everything on there! We had some sushi to go with our dishes, but the popcorn shrimp and rice cakes are awesome. Happy hour

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Came to Hama after work w/ a coworker for some sushi and sake. Happy hour menu did it for us. We nearly ordered everything on there! We had some sushi to go with our dishes, but the popcorn shrimp and rice cakes are awesome. Happy hour

Pros: Awesome choices on Happy Hour menu

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Hama has great sushi! They also have a really good box lunch, and I love their miso soup. Don't forget to try their tempura. They have something for everybody.

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Hama has great sushi! They also have a really good box lunch, and I love their miso soup. Don't forget to try their tempura. They have something for everybody.

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Ok, if you love sushi there is something extremely addictive to Hama !!! From the Green Devil to the Spicy Crunchy Crab...seared tuna sashimi...Black Cod......the fish is super fresh, I've been a costumer for over 3 years and kitchen and

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Ok, if you love sushi there is something extremely addictive to Hama !!! From the Green Devil to the Spicy Crunchy Crab...seared tuna sashimi...Black Cod......the fish is super fresh, I've been a costumer for over 3 years and kitchen and

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I thought this restaurant was pretty great. The pros were the amazingly fresh sushi, the friendly service, the drinks. The only con was, well, how friggin' popular this place is. The bar was SO crowded on the Saturday night.

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I thought this restaurant was pretty great. The pros were the amazingly fresh sushi, the friendly service, the drinks. The only con was, well, how friggin' popular this place is. The bar was SO crowded on the Saturday night.

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After being a regular for over two years, I have to add my kudos to Hama.\r
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The fish is fresh and excellent. If you want a treat order from the selection of specialty rolls. They are more expensive, but will make your dining

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After being a regular for over two years, I have to add my kudos to Hama.\r
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The fish is fresh and excellent. If you want a treat order from the selection of specialty rolls. They are more expensive, but will make your dining

Pros: Great sushi, fun atmosphere, great saki selection, great happy hour

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Hama has absolutely great fresh sushi! This small restaurant has great service and has a great atmosphere. It's fun to visit and you might be able to see some celebrities here. If you want authentic Japanese food. I can't say anything bad about this place and I absolutely recommend this place.

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Hama has absolutely great fresh sushi! This small restaurant has great service and has a great atmosphere. It's fun to visit and you might be able to see some celebrities here. If you want authentic Japanese food. I can't say anything bad about this place and I absolutely recommend this place.

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Hama needs to get real with its prices. Seriously. Some sushi, a beer, and a glass of wine = $85. That's nuts. I mean it's not like we are dining on the french riveria over looking the Mediterranean. $6.50 for a skimpy sized order of

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★★★★★

Hama needs to get real with its prices. Seriously. Some sushi, a beer, and a glass of wine = $85. That's nuts. I mean it's not like we are dining on the french riveria over looking the Mediterranean. $6.50 for a skimpy sized order of

Pros: nothing remarkable at all

Cons: WAY OVERPRICED. POOR VALUE.

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I used to go to Hama in the late 90's and it was getting well worn. Now that I'm back in LA, I thought what the hell. I went and found out that there is a new owner from the last time that I went. The place has been cleaned up and the

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I used to go to Hama in the late 90's and it was getting well worn. Now that I'm back in LA, I thought what the hell. I went and found out that there is a new owner from the last time that I went. The place has been cleaned up and the

Pros: sushi, food

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i used to go to HAMA ALL the time when i lived in venice, then i moved to santa monica and started going to all the sushi places in sm, more for convinience.\r
years had gone by and my husband and i went there for dinner and WOW !!!

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i used to go to HAMA ALL the time when i lived in venice, then i moved to santa monica and started going to all the sushi places in sm, more for convinience.\r
years had gone by and my husband and i went there for dinner and WOW !!!

Pros: fresh,taste,creativity,choice

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Excellent Sushi and service. The staff is very friendly and will helpfully recommend the best items on the menu. The semi-outdoor tent area in the front has a great vibe to it as well.

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Excellent Sushi and service. The staff is very friendly and will helpfully recommend the best items on the menu. The semi-outdoor tent area in the front has a great vibe to it as well.

Pros: Excellent sushi and service

Cons: slightly pricey on some items

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This is my favorite sushi place on the Westside. I've been coming here since I was a kid and have never had a bad experience. I always try to sit at the sushi bar; every chef is amazing and very accomidating. If you tell them to make you

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★★★★★

This is my favorite sushi place on the Westside. I've been coming here since I was a kid and have never had a bad experience. I always try to sit at the sushi bar; every chef is amazing and very accomidating. If you tell them to make you

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I don't even know where to begin. Our server seemed to be having an off night, she was "out to lunch". I doubt she could be that rude provide such poor service daily and still work there. The sushi was relatively timely but the teriyaki

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★★★★★

I don't even know where to begin. Our server seemed to be having an off night, she was "out to lunch". I doubt she could be that rude provide such poor service daily and still work there. The sushi was relatively timely but the teriyaki

Pros: My boys like the sufer movies on the TVs

Cons: Not child friendly, crummy tuna, rude service

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Great sushi! Inventive rolls - especially loved the Surf n' Turf Roll (topped with filet mingnon!)

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Great sushi! Inventive rolls - especially loved the Surf n' Turf Roll (topped with filet mingnon!)

Pros: Great sushi, valet parking

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I go to Hama all the time . . . the sushi is good, and the atmosphere is unbeatable. It's always busy, but you can always get a table. It has a great vibe in there, and they show surf videos on the wall in the patio, which adds the

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★★★★★

I go to Hama all the time . . . the sushi is good, and the atmosphere is unbeatable. It's always busy, but you can always get a table. It has a great vibe in there, and they show surf videos on the wall in the patio, which adds the

Pros: atmosphere, valet, ambiance, venice roll

Cons: good sushi, but not the best

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Unique location, great atmosphere, wonderful owners, and great food. This is what eating out should always be like. Fun, delicious, and friendly. Highly recommended.

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★★★★★

Unique location, great atmosphere, wonderful owners, and great food. This is what eating out should always be like. Fun, delicious, and friendly. Highly recommended.

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Hama's, as my entire family refers to it as - is the best sushi around. I'm not sure how others have been able to comment that the sushi wasn't great, because I've been to many - many sushi restaurants from Downtown to Santa Monica and up

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Hama's, as my entire family refers to it as - is the best sushi around. I'm not sure how others have been able to comment that the sushi wasn't great, because I've been to many - many sushi restaurants from Downtown to Santa Monica and up

Pros: Sushi!! Ambience - surfer movies in the bar, and service.

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I have been coming to this place for about two years, and I really like this place. Hostesses, waitresses and guests are hot and friendly and they provide excellent services. Their food is great also. Try their chilean Sea Bass, Hamachi

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I have been coming to this place for about two years, and I really like this place. Hostesses, waitresses and guests are hot and friendly and they provide excellent services. Their food is great also. Try their chilean Sea Bass, Hamachi

Pros: people, service, food

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I love this place. I ate here for the first time back in December and now I'm a regular. The staff is smokin' hot and the sushi is smokin' good. I love the surf video's on the walls. From the outside it's a bit deceiving but once

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★★★★★

I love this place. I ate here for the first time back in December and now I'm a regular. The staff is smokin' hot and the sushi is smokin' good. I love the surf video's on the walls. From the outside it's a bit deceiving but once

Pros: Service, sushi, atmosphere, people

Cons: none

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This place is seriously good, seriously good sashimi, sushi, soft shell crab. The beers are long and cold, and some great ambience as well.

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This place is seriously good, seriously good sashimi, sushi, soft shell crab. The beers are long and cold, and some great ambience as well.

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I'm not normally one to write a bad review. However, it's been a few years since I've been to Hama and decided to give it another try.\r
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My friend and I went there on a week night. Seating was prompt. However, for the money, the

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I'm not normally one to write a bad review. However, it's been a few years since I've been to Hama and decided to give it another try.\r
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My friend and I went there on a week night. Seating was prompt. However, for the money, the

Pros: It's by the beach

Cons: Poor service, sushi isn't that good.

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The sushi is good, not great. The BBQ Tuna is amazing. The location can't be beat, but the best thing about this joint is the people. The waitstaff, hostess and guests are hothothot. Casual is definitely the callword, but this place is

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★★★★★

The sushi is good, not great. The BBQ Tuna is amazing. The location can't be beat, but the best thing about this joint is the people. The waitstaff, hostess and guests are hothothot. Casual is definitely the callword, but this place is

Pros: Gorgeous Girls, Good Food, Valet- but this IS LA

Cons: Noisy, Too many tables

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Great sushi, great surfing videos. Got some solid happy hour specials too. Check out the specials, I had the most wonderful lamb shanks in the world.

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Great sushi, great surfing videos. Got some solid happy hour specials too. Check out the specials, I had the most wonderful lamb shanks in the world.

Pros: great consistent food

Cons: a bit pricey to do regularly

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this place is perfect: it has a great casual vibe (venice style), the servers are all really cool, and the sushi is significantly better than any other place we've been in LA (nozawa aside). my wife and i eat here at least five times a

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★★★★★

this place is perfect: it has a great casual vibe (venice style), the servers are all really cool, and the sushi is significantly better than any other place we've been in LA (nozawa aside). my wife and i eat here at least five times a

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This is an easy-going sushi place where you can get some good fish. A good date place where you can relax and talk about the videos playing on the walls and the unique decorations. They don't take reservations so you might have to wait a

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★★★★★

This is an easy-going sushi place where you can get some good fish. A good date place where you can relax and talk about the videos playing on the walls and the unique decorations. They don't take reservations so you might have to wait a

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I found the layout a little weird, as when you walk in, it looks like a bar/club. If you turn left, though, you'll enter the main sushi room, which looks like the typical low-profile sushi joint. We requested the sushi bar, and the

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★★★★★

I found the layout a little weird, as when you walk in, it looks like a bar/club. If you turn left, though, you'll enter the main sushi room, which looks like the typical low-profile sushi joint. We requested the sushi bar, and the

Pros: perfect uni & ikura, fun atmosphere

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Hama's a true local Venice restaurant. Cool "outside" patio which has new, and updated canopies. A great place to go alone, with friends or to meet new ones. The chefs are awesome and really know what they're doing. To go menu is extensive

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Hama's a true local Venice restaurant. Cool "outside" patio which has new, and updated canopies. A great place to go alone, with friends or to meet new ones. The chefs are awesome and really know what they're doing. To go menu is extensive

Pros: Top quality sushi, customer service, ambience

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Surfers and Venice professionals gather for sushi and drinks at this boisterious establishment. There's a wide menu to choose from and the sushi itself is quite good - not the best in the city, but certainly pleasant to consume. Bottom

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Surfers and Venice professionals gather for sushi and drinks at this boisterious establishment. There's a wide menu to choose from and the sushi itself is quite good - not the best in the city, but certainly pleasant to consume. Bottom

Pros: Open late (by LA standards)

Cons: Loud, overpriced

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This place always welcoming you with smile and good sense of humor. The salmon sashimi always fresh and melting in your mouth, like a piece of butter. Try the amazing toro and asked the chefs for one more round of sake. Hama sushi is a

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This place always welcoming you with smile and good sense of humor. The salmon sashimi always fresh and melting in your mouth, like a piece of butter. Try the amazing toro and asked the chefs for one more round of sake. Hama sushi is a

Pros: always fresh fish, fun ambience, friendly

Cons: hard to find

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Good overall sushi in a lively place with an intersting crowd. Great place for a date or to meet up with friends. This place gets busy, which is great for sushi as it means things are turning over fast. If you live in the neighborhood,

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★★★★★

Good overall sushi in a lively place with an intersting crowd. Great place for a date or to meet up with friends. This place gets busy, which is great for sushi as it means things are turning over fast. If you live in the neighborhood,

Pros: Big menu, Lively atmosphere, Fun sushi bar

Cons: Crowded

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Hama Sushi Restaurant in Venice always has a great vibe to it. Whenever you walk in it feels like you have entered another city - almost like downtown NYC. The main room has a lot of energy and a seat at the sushi bar is a particularly excellent place to enjoy a few sakes and some raw fish. The outdoor bar is a bit more relaxed but is also pretty good. The sushi is generally great.

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Hama Sushi Restaurant in Venice always has a great vibe to it. Whenever you walk in it feels like you have entered another city - almost like downtown NYC. The main room has a lot of energy and a seat at the sushi bar is a particularly excellent place to enjoy a few sakes and some raw fish. The outdoor bar is a bit more relaxed but is also pretty good. The sushi is generally great.

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I am not even a big sushi fan, but I like the tempura and the beef teriyaki the best of anyplace I've eaten, and most of my friends would eat sushi at least once a day, I spend a lot of time in sushi places. I always wind up trying some

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★★★★★

I am not even a big sushi fan, but I like the tempura and the beef teriyaki the best of anyplace I've eaten, and most of my friends would eat sushi at least once a day, I spend a lot of time in sushi places. I always wind up trying some

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u think u know sushi? go to hama and try the most authentic sushi u can imagine. the sushi chefs are all certified and actually know what they are doing. its a fun place to bejust as much it is delicious.

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u think u know sushi? go to hama and try the most authentic sushi u can imagine. the sushi chefs are all certified and actually know what they are doing. its a fun place to bejust as much it is delicious.

Pros: valet parking, people watching, food

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Hang by the bar, wear some cutoffs, and enjoy some of the best sushi in LA. Not THE best, but fabulous value and great beach atmosphere. Wait until 10:30 to hear the chefs sing their closing song. Try the cold sake!

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★★★★★

Hang by the bar, wear some cutoffs, and enjoy some of the best sushi in LA. Not THE best, but fabulous value and great beach atmosphere. Wait until 10:30 to hear the chefs sing their closing song. Try the cold sake!

Pros: atmosphere, location, sake

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Love it! Great food! Fun to stop by after work with a friend and relax in patio...not cheap though!

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Love it! Great food! Fun to stop by after work with a friend and relax in patio...not cheap though!

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I went with a bunch of friends early on a Saturday night. We had a reservatiion and sat outside in the open air patio. This place was terrific! There were seven of us and we ate a TON of sushi. Our waitress was terrific, as was most of the

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★★★★★

I went with a bunch of friends early on a Saturday night. We had a reservatiion and sat outside in the open air patio. This place was terrific! There were seven of us and we ate a TON of sushi. Our waitress was terrific, as was most of the

Pros: fun noisy place, outside patio

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I like the sushi here, but I'm not thrilled with the wait or the check. I come back mostly for the upbeat vibe, and for the sushi chefs' nightly 11pm signature rendition of Hotel California.

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★★★★★

I like the sushi here, but I'm not thrilled with the wait or the check. I come back mostly for the upbeat vibe, and for the sushi chefs' nightly 11pm signature rendition of Hotel California.

Pros: Young crowd

Cons: Difficult parking

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Unless you live within a five mile radius of the Venice Circle, take a pass on this one. I've had better fish elsewhere and the ends don't justify the waits. I do give them points for their imaginative rolls, which unfortunately are hit or

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★★★★★

Unless you live within a five mile radius of the Venice Circle, take a pass on this one. I've had better fish elsewhere and the ends don't justify the waits. I do give them points for their imaginative rolls, which unfortunately are hit or

Pros: close to beach

Cons: long wait for seats, slow service, food only ok

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Hama Sushi has been in business since the late 1970s at its Venice location. Over the years, favorites have developed, like Lobster Dynamite, a lobster and mushroom house specialty, and the Red and Green Devil sushi rolls, which feature…

 

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