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Hanako Japanese Restaurant

Faircross House The Pde High Street, Watford WD17 1BD, England
01923255222
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Ranked #29 of 181 restaurants in Watford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jun 13, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
2 reviews
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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Watford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The food here is really great and authentic Japanese, but it's quite pricey. The lunch bento boxes seem like the best value at £12. If you like Japanese I'd still recommend giving it a go. The lady who works out the front is so kind and friendly, when I went to pick up a lunch order she had a cup... More

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Randomly selected this restaurant for a lunch on my long way back home and was pleasantly surprised. I chosen Bento box while my colleague (Japanese) had Tonkatsu dish and we both agreed that the food was excellent. Ah, forgot to mention about their duck soup, which was served prior to the main meal and was simply exquisite. For frequent visits... More

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We visited this restaurant one lunchtime having walked passed it for years. We were a bit short on time but managed to get 2 courses in 45 minutes which bearing in mind he makes everything from scratch was great. Really good quality food, friendly service and we will be going back. Now if only it was a bit cheaper.........

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Watford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

From the outside, it doesn't look amazing, but the food was really excellent. The sushi was quite expensive, but then you get what you pay for! All the food was lovely, and excellent service!

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16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

A small Japanese restaurant at the edge of the town centre. The lunchtime £12 Bento box was excellent with good variety (soup, gyoza, sushi, tempura, teriyaki) and Japanese green tea of equally high quality. Overall the menu is fairly pricey so be prepared to pay for the quality.

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Bushey, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Real Japanese food - fresh variety of sushi with lots of ginger and wasabi. Good miso soup. Nice tempura. A bit pricey, but then fresh, raw fish would be, I guess. So this is sort of reassuring. Unpretentious little place - a treat for anyone who wants a bit of real Japanese cuisine and not the oily wagamamachain/chinese noodle bar... More

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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47 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

This is a lovely little cosy restaurant, needs a lick of paint to brighten it up though. The menu is a good selection Inc noodles, ramen and sushi. Although I thoughtful food was really lovely, it was too expensive to get carried away and order loads...so we managed a two course only with no sides and the food was so... More

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London, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

The food is good but very expensive. Strange that they encourage tipping although the restaurant is Japanese. In Japan tipping is culturally not encouraged. VAT is added on top of the menu prices and this markes s huge impact on the bill. In fairness the VAT amount is well highlighted on the menu.

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I have been to Hanako dozens of times over the years and am writing a review because I think it is a little gem. The food has never disappointed me, and although the prices have creped up over the years I am still more than happy to pay what they charge because to begin with they were so under priced.... More

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