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Hanako Japanese Restaurant

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Faircross House 116 The Parade High Street, Watford WD17 1BD, England
+44 1923 255222
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
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Reviewed 20 February 2015

We feel this place is far from 'restaurent atmosphere' . We went on cold day and surprisingly no heating in this place. There were couple of electric heaters on the side which is not enough to warm up the place. I increase the heating temp retire as we were shivering inside but the lady at the counter reduced it back... More 

Thank Tyndal
Watford, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2015 via mobile

A few people have commented about the price of hanako and whilst it is slightly more expensive than I would normally. expect to pay for this type of food, once tasted you will realise why! It feels very much like a family establishment and the food confirms this. I had a simple chicken ramen soup and some Gyoza, and it... More 

Thank stringz23
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135 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2014

I love Japanese cooking, especially when it is well done, Hanako is at the top end of the High Street in Watford and is easy to miss.. Please walk a little and look for it you will not be dissapoited. My lad jumped onto the Chicken Udon noodles while i had the seafood tempura with Japanese rice. It is a... More 

Thank Tanked2
Watford, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

The food here was really good the flavours were amazing and it tasted so fresh. The only problem for me was that what the waitress thought was spicy was not the same as what I thought was spicy so mine was a bit too hot for me but still tasted great. Everyone else loved their meals too. I thought it... More 

Thank Emma T
Watford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2014

Went for a meal here with some friends who had recommended it. We ordered Vegi and Sweet Potato Tempura to start along with Edamame beans. Whilst the beans were good, was disappointed with the Tempura as it came up looking like it needed a holiday and the batter was totally undercooked - not good. For mains, we ordered Spicy Chicken... More 

Thank Cherry S
London, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2014

Found this place whilst walking up to the old pond (now given a fresh makeover) in the Watford shopping precinct. It's a small restaurant with a modern-ish bench and table design that is quite basic. I suspect that large parties may have a bit of a problem, unless they book in advance, as the place can probably fit up to... More 

Thank John C
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2014

Amazing meal every time - fresh, clean taste. Absolutely delicious. Staff are friendly and attentive, food cannot be beaten.

Thank Louise H
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2014 via mobile

Well, I am shocked I have walked past this place living in Watford for ten years and never been in. After my girlfriend moved in who is a self confessed sushi addict I looked on trip advisor and found this place. This is the first review I have ever written on here; which shows on itself the quality of the... More 

3 Thank ShaunC1971
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2014 via mobile

Recently visited here and had the most fantastic Japanese meal with the sushi the tastiest and best I have ever eaten. I recommend here for a different night out rather than the usual Indian and Italian meals and you won't be disappointed. Good choices on the menu and cooked fresh don't miss it...

Thank mark67710
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156 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2014

I've been looking for a good Japanese restaurant in Herts. for years. We used to go to Sukiyaki in St. Albans a lot but now that's gone, there is nothing until we found Hanako last night. I could kick myself as it's been open for 11 years but to be honest, we don't normally think of Watford as an eating... More 

1 Thank jnismith

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Faircross House 116 The Parade High Street, Watford WD17 1BD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Watford
  • Phone Number: +44 1923 255222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?