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Map & Directions 3333 Bear St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Japanese, Sushi
  • Sun 12pm-6:30pm, Mon-Sat 11:30am-2pm, Mon-Thu 5pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-9:30pm
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Accepted
  • Free, Garage


OC Weekly's Description

Set on the top floor of South Coast Plaza's Crystal Court where Bangkok
Four used to be, the restaurant is James Hamamori's latest and most personal ode to raw fish. You may know the man better as the chef behind the Wasa Sushi mini-empire. For his new, glass-enclosed digs, Hamamori pulls a Steve Wynn by naming it after himself. But unlike the Vegas mogul, he works the floor-he's one of the guys preparing your meal.

Member Reviews

  • ocweeklybestof wrote a review for Hamamori
    on 05/06/09

    Great sushi has never been cheap, but no one else in OC has been able to get away with charging as much as James Hamamori does. Dinner for two at his eponymous South Coast Plaza eatery will climb into the triple digits faster than you can say "omakase" ($80 per person for food, an additional $40 for wine or sake pairing). This is the reason why you should get someone else to pay... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • Diana V. on 04/12/11

    Try the halibut tempura handroll. Amaaaazing.

  • bOn on 09/01/11

    Lobster hand roll in rice paper wrap!!! Mmm mmm GOOD!

  • Melissa D. on 07/26/11

    Happy hour prices have increased from what is posted on their website. Rolls are now $7

  • Lauren S. on 08/05/10

    Fantastic happy hour!! Everday, 5-6:30, $5 rolls, $3 Kirin. Mmm.

  • Rhonda R. on 07/28/10

    Must try the Kanpachi (Wild Yellowtail) from Japan.

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