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$15 - $20
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed November 5, 2019

My three sisters and I go out to dinner for each other's birthday. The one celebrating a birthday gets to pick the restaurant and the other 3 split the birthday celebrants bill and treat them. My older sister Toni selected Hana Yori of Japan. We...have been there in the past and it's one of our favorite places to dine. We went on a Sunday; reservations are a must! All three of my sisters opted for the Hibachi steak, while I am a seafood lover and went for the combo, lobster, scallops and shrimp. Everything was fantastic and cooked how we wanted. The Teppan chef was a great performer and a lot of fun! The dinner started with salad and ginger dressing, soup, which is a clear broth with green onion and mushroom and a shrimp appetizer. Dinner includes fried rice, mixed vegetables and the main entree. Overall, I highly recommend Hana Yori if you are in the mood for some great Japanese food and a fun time!!More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 25, 2019 via mobile

I went to this place for my anniversary with my wife today. We informed the hibachi chef that my wife is vegetarian and I’m allergic to shrimp before he started cooking (as soon as he arrived). He evidently didn’t like this, and repeated several times...as he started cooking: ‘We have a vegetarian and one allergic to shrimp.’ Like that’s something so terrible! I’ve been to many Hibachi grills and I’ve never had this problem! This place will never get our business again!More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 25, 2019

This place is definitely for a group of seven plus one people. We had a reservation for 3 and waited for about 30 minutes to get 4 more people so that we could be allotted a table. It is a little strange to share a...table with totally unknown people but our chef was fun while he was preparing our Teppanyaki. Shrimp, beef, chicken and vegetables were yummy. The rice was too much in quantity.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

Really good service! Fun show! The food was OK. The portions were huge. The kids in our party got a kick out of our guy.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed April 3, 2019 via mobile

We visited Hana Yori of Japan for my sons 16th birthday. Wow, the food is fantastic and the chef was very entertaining. The server was great.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

We visited at 6:00 on a Saturday. We had a reservation for 9 people and were seated promptly. The tables appear to be better suited for 8 people - 9 was crowded. Soup and salad were very good but sadly, that was where it ended....—First of all, they don’t offer free refills on soft drinks. Who does that anymore? Why not charge a little more up front and not have to worry about keeping track of every single glass. Crazy! Then the food.... —They put some weird unappetizing glob of tasteless goo on top of the shrimp appetizer. Every person at our table was looking for a way to get rid of it! —The vegetables were OK - just zucchini, onion and mushrooms. No broccoli, no carrots. But.... it was ok. —The meats and seafood were so-so but barely any seasoning at all. Just kind of blah. —Same for the rice..... blah. And it felt like it was either over cooked or cheap rice. It was just kind of crumbly, no distinct grains of rice. —The red ginger sauce was thin and watery. I am never a fan of the mustard sauce so I can’t say if it was good or not. No ‘yum yum’ sauce available. To me, that is what makes the shrimp and chicken so tasty so I really missed not having that. —The exhaust systems did not appear to be working at all. Some of the seats at our table were just shrouded in smoke.... like sitting downwind from a smoky campfire. You could see the smoke rolling over them. Our eyes were burning and we all smelled awful when we got outside. My car still smells. —And lastly..... I have never felt so rushed!! The server brought carry out boxes and stood and watched us eat!! A couple people were still eating and every time they took a bite, the server asked if they were done now. Unacceptable! I know they need to turn tables on a Saturday night but we were not just sitting around gabbing over empty plates - we had barely gotten our food when we started getting the boot. Overall, we were very disappointed. This was a birthday celebration with family from out of town and it was not what we had hoped for. If this is the only Hibachi option in South Bend, I’ll do without. I am usually pretty easy to please but this spot totally missed the mark for me.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

My family loves Hana Yori ... the food is great !!! The restaurant itself needs updated but the food is the very best of all Japanese Steak houses we’ve been too.( the egg yoke sauce rocks )

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Can never go wrong eating here . Amazing people and amazing food . Alwayd make a reservation!! But lunch or dinner we always love this place and the sushi and the egg yolk sauce is amazing!!

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

We went for lunch today, right at 11, and were the only table there for quite a while. BUT, Peter was our Chef and was Absolutely Fantastic!! :) He's definitely the best we've had in a while! The cook on the food was perfect, and...we really enjoyed ourselves!More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

The food and service is always amazing. I’ve been coming here for 14 years and never have been disappointed.

Date of visit: June 2018
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