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“Solid food and service, nice birthday”
Review of Sushi Hanada

Sushi Hanada
Ranked #6 of 50 Restaurants in Port Hueneme
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
California
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150 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Solid food and service, nice birthday”
Reviewed 5 January 2014 via mobile

Sushi and sashimi plate, chef's choice, was very good and will satisfy the aficionados. Tempura (hard for some places in the US to perfect) was notable. Grilled salmon was tasty. But... not everything was perfect. The miso soup was very acceptable by American standard but was not served piping hot like in Japan. Maybe a concession to American taste? But it, or something else, affected the flavor the rice was a bit dry and unflavorful. I have many years' experience in Japan and I appreciate the limitations, so these are the two vulnerabilities of Hanada. But... the Asahi on draft, reportedly imported from Japan instead of Canada, was very good. For birthday desert, they put a candle in the scoop of green tea ice cream, and provided a small basket of Japanese goodies to choose a gift.

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English first
Los Angeles, California, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very good and friendly”
Reviewed 2 December 2013

Had a great meal two separate times...kids loved it and friendly staff. More of a traditional Japanese menu, not really a lot of funky rolls, just straight sushi but good and fresh.

Visited August 2013
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Redlands, CA
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90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Authentic”
Reviewed 4 November 2013

Stopped in during the one night we were in Oxnard on our way down the Coast. What a great find! Hubs is a sushi fiend and he declared it "great". They even served Uni that he said was very fresh. Very friendly staff and the restaurant is extremely clean.

  • Visited November 2013
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Santa Barbara, California
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“hidden gem”
Reviewed 17 April 2013

If Sushi Hanada was in LA or any big city in the US, you would have a big line outside or a only reservation restaurant place, instead Chef Hanada chose a small town, that's why is packed on the weekend but ok during the week. Service is great and Sushi is Fresh. Beef tatake appetizer is to die for. I personally love the hamachi kama as well

  • Visited February 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The real thing”
Reviewed 16 April 2013 via mobile

Chef Hanada is a maestro, this is not the place to get your California Rolls, but the true Tokyo Sushi.
Fantastic

  • Visited January 2013
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