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1381 London Road, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: My wife and I had lunch here yesterday (August 9, 2011). The restaurant...
My wife and I had lunch here yesterday (August 9, 2011). The restaurant opened on July 29th at the old Pepper Jack’s / Kelsey’s location. We enjoyed our meal. The cost, excluding trip, was $32.95 for the two of us. Japanese restaurants seem to be a little on the pricey side so this amount was not unexpected. On this particular day they were having problems with their credit/debit card system, and it was a “cash-only” operation. Patrons were directed to a cash machine at a nearby bank in the same plaza. The lunch clientele seemed mostly drawn from the casually dressed vacation crowd on this day. The restaurant advertises itself as “all you can eat”, but it is not buffet style. When we sat down we had to fill out an order form using the menu as a guide and the dishes were then brought to our table. That arrangement might be a problem to diners unfamiliar with Japanese food. How do you know what to try without seeing what was on offer? We filled out our order form, trying to judge how much food to ask for. We eventually placed a second order – just for dessert and there was no delay in having the additional food delivered. But with this kind of ordering system the waitress will likely make 5 to 10 trips to your table. When they get busy, I wonder if there will be delays? We experienced none however. Everything we ordered was very fresh and tasty and we enjoyed each and every dish. I guess here in the West we expect our waitresses to have a smile on their faces and generally give the impression that they enjoy their work and appreciate us being there. At Hanas, the waitresses seem to be mostly Chinese girls, and they show very little personality with the customers. To be fair, one or two did respond with a smile to other diner’s friendly remarks, but our waitress was blank-faced throughout. That needs improving. The décor is really nice and the washrooms are spacious and high class. I hope this restaurant is a success here in Sarnia and we will have another permanent outlet for Japanese food. They just need to get the waitresses to learn how to smile as they deliver really tasty food.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Value, Good Food

Hana is a good place to go if you like Japanese food and have a good apetite. It is very good value for money. You pay one price, and you can order anything from their a la carte menu, as much as you like. Everything we ordered was good. There were lots of different types of cut rolls and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
MunkyMama68
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Sarnia, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The variety at Hana is amazing! Everyone can find something to eat. Even though it's all you can eat, it is delivered to your table so it's more relaxing than a traditional buffet. Try the Lambton Roll!

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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

* Fast service * Friendly service * Amazing menu * The best quality Japanese food I've had in Ontario * Great value

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Singapore, Singapore
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Hana is a good place to go if you like Japanese food and have a good apetite. It is very good value for money. You pay one price, and you can order anything from their a la carte menu, as much as you like. Everything we ordered was good. There were lots of different types of cut rolls and hand... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The restaurant was okay, for a fixed price you can eat as much as you want – ordering courses as you need them Some of the food was good, some average and one or two dishes were simply poor. I have to confess that I am not a huge fan of Japanese food but I have had better, I saw... More 

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Sarnia, Canada
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My husband and I visited here a few weeks ago. Everytime we go in, we are always sat promptly, but the service can be a little touch and go. We always get all you can eat, (about 21 bucks for adults at dinner). My only complaints are there are times that you will order 6 items at a time, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

All you can eat sushi is always fun but you usually over eat. I have been here a few times and the service and food was good. Will definitely go back again.

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Sarnia, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I love this restaurant so much I would live there if I could. There is something for everyone, I don't mind the cost which isn't unreasonable. Service is always excellent, and food is always great. I go here for lunchs, dinners and special occasions.

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Southern Ontario
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Although my previous experiences with Japanese food weren't wonderful, I found the food absolutely delicious. The service for the food was quick, but if I wasn't with others who had been there before, I would have been confused how to order. The waiter was friendly, but didn't acknowledge us well, and we were never asked if we'd like a refill... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Nice sushi place in the Sarnia area. The all you can eat option is nice. You order items individually and they are delivered to your table. The service was fast and the people were nice. The food was good, we will go back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This place is kind of cool, but it has the lackluster all you can eat downside. The sashimi was ok.. But this place has some good rolls. The rice fell apart, the rolls were not always cut fully though, but yum. The hockey roll is a thing of beauty! It is east meets west fusion at its best. They have... More 

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Additional Information about Hana Japanese Restaurant

Address: 1381 London Road, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Sarnia
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1381 London Road, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Sarnia

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Description

My wife and I had lunch here yesterday (August 9, 2011). The restaurant opened on July 29th at the old Pepper Jack’s / Kelsey’s location. We enjoyed our meal. The cost, excluding trip, was $32.95 for the two of us. Japanese restaurants seem to be a little on the pricey side so this amount was not unexpected. On this particular day they were having problems with their credit/debit card system, and it was a “cash-only” operation. Patrons were directed to a cash machine at a nearby bank in the same plaza. The lunch clientele seemed mostly drawn from the casually dressed vacation crowd on this day. The restaurant advertises itself as “all you can eat”, but it is not buffet style. When we sat down we had to fill out an order form using the menu as a guide and the dishes were then brought to our table. That arrangement might be a problem to diners unfamiliar with Japanese food. How do you know what to try without seeing what was on offer? We filled out our order form, trying to judge how much food to ask for. We eventually placed a second order – just for dessert and there was no delay in having the additional food delivered. But with this kind of ordering system the waitress will likely make 5 to 10 trips to your table. When they get busy, I wonder if there will be delays? We experienced none however. Everything we ordered was very fresh and tasty and we enjoyed each and every dish. I guess here in the West we expect our waitresses to have a smile on their faces and generally give the impression that they enjoy their work and appreciate us being there. At Hanas, the waitresses seem to be mostly Chinese girls, and they show very little personality with the customers. To be fair, one or two did respond with a smile to other diner’s friendly remarks, but our waitress was blank-faced throughout. That needs improving. The décor is really nice and the washrooms are spacious and high class. I hope this restaurant is a success here in Sarnia and we will have another permanent outlet for Japanese food. They just need to get the waitresses to learn how to smile as they deliver really tasty food.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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