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Hanako Japanese Restaurant

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Faircross House 116 The Parade High Street, Watford WD17 1BD, England
01923255222
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We came here as we read the reviews no doubt the food is superb! The chicken yakatori is lovely and so were so many other items on the menu! The only downside is the waitress who I think is the owner mentioned she expected a tip which is rather rude as I feel it should be something the customer should... More 

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Thank Caramel_angel
london, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Traditional and simple Japanese restaurant - friendly staff communicated well - the Beef ramen they made extra spicy for me was more than I expected for Watford. I would eat Ramen any where else outside of the city.

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Thank Raveendran R
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

We had the large sushi platter between us, whilst I had a Katsu curry for mains and my other half had the chicken with fried rice. The food quality was just amazing, with the sushi in particular tasting super fresh. Definitely planning on trying out the entire menu on future visits!

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Thank Matthew E
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We have eaten at this Japanese restaurant several times and, on the whole, the food is of high quality although expensive. It is important to add that we eat in other Japanese restaurants in and around London and are familiar with Japanese food. My husband is a frequent traveller to Japan and has been for the last thirty-five years. This... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

It's a tiny restaurant on the high street with a small menu. But the Chicken Raman and udon noodle are the best I have ever tried in London (compared with the chains in soho etc.) Chicken yakitori is also highly recommended. The price is not cheap but it worths it.

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Thank 85cathyd
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Visited for the first time and food is excellent in this family restaurant and service very attentive.Well priced but bear in mind this is more of a cafe type setting and drinks choice is limited eg just two types of wine to choose from.

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Thank rickyos
London
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We often eat in here if we're in Watford on a Saturday lunchtime. It's usually not terribly busy, but always friendly and the food is excellent. The sushi and sashimi is always very high quality, and the bentos and noodle dishes tasty and substantial. The staff are always pleased to advise and "tailor" dishes if you want more or less... More 

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Thank Yer-Maun
London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

The food was mediocre at best - little dry and far too expensive for what it is. The portion sizes of the food were reasonable, but the accompaniments were minuscule. For example, with 18 pieces of sushi, we were only provided a 50ml of soy sauce and I sweetcorn sized piece of wasabi. When requesting more, we were frowned upon... More 

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Thank RKK1
london
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

A family favourite. Fantastic quality authentic japanese food with great sushi, and I can recommend the lunchtime bento boxes which are good value. A hidden gem and by far the best restaurant in watford. Its unassuming decor and position on the high street do not do the quality of the food and service justice.

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Thank gilesc89
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

Amazing sushi, super fresh. Staff is very kind and friendly. Don't just the book by its cover it will surprise you. The faty tuna Negitoro roll its to dye for. Very good nigiri as well

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Faircross House 116 The Parade High Street, Watford WD17 1BD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Watford
  • Phone Number: 01923255222

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?