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“A bit of Japan in Panajachel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurante Hana

Restaurante Hana
Ranked #9 of 77 Restaurants in Panajachel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: 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.
Guatemala
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A bit of Japan in Panajachel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Really delicious authentic japanese food.It's just funny to see the owner,a big gringo guy with a cowboy hat and a beard come out to wait on you. His wife, who is japanese, is doing the cooking and she is excellent.

Visited January 2013
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2 Thank DuendeVisonAtitlan
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RestauranteHana, Owner at Restaurante Hana, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Thank you for your kind review! :) We hope you can return soon! Cheers, Mihoko and Jon
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  • Dutch first
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  • Japanese first
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uncamom
Level Contributor
47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Worth a trip for good Japanese food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

My husband and decided to pay a visit to Hana at the hotel del sol after reading reviews here. We took the tuk tuk to the city and walked in without reservations . The owners are an American and his Japanese wife. The surroundings were simple yet very clean. The owners were very friendly and hospitable. The food was really good. Beautifully presented . I had the special of fried dumplings and he had chicken. The dessert was fantastic.. Afterwards the owner offered to write our names in Japanese to take one with us. A little special touch and a pleasant evening. If youngest the chance pay this place a visit.. Well worth it and the price is right. We had two meals , a pot of tea and dessert for less than 20 dollars...

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank uncamom
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RestauranteHana, Owner at Restaurante Hana, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Thank you for your kind review! :) We hope you can return soon! Cheers, Mihoko and Jon
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Sacramento, Ca
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Amazing food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

I had an amazing dinner here. I know- Japanese food in Guatemala? But sooooo good. There was a large group of us and we split many tasty appetizers- everything was fresh and healthy tasting. I also had the mixed tempura Udon soup. And it was amazing. It's a bit of a walk to get to, but it was a nice change of pace to get off Santander for a bit. I can't wait to go back!

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank WetlandsWoman
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RestauranteHana, Owner at Restaurante Hana, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Thank you for your kind review! :) We hope you can return soon! Cheers, Mihoko and Jon
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Sunset Beach, North Carolina, Usa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A Eating Delight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

I was in Panajachel for 10 days and had the opportunity to eat at Restaurante Hana on several occasions. I tried appetizers, salads, soup and main courses. Everything was excellent. The food was tastefully presented, the service was very good and the quality/value was outstanding. I also found out that Hana serves three beers that are not available anywhere in Panajachel. I would highly recommend Restaurante Hana to anyone visiting the area....

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Ron C
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RestauranteHana, Owner at Restaurante Hana, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Thank you for your kind review! :) We hope you can return soon! Cheers, Mihoko and Jon
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Pickering, Ontario, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“DELICIOUS - Love, Love Loved it!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

This restaurant has it all!! Great atmosphere, excellent service and of course, exceptional food. Thanks for an incredible Japanese dinner during our visit to Panajachel!!! I would recommend this restaurant to everyone!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Victoria N
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RestauranteHana, Owner at Restaurante Hana, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Thank you for your kind review! We hope you can return soon! Cheers, Mihoko and Jon
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