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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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  • 26
    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
Japanese caff

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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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We feel this place is far from 'restaurent atmosphere' . We went on cold day and surprisingly no heating in this place. There were couple of electric heaters on the side which is not enough to warm up the place. I increase the heating temp retire as we were shivering inside but the lady at the counter reduced it back... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

A few people have commented about the price of hanako and whilst it is slightly more expensive than I would normally. expect to pay for this type of food, once tasted you will realise why! It feels very much like a family establishment and the food confirms this. I had a simple chicken ramen soup and some Gyoza, and it... More 

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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
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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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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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Additional Information about Hanako Japanese Restaurant

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

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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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