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“a little depressing” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Hamachi Grill & Sushi House - CLOSED

Hamachi Grill & Sushi House
644 Portland St., Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
902-444-4688
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Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Moncton
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86 reviews 86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
“a little depressing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

We went at 12:30 pm on a Monday expected to see a lively lunch crowd. Instead the 300 plus seat restaurant had no more than 10 people during the time we had our meal.

Given the fact that our server was not exactly overworked, it was surprising that she was absent during most of our meal. The only time she seemed genuinely animated was when she fondly talked about the times the restaurant was busy.

The two sushi guys stood in their sushi bar in the middle of the room trying to stay awake. At one point they both left by crawling under their station and never returned.

The guy cleaning the outdoor furniture with high pressure water did not inspire confidence as he frequently walked through the restaurant dressed like a person who handled hazmat.

I enjoyed my main course, which was a steam cooked salmon in a banana leaf, tellingly for this Japanese restaurant, however, it was a Thai dish.

There is probably a reason why such a large restaurant is situated in a suburban Dartmouth and why it is so empty. To me the fact that it was so empty made it appear more depressing because without the crowds it is more apparent the food and the service are average.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 65 cities Reviews in 65 cities
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
“NIce spot for Sushi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Have eaten here many times over the past year or two. Good sushi and other Japanese dishes. The Katsu Don is excellent! Service is good and prices not too bad. The restaurant can get a little noisy at peak times. Next to Sushi Nami this is my favorite sushi place in Halifax/Dartmouth.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dartmouth
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Delicious food, great service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

I've eaten there dozens of times. The food is great and they always treat me very well. You can't say much more than that. Try the Caribbean Maki!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cairo, Egypt
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Very good sushi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

Great steaks and sushi. However, too fancy for kids. Loved the salads too.

Visited February 2012
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Halifax, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Decent food, good show”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

nice place, that adds the "grill in front of you show" along with the regular sushi. Great location for a walk before of after dinner, right on the boardwalk

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