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Hanabi Japanese Restaurant

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734 S Buffalo Grove Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-3708
+1 847-215-9088
11:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

I enjoyed a lunch at Hanabi on a cold day in December. Thanks to the extremely tasty and filling Bulgoki from their lunch special, the cold was no longer an issue. The portion was very good and the price was very reasonable. It was extremely tasty and I was very pleased with the experience. While I didn't try any sushi... More 

1 Thank ViktorTrue
Buffalo Grove
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We have been using this place for years and will continue until the end of the days. Much better than in Japan. Five meals of $30 bring a 35% discount. Nice place for those who cannot stop eating.

1 Thank Margarita T
Lincolnshire, Illinois
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Our family stopped here for lunch on Saturday. We ordered beef teriyaki, chicken teriyaki and sushi. Everything was pretty bad quality - the beef and the chicken tasted like it was previously frozen and warmed up in a microwave. The sushi was not fresh either; I think this is the first time me and my wife left sushi uneaten -... More 

1 Thank Vlad043
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have been going to this place for 9 years now. And even though the look and decor of the restaurant is quote outdated the roller are absolutely delicious ! The owner of the place is a very sweet lady, and the sushi rolled are always fresh. They serve complimentary edamame and miso soup (quite tasty) and... More 

1 Thank Inna Z
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

It seems that some of the diners didn't have a good experience here, but we never had a bad service or food. We are a frequent diners here and used our restaurant.com vouchers and always had a great time. The food is phenomenal. Always fresh and innovative. The service is always fun and entertaining. Have a great time, we always... More 

1 Thank Michael M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 May 2016

On Mother's Day my family reserved a table at Hanabi.The place was about half-full. The first thing we noticed was a big sign posted in the back that said "Restaurant.com coupons must be presented before ordering". There can be only one rational reason for this: that way they can flag you for inferior service or smaller portions. The waiter appeared... More 

1 Thank L2952AHdanielc
Chicago, Illinois
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145 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Prices were fine-service super. Nice assortment of both Japanese sushi/sashimi and cooked dinner. Ok assortment of Japanese beer/wine -appetizers great.

1 Thank gilthorp
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Quaint place located in corner of a strip mall. Fair prices, good portions and above avg quality sushi. Staff was friendly and I would eat there again if in the area.

1 Thank john n
Chicago, Illinois
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213 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016

I haven't walked out of a restaurant in over a decade which might be a little surprising since, due to my job, I dine out at least once every single week. We were happy to walk out of this one. The sushi "bar" was no longer a bar at all. Sure there were 6 or 8 chairs but the bar... More 

1 Thank Claude P
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

A review I read of this place said it had an atmosphere like your mother's kitchen—if your mother was Japanese. I agree. Very warm and friendly atmosphere. This is not a fancy place, it's home. The staff is pleasant. The owner-chef, Sera, is a delightful person. The place is also very family-friendly. We were there for dinner on a Saturday,... More 

1 Thank Ross M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 734 S Buffalo Grove Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-3708
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Buffalo Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 847-215-9088

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