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Hanabi Japanese Restaurant

11276 Merritt St, Castroville, CA 95012-3421
831-633-4262
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Ranked #2 of 18 Restaurants in Castroville
Cuisines: Japanese
Most recent review
- Jun 29, 2014
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Salinas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A friend persuaded me to try this place recently, and it is now my favorite Japanese restaurant, even beating Shogun. This is more modern Japanese food, and they feature several fried rolls. The volcano roll is excellent -- a bit spicy, but good -- and the terminator roll is also excellent. The texas holdem roll is not too bad either.... More

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Seaside, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This is the best Japanese restaurant on the Monterey Peninsula. The property is quaint, clean and well-designed. The service is casual, especially with the funny and personable Joey behind the sushi counter. The food is the real star here. The menu is complete and easy to use, the ingrediants are fresh and everything is well-prepared & tasty. If you can... More

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Castroville
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

In the middle of a shopping center, but when you find it. You will love it. Decent place, fair price and friendly

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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Don't be fooled by the lack of reviews. This place makes excellent sushi rolls, and this is coming from a couple that has eaten at some high end east coast sushi restaurants. The rolls are very creative and the flavors mix wonderfully. We tried the Las Vegas roll, the JC roll, and the calamari roll and loved them all. They're... More

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Mountain View, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

I have been eating at this restaurant since it open and the food and service quality it has only and always improved. Francisco the Sushi chef masters the art and makes delicious rolls. His ponzu sauce is to die for and even better his spicy garlic sauce. All fish and other ingredients are always fresh and I have never been... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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75 reviews 75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

This is my wife's and my favorite restaurant of the six we've visited in Castroville. Very fresh, reasonably priced and elegantly presented sushi and other Japanese staples. I recommend the rainbow sushi. They also reportedly have a location in Salinas called Shogun, but I have not been there yet.

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