Portland >Food & Dining > Hama Sushi
4232 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR | Directions 9721345.536286 -122.619288
Tue - Thursday & Sunday 11:30 - 9:30, Friday & Saturday: 11:30 - 10:00, Monday: Closed
Neighborhoods: Central northeast Neighbors Incorporated, Hollywood
Dishonest – I am a local artist in Portland, and I hung my art in Hama Sushi 10 months ago. The agreement was they would take 30% of the proceeds of any art sold. I sold several pieces, and Hama Sushi has yet to pay me for my art. I have tried contacting the girl who recruited me to hang art there (Guia) - she does not respond. I have left multiple messages for the manager (Shawn) - he will not respond. I have called the shop and stopped by, but no one there can help me and directs me back to the manager who will not return my calls. Keep in mind that this has been going on for TEN months. I am very disappointed by the dishonesty and lack of integrity demonstrated by this business. If you are a local business owner or artist, I highly discourage you from doing any kind of business with Hama Sushi.
Good, but why have a closing time? – I really want to go here more but they close different times than their stated hours. Really annoying when you tell friends to go with you or you hurry to get there, just to be told they're "almost closed. Sorry."
Not what it used to be – This used to be the best place in PDX to get authentic, Edomae sushi, especially at the counter. Now they have changed the ownership and no one even speaks Japanese! Not surprisingly, the quality of sushi is horrible. Rice is hard, they push it way too hard to form them, the freshness of fish is mediocre, no respect to seasonality of fish. If you are a fan of big rolls, you may still be able to get your chow here, but I'm just too jaded and knowledgeable about real sushi that this place left a bad aftertaste for weeks. Sad to see that old Hama died. It was the only place in town where you can get great quality sushi a la Hiroshi, Masu, or Murata, at a decent price.
Never know what you are going to get – I have been to Hama Sushi 3 times and will not go back. The first time I went was great, the sushi was fresh and flavorful. After that, both my remaining experiences were not good. Service and Sushi were terrible, especially the final time I went. The sushi was so bad, tasted old and smelled, that we actually did not eat two of the rolls. The waitress was slow and never smiled. We waisted 40 bucks and 1 and 1/2 hours on bad sushi.
Awesome – great place, kid friendly. It's the only place we go now for sushi. The staff is friendly and attentive and the food is great.
Great Sushi for a Great Price – I love Portland, and I love sushi. I love Hama Sushi! As a vegetarian, I have never eaten the fish options at Hama, but fish-eating friends rave about the food. The vegetarian options are delicious and very filling! I go back time and time again and have never had problems with the wait staff, the service, the speed or the quality of the food.
avoid if you're hungry – ok, the take out crowd has this place under its thumbs, no way is there the same interest in the crowd in the restaurant, sitting down, on a sat night at 7PM
my fave sushi place – I have to say that this is my and my boyfriend's favorite sushi place. Yes, the atmosphere could use a little sprucing up, but the sushi is just the tastiest I've had in Portland. The miso soup is also quite addicting. We usually eat so much we're in pain by the time we leave! The service is fine, non obtrusive, and timely, sitting at the sushi bar is always interesting, and the price is right. The pieces of sushi are just the right size, the salmon always sparkles, and the eel is scrummy.
Best I've had yet. – In comparison to the 5 other sushi places I have dined at throughout Portland, this establishment by far had the best fish. It was my first experience at Hama and it turned out to be a good start to tasty relationship. Philly, Spicy Tuna, Yokohama, and one other tempura (not soggy at all) battered delight rounded out our sushi and the texture and freshness of the fish was stellar. After this prelim visit where only rolls were eaten to test the fish, I will be going back for Sashimi. I am hoping that i didn't arrive on "delivery" day and got lucky. The tempura vegetables were perfectly battered and still crisp. Service was decent, at any Sushi spot it is recommended to sit at the bar and watch the preparation and look at the fish, both or which were beautiful. We will be going back.
Skillfully made sushi and a quiet, minimalist atmosphere make for great Japanese dining in the Hollywood District. – In Short
Sushi lovers and hungry shoppers from the adjacent Trader Joe's relish the calming effect of the small, minimalist dining room hidden away behind frosted windows on busy Sandy Boulevard. The menu includes well-prepared entrees like crispy tempura, chicken teriyaki and udon noodles. The real focus is on the vividly fresh sushi; all the basics are done well. Special rolls like spicy lobster with scallop, shrimp tempura roll and spicy tuna with unagi are beautifully presented.
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