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“Hidden Treasure” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hanagasa

Hanagasa
8TH Ave & Mission Ave, Carmel, CA 93923
(831) 625-4470
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Ranked #79 of 151 Restaurants in Carmel
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Hidden Treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Fresh, delicious sushi and fish. I love sushi and found this to be some of the tastiest I have eaten. Very nice people.

Visited September 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fresh Sashimi, Warm Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

It was a cold wintry December night in 2011 when our troupe of 4 very hungry friends were on the prowl for food after a long drive from Los Angeles. We literally tripped upon Hanagasa in the dark streets of Carmel. "Japanese" - we knew we can't go wrong with this cuisine. We are from Singapore where we have the best of the best in Japanese cuisine and yet this quaint little eatery stole our hearts the moment we entered the warm toasty hut.

Quickly we seated in front of the owner at the sushi bar and rapid-fired our orders of salmon sashimi, udon and sukiyaki. I was in true heaven. Fresh thick slices of succulent golden-orange salmon just slipped through our throats. Even the owner chuckled when he saw our faces that held that "I have died and gone to heaven" look. Beef Sukiyaki had the correct robust fragrance with tender beef slices. We stayed in Carmel 3 nights and we were hanging out at Hanagasa every night. Thanks for the wonderful memories.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Carmel, California, United States
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“Fresh and tasty sushi bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Love to sit at the sushi bar, everything is fresh and delicious. Try the spider roll, spicy tuna and yellow tail. I eat here at least once a week!

Visited March 2013
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Longboat Key, Florida
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“Hands down BEST sushi in Carmel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

I'm not a huge sushi fan but my husband is and we love coming here. It is a small family ran business and they are wonderful. The sushi is always fresh and flavorful. It is ran like a VERY typical Japanese restaurant in the way that food comes out as it is ready. Not always in your typical "American course" way but that's something we enjoy about it. We can both eat more then we should on top of our hot sake and the bill is only around $50 every time. That's AMAZING for fresh sushi! We both highly recommend this place.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Hidden gem in Carmel.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012 via mobile

I have to say when it comes to sushi the number one factor is fresh fish. The quality of fish keeps me coming back to Hanagasa. The service is some what inconsistent but not enough to stop me from coming.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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