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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: Reservations

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 20
    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
OMG Amazing raman!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Zack B
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Brunsum, Limburg, Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?