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Hana Japanese Restaurant

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1381 London Road, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
5193368188
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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, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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    Very good
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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
Food, price, service - two out of three isn't bad

Several years after opening, Hana Japanese Restaurant is starting to look a little worn around the edges. The dark carpet along the back of the house is matted and seems to resist a proper cleaning. The faux-leather covering on my seat in our booth was cracked. The washroom area has lost that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
rdr49
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London, Canada
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Sarnia, Canada
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hana is my go to restaurant for special occasions. I wouldn't want to eat there every weekend, but we go about once a month and I love it. I love that I can try new things, a little bit at a time. I even saw kids chop sticks last time I was there. I never leave hungry. We have been... More 

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Thank Alaina A
London, Canada
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Several years after opening, Hana Japanese Restaurant is starting to look a little worn around the edges. The dark carpet along the back of the house is matted and seems to resist a proper cleaning. The faux-leather covering on my seat in our booth was cracked. The washroom area has lost that pristine look it used to have. Still, the... More 

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1 Thank rdr49
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

When I'm craving cheap, AYCE sushi, I hit up Hana's. The variety is wonderful, and I have even brought friends here who hate sushi - they have found plenty options to satisfy them! Fav dish: beef scallions. They are delicious!! Service has gotten way better since opening a couple years ago, they can also accommodate large groups with ease! Good... More 

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Thank MeaghanLydie
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Returned after two years to give Hana a second try as my wife wanted to eat here for her birthday. Was really happy how much more the service had improved from last time. Makes a difference when you hire servers with a positive attitude. Food came out in a well timed and well organzied fashion. Everything was absolutely delish and... More 

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Thank Dav192
Ontario
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Very good fresh food hot great service refills of pop wAter clean no complaints very good reasonable price did not feel rushed

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Thank cheapytoday
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

WE visit this restaurant on a monthly basis and it's always a feel good experience. The food is fresh and nicely presented. The only advice I have is to look at the number per item that you order otherwise you could end up paying extra for the AYCE price.

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Thank Joyce V
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Well I have a very fussy husband and he went with me to a friend's birthday dinner and I was very impressed that my husband actually ate all the food that he order. Reasonable price , good and clean , also the food was all hot ! Great place for a great meeting...

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Thank Katy B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Whenever we feel like a nice relaxed lunch my husband and I go to the Hana Japanese Restaurant. Judging by the frequently busy atmosphere, it is a popular place with the locals. It is close to a college,so it appeals to many demographics. We usually go for the lunch, but it also has a dinner menu with more choices. It... More 

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Thank Maureen G
Brights Grove, Canada
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This is a go to for family and friends. There is such a variety that everyone is happy. My vegetarian daughter is able to eat more here than any other restaurant. And my sushi loving son gets his own platter. We always leave happy and full.

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Thank Sue M
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

You will be pleasantly surprised how good the sushi is. It's not your typical "All you can eat" establishment. It's very good and it's all you can eat. I recommend it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1381 London Road, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Sarnia
  • Phone Number: 5193368188

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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