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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

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Great tasting food just sort out the restaurant

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Ihategreens
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England, United Kingdom
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English first
England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
50 reviews 50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
Contributor
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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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Amazing meal every time - fresh, clean taste. Absolutely delicious. Staff are friendly and attentive, food cannot be beaten.

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London
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Well, I am shocked I have walked past this place living in Watford for ten years and never been in. After my girlfriend moved in who is a self confessed sushi addict I looked on trip advisor and found this place. This is the first review I have ever written on here; which shows on itself the quality of the... 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?