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Hanako Japanese Restaurant

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Faircross House The Pde High Street, Watford WD17 1BD, England
01923255222
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Small Place on the High Street, easy to miss it - be sure you do not

I love Japanese cooking, especially when it is well done, Hanako is at the top end of the High Street in Watford and is easy to miss.. Please walk a little and look for it you will not be dissapoited. My lad jumped onto the Chicken Udon noodles while i had the seafood tempura with Japanese rice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
LoreM55
Good for:
  • Reservations
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51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I love Japanese cooking, especially when it is well done, Hanako is at the top end of the High Street in Watford and is easy to miss.. Please walk a little and look for it you will not be dissapoited. My lad jumped onto the Chicken Udon noodles while i had the seafood tempura with Japanese rice. It is a... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The food here was really good the flavours were amazing and it tasted so fresh. The only problem for me was that what the waitress thought was spicy was not the same as what I thought was spicy so mine was a bit too hot for me but still tasted great. Everyone else loved their meals too. I thought it... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Went for a meal here with some friends who had recommended it. We ordered Vegi and Sweet Potato Tempura to start along with Edamame beans. Whilst the beans were good, was disappointed with the Tempura as it came up looking like it needed a holiday and the batter was totally undercooked - not good. For mains, we ordered Spicy Chicken... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Found this place whilst walking up to the old pond (now given a fresh makeover) in the Watford shopping precinct. It's a small restaurant with a modern-ish bench and table design that is quite basic. I suspect that large parties may have a bit of a problem, unless they book in advance, as the place can probably fit up to... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Amazing meal every time - fresh, clean taste. Absolutely delicious. Staff are friendly and attentive, food cannot be beaten.

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London
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Well, I am shocked I have walked past this place living in Watford for ten years and never been in. After my girlfriend moved in who is a self confessed sushi addict I looked on trip advisor and found this place. This is the first review I have ever written on here; which shows on itself the quality of the... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

Recently visited here and had the most fantastic Japanese meal with the sushi the tastiest and best I have ever eaten. I recommend here for a different night out rather than the usual Indian and Italian meals and you won't be disappointed. Good choices on the menu and cooked fresh don't miss it...

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Harpenden
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113 reviews 113 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I've been looking for a good Japanese restaurant in Herts. for years. We used to go to Sukiyaki in St. Albans a lot but now that's gone, there is nothing until we found Hanako last night. I could kick myself as it's been open for 11 years but to be honest, we don't normally think of Watford as an eating... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I like this place, Food is really flavoursome and feels authentic, Portion are good too, definitely nice place to have a meal, Waitress was nice too

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 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.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Faircross House The Pde High Street, Watford WD17 1BD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Watford
  • Phone Number: 01923255222

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?