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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Amazing Japanese in Watford!

A family favourite. Fantastic quality authentic japanese food with great sushi, and I can recommend the lunchtime bento boxes which are good value. A hidden gem and by far the best restaurant in watford. Its unassuming decor and position on the high street do not do the quality of the food and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
gilesc89
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london
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A family favourite. Fantastic quality authentic japanese food with great sushi, and I can recommend the lunchtime bento boxes which are good value. A hidden gem and by far the best restaurant in watford. Its unassuming decor and position on the high street do not do the quality of the food and service justice.

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing sushi, super fresh. Staff is very kind and friendly. Don't just the book by its cover it will surprise you. The faty tuna Negitoro roll its to dye for. Very good nigiri as well

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Thank Bruno F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The moment I put their plump, moist gyoza in my mouth I knew I was somewhere special. A cold, crispy January Friday evening; it was late & I was hungry. A warm welcome & soft lighting greeted me. That same day I had lunched in an exclusive & well regarded & Japanese in Mayfair & it was nice. But Hanako... More 

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Thank Stephie R
London
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We wandered into this Japanese place the other night as we are really want our rice fix of the week. Spotted this place in Watford which looks fairly, shall we say, unremarkable. The decorations and everything look pretty tired and is your typical family run Japanese restaurant. We were the only table there when we went there so very quiet.... More 

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1 Thank wkl200
London
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Found this place on trip advisor and was pleasantly surprised. Deserves to be higher up. - however may not have noticed it from the street. After my visit here I am now a massive fan of raw fish! Was The fatty tuna was amazing! The rest of the food was lovely - all very homemade I live locally and will... More 

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Thank EmWhit17
london
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123 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

This restaurant looks a little run down from the outside, but it is well worth going in. The interior is small, with bench type seating, separated by partitions. It is very small, and booking is recommended, as we have seen people turned away, even though there was space. It is family run, the lady waiting and the man cooking. I... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

whenever you around watford you have try Hanako, the food is very delicious and the staff are very polite and friendly. will definitely come again.

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1 Thank joe m
Watford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Visited this place twice now and already planning when my third visit might be, so that should already speak volumes! Great choice of traditional home made and seriously amazing tasting food! Do not panic if the Sushi is not for you there is a ton of choice outside of this! Tried different dishes each time, and not been disappointed!

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Thank Alabama42
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

It is easy to underestimate the outside but I urge you to give it a try, the food is prepared by the resident chef and is high quality, they have an amazing array on the menu for the size of the restaurant and staff. Service is prompt and friendly but you will be reminded that a service fee is not... More 

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1 Thank Tanked2
Watford, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

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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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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