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“Great food, excellent service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hanako Japanese Restaurant

Hanako Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #31 of 255 Restaurants in Watford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food, excellent service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

The staff were attentive without being overbearing and intrusive, the food was great quality and freshly cooked with fast service. Inside the Decor is simple and rightly so, the focus was clearly on quality ingredients over flashy decorations. I expect our first visit will be the first of many.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Kelly B
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Watford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Lovely food but expensive!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

The food here is really great and authentic Japanese, but it's quite pricey. The lunch bento boxes seem like the best value at £12. If you like Japanese I'd still recommend giving it a go.

The lady who works out the front is so kind and friendly, when I went to pick up a lunch order she had a cup of green tea waiting for me!

The food is always fresh and cooked to order, which does mean waiting a while for it to be prepared. I really like the restaurant decor but it may not be to everyone's taste. It's simple and minimal with an authentic Japanese feel.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Ani M
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013

Randomly selected this restaurant for a lunch on my long way back home and was pleasantly surprised. I chosen Bento box while my colleague (Japanese) had Tonkatsu dish and we both agreed that the food was excellent. Ah, forgot to mention about their duck soup, which was served prior to the main meal and was simply exquisite.
For frequent visits it could be pricey, though you really get what you pay for.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Piotr0
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food, great service but a bit pricy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

We visited this restaurant one lunchtime having walked passed it for years. We were a bit short on time but managed to get 2 courses in 45 minutes which bearing in mind he makes everything from scratch was great. Really good quality food, friendly service and we will be going back. Now if only it was a bit cheaper.........

Visited September 2013
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Thank MrGPB
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Watford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Don't judge a book by its cover”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

From the outside, it doesn't look amazing, but the food was really excellent. The sushi was quite expensive, but then you get what you pay for! All the food was lovely, and excellent service!

Visited October 2013
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