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Hanami Japanese Restaurant

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114 E Main St, Clinton, CT 06413-2112
860-664-9268
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Sushi in Southern Connecticut

Travelling in the greater New Haven area and looking for the best sushi, Hanami in Clinton is the best. Fresh, innovative sushi with imaginative presentations. Wait staff is helpful, a bit brusque, but the food is well worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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New Haven, Connecticut
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New Haven, Connecticut
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Travelling in the greater New Haven area and looking for the best sushi, Hanami in Clinton is the best. Fresh, innovative sushi with imaginative presentations. Wait staff is helpful, a bit brusque, but the food is well worth it.

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great sushi and shashimi menu. Always great quality, Tom Yum soup is spicy and delicious. Wait staff consistent.

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Westbrook, Connecticut
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Hanami Clinton is a hidden jewel in Clinton. The sushi is fresh and excellent and they have creative combinations, and a very extensive menu. This restaurant is consistently great. They also have a hibachi grill room which I have not tried, but people come out of there smiling and happy.

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We've been coming here for years and always pleased. Fresh fish, friendly staff, very affordable lunch menu.... Bento boxes are delicious!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Hanami was a great find for a dinner without the wait. It is located I a little strip mall, but offers a very nice atmosphere. There was no problem accommodating six adults and two kids. The sushi was fresh and tasty. The soups were very nice as well. We will come back here next time.

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Killingworth, CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Hanami has been serving very good sushi for a number of years. The waitstaff are pleasant and accommodating, and the other Japanese food is also good. Favorites include shumai, anything with white tuna, and their spicy tuna rolls. They will also create combinations if you ask. And finally their tempura dishes are delicious--the breading is light and crisp and not... More 

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Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This restaurant has gotten good reviews, so my daughter and I both love Asian food, and decided to try it while staying in Clinton. Their sushi was very good as was the teriyaki. They have an extensive menu of sushi and other choices such as teriyaki as well as hibachi. Many locals go there which is always a good sign,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The lunch Bento box is $10 they start you off with a salad and miso soup. Then you get the bento box which has 6 pieces of California roll, rice, wanton, spring roll and whichever main entree you choose like teriyaki chicken, steak or tempura shrimp. The girls that work there are very friendly. And if you are into Sushi... More 

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Clinton, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The food is very good and the menu is wide however the staff/service is absolutely terrible. Barely pleasant, almost never come to the table and really not making you feel comfortable, The decoration is too much like a hospital cafeteria. However it is nice to see the food being prepared in front of you.

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Stratford, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Really enjoyed our sushi - sat right up at the bar and watched the chefs do their magic. The service was good despite the fact that it was late and they were beginning to close up. The negative to the experience was that they told us they only accepted cash... not sure if it was because it was the end... More 

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Additional Information about Hanami Japanese Restaurant

Address: 114 E Main St, Clinton, CT 06413-2112
Phone Number: 860-664-9268
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Clinton
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 114 E Main St, Clinton, CT 06413-2112
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Clinton
  • Phone Number: 860-664-9268

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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