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Niwano Hana Japanese Restaurant

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887 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852-1231
(301) 294-0553
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
Favorite Japanese in the Area

I enjoy their appetizer specials, announced on the board: the tender Grilled Squid drizzled with a sweet sauce, the moist but nicely cooked Salmon Cheeks, the Spicy Octopus. We like the Sushi and Sashimi --their loyal clientele and large crowds ensure a rapid turnover (and freshness) in the fish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 16, 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We have dined in and ordered carryout from here dozens of times over the past few years. It was our go-to carryout sushi place and the quality and food was quite good. However, I am concerned about my experience earlier this week after placing a carryout order when the following happened: 1) One roll that I always ordered was reduced... More 

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Olney, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

...especially like the Bento Box selections.....good service......been awhile since since we were last there and prices have gone up on the menu. Would have given a higher rating but bathrooms and passages to bathroom are not especially clean.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Hands down, the best sushi in Rockville. I have been coming to Niwano for over 20 years, and the fish is always fresh and the service is excellent. Depending on what you like -- Niwano has a great selection. I recommend the sashimi deluxe entree, a number of their *fun* rolls (Jambalya, salmango, spicy scallop, etc.). I have never eaten... More 

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Kensington, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The fish is always fresh and the preparation is perfect. Large selection of sushi, sashimi, and more. Always lots of specials in addition to the regular menu. One of my favorite dishes is the seafood spaghetti served with fresh lettuce salad and miso soup to start. Servers are very attentive even when very busy. If you want authentic and very... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I enjoy their appetizer specials, announced on the board: the tender Grilled Squid drizzled with a sweet sauce, the moist but nicely cooked Salmon Cheeks, the Spicy Octopus. We like the Sushi and Sashimi --their loyal clientele and large crowds ensure a rapid turnover (and freshness) in the fish and seafood. I often have the Chirashi Sushi (a bowl of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

... not just good. I've been going to Niwano Hana for 20+ years. I've never once had a meal that was less than EXCELLENT. It's always fresh, from the raw fish to a piece of lettuce. My 5 star rating is for the food and the staff, who are always friendly and attentive. Yes, it is a little crowded especially... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Went for lunch. Thankfully didn't have to wait for a table. Large selection of sashimi, sushi, and rolls along with other traditional Japanese fare. Quality food, well-presented, prompt and friendly service. Wonderful, tasty meal and we were in and out in less than an hour as you would expect at lunchtime. Will return for sure. Lunch for 2 cost $40,... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Average small Japanese sushi restaurant. We were seated quickly, but our group of 7 was the max this place could handle. OK sashimi platter, shrimp & veg tempura, soft shell crab, beef sukiyaki and chicken teriyaki. Had a good time with the family. Did not try any of the rolls since we are somewhat of purists. To say this place... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

In a very non inviting shopping mall there is this Japanese restaurant. Crowdy, noisy , very good and quick service and the food.... Oh it was so good. The seaweed salad was fresh and tasty and the 12 pieces of sashimi -yellowtail,red Tina and salmon-we're fresh and excellent. We haven't been in Japan but we have eaten in a lot... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

For authentic Japanese food, it is a must go. Been there twice and will be back again. Had Bento box for lunch once and their sushi bar is outstanding. My wife is Japanese and she knows good sushi. This one is.

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Additional Information about Niwano Hana Japanese Restaurant

Address: 887 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852-1231
Phone Number: (301) 294-0553
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Rockville
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 887 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852-1231
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Rockville
  • Phone Number: (301) 294-0553

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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