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#3 of 1,807 Japanese in Kobe
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All reviews hida beef sashimi ice cream tofu salad japanese snacks dining experience the chef owner heart warming in a heart beat strongly recommend this restaurant great host private room japanese cuisine special occasion melt in your mouth course menu perfect experience
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Reviewed July 2, 2020

I’ve been here 5 times over the last 12 months with colleagues and gone in groups of sizes between 2 and 20. My last dinner was as always amazing and all of us absolutely loved the evening. The food is fresh and amazing- we were...a mixed group- japanese and expats from around the world and everyone absolutely loved the food- Hard to do with 20 people. As good as the food is the outstanding service experience provided by the owner and his team- he genuinely makes everyone feel welcome - and makes the already fabulous food into a really special experience! I will make sure I go here when I am next in Kobe and 5 months later some of my colleagues who were at our last dinner are desperate for the travel ban to lift so they can come back to Japan and go again to this special restaurant!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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hanasato87310, オーナー at Hanasato, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2020

Thank you for your beautiful review Wonderful !!!!  Thank you for selecting us out of the many possible places here. When the coronavirus converges and the other world becomes peaceful. I want to see all of you soon. We eagerly anticipate your next visit and...More

Reviewed January 28, 2020

seated in a private room with the leg room under the table which was at waist height so even with the room. Getting in and out was interesting. We had the 9 course meal much of which was cooked at table--yum for kobe beef eaters...but plenty of side dishes for non meat eaters. Naturally there was sake. Chef/owner, Hisashi Matsudaira utterly charmed us and escorted us outside to wait for our taxi. There is also a sushi counter/bar in the big room. It was filled with people eating, talking and generally enjoying themselves. Everything you could want in a dining experience.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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hanasato87310, オーナー at Hanasato, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2020

Thank you for your beautiful review I am sorry for the late response Wonderful !!!!  Thank you for selecting us out of the many possible places here. When the coronavirus converges and the other world becomes peaceful. I want to see all of you soon....More

Reviewed January 12, 2020

Went for a wedding anniversary dinner just before Christmas and it was magnificent in every way. I can't say thank you enough for the food, atmosphere and the amazing way we were received. Definitely recommendable and would go back for sure. ) course dinner is...spot on and would have loved to try some of the other dishes. This is a place that would rate tops against any restaurant. Hitashi the cook is an amazing guy and makes you feel so welcome and the enthusiasm he effuses about his food and cooking is a delight. I'll keep this short by saying if in Kobe you have to go and try it out.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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hanasato87310, オーナー at Hanasato, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2020
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Muchas gracias Gracias por tu hermosa reseña Maravilloso !!!! Gracias por elegirnos entre los muchos lugares posibles aquí. Esperamos ansiosamente...More

Reviewed January 4, 2020 via mobile

PERFECT EXPERIENCE!! Food was absolutely amazing! Service was superb! The atmosphere of the restaurant is also very friendly and fun. I was in Japan for 2 weeks, eating out all the time of course, and this was by far my best experience and the best...food I had. A matter of fact, one of the best dining experiences I have ever had anywhere.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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hanasato87310, オーナー at Hanasato, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2020

Thank you for your beautiful review Wonderful !!!! Thank you for selecting us out of the many possible places here. We eagerly anticipate your next visit and look forward to serving you again.  Thank you arigato (^_-)-☆

Reviewed December 25, 2019 via mobile

Where do I even begin in reviewing this restaurant. When you visit a restaurant off the back of reading so many good reviews, it can sometimes be a bit dangerous in setting your own expectations but I came out with having had the best, most...fun time in a restaurant I had ever had. First of all to say on the vibe and setting, if you’re looking for traditional Japanese setting with just the right amount of comfortability if you are from abroad, then this ticks that very difficult box. The food was amazing and probably goes without saying, but especially some dishes that traditionally I’m never normally that keen on such as raw fish, delighted my senses beyond my expectations. The HANA beef serving was both fun to cook (with more than a helping hand of course) and just tremendous. I was told previously by a couple of locals that it’s an error to only try to focus on finding Kobe beef as other meats in the areas of Japan are just as good and this meal backs up that claim. The value for money is incredible, I’ve been to Michelin starred restaurants who would without doubt normally charge 3 times the amount for what was served in my time there. Then lastly and importantly, chef Hitashi is just a tremendous guy to meet, a great host and just a total joy to be around. I was lucky enough to speak to him and his colleagues a lot during the evening, with many laughs and great vibes shared. Even if you don’t speak Japanese and you hear him speaking to locals, he exudes energy which is infectious and adds so much to the experience. His staff are also wonderful, welcoming and dote very kindly. This is a restaurant experience you need to have in your life.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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hanasato87310, オーナー at Hanasato, responded to this reviewResponded December 25, 2019

Thank you for your beautiful review Wonderful !!!! Thank you for selecting us out of the many possible places here. We eagerly anticipate your next visit and look forward to serving you again.  Thank you arigato (^_-)-☆

Reviewed December 24, 2019

My wife and I enjoyed the dinner so much that we told our family and friends about it. We were lucky to get a reservation because it was fully booked on the day after. The restaurant was a short 10 min. walk from the Sumiyoshi...station (JR Kobe line) and the taxiride would cost about 1000 yen. We were the only foreigners at the small restaurant while the rest of it was patronised by the locals, which is usually a good sign of good local cusine. However, the English speaking staff took time looking after us, and the chef/owner greeted us after dinner. Needless to say that the food was delicious like other reviewers wrote. Its "traveler chef special 9 course " dinner menu offers excellent value and travellers like us sample different styles of Japanese cooking in one sitting. Bravo.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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hanasato87310, オーナー at Hanasato, responded to this reviewResponded December 25, 2019

Thank you for your beautiful review Wonderful !!!! Thank you for selecting us out of the many possible places here. We eagerly anticipate your next visit and look forward to serving you again.  Thank you arigato (^_-)-☆

Reviewed December 24, 2019 via mobile

Arrived on xmas eve and was met by superb food quality and excellent service. Kudos to the restaurant owner/chef and his staff!~

Date of visit: December 2019
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hanasato87310, オーナー at Hanasato, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2019

Thank you for your beautiful review Wonderful !!!! Thank you for selecting us out of the many possible places here. We eagerly anticipate your next visit and look forward to serving you again.  Thank you arigato Merry Christmas (^_-)-☆

Reviewed December 22, 2019

This was the one meal I decided to splurge on during my trip in Japan. The service, decor, ambiance, and most importantly the food were top notch. I ordered the beef set menu, which included: an appetizer (fish, salad, prawn), sashimi, tofu salad, Hida beef...w/some veggies, and an assortment of ice cream. The food was high quality and it's definitely a meal I'll never forget. The meat is melt in your mouth and does not require any seasoning as it is already plenty flavourful on its own. The experience is fun as well since you get to cook your meal! The servers were attentive and made sure I was cooking my beef properly so that I can fully enjoy it. To end off on the experience, the chef came to visit us and offer to take our photo. He also provided us with a small goodie bag to take home!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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hanasato87310, オーナー at Hanasato, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2019

Thank you for your beautiful review Wonderful !!!! Thank you for selecting us out of the many possible places here. We eagerly anticipate your next visit and look forward to serving you again.  Thank you arigato

Reviewed December 16, 2019

We had the famous kobe beef plus some other courses, absolutely outstanding food and friendly service. They have good consciousness about coeliac disease and change the oil and have separare soy sauce and everything needed to have an amazing meal. We took a 2 hour...train to get here just looking for gluten free options, definitely worth it.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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hanasato87310, オーナー at Hanasato, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2019

Thank you for your beautiful review Wonderful !!!! Thank you for selecting us out of the many possible places here. We eagerly anticipate your next visit and look forward to serving you again.  Thank you arigato

Reviewed December 11, 2019 via mobile

Fantastic experience! The hida beef was amazing and the owner was so nice! I ordered the 9 course set and i got so full! Definitely worth of the visit!

Date of visit: December 2019
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hanasato87310, オーナー at Hanasato, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2019

Thank you for your beautiful review Wonderful !!!! Thank you for selecting us out of the many possible places here. We eagerly anticipate your next visit and look forward to serving you again.  Thank you arigato

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Hi. I’m sorry. lunch  closed Open 5:00PM   Sunday and public holidays are closed Does not have will be open for lunch >> Hours of operation >> Open Mon.-Sat >> Open5:00PM    Close10:00PM >> Sunday and public holidays... More
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Sorry, I’m afraid, person at 16 years old or younger age cannot enter the restaurant at this time. Thank you for your understanding.
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