Hana Japan Steak & Seafood - Berkeley

4.4
115 Reviews
$31 to $50
Teppanyaki
Carryout and delivery available!
Hana Japan Steak and Seafood in Berkeley, California specializes in Japanese Teppanyaki cooking. Appetizers include tuna sashimi, shrimp & mushroom, California rolls and gyoza. Entrees are prepared right at your table, and include New York steak, Filet Mignon, Teriyaki steak, Calamari, Chicken, Shrimp, Salmon, Lobster tail, Scallops, and also a vegetarian dish with tofu. Combination entrees are also available. Entrees at Hana Japan Steak and Seafood come with salad, steamed rice, and seasonal vegetables.

Hana Japan Steak and Seafood also has a children's menu with shrimp, teriyaki steak or chicken. Desserts include pineapple boats and different flavors of ice cream.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 115 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Victoria
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful table with a view of the San Francisco Bay. There were no other groups in the hibachi area, just us. The service was efficient, prompt and courteous. Food was also great.

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AndreaH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I wasn’t told we had to sit with a whole other family, I would’ve much rather sit with just mine. Took a while to receive our drinks and we waited for a chef for almost an hour. The food was amazing, I would just like to be told about more guests sitting before hand. We asked for more napkins and they never came. All in all service was okay but the food was great. Any special requests I asked though I never saw. But it was for Father’s Day and my father enjoyed himself. That’s all that mattered

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Kalayla
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The wait time to be seated was almost 30 minutes when I showed up early for my 5:00 reservation. Due to the Covid restrictions being lifted they sat everyone at the table too closely together. I felt that they should
at least keep one chair in between parties for separation. I even asked yo be placed in the tent outside and my food to be made in the back for convenience but they didn’t want to. My chef was annoyed with people who had allergies or alterations to their meals. I had to ask multiple times for utensils and he still made my food with egg when I reminded him multiple times I didn’t want any. He also made my rice after someone else’s that had shrimp in theirs when I told him I had a seafood allergy. It wasn’t a great experience in my opinion. All I asked was no egg and reminded him I had a seafood allergy. I told him I didn’t mind if someone in the back cooked my food but he insisted.

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Moenique
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was great the chef did a great job. The only thing the was an altercation so we had to leave. They gave someone ID to another person police were called. Other than the arguing it was cool.

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TaylorK
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Couldn't understand the server, cocktail service was slow. Chef had no energy or personality. Also over cooked steak and lobster and sequence of service was poor. Overall would not go back.

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joeyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the experience, bar staff were very friendly and attentive. Food was excellent.

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Jane
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Yesterday was my birthday dinner 2021. Really bad cook, bad food, and O.k. customer service...
The restaurant did not have the food we had ordered. I was extremely unhappy with the yesterday experience.

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Naed
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner ! Our chef was very personable and had great charisma. I would definetly recommend and we will be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience3

We weren't seated until 25 minutes past our reservation time. 40 minutes later the wrong chef came with another tables orders. 20 minutes after that our chef began cooking our order. My 8 year old was charged for an adult entree even though I specifically mentioned the kids menu. My sons girlfriend had to request her steamed rice after the meats were finished. They were just really off last night.

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SandraS
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In overall it is good service and amenities good too

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LisaT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service. The restaurant needs a refresh, new carpets paint.
Would bring family back for birthday

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ZackG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place. Have been coming here for years, and I will continue to for years to come. Food is always good, so are the drinks. The tepanyaki show is always entertaining, especially for first timers and kids.

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James
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

They took a lot of effort to accommodate our large party. They made it work and we had a great birthday dinner for my son.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Wait staff and chefs not in sync. Every order at our table waw screwed up.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Kept having to ask for refills of water and soda. Food service was great! Awesome chef.

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AmyT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family loves Hana Japan, especially for special occasions! The food is ALWAYS delicious (and so are the drinks). Plus, the chefs are wonderful and entertaining. We highly recommend Hana Japan!

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RudyG
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time here, though this restaurant had been recommended by friends and family, I went there with a party of 7 and we had a great experience! Good food and customer service!

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Warriorloverforeverhana1
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, this was my first visit, will repeat again and refer others

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Dree
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were seated within 10 minutes, the drinks were slow in coming, they were 2 servers short, but the food was great and the leftovers are even better!!! We will definitely be going back

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Steaklovers
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience3

Honestly the service was OK today. We had reservations for 5 o’clock and then I noticed that they were seating people who had came in well after us which was a little frustrating. We did not get to our table until close to 6 o’clock. I know Covid makes things a little bit more challenging but if you’re going by reservation then you’re reserved groups should be sat at their table promptly. Another concerning factor was they wanted to put us at a table with another large group I had a group of four which leaves four chairs left as each table seats eight. With Covid I don’t wanna sit that close to four other people and it’s a bit concerning that they were willing to pack the table instead of put a small group of two with our group of four to keep some distance. It looks like a lack of concern for health more of a concern to get paying customers in the empty chairs. We come to Hana Japan a couple times a month, literally the server is no us and our orders by heart when they see us. So overall this time the service was OK, not as great as I’m used to with this establishment.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Reservation was for 6:15, we weren’t seated until at least 7. Waited even longer at our table for any service, drinks, greeting.
People were packed in very close together, sharing tables. We had a child’s birthday, they didn’t believe us because we didn’t have his birth certificate- totally rude about it.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunny is a great cook and provided a great ambiance. Great service from staff. Great overall!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service will return again.

TK
vipTherronK
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The bathrooms were not clean. That was a major issue for me. Cleanliness is essential. The food was good, and service was good.

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GerardoM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Service was very poor food was good
But they need to step it up on service
The hosts where very rude

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CristinaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming to this place. Always great customer service.

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MortonP
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was pretty good but overpriced. If you don' t mind the latter, it's an ok place.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here 🥰

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JohnnyC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The experience was nice. I will tell all of my friends about the experience and recommend Hanna Japan.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cook was very pleasant!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

it was way over priced and it wasn’t that good i won’t ever eat their again way to expensive and i left hungry

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Ginger
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is the best I have ever had and service was great. I highly recommend eating here.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Recommend 10/10

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Jacquir
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, drinks and food! Chef was very attentive to our party!

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Steaklovers
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I love coming to Hana Japan when we can. We’re super happy that they finally were able to open their doors for dine in service. We actually have gone two days in a row and our food preparer Ryan was awesome. Each time we come we hope that we get him because he’s great at what he does he’s friendly and does a great job.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Even though we had reservations we waited about 20 minutes to be seated, also the Devore is okay but I think it’s time for some remodeling. Also the seating arrangement are really great when it comes to social distancing, which is great because they are taking time to make sure all customers are safe. Also the chef was super nice and the food was delicious!

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dannyp
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food! Definitely coming back again in the near future

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a reservation as soon as it opened & still took 20 mins to get seated

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Steaklovers
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I love coming here and we’re so glad that they are opened back up for indoor dining ! Ryan was our chef and he was amazing !! Delicious food and drinks every time !

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Abel2eat
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The server was horrible it was empty and I still had to look for the server to order or fill up our water or for anything needed. I will be sticking with Benihana’s they always have above standard service no complaints with them! Sorry Hana Japan I will not be recommending it up guys at all.

FAQs

Hana Japan Steak & Seafood - Berkeley does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Hana Japan Steak & Seafood - Berkeley also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 848-8515.

Hana Japan Steak & Seafood - Berkeley is rated 4.4 stars by 115 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.