Hana Japanese Restaurant

★★★★☆

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I eat out ALOT as I belong to a family of wine importers so if I'm eating, then I am "working". Japanese food has become one of my favorite foods. Additionally, I have no food prejudice so I eat anything and everything that is put in front

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I eat out ALOT as I belong to a family of wine importers so if I'm eating, then I am "working". Japanese food has become one of my favorite foods. Additionally, I have no food prejudice so I eat anything and everything that is put in front

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We live less than 2 miles from Hana, so we were really hoping to find a little gem in our neighborhood. We were not seated at all the both times we tried to go. The first time we entered the restaurant and waited for the host to seat us.

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★★★★★

We live less than 2 miles from Hana, so we were really hoping to find a little gem in our neighborhood. We were not seated at all the both times we tried to go. The first time we entered the restaurant and waited for the host to seat us.

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Hi All, I just wante to make a note here. In Japan, real sushi is about nigiri (slice of fish + wasabi on rice) and maki. The makis are made of usually fresh fish (of one kind!), rice, and nori outside (wasabi is inside). there are

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★★★★★

Hi All, I just wante to make a note here. In Japan, real sushi is about nigiri (slice of fish + wasabi on rice) and maki. The makis are made of usually fresh fish (of one kind!), rice, and nori outside (wasabi is inside). there are

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Very good authentic Japanese. I had a dish there years ago that I still dream about (soba noodle wrapped fish). One of the few Japanese restaurants that carry my favorite desserts, yokan. Worth the drive.

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★★★★☆

Very good authentic Japanese. I had a dish there years ago that I still dream about (soba noodle wrapped fish). One of the few Japanese restaurants that carry my favorite desserts, yokan. Worth the drive.

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Just went to Hana for the first time and will not return. The sushi selection was limited and very overpriced. Maki choices were basic with nothing creative to offer. All of the 6 rolls we ordered were dry and bland. Even the two "spicy" ones didn't stand out as spicy. The presentation was the worst I've ever seen. Every roll was just sliced and placed on the plate. I don't expect much in the way of presentation, but generally sushi chefs are able to add maximum appeal with subtle touches. They didn't even include the end pieces of tempura shrimp to play it up. The texture of the rolls was uninteresting, as were the flavors. I've never been so unsatisfied with a sushi meal.

All in all - bland and extremely overpriced.

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★★☆☆☆

Just went to Hana for the first time and will not return. The sushi selection was limited and very overpriced. Maki choices were basic with nothing creative to offer. All of the 6 rolls we ordered were dry and bland. Even the two "spicy" ones didn't stand out as spicy. The presentation was the worst I've ever seen. Every roll was just sliced and placed on the plate. I don't expect much in the way of presentation, but generally sushi chefs are able to add maximum appeal with subtle touches. They didn't even include the end pieces of tempura shrimp to play it up. The texture of the rolls was uninteresting, as were the flavors. I've never been so unsatisfied with a sushi meal.

All in all - bland and extremely overpriced.

Pros: easy location, BYOB

Cons: over-priced, reservations requried, underwhelming food.

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I've had sushi for all my life, and this is not a really good place for sushi - they charge too much money for ridiculously little amount of food.

In fact, their sushi itself would be ok if they charge a lot less that they actually do. Also, their selections for delux sushi and chirashi are so poor. For example, if they want to charge 20 dollars for the deluxe chirashi, they need to include much more than tiny pieces of regular types of sushi such as tuna and yellow tail. For the same kind of selections(but better quality), Mikado charges less. For the same amount of money, Sagami has much better selections.

Most of all, the sushi chef is too young to serve good sushi.

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★★★☆☆

I've had sushi for all my life, and this is not a really good place for sushi - they charge too much money for ridiculously little amount of food.

In fact, their sushi itself would be ok if they charge a lot less that they actually do. Also, their selections for delux sushi and chirashi are so poor. For example, if they want to charge 20 dollars for the deluxe chirashi, they need to include much more than tiny pieces of regular types of sushi such as tuna and yellow tail. For the same kind of selections(but better quality), Mikado charges less. For the same amount of money, Sagami has much better selections.

Most of all, the sushi chef is too young to serve good sushi.

Pros: easy parking

Cons: you will still be hungry after paying for more than 25 dollars on their deluxe sushi and miso soup.

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Love it love it love it!!! Finally a place where you know the appetizers such as the dumplings aren't of the pre-packaged store bought frozen variety! I asked the owner and sushi chef and was told that they make all their food from scratch. Their seafood for sushi and sashimi is absolutely delicious, you can tell its high quality and extremely fresh. Each slice of fish is cut when an order is placed, not pre-cut or cut by machines as some other places do. Everything on their menu reminds me of when I lived in Japan... and tastes like it to! When they say authentic, they mean authentic. Try their tempura! That's what it's meant to look like... not the thick battered onion rings that other places try to pass off as Japanese tempura... Their prices are more than reasonable and it's always a pleasure to eat there. Highly recommended! Enjoy!

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★★★★★

Love it love it love it!!! Finally a place where you know the appetizers such as the dumplings aren't of the pre-packaged store bought frozen variety! I asked the owner and sushi chef and was told that they make all their food from scratch. Their seafood for sushi and sashimi is absolutely delicious, you can tell its high quality and extremely fresh. Each slice of fish is cut when an order is placed, not pre-cut or cut by machines as some other places do. Everything on their menu reminds me of when I lived in Japan... and tastes like it to! When they say authentic, they mean authentic. Try their tempura! That's what it's meant to look like... not the thick battered onion rings that other places try to pass off as Japanese tempura... Their prices are more than reasonable and it's always a pleasure to eat there. Highly recommended! Enjoy!

Pros: Food, service, BYOB

Cons: Not open on Mondays :(

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Hana in the only restaruant that serves Authentic Japanese food in the Mainline area. Sashimi and sushi are always fresh and of good quality. It's a place for people who truly appreciate Japanese cuisine. It's not a place for American style sushi.

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★★★★★

Hana in the only restaruant that serves Authentic Japanese food in the Mainline area. Sashimi and sushi are always fresh and of good quality. It's a place for people who truly appreciate Japanese cuisine. It's not a place for American style sushi.

Pros: High quality fish/seafood

Cons: None

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Being new to the area, I will try every sushi place around like it's our job--with the hopes to find the best sushi place in town! Hana was, in all honestly, the most overpriced, disappointing sushi expreience i think I've ever had. The quality was decent, but this restaurant needs a good lesson in portion ratio as compared to price. For example, Hana isn't playing fair when they cut a regular maki roll into eight peieces and charge double the price and call it a "dinner platter." Even more disappointing was the sushimi platter (overpriced at $27) which was hardly enough sushi on the plate to even classify it as an appetizer. I think we should have turned around and walked out when the waitress asked us to sit at a table rather than the Sushi Bar becasue she wasn't confident that we'd order the $20 per person minimum to be granted real estate at the sushi bar. The portions were so small, that after a $75 bill for two, we stopped at the grocery store for dinner on the way home becasue we left hungry. DO NOT waste your time or money at this place--you'll be disappointed like we were.

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★☆☆☆☆

Being new to the area, I will try every sushi place around like it's our job--with the hopes to find the best sushi place in town! Hana was, in all honestly, the most overpriced, disappointing sushi expreience i think I've ever had. The quality was decent, but this restaurant needs a good lesson in portion ratio as compared to price. For example, Hana isn't playing fair when they cut a regular maki roll into eight peieces and charge double the price and call it a "dinner platter." Even more disappointing was the sushimi platter (overpriced at $27) which was hardly enough sushi on the plate to even classify it as an appetizer. I think we should have turned around and walked out when the waitress asked us to sit at a table rather than the Sushi Bar becasue she wasn't confident that we'd order the $20 per person minimum to be granted real estate at the sushi bar. The portions were so small, that after a $75 bill for two, we stopped at the grocery store for dinner on the way home becasue we left hungry. DO NOT waste your time or money at this place--you'll be disappointed like we were.

Pros: B.Y.O.B.

Cons: Price v. Portion Size

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Our meal was very dissapointing. The restaurant is very small, dark and not very clean. We can get much better sushi from down the street. The servers, although somewhat friendly, can't communicate very well. Unfortunately we will not go there again.

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★☆☆☆☆

Our meal was very dissapointing. The restaurant is very small, dark and not very clean. We can get much better sushi from down the street. The servers, although somewhat friendly, can't communicate very well. Unfortunately we will not go there again.

Pros: Prompt Seating

Cons: Service, Atmosphere, Sushi

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Not only does Hana boast a menu with a huge array of Japanese foods, they serve ONLY authentic Japanese foods. Unlike other "Japanese" restaurants, Hana stays true to the fact that it is a Japanese restaurant whereas other restaurants are either partly Chinese/Korean owned and also serve Chinese and Korean dishes. Highly recommended at extremely reasonable prices. The best part? It's a BYOB!!

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★★★★★

Not only does Hana boast a menu with a huge array of Japanese foods, they serve ONLY authentic Japanese foods. Unlike other "Japanese" restaurants, Hana stays true to the fact that it is a Japanese restaurant whereas other restaurants are either partly Chinese/Korean owned and also serve Chinese and Korean dishes. Highly recommended at extremely reasonable prices. The best part? It's a BYOB!!

 

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