We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hanako Japanese Restaurant

Faircross House The Pde High Street, Watford WD17 1BD, England
Improve this listing
Ranked #21 of 186 Restaurants in Watford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Sep 11, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Write a Review

45 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Watford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

Recently visited here and had the most fantastic Japanese meal with the sushi the tastiest and best I have ever eaten. I recommend here for a different night out rather than the usual Indian and Italian meals and you won't be disappointed. Good choices on the menu and cooked fresh don't miss it...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I've been looking for a good Japanese restaurant in Herts. for years. We used to go to Sukiyaki in St. Albans a lot but now that's gone, there is nothing until we found Hanako last night. I could kick myself as it's been open for 11 years but to be honest, we don't normally think of Watford as an eating... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I like this place, Food is really flavoursome and feels authentic, Portion are good too, definitely nice place to have a meal, Waitress was nice too

Was this review helpful? Yes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Watford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bridgend, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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.........

Was this review helpful? Yes
Watford, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bushey, United Kingdom
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

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Hanako Japanese Restaurant also viewed

Watford, Hertfordshire
Watford, Hertfordshire

Been to Hanako Japanese Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Hanako Japanese Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing