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Hamada Japanese Grill & Sushi

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3895 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144-6727
+1 678-797-5978
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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west central ohio
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016

We went late on a Friday and were surprised to find this restaurant not busy. The hibachi chef we had has to be the friendliest hibachi chef we have ever encountered. The food was standard hibachi and cooked to order; no complaints. There is sushi available though we did not try it.

1 Thank drsusan
Kennesaw, Georgia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

I only tried their sushi at lunch time. The table was sticky, I was seated near a floor fan that was mounted on the wall, and the 80's music was very loud. Service was good. The sushi was not. I tried two different rolls and they did not taste fresh and almost had a sour taste. I did not finish... More 

Thank Marsha R
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

I was surprised how much I enjoyed this place. It's hidden in a Kroger shopping center but inside its set up very intimately. The staff was wonderful and super helpful. The chef was funny and made us shy folk come out of our shells. For the food it was really good. Not sure it's a place you go frequently but... More 

Thank chelsea l
Kennesaw, Georgia
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146 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2015

While the food here is really not that bad, in fact, the raw fish was really very good, it just isn't worth it. The oddest part of the place, and really did Hamada in for us was that the cooking crew pushed their carts through the restaurant honking the little toy horns you would hear in a circus. All the... More 

Thank Perry L
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209 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Tucked away in the Kroger shopping center this place has been the only Japanese grill that we return to. Have tried others but this always comes out on top. Not phased by the "show" any more but still love the food. If you're in the mood for sushi - they have a good selection too.

Thank Gus S
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2014

My friend was celebrating her birthday and invited many of us to come. Arrived on a Saturday night and was welcomed well at the door. There were 2 tables each with their own teppanyaki. I ordered the salmon which came with rice, mixed vegetables, and ice cream. It also came with soup and a side salad. The chef put on... More 

Thank Steve C
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I dined here because we were in the area. We were seated immediately. The tiled aisle ways were slick as if they were mopped with grease. Coming in from the rain, we had to be quite careful not to slip and fall. At our table, we noticed the cleanliness of the restaurant was less than desirable. The... More 

1 Thank James R
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209 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Unusually the place was not crowded and we sat alone and watched our food being prepared for us - maybe we got a little extra rice this way!!! It meant that we could tell the "chef" to do away with the trick since we had seen them a million times before - concentrate on cooking our dinner and we'll be... More 

Thank Gus S
Roswell, Georgia
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

While the prices are a solid $10 less than comparable meals at the more well-known chains, and the quality and taste are a bit better (IMO) the place just has a rather chaotic feel to it at times. We had a great chef and all, but to the side of our table were what seemed to be all the staff... More 

Thank seabassNLS
Atlanta, Georgia
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293 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2012

I am a "local" to this area, and this used to be one of our favorite places. However, I have watched this place start going downhill over the past year. Tonight, we brought some friends here for the first time, and they were as disappointed as we were. The problem isn't the food or the chefs... all of that is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3895 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144-6727
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Kennesaw
  • Phone Number: +1 678-797-5978

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?