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Restaurante Hana

Inside Casa Cakchiquel | Calle 14 Febrero, Panajachel 000000, Guatemala
+502 4298 1415
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Ranked #3 of 41 Restaurants in Panajachel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Experience traditional Japanese dining in a beautiful, authentic Japanese restaurant located inside the historic Casa Cakchiquel in Panajachel Guatemala. Restaurante Hana offers the rich traditions of Japanese home cooking with Chef Mihoko Azumi. Like we do in Japan, we cook with the seasons, and savor the peak flavor of ingredients. We adhere to the fundamentals of Japanese cooking: respecting the ingredients and their natural flavors, cooking in the moment, and not doing too much. Restaurante Hana presents a wide range of typical Japanese dishes including sushi, sashimi, tempura and all manner of lesser known dishes from the East, both large full dishes and smaller plates for sharing as well as daily specials. Restaurante Hana offers a welcoming multicultural family style dining setting for travelers as well as local customers. We look forward to serving you.
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Sun City Center, Florida
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Pleasant lunch in this courtyard restaurant. My friend's sushi was excellent. The wasabi was the hottest ever. I had tempura......shrimp, vegetables and rice which was very tasty as well as filling. Our chopsticks were placed on delicate origami birds which was a nice touch. The restaurant is also the setting for an historical photographic exhibit. Wonderful pictures from the late... More

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I really recommend this place for its great service and food. The atmosphere is real chill, and great to spend a quiet and relaxing time.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I am crazy about this place. ALWAYS delicious and such a terrific ambience. Lunch special is two for one sushi - great to share with a friend. If you like Japanese food, you MUST go!

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Panajachel, Guatemala
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The venue is superb, nestled into an historic home recently restored as a museum - Casa Caqchikel. The back yard and patio provide a tranquil setting for Hana customers. The service is exceptional. The owners greet you personally and the servers are diligent. The bill may a little high for most places in Pana, but well worth the full experience... More

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Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Wonderful food, wonderful atmosphere, wonderful people. Every time I have visitors, I make a point to take them to eat here.

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Houston, Texas
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

It was near the beginning of a two month tour through Central America when we shuttled to Lago de Attitlan. First stop was Panajachel, the largest of the many villages around the ancient water-filled volcano. We were staying around the corner and walked a bit to leave the noisy main street and enter a peaceful sanctuary. I think the building... More

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Oakland, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

During a week trip I went to Restaurante Hana twice! Once for Sak-it-to-me Thursday and once for a predictably delicious meal! Both times, whether it was with a loud gang of sake lovers or at a cozy table of friends the food was warming and fresh. The service is always prompt and respectful. The miso soup and edamame is always... More

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Pittsburgh, PA
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

just to add to my previous review, they have now moved so disregard directions in that review. They are now right off of Santander in the Casa Kakchiquel, nice garden, great food!

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Boulder, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Whether you're there for the tasty Japanese food, to sip a nice cup of tea and read a book, or to take advantage of the great wifi, the courtyard of this historic building is truly a beautiful escape!

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Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

From the moment you set foot into the building that leads to the courtyard where Hana is located you feel like you have arrived in another city. The setting is tranquil and you feel like you are in a Japanese garden with no outside distractions. The staff were attentive and accommodating and the food was authentic and genuine. A pleasant... More

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