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Restaurante Hana

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Inside Casa Cakchiquel | Calle 14 Febrero, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
+502 4298 1415
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located in a historic building, very close to Santander Street... this place has fresh and comforting Japaneese food. Attended by the owner and a very nice and attentive staff in a very clean environment. A pleasure any day...

Thank Alejandro M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am japanese. It was authentic japanese. I had fresh tuna with rice which was really delicious. The place is very nicely decorated. When I go to panajachel, I will always visit there. The owners husband also owns pancake or american style restaurant which was also very popular amoug the foreigners who live or who stay in panajachel longer rather... More 

Thank churachura
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Everything about this place is amazing! The venue is beautiful and it's off the Main Street so you don't get hassled by anyone trying to sell you stuff. Plus it's surrounded by garden and very elegant and romantic! Food was perfect. Great Japanese! Service was fantastic. Everyone was really nice and welcoming and the food didn't take too long. Would... More 

Thank Sparkles666
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Delicious food! They have a variety of Japanese food and is very well run. Got the deep fried shrimp roll and the only thing I didn't care for was the broccoli in the roll. The tempura appetizers was delicious and had potato, red and white onion, celery, and green bean. Very good food in a wonderful setting.

Thank Marisa N
Essen, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Beautiful, quiet setting in the garden of Casa Kakchiquel, run by a really nice japanese woman who certainly taught her employees in the kitchen well. Excellent miso soup, vegetable tempura very crispy and delicious, bowl of fried pork over rice with onions and sauce is yummy, chowmein noodles with vegetables, chinese dumplings.... Everything I have tried here so far is... More 

Thank Jeannine2708
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

I've eaten quite a lot of sushi and for a place in Guatemala this seemed odd. We had to give it a go though. All was made fresh - I could see it being made. The fresh gyoza are up there with what I've had elsewhere. Really romantic setting too. Very impressed with standard and service!

Thank Huw W
Meitar, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

The food was very good. I had miso soup, sushi and a chicken lo mein. All dishes were served nicely and were quite good. The service however was extremely slow and the place wasn't even that full....so if you want good Japanese food but you're not in a rush, I would recommend this restaurant.

Thank NSM63
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

What a tasty meal - lovely sushi, so authentic tasting in a quiet romantic setting. Gyoza's were yummy and the deep fried shrimp sushi was delicious. We had 14 pieces of sushi and 6 gyoza's with 4 glasses of wine and it came to Q280 with a tip. We thought that was a bargain for good quality sushi. Highly recommend.

Thank Cath B
Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

The Tempura Shrimp Sushi was delicious! A hearty serving too. A lovely, serene garden setting to dine in with amazing old photographs on the walls. Birds sang to us during our meal. Friendly and gracious hosts who offered menus in Spanish or English, plus everything was written in Japanese as well. Another bonus? We stayed after dinner and watched a... More 

Thank CeeGunn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Guatemala is one of the few countries that has been able to avoid culinary colonization by lower-end Chinese restaurants, so discovering a mid-range Japanese restaurant in Panajachul is like finding a pearl of great value. Restaurante Hana (which means "flowers" in Japanese) is said to count among its patrons Japan's ambassador in Guatemala City, which must attest to something. One... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $12
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Inside Casa Cakchiquel | Calle 14 Febrero, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Panajachel
  • Phone Number: +502 4298 1415
Experience traditional Japanese dining in a beautiful, authentic Japanese restaurant located inside the historic Casa Cakchiquel in Panajachel Guatemala. Restaurante Hana offers the rich traditions of Japanese home cooking with Chef Mihoko Azumi. Like we do in Japan, we cook with the seasons, and savor the peak flavor of ingredients. We adhere to the fundamentals of Japanese cooking: respecting the ingredients and their natural flavors, cooking in the moment, and not doing too much. Restaurante Hana presents a wide range of typical Japanese dishes including sushi, sashimi, tempura and all manner of lesser known dishes from the East, both large full dishes and smaller plates for sharing as well as daily specials. Restaurante Hana offers a welcoming multicultural family style dining setting for travelers as well as local customers. We look forward to serving you.

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