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Hana Japanese Restaurant

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1381 London Road, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
5193368188
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Order by number, descrioptions in menu really good. Food prepared quite fast and looking beautiful. Well worth the visit - hope you will be happy there too.

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Thank Hugh C
Port Huron, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Yes I fully support Hana and they are the best place in sarnia to eat! Their food is unique and different (it's only of the only places that has so called ethnic cuisine). The style of eating at Hana is also a fun and different way. You pay one price and you order continuously off the menu until you literally... More 

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Thank sopranocharisma
London, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

I come here often with my boyfriend and friends, and I do enjoy the food. We almost always get A la Carte, I can never eat my moneys worth of food doing All You can Eat, unless I gorge. A la Carte is very affordable and budget friendly ! I love the avocado maki rolls, and honestly, that's pretty much... More 

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North Bay, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

My buddy and I dined here on a Friday evening. The place was pretty full. It's your run of the mill sushi restaurant you see in every town and city. This one's not bad. The Nigiri was very fresh and we particularly liked the shrimp tempura. The Miso soup was hot for a change. The spicy salmon is not too... More 

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Thank Luc C
Sarnia, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Hana has been on the slippery slope of jacking up prices (well over $20 per person) while degrading the food quality beyond the acceptable point. When the restaurant was first opened it had some amazing sushi and asian dishes but lately all the food there is sloppy. If you are looking for a place to gorge on all-you-can-eat sushi then... More 

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Thank Badtrippr
Queenstown, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

When Hana first opened I went a handful of times a really enjoyed it. However, after dining there today I will never go back. I went there today with my mom, who has only ever had sushi once. We ordered several dishes all of which, with the exception of our edamame, were incredibly disappointing if not inedible. First off, the... More 

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Sarnia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Hana is an all you can eat restaurant where meals are brought to you. The menu is extensive. They are known for their sushi. They also have a great selection of chicken and beef dishes and Canadian food. The beauty of it being all you can eat is that you can try several things on the menu and then order... More 

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Thank Jon M
Windsor, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

I've been to Hana many more times since my original review. I wanted to review it again as the experience eating there has changed a bit. First, the leather on the booths is cracking or has pen marks all over it. The bathrooms are absolutely freezing. The restaurant itself can be on the chilly side as well. The prices have... More 

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Thank lengthynewt
Sarnia, Canada
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Like most restaurants, Hana started out really well. The food was great, the price was reasonable and the service was something I've never experienced before. It felt fresh and new and it wasn't your average Swiss Chalet. My rating would be higher, but the more I've gone, the more I realize that it's not the same every time. I get... More 

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Thank Sarah A
Sarnia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Hana is my go to restaurant for special occasions. I wouldn't want to eat there every weekend, but we go about once a month and I love it. I love that I can try new things, a little bit at a time. I even saw kids chop sticks last time I was there. I never leave hungry. We have been... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 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 - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1381 London Road, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Sarnia
  • Phone Number: 5193368188
Description
My wife and I had lunch here yesterday (August 9, 2011). The restaurant opened on July 29th at the old Pepper Jack’s / Kelsey’s location.
We enjoyed our meal. The cost, excluding trip, was $32.95 for the two of us. Japanese restaurants seem to be a little on the pricey side so this amount was not unexpected.
On this particular day they were having problems with their credit/debit card system, and it was a “cash-only” operation. Patrons were directed to a cash machine at a nearby bank in the same plaza.
The lunch clientele seemed mostly drawn from the casually dressed vacation crowd on this day.
The restaurant advertises itself as “all you can eat”, but it is not buffet style. When we sat down we had to fill out an order form using the menu as a guide and the dishes were then brought to our table. That arrangement might be a problem to diners unfamiliar with Japanese food. How do you know what to try without seeing what was on offer? We filled out our order form, trying to judge how much food to ask for. We eventually placed a second order – just for dessert and there was no delay in having the additional food delivered. But with this kind of ordering system the waitress will likely make 5 to 10 trips to your table. When they get busy, I wonder if there will be delays? We experienced none however.
Everything we ordered was very fresh and tasty and we enjoyed each and every dish.
I guess here in the West we expect our waitresses to have a smile on their faces and generally give the impression that they enjoy their work and appreciate us being there. At Hanas, the waitresses seem to be mostly Chinese girls, and they show very little personality with the customers. To be fair, one or two did respond with a smile to other diner’s friendly remarks, but our waitress was blank-faced throughout. That needs improving.
The décor is really nice and the washrooms are spacious and high class.
I hope this restaurant is a success here in Sarnia and we will have another permanent outlet for Japanese food. They just need to get the waitresses to learn how to smile as they deliver really tasty food.

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