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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
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you've had your fill of the local cuisine and want something more Oriental, you won't go wrong with the Japanese restaurant, Hana. Early signs were a little ominous as the place was empty and indeed proved to be throughout our visit. We needn't have been worried. The restaurant is located around a small garden, well away from the street.... More 

Thank Michael C
San Diego, California
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When I saw that there's Japanese food in Pana, I hesitated. No way?!? Can Japanese food in Guatemala actually be good??? The answer is YES! Wow. My husband and I tried a little of everything, yakisoba noodles, udon noodle soup (homemade noodles, btw!), veggie sushi rolls, a couple apps, miso soup, and the tuna rice bowl (I forgot the name... More 

Thank meliandpablo
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
Reviewed February 25, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our Japanese dinner at Restaurante Hana. We were well taken care of by the staff, which included the owner herself. The food was thoughtfully prepared and beautifully presented. We sampled several dishes and enjoyed each one. If you're looking for a quiet and romantic dinner, Restaurante Hana is a great spot to check out in Pana. Would... More 

Thank MollyMoss17
Cottonwood, Arizona
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88 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2017

This beautiful restaurant is noted for its food as well as being an art gallery. The works that decorate the wall provides a history of the area in photos and paintings. I think I spent as much time admiring the artwork as I did enjoying my sushi. This is a quite place to meet friends and share an evening.

Thank GailBash
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

I was a bit skeptical of going for sushi and udong noodle soup in the heart of Guatemala but was thoroughly glad I did! I went with a group of 7 and we ordered just about everything on the menu. We shared and enjoyed everything, especially the Nigiri and Sashimi. The dessert of Helado Tempura (fried ice cream) with fruit... More 

Thank tunatime28
New York City, New York
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115 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2017

My wife and I have eaten here several times now and we love it. As a traveler to Japan, I can definitely commend the chef and staff for delivering a consistently enjoyable experience. The setting is a beautiful sanctuary to enhance the experience.

Thank Neal R
San Francisco, California
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350 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2017

I would have never expected to find such good sushi in the middle of Guatemala, but color me surprised. A friend and I went for dinner one evening, and we shared some nigiri and some rolls. The quality was good, but as we were still in the middle of Guatemala, there wasn't too much variety. This is definitely a nicer... More 

Thank Mike G
Falls Church, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2017

Authentic Japanese food and good sushi. Friendly owner and staff. Serenity amidst hustle, bustle, and hassle. It's as if you never made the mistake of coming into Panajachel from the astoundingly beautiful surrounding countryside.

Thank Duckdan
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2017

My husband and I were determined to try sushi while in Central America to see what it is like - it should not be surprising that the sushi is mediocre. We didn't try any other food, so I please don't think my "Average" rating applies to the restaurant as a whole. Next time, we will skip the sushi and order... More 

Thank travelAmericas
Las Rozas, Spain
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149 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Panajachel is a touristic oriented place for travelers that basically come to see the beautiful Atitlan and get away quickly. The places to eat in the village are fast food and mediocre restaurants invaded by loud, generally awful music. In this environment, Hana is an honest and quite place where you can enjoy good Japanese food in a relaxing patio... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $12
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, 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
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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