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“Great food, but service and value isn't great”

Hanako Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #30 of 264 Restaurants in Watford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Watford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food, but service and value isn't great”
Reviewed 12 May 2013

Food is fresh and delicious, but the service is slow and it is hugely expensive. VAT was added on at the end rather than included on the menu prices.

  • Visited May 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
St Albans Herts
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Not sure”
Reviewed 27 April 2013

Not sure if I have an unsophisticated palette? But not for me. Cold unfriendly, couldn't figure out what was going on. Really expensive. Perhaps I've just described Japan and Japanese food ?

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Marcus44
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Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good but pricey”
Reviewed 21 April 2013

Tasty noodle and stir-fry dishes. Sushi - competent but not outstanding. Swift service, excellent drinks. The only bad point - the prices. Most starters are £5-6 which is expensive for Watford.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank sgw0
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Amazing hideaway”
Reviewed 18 April 2013

I tried the very fatty tuna, it was almost literally melt in your mouth.
A bit pricey though. But its quaint family-run hodge-podge in very endearing.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank GokeF
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Best Sushi Ever”
Reviewed 19 March 2013

First Class Food and at a reasonable price, small and cosy and the best sushi and food around.
Great service from a family run restaurant and amazing food always busy at weekends and good deals at lunchtime.
Don't take my word call today.....!!!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank mark67710
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