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“Great Sushi in Taos - GO HERE” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sushi a la Hattori

Sushi a la Hattori
1405 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, El Prado, Taos, NM 87571
(575) 737-5123
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Ranked #2 of 7 Restaurants in El Prado
Cuisines: Sushi
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner
Boston, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Great Sushi in Taos - GO HERE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

This restaurant serves some of the best sushi we have had anywhere in the US. We look for sushi wherever we travel so we have lots of experience in many locations. The fish was totally fresh and cut beautifully. The Japanese owner was very kind and friendly and spoke at length with my husband in Japanese. We will return to this restaurant any time we are near Taos and will recommend it to our friends who go to ski there. Don't miss it - YES it was a little hard to find but worth it!

  • Visited July 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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English first
Taos, New Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A Taos Local's Dream and Great Treat for Visitors”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Sushi a la Hattori is an excellent Japanese restaurant featuring superb sushi and other Japanese dishes. Gin and Hiromi Hattori brought their sushi restaurant skills to Taos about ten years ago. Everyone in Taos is certainly very happy that they did. Yes, Sushi a la Hattori is rather hard to find. Our local taosdining.com restaurant magazine now lists Sushi a la Hattori as one of the top ten restaurant out of about 150 restaurants, eateries abd bars in the Taos and Enchanted Circle area. I have eaten sushi everywhere I go for many years. Sushi a la Hattori is 1st class when compared to the very best anywhere. I ordered a box of Otokoyama dry sake. It was liberally poured over the rim into the saucer. Good choice. My friend had hot sake. We ordered pieces of Hamachi (yellow tail), Maguro (tuna), Unagi (fresh water eel), Albacore (Wow - great - onion crisps on top - very good taste) and a champion Rainbow Roll. The fish portion is very large and the rice portion is small so that at the end of the meal you are not all bloated by rice. We both loved our experience here. Sushi Ala Hattori is quite Japanese (i. e., run by Japanese) and the sense of just how good sushi can be is right here at Sushi Ala Hattori. Sushi a la Hattori is a total winner.

  • Visited July 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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boca raton florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
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“Great dining experience in Taos!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

Visiting Taos from Florida for first time. Found this incredible restaurant thanks to my GPS app on my iPhone. Owner was super nice (Japanese lady), waitress was so nice (Mexican sweet girl), and the food was so great, we had sushi, teriyaki chicken, soup, salad, we were so happy we found this place. NOT EASY TO FIND, there is a sign on Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, but you have to drive around the buildings to find the restaurant, great scenary to boot! I hope to return one day. I told them to advertise the building, but they said they are so busy with locals they dont have to! Money is not their primary concern, it is serving the locals great food. We were lucky to find it.

  • Visited June 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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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“Awesome Little Place . . . What A Great Find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

While having dinner at another restaurant in Taos (Byzantium), we asked the owner, Skot, to recommend a good place for lunch the next day. He pointed us to this place and we are so grateful that he did! As non-Taos residents, we never would have found this small place tucked away next to the Overland Sheepskin Company on Paseo del Pueblo Norte. The address says that it's in El Prado, but that's actually just a few minutes from mid-town Taos. The place is small, but looked to seat approximately 40 people. We arrived a few minutes before it opened on a Friday at 11AM and within 20 minutes the place was 3/4 full . . . this place is popular! From the looks of it, most customers were area residents who knew a good thing, and this restaurant is a very good thing! Owned by Gin & Hiromi Hattori, the place is pretty, very clean with great views of the mountains and a park-like display area featuring many large and beautiful wind sculptures sold at the shop next door. Our waitress, Brenda, was friendly and very knowledgeable, bringing us two extensive menus. The Sushi menu listed 111 items (I counted!) with boxes next to each to check off and order. We were blown away by the varied selections!
We weren't in the mood for sushi that day and ordered from the second basic menu, which was anything but basic! Two pages filled with many, many options. Hearing the people on both sides of us order the day's special, Mixed Tempura, I ordered it right along with them. My husband ordered the Broiled Chilean Sea Bass with some sauce and a small salad. Both were wonderfully delicious! Both lunches came with miso soup (very good), brown or white rice, and mine also came with several slices of California roll. We will definitely be back to this restaurant on every future Taos trip. What a find this place was!

  • Visited February 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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Clovis, New Mexico, United States
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Amazing sushi, great service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

I hadn't had Sushi in a long while and was craving it badly. I was apprehensive getting sushi in the top of a land locked state, but I did not regret. I had a nice spread of sashimi which was prepared nicely and tasted as fresh as you can get. You have to find the place, but it's worth it. Also, they close early at 9pm.

  • Visited February 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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