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“Excellent food but pricey”

Hanako Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #28 of 265 Restaurants in Watford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Excellent food but pricey”
Reviewed 8 September 2013 via mobile

This is a lovely little cosy restaurant, needs a lick of paint to brighten it up though. The menu is a good selection Inc noodles, ramen and sushi. Although I thoughtful food was really lovely, it was too expensive to get carried away and order loads...so we managed a two course only with no sides and the food was so good I really did want more. ..as full as I was. I will definitely return and recommend.

  • Visited September 2013
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  • English first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Very Expensive but Good Food”
Reviewed 24 August 2013 via mobile

The food is good but very expensive.

Strange that they encourage tipping although the restaurant is Japanese. In Japan tipping is culturally not encouraged.

VAT is added on top of the menu prices and this markes s huge impact on the bill.

In fairness the VAT amount is well highlighted on the menu.

  • Visited June 2013
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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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“Amazing Sushi”
Reviewed 22 July 2013

I have been to Hanako dozens of times over the years and am writing a review because I think it is a little gem. The food has never disappointed me, and although the prices have creped up over the years I am still more than happy to pay what they charge because to begin with they were so under priced.
The restaurant is very basic, you sit on benches and there are hand written special offers on the wall, but this only adds to its authenticity. The Japanese couple who run it are very friendly and polite, the only thing i would say is that the service can be slow if it is busy because there is usually only one waitress on.
I thoroughly recommend it for any sushi or lovers

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Anne H
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Watford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
235 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise”
Reviewed 20 June 2013

It's nice to have a decent japanese restaurant in the heart of Watford. It doesn't look like much from the outside but good quality fare at a reasonable price for a japanese restaurant. Service is very pleasant but I'm guessing might be pushed if full. Poss a husband and wife team with hubby in the back preparing the sushi. Come on Watford - more of the same please

  • Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Mixed feelings”
Reviewed 29 May 2013

We had a Sushi mixed plate for £31 and a Hot Chicken dish for £11 The food was fine, but we think very expensive for what you get. We went for Sushi, no choice in area, so Hobsons choice really. The seating is very uncomfortable. The staff were very friendly and service was fine, would I go back, yes!, after getting over the price, its cheaper than driving to London! If your reading this please sort out your seating !

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Andrew G
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