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“Really excellent, highly recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hanagasa

Hanagasa
Ranked #105 of 156 Restaurants in Carmel
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Really excellent, highly recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2011

A little cosy place, extremely kind and friendly service, excellent sushi, big portions at an absolutely reasonable price. Hope to come again soon,

  • Visited August 2011
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Helsinki, Finland
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent Japanese food topped with perfect service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2011

This small Japanese restaurant is absolutely worth of visiting. Even if the restaurant is located conveniently you won't end up in there by accident.

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Carmel, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2010

This restaurant historically has been fantastic. Prior owner burned out and became crabby, although the sushi was top notch. With the new owners, Hanagasa again is deserving of 5 stars for food, and 4 stars for ambiance. The new owners are delightful.... The cuts of fish are generous and quality of the fish is high grade sushi. The restaurant has been redecorated, it is warm and welcoming. If you love sushi, this place is your best choice in Carmel. I'm not only a local, but I have had sushi all over the world...including Japan, so I know good sushi when I eat it.

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Monterey
1 review
“Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2010

The place is perfect. The workers are extremely nice.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
“Wow!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2007

My sweet little Hanagasa,
All I can say is: WOW-what a find. This is a bit of a step back in time from a decor standpoint. The location is off the beaten path but food quality and service is excellent! If you care
about the finest eats whatever your hearts desire this is IT! Sashimi is freshhhhh, yellowtail like velvet on the tongue, whitefish & tuna sashimi ahhhhhh, tempura- perfect! Good choices on cold sake, beer and the deadly but delicious japanese "vodka". I really enjoyed the gyoza despite my aversion to beef-curious filling here but lighter than air and the most tender I've had.
Don't even bother with all the over-hyped over decorated places in the vicinity-this is it! The presentations are very simple but spot on flavors and freshness-and prices... you'll feel like YOU have the gun and the mask when you see the bill- eating like this for averaging $20 per person when anywhere else this experience would run 4-5x the rate with alcohol.

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