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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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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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It looks nondescript from the outside and is a rather remarkable white cube once in the door with tight rows of tables. Although there seemed to be a Japanese couple at a distant table when I arrived at about 12.15 this Friday lunchtime these quickly turned out to be the waitress and the chef. For... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
futtock21
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London, United Kingdom
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English first
Watford, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Having been to this restaurant before and loved it, I did find it quite pricey. On this occasion we tried to keep the costs down by having bento boxes. Again the food was exceptional, really authentic Japanese flavours beautifully cooked. And with the bento boxes, you get to try lots of dishes for a very reasonable price. Don't go to... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My girlfriend and I had a great meal here a couple of Saturday's back, we had sushi and a selection of sharing plates, 9 in total between us. At the end we couldn't agree which was our favourite as all were entirely amazing in their own right. The lady serving us was a fabulous host too We're now looking at... More 

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Luncarty, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My son took us here for dinner. Fantastic little restaurant, food was superb and the portions big enough we had no room for dessert. £80 for four, starters, mains and drinks, wasn't bad at all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Japanese food is a complete treat in this independent restaurant. Eat on long tables or quiet tables. Try their sushimi - it's delicious!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A quiet evening - but the waitress was uber helpful and the food first class A limited but delicious menu and all the food was really fresh Give it a go - owner driver restaurants are where it's at ! Lovely

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

It looks nondescript from the outside and is a rather remarkable white cube once in the door with tight rows of tables. Although there seemed to be a Japanese couple at a distant table when I arrived at about 12.15 this Friday lunchtime these quickly turned out to be the waitress and the chef. For the next 45 minutes or... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Arrived at 8.30 and only two other groups there, yet our food didn't arrive until 9.45. The restaurant is small and rather chilly overtime the door is opened even on a mild spring day. I had sweet potato tempura and a noodle, beef and egg hot pot, which seemed pretty similar to a Ramen. Really quite pricey too. I won't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Went to Hanako, as iv always seen it and wanted to see what's it like and I have a test for Japanese food. The only reason for the 4 stars is because the staff don't speak very good English apart from that the service and food was excellent. I had duck soup to start with , followed by the spicy... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

After more disasters of picking restaurants in Watford/St albans our next stop was Hanako and at first glance approaching the restaurant I thought oh no I've had a mare....again....but no the food here is really good, the seafood dumplings were fantastic my teriyaki was just as good and my team also enjoyed everything they ordered. Yes the restuarant looks like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Best miso soup I ever had!!! The sushi menu was actually quite small but shortly after we arrived the little place really filled up.

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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: Japanese, Sushi, 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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