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Hanami Japanese Restaurant

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114 E Main St, Clinton, CT 06413-2112
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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The kids like it

In the back, kids like to go for hibachi show at u shaped grill. In front usual Japanese cuisine and sushi. Always been happy with quality and service. Bit pricey for hibachi so leave for special occasions.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In the back, kids like to go for hibachi show at u shaped grill. In front usual Japanese cuisine and sushi. Always been happy with quality and service. Bit pricey for hibachi so leave for special occasions.

Thank TJB413
Killingworth, CT
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337 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Hadn't been here for a few months and when we returned it was just as good as it always was. The fish is fresh, the sushi is well made and the service is excellent. Wine, sake and beer only, though they do make all kinds of cocktails out of sake.

Thank v0yageur22
Lyme, Connecticut
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154 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We were coming home from an appointment in a town and it was lunch time--decided to stop for a few bites at a little sushi place we ran across- What a nice treat! Clean and pretty, relaxing and good service--we had tempura veggies and shrimp which was very nicely prepared-the bento box has a good selection and is perfect for... More 

Thank anneed
Durham, Connecticut
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Hanami always has a nice selection of fresh seafood so there are a lot of sushi and sashimi options, including special rolls. The Bento Box offers a great sampling of tempura, spring rolls, California rolls and other tidbits and your choice of teriyaki chicken, beef or shrimp. Yummy. I also love the seafood soup. We haven't tried the hibachi style... More 

Thank betsygggg
Essex, Connecticut
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We had another delicious meal at Hanami in Clinton - good service, fresh offerings, relaxing atmosphere - Our raw scallop appetizers, both sliced w/ sauce and scallop tartare, miso soup, different rolls, were great - we have always had nothing but fresh seafood here and the service has always been very good - I am celiac, so must be gluten-free... More 

Thank waylon53
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Good, go-to restaurant for excellent Japanese food. Great large rolls, lots with seafood (crab and lobster). Specials are always good. Sit at the sushi bar and watch the masters!

Thank Jmccarthy0928
Madison, Connecticut
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112 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The hibachi room is good if you want a chef's show as he prepares a large quantity of assorted beef, chicken, vegetables, scallops and shrimp. Great amusement for kids! My favorite is the front room with an extensive sushi menu. The fish is fresh and very nicely presented. Depending on what night you go, service can be slow!

New Haven, Connecticut
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Travelling in the greater New Haven area and looking for the best sushi, Hanami in Clinton is the best. Fresh, innovative sushi with imaginative presentations. Wait staff is helpful, a bit brusque, but the food is well worth it.

Thank rich b
Cheshire, Connecticut
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great sushi and shashimi menu. Always great quality, Tom Yum soup is spicy and delicious. Wait staff consistent.

Thank Rangelo2014
Westbrook, Connecticut
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Hanami Clinton is a hidden jewel in Clinton. The sushi is fresh and excellent and they have creative combinations, and a very extensive menu. This restaurant is consistently great. They also have a hibachi grill room which I have not tried, but people come out of there smiling and happy.

Thank Jodi G

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 114 E Main St, Clinton, CT 06413-2112
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Clinton
  • Phone Number: 860-664-9268

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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