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“Still going strong”
Review of Hanami

Ranked #53 of 1,667 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The vision of Hanami is to present Japanese fusion in the most outstanding way, both visually and with flavors. When it comes to sushi and robata grill we are among the experts of Oslo. In terms of gourmet food, high class beverage and atmosphere we have a desire to be a unique place for you and your company when you fancy a night out. We are proud to house a prestigious team of chefs from around the world. We are located at the celebrated Tjuvholmen of Oslo. The restaurant is inspired by nature where contemporary and rustic elements blend together in harmony.
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

This is still as you would expect. Great dishes, good service and location. Still one of the best Asian fusion restaurants in the world.

Thank Kristian M
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Our friends told us this the best Japanese in Oslo .it was excellent, we went there twice . The food was extremely fresh and delicious. Excellent experience .

Thank Taffoolie
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

While there are many good Asian Fusion options in the Oslo area, Hanami, is one of my favorites!

Especially going for the different tasting menus can be recommended as it will open your mind to a lot of fantastic dishes you might not have gotten the chance to experience. This is especially true before you've been here several times.

The waiters deserve credit for being attentive and providing good service, although I would like to point out a minor "mistake" that we've experienced twice. When looking through the wine menu, the waiter shouldn't "automatically" point at the most expensive regardless of the clientele. But this should in no way, hide the fact that you will be provided with a great dining experience here both on weekdays as well as weekends!

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Thank Eric L
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

Service was excellent, our waitress was helpful and honest.
The menus is pretty open, you just pick the dishes that you want to eat and the staff will arrange the service order and suggest things to accompany it. Dishes scale in portion sizes and there is an option to just let the staff organise the dining experience for you.

I'm sure the Sushi is amazing, but for our first time I wanted to try the house specialty cooked dishes, especially the Robata Grill.

We booked our table for 17:30 on a Saturday evening and it was a good time to order; just before the evening really kicks off, if you enjoy a busy resturant experience eat around 7-8 and I would expect a little extra waiting time on service.

Each dish was a pleasurable experience, i think we ate the most extravagant dishes on the menu; Pork Belly, Tempura Duck, Lobster, Wagyu Beef and Lamb cutlets. the Lamb was by far the most amazing thing we ate, perfectly seasoned and cooked. Not sure its chopstick friendly but will definately do it again.

The desert selection is small, but it is a well balanced serving and good selection for the establishment. The Chocolate Orange I would also whole heartedly recommend, the sweet-acidity really helped to just finish the evenings feast.

The city is filled with family food holes and 3 course serving halls. Hanami is a place for Couples and Groups to hang out, enjoy each others company and dine in Style.

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Thank LeeSymes
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Hanami is a trendy Japanese fusion restaurant that is currently all the rage in Oslo. They’re ideally located with both patio and indoor seating. My problem with this restaurant, however, is their elitist attitude towards their customers.

My husband and I are currently on our honeymoon and as we sat outside the restaurant in the pouring rain next to the sign that said “Please wait to be seated”, we finally decided to open the door to the restaurant after no one came to meet us. We asked the two workers if they were open thinking maybe they closed in between lunch and dinner like most sushi restaurants in the States. They proceeded to ask if we had a reservation. We said we didn’t but asked if we needed a reservation because nearly all of their tables were available— they had one occupied table outside in the patio seating and 2 occupies tables inside. She continued to say she can make a reservation for us at 6:00PM (we arrived at 3:00 PM and wanted to eat a late lunch). We we told her walked a couple miles from our hotel so 6:00 PM wouldn’t work for us, she said she could push it back later to 6:30. After we told her that wouldn’t work and told her thanks anyways, she condescendingly said “ok bye bye”, quickly turned around, and continued working.

I can understand if the restaurant was full and they didn’t have tables but the restaurant was nearly EMPTY. Her excitement that our times didn’t work with her despite there being plenty of empty tables at the moment made it seem like she never wanted to seat us in the first place. Even if this place is all the rave, I don’t support businesses that have a bias towards who they want into their restaurants. There’s so many trendy places to eat, I would definitely say to save your money for a business that has better business ethics.

Thank yooriddalgi
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