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8TH Ave & Mission Ave, Carmel, CA 93923
(831) 625-4470
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Ranked #76 of 151 Restaurants in Carmel
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Forget the other sushi heaven in Carmel it sucks GO TO HANAGASA new ownership top shelf sushi the tempura rocks staff is super sweet No joke I've tried both places there is no comparison

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Maui, Hawaii
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I always stop by Hanagasa for some of good sushi when I am in Carmel. The food is fresh and simple-the way I think sushi should be. The chef is very engaging with all customers and the staff is warm and friendly. This place is off the beaten path in Carmel, which gives it more of a local vibe. Highly... More

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Carmel, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We arrived and ordered our sushi, GLUTEN FREE waited 45 minutes for it to arrive. When it finally arrived it looked great, however I asked whether the crab was real crab (which we had specifically requested, as fake crab has gluten) and we were told NO they made it with fake crab. The owner offered to remake it, but the... More

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Wailuku, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Super friendly, amazing sushi and one of the better miso soups I've ever had. Try the sparkling sake, it is amazing!

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Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We went for supper at this little hidden sushi bar. The decor was modest and authentic. The owners are friendly and engaged. The sashimi that we ordered was a lovely surprise, with thick cuts of all sorts of fish that tasted delicious and fresh. This was a really pleasant dinner for two.

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Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Go to this place! The sushi was outstanding and was very reasonable priced. Fresh, it looked so nice on the plate and it tasted so yummy! Very warm welcome by the young man who prepared the sushi and the owner made us feel at home. Also our thanks to our waitress who was so kind. Such a shame that we... More

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Pacific Grove
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The owner/chef invited us in. So cordial and friendly! He has been here for 3 months, and has owned a sushi restaurant in Monterey on Fremont for many years. I was excited to know that his sushi chef was in the know about gluten free foods. The food was delicious. We chose to sit at the sushi bar instead of... More

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Carmel, California, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We had bento boxes for lunch. Things started well with a nice miso soup with ample tofu. The bento box included a salad which seemed to be served with french dressing (no ginger that I could discern). The salmon teriyaki was a thick slab which was nicely cooked but lacked any crispy skin and had no teriyaki flavor other than... More

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NL
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is what sushi is supposed to be like. Fresh and tasty. We stumbled upon this tiny restaurant when we were scanning the area for some place to eat. We saw the sushis being rolled when we looked through the window and the guy smiled friendly to us, waving at us to come in. And we didn't regret coming in.... More

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Los Angeles
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

We were craving sushi one of our three nights in Carmel and, after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor, set out in search of Hanagasa Japanese Restaurant. The sushi restaurant is located on 8th street, one-half block west of Mission and 8th. Because it is one block past Carmel's main commercial area, you might conclude, as we almost did, that it... More

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Address: 8TH Ave & Mission Ave, Carmel, CA 93923
Phone Number: (831) 625-4470
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
Cuisine: Japanese

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