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One of LA’s Finest Sushi Spots Is Expanding to El Segundo

It’s going to be called Umi by Hamasaku

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Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

One of LA’s most compelling sushi spots is expanding to another location after nearly twenty years. Hamasaku, an Eater Essential 38 restaurant, is taking over a slot inside The Point in El Segundo (currently home to Superba Food + Bread and Hopdoddy Burger Bar) with a full-service restaurant.

Dubbed Umi by Hamasaku, it’ll be helmed by Yoya Takahashi, who previously worked at Sashi in Manhattan Beach and joined Hamasaku a few years ago to help it graduate from a fancy roll spot to a legitimate sushi contender. Umi will sport 80 seats, a patio area, and a dedicated sushi counter.

Slated to open by fall 2017, the bill of fare features a full sushi menu, plus some seafood-based izakaya dishes, all at more competitive price points than the West LA outlet. The original does have some reasonably priced aspects, like the $65 sushi omakase for dinner. Michael Ovitz, who owns Hamasaku and partnered with Michael Voltaggio at ink, is funding the new El Segundo venture.

Umi by Hamasaku Rendering

The Point

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