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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (30 reviews)
“noodles” (11 reviews)
“hot pot” (4 reviews)
Closes in 29 min
12:00 - 14:30All 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 1 week ago

Overpriced small portions of food.. Wine cost okish but beer and sake AT rip off prices. The owner is on a different planet.. doesn't even have time to say hello or good day as he is constantly wearing headphones..most strange.. You also get the feeling...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, great service and reasonably priced. Highly recommended. Seating was slightly uncomfortable, but that's only likely to be an issue if you are tall.

Thank Jnero82
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Hanako on an overnight trip to Watford and so glad I did! I was a little unsure about what to choose to eat as I don't cope well with spice. Opted for the duck Japanese style hot pot/stew with udon noodles and I was...More

Thank daniellejaney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here during a visit to Watford and was extremely pleased with the quality of food and service received. It is truly worth the money, hopefully will be coming back again soon!

Thank Adam R
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 11 August 2017

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 21 July 2017 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
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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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