Hananoki Japanese Steakhouse

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"I am only giving it a star at all because this website requires at least one. The food is so-so. That is the only decent thing I have to say. On the other hand if you like spending your hard earned money at a place where the owner /Kevin, is an abusive, racist employer then it would be a place for you to go!" etc etc
First of all, I'd like to respond to this stupid review. Don't comment on the incident if you weren't there to witness it. Second of all, the employee you're speaking of stole the customer's money. She was not even serving that table, and I'm sure that the customers would gladly vouch for Kevin. Third, if Kevin was SO "racist," he wouldn't have hired her in the first place.
K thanks! :)

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"I am only giving it a star at all because this website requires at least one. The food is so-so. That is the only decent thing I have to say. On the other hand if you like spending your hard earned money at a place where the owner /Kevin, is an abusive, racist employer then it would be a place for you to go!" etc etc
First of all, I'd like to respond to this stupid review. Don't comment on the incident if you weren't there to witness it. Second of all, the employee you're speaking of stole the customer's money. She was not even serving that table, and I'm sure that the customers would gladly vouch for Kevin. Third, if Kevin was SO "racist," he wouldn't have hired her in the first place.
K thanks! :)

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I ate at hananoki about 2 weeks ago and it was absolutely fantastic! The food was great, the waitress was very helpful, and the hibachi chef was very kind. He explained to us what the two sauces were for, put on a show, and was very accurate with the wellness of my steak. I had the Japanese Steak and ordered it well-done. It was perfect. I highly recommend it! THe person I had with me was very country and he really liked it as well.

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I ate at hananoki about 2 weeks ago and it was absolutely fantastic! The food was great, the waitress was very helpful, and the hibachi chef was very kind. He explained to us what the two sauces were for, put on a show, and was very accurate with the wellness of my steak. I had the Japanese Steak and ordered it well-done. It was perfect. I highly recommend it! THe person I had with me was very country and he really liked it as well.

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I am only giving it a star at all because this website requires at least one. The food is so-so. That is the only decent thing I have to say. On the other hand if you like spending your hard earned money at a place where the owner /Kevin, is an abusive, racist employer then it would be a place for you to go! My daughter has worked there for nearly a year taking his verbal abuse because she had to work and jobs are scarce, until last night. The owner Kevin degraded her in front of customers (not the first time) and then preceded to follow her into the back cursing her for taking a tip from his friends telling her to give the money to him and when she told him he was no longer going to speak to her like that and she was calling her husband and leaving he shoved her backwards and told her she wasn't going anywhere! Two other employees had to intervene and get in between them. The police were called, report has been filed and he should be arrested within the week. He constantly spews his vulgar distaste of Americans to his employees all the while smiling to his good paying customers and I'm sure laughing all the way to the bank. This abuse is directed to many employees, not just my daughter. His turn over for wait staff if HUGE because of his behavior. This particular incident was at the Madison St. location, but he also owns the Lowes Hananoki.

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★☆☆☆☆

I am only giving it a star at all because this website requires at least one. The food is so-so. That is the only decent thing I have to say. On the other hand if you like spending your hard earned money at a place where the owner /Kevin, is an abusive, racist employer then it would be a place for you to go! My daughter has worked there for nearly a year taking his verbal abuse because she had to work and jobs are scarce, until last night. The owner Kevin degraded her in front of customers (not the first time) and then preceded to follow her into the back cursing her for taking a tip from his friends telling her to give the money to him and when she told him he was no longer going to speak to her like that and she was calling her husband and leaving he shoved her backwards and told her she wasn't going anywhere! Two other employees had to intervene and get in between them. The police were called, report has been filed and he should be arrested within the week. He constantly spews his vulgar distaste of Americans to his employees all the while smiling to his good paying customers and I'm sure laughing all the way to the bank. This abuse is directed to many employees, not just my daughter. His turn over for wait staff if HUGE because of his behavior. This particular incident was at the Madison St. location, but he also owns the Lowes Hananoki.

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Food is always great, sushi included! BUT, the Madison location opened in Dec 09 and we ate there in July 2010...the service staff has NO IDEA what they are doing!!! We waited 20 mins to get drinks or even SEE a waitress ( I had to flag one down or I'd still be there), sushi came middle of main course (at the grill...sushi ordered 30 mins prior and spotty service thereafter. Also, you ladies BETTER wear a sweater :-)

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★★★☆☆

Food is always great, sushi included! BUT, the Madison location opened in Dec 09 and we ate there in July 2010...the service staff has NO IDEA what they are doing!!! We waited 20 mins to get drinks or even SEE a waitress ( I had to flag one down or I'd still be there), sushi came middle of main course (at the grill...sushi ordered 30 mins prior and spotty service thereafter. Also, you ladies BETTER wear a sweater :-)

Pros: Great Food including the sushi

Cons: Service staff has no idea what they are doing

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Their food is awesome! A great thing about this Japanese Steakhouse compared to others in town is that you can share a meal here. This is a great way to save money! I have been to the new one several times and I love it! They offer bling now which is pretty cool!

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★★★★★

Their food is awesome! A great thing about this Japanese Steakhouse compared to others in town is that you can share a meal here. This is a great way to save money! I have been to the new one several times and I love it! They offer bling now which is pretty cool!

Pros: awesome food! Great place to go with the hubby!

Cons: You can't live there

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Madison location. I have been to the Lowes plaza location and swore I would never return and I have not! In order to attend a birthday party of a family member, I was roped into going to the Madison location of the Hananoki Steakhouse ( even though I KNEW better) That was not my decision! I never have seen a smaller serving for 30 bucks in my life! AND THEY CHARGE EXTRA FOR FRIED RICE!!! They put our rediculous bill in front of me, picked it up, took it back and ADDED 11 bucks for thier tip! 4 bucks a beer! (domestic) I would not ever take anybody there or go myself! EVER!! And that is after TWO tries!!! Don't be fooled by the so called entertainment of it all !! Go to a real steakhouse and take in a movie afterwards! You will SAVE money!

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★☆☆☆☆

Madison location. I have been to the Lowes plaza location and swore I would never return and I have not! In order to attend a birthday party of a family member, I was roped into going to the Madison location of the Hananoki Steakhouse ( even though I KNEW better) That was not my decision! I never have seen a smaller serving for 30 bucks in my life! AND THEY CHARGE EXTRA FOR FRIED RICE!!! They put our rediculous bill in front of me, picked it up, took it back and ADDED 11 bucks for thier tip! 4 bucks a beer! (domestic) I would not ever take anybody there or go myself! EVER!! And that is after TWO tries!!! Don't be fooled by the so called entertainment of it all !! Go to a real steakhouse and take in a movie afterwards! You will SAVE money!

Pros: none

Cons: WAY OVERPRICED!!!

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We have always had a fantastic dining experience at Hananoki! The food and service is outstanding and the hibatchi chefs always make the demonstration entertaining! We just recently at at the new second location and it was beautiful and clean inside! I always enjoy a night out at Hananoki!

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★★★★★

We have always had a fantastic dining experience at Hananoki! The food and service is outstanding and the hibatchi chefs always make the demonstration entertaining! We just recently at at the new second location and it was beautiful and clean inside! I always enjoy a night out at Hananoki!

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We have always had an amazing experience at both the Hananoki locations in Clarksville. The service has always been wonderful! The prices are very reasonable for Japanese cuisine. The owner, Kevin is very courteous and respectful of all customers and will work with anyone on any reasonable situation! Their food is amazing and I don't know anyone who can top it!! I love their crunchy shrimp rolls, and their new fried Kevin roll is absolutely scrumptious!! It will always be one of our absolute favorite places for dine in and take out!!!!!!!

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★★★★★

We have always had an amazing experience at both the Hananoki locations in Clarksville. The service has always been wonderful! The prices are very reasonable for Japanese cuisine. The owner, Kevin is very courteous and respectful of all customers and will work with anyone on any reasonable situation! Their food is amazing and I don't know anyone who can top it!! I love their crunchy shrimp rolls, and their new fried Kevin roll is absolutely scrumptious!! It will always be one of our absolute favorite places for dine in and take out!!!!!!!

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This is a good place to go and eat. Yes sometimes the wait can be a while but that is because the food is good! i have been there on several different occasions and it has been good everytime! If you do have to wait just remeber it happens and it is not like they are doing it on purpose. If you have a bad attitude affter you are seated chances are you will not like the food because your mind is already in a negative state. Be patient it will be rewarding!!!!

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★★★★★

This is a good place to go and eat. Yes sometimes the wait can be a while but that is because the food is good! i have been there on several different occasions and it has been good everytime! If you do have to wait just remeber it happens and it is not like they are doing it on purpose. If you have a bad attitude affter you are seated chances are you will not like the food because your mind is already in a negative state. Be patient it will be rewarding!!!!

Pros: GOOD FOOD

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This review pertains to the Hananoki in the Loews plaza. On Saturday we wanted to go here and celebrate a family birthday. We had 13 in our party. We called for a reservation and was told to be there at 645. We showed up at 630. We waited until almost 8pm to be seated !! We were told that they do not take reservations, they take "call aheads". Don"t care what they call it, if they say to be there at 645 for sitting, that is a reservation. Even knowing in advance that we were a party of 13, we still had to sit at two separate griils. The food was lousy and extremely over-priced for the quality. My daughter ordered sushi and never received it. We inquired about the sushi on three occasions and we were told " you will receive your sushi when it is ready". After everyone else in our party received to go boxes because we were finished, ( we had to get up and get our own to-go boxes ) I went to the manager and informed them. ( there were two managers on duty) BOTH managers told me that the sushi chefs were busy and they are trying to get the sushi finished. One manager actually told us " it is hard running both sections of the restuarant ( the sushi side and the grill side ) and I simply can not run it properly". I swear. She actually said that to us. We never did receive the sushi order. On top of everything else, they charged us a mandatory 18% as a tip.

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★☆☆☆☆

This review pertains to the Hananoki in the Loews plaza. On Saturday we wanted to go here and celebrate a family birthday. We had 13 in our party. We called for a reservation and was told to be there at 645. We showed up at 630. We waited until almost 8pm to be seated !! We were told that they do not take reservations, they take "call aheads". Don"t care what they call it, if they say to be there at 645 for sitting, that is a reservation. Even knowing in advance that we were a party of 13, we still had to sit at two separate griils. The food was lousy and extremely over-priced for the quality. My daughter ordered sushi and never received it. We inquired about the sushi on three occasions and we were told " you will receive your sushi when it is ready". After everyone else in our party received to go boxes because we were finished, ( we had to get up and get our own to-go boxes ) I went to the manager and informed them. ( there were two managers on duty) BOTH managers told me that the sushi chefs were busy and they are trying to get the sushi finished. One manager actually told us " it is hard running both sections of the restuarant ( the sushi side and the grill side ) and I simply can not run it properly". I swear. She actually said that to us. We never did receive the sushi order. On top of everything else, they charged us a mandatory 18% as a tip.

Pros: nothing

Cons: everything was bad

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I had an inexperienced cook who overcooked everything and over sauced and salted each course. The only thing that was tasty was the soup and salad before the hibachi. The chef did not acknowledge us nor entertain as you would expect. He put too much soy sauce on everything and wasn't sure when items were cooked. He kept poking and cutting my lobster. He doused it in soy sauce. It was the saltiest and chewiest lobster ever. I ordered my chateau briand filet med rare and got med well. The manager comp'd my meats and charged for the bland rice, soup, and salad. Ten minutes after we left, we all had bubbleguts that proceeded to diarrhea.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had an inexperienced cook who overcooked everything and over sauced and salted each course. The only thing that was tasty was the soup and salad before the hibachi. The chef did not acknowledge us nor entertain as you would expect. He put too much soy sauce on everything and wasn't sure when items were cooked. He kept poking and cutting my lobster. He doused it in soy sauce. It was the saltiest and chewiest lobster ever. I ordered my chateau briand filet med rare and got med well. The manager comp'd my meats and charged for the bland rice, soup, and salad. Ten minutes after we left, we all had bubbleguts that proceeded to diarrhea.

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So I was there for the first time and with a party of 18 people. My boyfriend and I spent over $60 for our food and when we packed it all up it was 90% full meals in both our to-go boxs. We left the table for less than 30 seconds and the staff threw our food away! Sure they have good food, but they just want you in and out as fast as possible so they can make their money off the next bunch. The owner even yelled at me because I was so upset that all of our food was now in the trash. She was rude and unreasonable, she said she was sorry and that the guy that threw it away would be getting a warning, but when you have a party of 18 that is leaving very upset, you don't yell at them just because you did the wrong thing. She didn't offer us anything, not a coupon, discount, money back or gift card. She did not care. I have never had such a disappointing experience eating out ever. Then little did she know that I was a secret shopper also, and this is an example of keep your customers happy, because my reviews of this place will probably never stop. I will NEVER go back there and I advice everyone that likes this kind of food and environment to go to Ft. Campbell to Yamamotos, they are nicer and cheaper, and the food is just the same. Really people, a show is nice for little kids, but adults shouldn't be treated the way this owner treats her customers, she does not care, just wants your money.

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★☆☆☆☆

So I was there for the first time and with a party of 18 people. My boyfriend and I spent over $60 for our food and when we packed it all up it was 90% full meals in both our to-go boxs. We left the table for less than 30 seconds and the staff threw our food away! Sure they have good food, but they just want you in and out as fast as possible so they can make their money off the next bunch. The owner even yelled at me because I was so upset that all of our food was now in the trash. She was rude and unreasonable, she said she was sorry and that the guy that threw it away would be getting a warning, but when you have a party of 18 that is leaving very upset, you don't yell at them just because you did the wrong thing. She didn't offer us anything, not a coupon, discount, money back or gift card. She did not care. I have never had such a disappointing experience eating out ever. Then little did she know that I was a secret shopper also, and this is an example of keep your customers happy, because my reviews of this place will probably never stop. I will NEVER go back there and I advice everyone that likes this kind of food and environment to go to Ft. Campbell to Yamamotos, they are nicer and cheaper, and the food is just the same. Really people, a show is nice for little kids, but adults shouldn't be treated the way this owner treats her customers, she does not care, just wants your money.

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This is one of my favorite restaurants to eat in Clarksville. It is a little pricey, but you pay for what you get. Great food, great service! I would definitely recommend making a reservation when dining on the weekends.

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This is one of my favorite restaurants to eat in Clarksville. It is a little pricey, but you pay for what you get. Great food, great service! I would definitely recommend making a reservation when dining on the weekends.

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Ive only been here once and dont plan on going back, the people are very dry with their welcome, the food was ok but have eaten much better only a few miles away so when you want Japanese go to YAMATOS it is very good!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Ive only been here once and dont plan on going back, the people are very dry with their welcome, the food was ok but have eaten much better only a few miles away so when you want Japanese go to YAMATOS it is very good!!

Pros: food is ok but not the best.......

Cons: people that work there are not very nice

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First we walk in traveling from nashville tn. We decided to eat there and hope our food was well after being hungry and a long cold drive. We asked if we could sit at the susi bar and they had told us to go in and choose a spot. We went in and saw only one space open for 2 sitter. That table was very small and we had 3 people. We had requested to 2 staff member to put 2 tables together for us and they both did not provide what we requested. We ignored what they did not fulfill and carried on with the evening. Then we orded susi and go the susi without silver ware and any condiments. We had to ask our waiter constantly for little items which was insane. After that we ordered food for our son and his order did not came as we order. We ignored that too. When we ordered our food my husband orded his and then I orded mine. I specifically mentioned that I would like noodles with small cut vegetable with garlic spicy sause. I get vegetable and chicken noodles with some sweet sause with hot sause. The first is that I got chicken that is against my religion and did not request it. I was extremely upset. After that he appolize and replace the meal for another dish. When that dish came back the noodle taste like sugar and hotsause put together. It was a big dissapointment. I totaly was upset and left the restuarant paying the bill. Neither did the manager or the owner cared what type of sevice we got. I do not recommend anyone there.

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★★★☆☆

First we walk in traveling from nashville tn. We decided to eat there and hope our food was well after being hungry and a long cold drive. We asked if we could sit at the susi bar and they had told us to go in and choose a spot. We went in and saw only one space open for 2 sitter. That table was very small and we had 3 people. We had requested to 2 staff member to put 2 tables together for us and they both did not provide what we requested. We ignored what they did not fulfill and carried on with the evening. Then we orded susi and go the susi without silver ware and any condiments. We had to ask our waiter constantly for little items which was insane. After that we ordered food for our son and his order did not came as we order. We ignored that too. When we ordered our food my husband orded his and then I orded mine. I specifically mentioned that I would like noodles with small cut vegetable with garlic spicy sause. I get vegetable and chicken noodles with some sweet sause with hot sause. The first is that I got chicken that is against my religion and did not request it. I was extremely upset. After that he appolize and replace the meal for another dish. When that dish came back the noodle taste like sugar and hotsause put together. It was a big dissapointment. I totaly was upset and left the restuarant paying the bill. Neither did the manager or the owner cared what type of sevice we got. I do not recommend anyone there.

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The Hostess wanted us to wait until our other two dinner guest's showed up. About 1 minute after we got there. The waitress was rushing us to order drinks and food. While we sat at a dirty table, with dirty dishes and looking ata dirty grill. I thought about just getting up and leaving twice. I should have.
Just after getting our final food off of the grill, the watress brought out a bunch of to-go boxes. Then shortly after that we were handed our check. The A/C was blowing on us and it was only 63 outside. So we were cold and our food cooled quite fast.
Overall the food was average. My steak was very tender but slightly undercooked. I will not be going there again. About 10 minutes after getting back home my wife just couldn't keep it down. To put it nicely.

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★★☆☆☆

The Hostess wanted us to wait until our other two dinner guest's showed up. About 1 minute after we got there. The waitress was rushing us to order drinks and food. While we sat at a dirty table, with dirty dishes and looking ata dirty grill. I thought about just getting up and leaving twice. I should have.
Just after getting our final food off of the grill, the watress brought out a bunch of to-go boxes. Then shortly after that we were handed our check. The A/C was blowing on us and it was only 63 outside. So we were cold and our food cooled quite fast.
Overall the food was average. My steak was very tender but slightly undercooked. I will not be going there again. About 10 minutes after getting back home my wife just couldn't keep it down. To put it nicely.

Pros: You get the check fast

Cons: you get the check fast

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The food here was decent nothing to brag about nor would I recommend it to anyone. The table, dishes and grill were dirty. The a/c was broken and was blowing really cold and it was chilly outside already. My wife has the Kobe beef and enjoyed it and I had some sushi which was decent but took a little too long for what I had ordered. The prices were average. The waitress we had did rush a us too much by bringing our togo trays half way through dinner and then a few minutes later brought us our check.

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★★☆☆☆

The food here was decent nothing to brag about nor would I recommend it to anyone. The table, dishes and grill were dirty. The a/c was broken and was blowing really cold and it was chilly outside already. My wife has the Kobe beef and enjoyed it and I had some sushi which was decent but took a little too long for what I had ordered. The prices were average. The waitress we had did rush a us too much by bringing our togo trays half way through dinner and then a few minutes later brought us our check.

Pros: Decent food

Cons: Rush you too much

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I can't attest to the hibachi here because I only ate sushi. However, everyone I went with ate hibachi and really liked it. The sushi was fresh, delicious, and with huge pieces of nigiri. Service was prompt, except at the beginning. I called ahead to make reservations and we still had to wait about thirty minutes for a table. Great atmosphere. The owner was even walking around making sure every thing was going okay. I went on a Saturday night and it was crowded. But overall, I would recommend this place as the best sushi I've had so far in Clarksville. The prices were reasonable for this type of food. Great family place. As another note, if you want a real sushi menu and are seated in the hibachi section (the menu here only has about ten specialty rolls on it) just ask the waiter/waitress to bring over a sushi menu and you can order from the sushi bar.

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★★★★☆

I can't attest to the hibachi here because I only ate sushi. However, everyone I went with ate hibachi and really liked it. The sushi was fresh, delicious, and with huge pieces of nigiri. Service was prompt, except at the beginning. I called ahead to make reservations and we still had to wait about thirty minutes for a table. Great atmosphere. The owner was even walking around making sure every thing was going okay. I went on a Saturday night and it was crowded. But overall, I would recommend this place as the best sushi I've had so far in Clarksville. The prices were reasonable for this type of food. Great family place. As another note, if you want a real sushi menu and are seated in the hibachi section (the menu here only has about ten specialty rolls on it) just ask the waiter/waitress to bring over a sushi menu and you can order from the sushi bar.

Pros: good fresh food, plenty of parking, ambience

Cons: had to wait for a table even with a reservation, crowded

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I love going to hananoki. I have eaten at pretty much every japanese place in clarksville and a few in nashville and I am still impressed with hananoki. I cannot attest to the authenticity of the cuisine, only that is is DELICIOUS!!! I say go at lunch time, the prices are are like half off but you still get the same amount of food, or more. I only had a negative experince once, and that was on Valentine's day. We waited for over an hour even though we had reservations... And then there was glass in my salad!!!!! I was apalled but I will still go back there because the food is amazing. I like to watch the chefs cook, it never gets old. They do have a nice lil bar area, and the cocktails are great :)

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★★★★☆

I love going to hananoki. I have eaten at pretty much every japanese place in clarksville and a few in nashville and I am still impressed with hananoki. I cannot attest to the authenticity of the cuisine, only that is is DELICIOUS!!! I say go at lunch time, the prices are are like half off but you still get the same amount of food, or more. I only had a negative experince once, and that was on Valentine's day. We waited for over an hour even though we had reservations... And then there was glass in my salad!!!!! I was apalled but I will still go back there because the food is amazing. I like to watch the chefs cook, it never gets old. They do have a nice lil bar area, and the cocktails are great :)

Pros: delicious food, great staff

Cons: found glass in my food once, prices are a bit much

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Well, I've never had sushi or sashimi dipped in tempura batter. . . but I suppose somewhere in space it exists.

With respect to Hananoki, we've been trying to stop by there for quite some time, and now that they've changed their hours (lunch-time) to accommodate us we've stopped by and intend to do so often.

Hananoki is not the best sushi restaurant you can find. . . I could point you to a great one in Beverly Hills, another in Las Vegas, and several in Tokyo and Sasebo, Japan. But, for mid-Tennessee they do a very good job. For example, I asked if they could provide "sunumono" which is a lightly pickled appetizer. It's not on the menu, but they put a nice presentation together for me after the waitress asked the manager. That's nice service. (The next time I go back, I'm going to ask to tsukemono, which is even more traditional. If they can to that one, they've got a regular customer in me for sure.)

The miso soup was very good, and I'm surprised that another reviewer mentioned beef with miso. That's just not done. I've spent 2+ years in Japan and have been dining on Japanese cuisine for over 50 years and have never had beef in my miso soup!

Prices for the usual Nigiri sushi, various rolls, and sashimi are quite competitive for the area. . . and of good quality. I'll have to go back once or twice more to check out other options from the menu, but I can safely say that Hananoki, for the mid-west and south, is a good choice for Japanese cuisine.

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★★★★☆

Well, I've never had sushi or sashimi dipped in tempura batter. . . but I suppose somewhere in space it exists.

With respect to Hananoki, we've been trying to stop by there for quite some time, and now that they've changed their hours (lunch-time) to accommodate us we've stopped by and intend to do so often.

Hananoki is not the best sushi restaurant you can find. . . I could point you to a great one in Beverly Hills, another in Las Vegas, and several in Tokyo and Sasebo, Japan. But, for mid-Tennessee they do a very good job. For example, I asked if they could provide "sunumono" which is a lightly pickled appetizer. It's not on the menu, but they put a nice presentation together for me after the waitress asked the manager. That's nice service. (The next time I go back, I'm going to ask to tsukemono, which is even more traditional. If they can to that one, they've got a regular customer in me for sure.)

The miso soup was very good, and I'm surprised that another reviewer mentioned beef with miso. That's just not done. I've spent 2+ years in Japan and have been dining on Japanese cuisine for over 50 years and have never had beef in my miso soup!

Prices for the usual Nigiri sushi, various rolls, and sashimi are quite competitive for the area. . . and of good quality. I'll have to go back once or twice more to check out other options from the menu, but I can safely say that Hananoki, for the mid-west and south, is a good choice for Japanese cuisine.

Pros: They really try to please

Cons: Haven't tried the tappan yet

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My husband and I ate there last night and were dissatisfied with the sushi. We were there solely for the sushi, so we cannot attest to the quality of the Hibachi grill.
The edamame seemed re-heated/stale and the miso soup was made with very heavy beef stock and little else. The rolls seemed reasonably priced, until the plate came with 4 pieces per roll! The tempura batter on one of the rolls was undercooked and falling off, it tasted like cookie dough. Almost all the rolls have imitation crab in them, which is such a cheap ingredient, the menu prices should reflect that. We will not return to this restaurant.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I ate there last night and were dissatisfied with the sushi. We were there solely for the sushi, so we cannot attest to the quality of the Hibachi grill.
The edamame seemed re-heated/stale and the miso soup was made with very heavy beef stock and little else. The rolls seemed reasonably priced, until the plate came with 4 pieces per roll! The tempura batter on one of the rolls was undercooked and falling off, it tasted like cookie dough. Almost all the rolls have imitation crab in them, which is such a cheap ingredient, the menu prices should reflect that. We will not return to this restaurant.

Pros: The rice seemed to be cooked/stored properly

Cons: Everything else about the sushi bar

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Ana, your review is full of grammar and spelling errors. Before being so critical, check yourself. For all others, this is a great restaurant. The sushi bar rivals the best Nashville has to offer.,

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★★★★★

Ana, your review is full of grammar and spelling errors. Before being so critical, check yourself. For all others, this is a great restaurant. The sushi bar rivals the best Nashville has to offer.,

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This so-called Japanese restaurant has bastardized everything that is good about Japanese food. While the grill items aren?t too terribly done (mine was overcooked), the rest of the items are changed to suit the average over-weight American palate. Any descent steakhouse could out-do any number of items than are on the menu. Granted they don?t cook it in front of you while grease splatters on you or a sheen of sweat develops from the large flame that is 2 feet in front of your face, but they do a comparable, if not better job of cooking the steak. As for the Miso or Mushroom soup, it was made of either chicken or beef broth which they charged $5 or $6 bucks for. I could get a can of either for less than a buck. It was not real Miso soup.
Real Miso soup is made of niboshi (dried baby sardines), kombu (dried kelp), katsuobushi (thin shavings of dried and smoked bonito, aka skipjack tuna), or hoshi-shiitake (dried shiitake mushrooms). The konbu can also be used in combination with katsuobushi or hoshi-shiitake. The kelp and/or shiitake dashi serve as a vegetarian soup stock. Outside of Japan, American or European style miso soup is sometimes made by dissolving miso in a western vegetable stock. The stock might include ingredients such as negi, carrot, potato and daikon radish.
I am more than fairly certain that none of the above mentioned was in this so-called Miso soup, not even miso paste!!
As for the sushi, there were about 7 options. Five of which had some kind of cream sauce or cream cheese, increasing the fat and flavor content for the unchallenged American palate. The other two? Those were deep fried, which included the local famous Clarksville roll. Need I say more?
To note, I saw no actual Asian people eating there. Given the wonderful cultural mix the town of Clarksville has, this, to me was an indication and a validation that there food was in a Japanese sense, terrible.

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★☆☆☆☆

This so-called Japanese restaurant has bastardized everything that is good about Japanese food. While the grill items aren?t too terribly done (mine was overcooked), the rest of the items are changed to suit the average over-weight American palate. Any descent steakhouse could out-do any number of items than are on the menu. Granted they don?t cook it in front of you while grease splatters on you or a sheen of sweat develops from the large flame that is 2 feet in front of your face, but they do a comparable, if not better job of cooking the steak. As for the Miso or Mushroom soup, it was made of either chicken or beef broth which they charged $5 or $6 bucks for. I could get a can of either for less than a buck. It was not real Miso soup.
Real Miso soup is made of niboshi (dried baby sardines), kombu (dried kelp), katsuobushi (thin shavings of dried and smoked bonito, aka skipjack tuna), or hoshi-shiitake (dried shiitake mushrooms). The konbu can also be used in combination with katsuobushi or hoshi-shiitake. The kelp and/or shiitake dashi serve as a vegetarian soup stock. Outside of Japan, American or European style miso soup is sometimes made by dissolving miso in a western vegetable stock. The stock might include ingredients such as negi, carrot, potato and daikon radish.
I am more than fairly certain that none of the above mentioned was in this so-called Miso soup, not even miso paste!!
As for the sushi, there were about 7 options. Five of which had some kind of cream sauce or cream cheese, increasing the fat and flavor content for the unchallenged American palate. The other two? Those were deep fried, which included the local famous Clarksville roll. Need I say more?
To note, I saw no actual Asian people eating there. Given the wonderful cultural mix the town of Clarksville has, this, to me was an indication and a validation that there food was in a Japanese sense, terrible.

Pros: good grill, interesting show

Cons: disgusting greasy food, poor quality, cheap ingredients

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My 6 year old son loves the place. He likes the entertainment of watching his food being cooked and it has opened him up to trying a variety of different foods. The service is good and the place is nice.

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★★★★☆

My 6 year old son loves the place. He likes the entertainment of watching his food being cooked and it has opened him up to trying a variety of different foods. The service is good and the place is nice.

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Hananoki is the best japanese steakhouse is Clarksville, Tn!!! My husband and I go there for our birthdays every year. Everything we have ever ordered has always been delicious. We usually get the asparagus beef rolls (I don't even like asparagus but these are great) and lately we have also been getting the shiitake mushrooms as appetizers. The lobster and filet is perfect. My husband has even started eating rice because of their fried rice. We don't order drinks and the price usually costs @ $30 each but we come out completely full and satisfied, sometimes with a to go box. Sitting around the hibatchi grill with 6-8 other people has been fun and the chefs are very entertaining (they even make cleaning the grill interesting for me). This may not be the most romantic place to dine but the food is so delicious you won't be disappointed. We like to go around 5:00 so we don't have to wait. If you go later than that or on the weekend I suggest making reservations.

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★★★★★

Hananoki is the best japanese steakhouse is Clarksville, Tn!!! My husband and I go there for our birthdays every year. Everything we have ever ordered has always been delicious. We usually get the asparagus beef rolls (I don't even like asparagus but these are great) and lately we have also been getting the shiitake mushrooms as appetizers. The lobster and filet is perfect. My husband has even started eating rice because of their fried rice. We don't order drinks and the price usually costs @ $30 each but we come out completely full and satisfied, sometimes with a to go box. Sitting around the hibatchi grill with 6-8 other people has been fun and the chefs are very entertaining (they even make cleaning the grill interesting for me). This may not be the most romantic place to dine but the food is so delicious you won't be disappointed. We like to go around 5:00 so we don't have to wait. If you go later than that or on the weekend I suggest making reservations.

Pros: Wonderful food

Cons: They don't serve sweet tea

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My husband and I have dined at Hananoki quite a few times over the last few years and we love it! We'd eat here constantly if we could afford it!! It is a fun atmosphere and the chefs are kid-friendly as well. It is pretty common to have to wait a while to get a table (best if you have a reservation, especially if it's a holiday), but there is a nice bar area and everyone is super nice and friendly.

The food is absolutely delicious - they use the best cuts of meat and seafood, and cook it to perfection. The chefs are generally engaging and very professional, and even kid-friendly, and the servers are on the ball.

I would recommend this restaurant to couples or groups, as we have had a great time both ways.

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★★★★★

My husband and I have dined at Hananoki quite a few times over the last few years and we love it! We'd eat here constantly if we could afford it!! It is a fun atmosphere and the chefs are kid-friendly as well. It is pretty common to have to wait a while to get a table (best if you have a reservation, especially if it's a holiday), but there is a nice bar area and everyone is super nice and friendly.

The food is absolutely delicious - they use the best cuts of meat and seafood, and cook it to perfection. The chefs are generally engaging and very professional, and even kid-friendly, and the servers are on the ball.

I would recommend this restaurant to couples or groups, as we have had a great time both ways.

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me and 2 of my friends go here for our birthdays. We absoultely love this place.We have been to other Japanese Steakhouse's and this one is the best. I would recomend it to anyone anywhere even if you don't think you will like Japanese food you should try it.

PROS: wonderful food
CONS: none

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★★★★★

me and 2 of my friends go here for our birthdays. We absoultely love this place.We have been to other Japanese Steakhouse's and this one is the best. I would recomend it to anyone anywhere even if you don't think you will like Japanese food you should try it.

PROS: wonderful food
CONS: none

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hananoki is a very good retsuraunt, thy have excellent chefs and amazing waitresses. Jessica a waitress there is the best i had. she is prompt and the customers mean alot to her. i soley recommend this resturaunt on any night out, with anyone.

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hananoki is a very good retsuraunt, thy have excellent chefs and amazing waitresses. Jessica a waitress there is the best i had. she is prompt and the customers mean alot to her. i soley recommend this resturaunt on any night out, with anyone.

Pros: good food, waitresses, and chefs

Cons: nothing

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We went to Hananoki for our anniversary and had a wonderful time. The food was great!!! Best I have eaten at a Japanese Steakhouse. The service was excellent and the chef's show was amazing. We arrived at 5:00 but by the time we left at 6:15, there was standing room only in the reception area.

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★★★★☆

We went to Hananoki for our anniversary and had a wonderful time. The food was great!!! Best I have eaten at a Japanese Steakhouse. The service was excellent and the chef's show was amazing. We arrived at 5:00 but by the time we left at 6:15, there was standing room only in the reception area.

Pros: Group Setting

Cons: Not intimate

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The Japanese steakhouses in Nashville don't hold a candle to this one. Be prepared to wait if you don't have reservations. The food is superb and the cooks put on a great show cooking the food at your table. If you like steak, be sure to get the filet; it melts in your mouth. All seafoods are excellent as well.

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The Japanese steakhouses in Nashville don't hold a candle to this one. Be prepared to wait if you don't have reservations. The food is superb and the cooks put on a great show cooking the food at your table. If you like steak, be sure to get the filet; it melts in your mouth. All seafoods are excellent as well.

Pros: great food, fun atmosphere

Cons: a little pricey, may have to wait

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A nice polace to go on an evening out. Reservation are good to have so you don't have to wait long. The service is wonderful and the food is cooked in front of you. It has been clean whenever we have been.

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★★★★☆

A nice polace to go on an evening out. Reservation are good to have so you don't have to wait long. The service is wonderful and the food is cooked in front of you. It has been clean whenever we have been.

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