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880-924 W Main St, Branford, CT
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
Cheap trip to Japan set in a beautiful restaurant!

My low expectations of Japanese restaurants had kept me from eating at this restaurant...I just did not want another disappointment. From the moment I entered this beautiful interior, I felt a twinge of hope. A friend had suggested that we eat there for supper. Amazingly, I was not disappointed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
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Connecticut-USA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

My low expectations of Japanese restaurants had kept me from eating at this restaurant...I just did not want another disappointment. From the moment I entered this beautiful interior, I felt a twinge of hope. A friend had suggested that we eat there for supper. Amazingly, I was not disappointed! Not only was the sushi of the finest quality, but for... More 

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Madison, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Always reliable and reasonably priced. Good place to take the family. Sushi is fresh and the staff is very helpful. Both Branford and Clinton locations are great.

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Branford, Connecticut
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74 reviews 74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I have been traveling from Branford to OKC over the past 2 years now. OKC doesn't have good Sushi at all. So now back in Branford for a while I havent tried Hanami yet. I was surprised for the price there was value. The place was very clean and the quality was there. I will be back for sure. The... More 

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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230 reviews 230 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

First time at Hanami 2; saw that it was rated #4 out of 120 restaurants in the area and had to try it. Walking into the restaurant and looking around, everything appears very clean and attended to....a very important point.....especially for the wife. The sushi (I ordered the sushi sashimi combo) was very good.....the fish was fresh and the portion... More 

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Naples, Florida
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182 reviews 182 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

This was our first visit to Hanami II. What took us so long? In the midst of torrential rains today, we arrived to find an empty restaurant and decided against sushi on that basis. We won't make that mistake again! I had the lunch special of unagi on a bowl of rice, a favorite of mine, and it was the... More 

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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73 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

We live in madison and have been going to their Clinton location for years. The owners are very nice and always hands on. They make sure their staff stays on top of things and the food is delicious. We were excited to try the Branford location and found t to be just as amazing! It's not often you see a... More 

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Connecticut
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86 reviews 86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Always prompt and courteous service! The sushi is the freshest in the area with special fly in's on the weekends so be sure to ask. This is an unassuming place from the outside with positively crisp and clean atmosphere on the inside. When I sit at the sushi bar I always get something complimentary :-)

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North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Upon entering Hanami II you are imediately put at ease, Its white tile and neon blue lighting is fanastic. The wait staff are genuine Japanese servers with menu knowledge and are very patron oriented. The menu is quite complete with appetizers, hot and cold. Sushi and Sashimi, Tempura and Katsu.We went for lunch and ordered the lunch Bento Box.Shrimp Tempura... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Excellent sushi with creative rolls and great presentation. Nice decor. Especially liked the Hanami Special roll. The best sushi in town

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New England
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

We have never been to the parent restaurant in Clinton, but this restaurant is great. It is clean and very modern and the service is helpful and efficient. We had a variety of Sushi and Sashimi. The Smoked Eel Sushi was delicious and the scallop sashimi both fresh and "frozen" served with lemon slices in between was sweet and fresh.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 880-924 W Main St, Branford, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Branford

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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