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Hanako Japanese Restaurant

Faircross House 116 The Parade High Street, Watford WD17 1BD, England
+44 1923 255222
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (30 reviews)
“noodles” (11 reviews)
Opens in 14 min
All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Faircross House 116 The Parade High Street, Watford WD17 1BD, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Ate here for the first time last night and have to say the food was excellent. A big choice of dishes all cooked fantastically (plus a sizeable veggie offering), we will definitely be coming again. Only minus points are that the drinks are a little...More

Thank GWH83
Reviewed 1 week ago

Never judge a book by the cover. The interior of the Hanako restaurant doesn't appeal to the western mind I guess, but then, you are not there for the seating but for the eating. And the Sushi is just unbelievable. Served by Mother (I think)...More

Thank JWBoerhout
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love this little traditionally family run Japanese restaurant. The food is beautifully fresh. The service is excellent.

Thank Lorraine M
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Marvellous! I have been to a dozen of Japanese eating joints and this certainly was the best. Don't expect a proper restaurant ambience, it is simply a takeaway type sit down. Booking is essential, they had to turn people away as the capacity is for...More

Thank Mickey_paw
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Just has dinner in here tonight. It's quite a casual place. You sit on benches. No frills. Quite basic. Very noisy. You expect some noise but we couldn't really have much of a conversation. Good menu with plenty of choice. The staff were quite stretched...More

Thank Stephanie K
Reviewed 24 April 2017

This is the nicest Japanese food I've had, including all I ate while I was in Japan. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful, and the restaurant itself is nice. The only downside is that the restaurant is quite small, so was a little cramped...More

Thank Holly D
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Finding Hanako on a short business visit to the UK just 1/2 a mile from the hotel was like falling in love.. well almost like. However the experience of decent Japanese cuisine is often either accompanied by fancy frivolity or unpalatable pricing. Hanako thankfully finds...More

Thank arnobb
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Good quality Japanese food for a fair price. We tried sushi and tempura, both dishes were tasty and enjoyable! Dessert was very nice as well. The staff was friendly, but perhaps a bit "pushy". It's not the cheapest place to eat in Watford but it's...More

Thank AWanderingLondoner
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I have to say it was my first time at Hanako . The food is delicious , fresh and simply melts in your mouth . The downside is that for 3 people we paid £140 which is quite expensive considering the fact that the restaurant...More

Thank Alina B
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Hanako is a really nice restaurant situated out the way in Watford, you really do feel very welcome. We were even greeted with smiles after returning for the second time and left with a small origami flower as a gift. Everything about this restaurant really...More

Thank Adam H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Faircross House 116 The Parade High Street, Watford WD17 1BD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Watford
  • Phone Number: +44 1923 255222
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