Hana Japanese Restaurant

4.8
994 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
For over 25 years we have had the honor of spreading some of the most traditional Japanese dishes from "izakaya" style bites to a full on sushi bar, the experience at Hana is a bit out of the ordinary but we assure you that the flavor of the food hits home for anyone who has been exposed to real Japanese food culture.

While offering the most extensive sake list & the origin of sake tasting rooms in California, Danny Pitassy - Beverage Director/Sake Sommelier - will present each different sake with it's own unique and distinct flavor notes in a fashion that even as a beginner, you would be able to come up with your own tasting notes the next time around. Most importantly, behind the sushi bar will be chefs that perfected their craft in Tokyo to meticulously translate the Kantō flavors of Chef Owner Ken Tominaga here in Northern California.

KANPAI!

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
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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 994 people are saying
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NolanS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary at Hana and it was a AMAZING AND WONDERFUL experience.

Danny our server is so knowledgeable and passionate about what he does and made it very special for us. We know a bit about Japanese cuisine, but Danny elevated our awareness with fabulous recommendation both for food and a special Sake as well.

We had such a great experience, I am about to write Chef Owner Ken Tominaga a letter of gratitude.

Thank you Danny and Ken for a wonderful anniversary! Nolan & Rosalie

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SanFranDan
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent quality sushi. We particularly appreciated the variety of “seasonal” less common fish they had to offer. Will return again and again when I’m in the area.

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vipNopeAtchafalaya
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing dining experience because the quality and freshness of their fish can not be beat. Absolutely love their staff as well, they always remember my husband and I (we’ve moved away years ago) and that makes the meal even better.

This is a spot that I’ll fly out of state to visit because it is so good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food! Sake anyone?

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vipAdamB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat as always. We enjoyed different fish from Japan, Mexico, Canada and the USA. So fun! We left the menu selection in the hands of our trusty server and he did not let us down. Thank you Hana!

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vipelizabethb
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The Crispy Spicy rolls have shrunk considerably ( in terms of the size of the rolls) compared to before the shut down. They were so tiny~ previously large, scrumptious rolls and lined up on a long plate. Now, on a square plate~ and so small. Also, the batter in the tempura is different too! Instead of super light and crispy it is now heavier and more golden in color. While we still love Hana, it is not the same food quality as when they were still open of lunch etc. ie) pre Covid.

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jamesm
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Danny is great. Food is excellent. Can't wait to come back.

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RobertF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of six people thoroughly enjoyed the sushi, bento boxes, saki, sashimi, etc.
Fabulous freshness, beautiful presentations and friendly service. The owner came out at the end to thank us. The restaurant's interior is beautiful. We sat outside due to the great weather.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants! Food is always amazing!! Service is great!

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CourtneyP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fish is so fresh. The hamachi, toro and uni are like no other I’ve had anywhere. I don’t want to waste my time on rolls here. I come for the simplicity and purity of the fish because it is so amazing. Great sake selection too..

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vipKateG
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hana Japanese always delivers an exceptional experience—it’s my favorite Japanese restaurant, one I visit frequently for both special occasions and everyday dining when I’m craving sushi. Delicious food, small batch sakes and loving staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always amazing staff & amazing food. We have been coming for more than 30 years. Our #1 choice for Japanese cuisine

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vipSausageKing
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Ken and his team deliver quality sushi with amazing service and great atmosphere. It wonderful to sit inside for the first time in a long time

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Amyw
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was impeccable as always. Hana follows safety procedures, social distancing and staff wears masks.

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Paiz
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor setting. It felt safe and warm. Danny, our server was extrememly knowledgeable in the food and the sake selection. We took advantage of some of his suggestions and they did not disappoint. We can't wait for our next visit.

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vipAdamB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Now that Shige has left Sonoma County, I was so happy to find this place. There's a lot of creativity on the menu and very attentive people working here.

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Jill
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Hana's since 1996 and w like to spend our birthdays at Hana's. The food is amazing and service is always great. It's a special treat with the owner, Ken stops by our table to say Hi.

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vipLikeToEat
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service delightful ambiance and a good selection of sake

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Sophie13
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and the service was among the best I have had, highly recommend.

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vipBrianG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fresh fish, high quality preparation, consistently good service. Our family eats here 2-3 per month, and we never have been disappointed.

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vipDaveJ
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner for Valentine’s Day. We were seated promptly, service was great, food was amazing and the pace was relaxed and allowed us to enjoy the evening. Thank you!

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KevinA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best Sushi place by far outside of Japan. Most sushi places have handful of frozen fish and their fatty tuna is not very good. Hana has the best quality and freshest melt in your mouth (literally) fish. Before Covid they would have many special selections such as black throat, Barracuda, and other fishes that were gret to try. Unfortunately with Covid the selection is limited but the quality is still great.

I just cannot say enough good things about Hana. Any other sushi place you may like will not even come close to competing with Hana. But you will pay for the experience and it is very well worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this place. Hope they make it through all the COVID craziness and will be around a very long time. By far the best Sushi in Sonoma County!

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qsauditor
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was terrific. Service could have been a bit better. It took about 15-20 minutes after we were seated to get the waiter to take our order. Also, the food in the Bento Box was too salty for my taste.

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LivC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

They did a great job with the new patio space. We were warm and comfortable. The food is always amazing. Our favorite Sake somm was our server and he was fantastic. Great dinner, love Hana.

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vipCindyB
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was cozy and warm and felt very private

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly attentive staff and fabulous sushi! 10/10 would go back in a heart beat 👍

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DustinValette
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner! Haha is the best sushi in Sonoma county!

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vipDaveM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

After all the build up to dine here from friends testimonials about the food and experience being “next level”, I find the food was good but not “best ever” quality and the service was downright atrocious and long long long long long waits. Yes, COVID. But I’d rather not go to your restaurant at all if the best you can do is mediocre.

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maxxratt
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven't been here in years. I remember it being top notch then, hoping for the same.

It still is very good. I can't speak to the sushi as we has a couple of apps and a bowl of Udon and Ramen. All were perfect for a chilly evening.

The outdoor seating was spaced apart per Covid 19 sanctions, as well as barriers for other sections that created a cozy atmosphere.

Our host Danny was our server as well. He seemed very happy and proud of what was going on at the restaurant.

While we didn't get sushi the menu had many more items I wanted to try. I can't wait to go back.

It was a great evening out.

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vipluv2dine
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience dining at Hana! The food is exquisite and the menu provides something for everyone, from rare fish from Japan to homier options like the mouthwatering chicken meatballs! Hana dining outdoors is perfect as they have installed wooden walls that separate the tables, with heat lamps above. You will be comfy, cozy dining here even during SIP.

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SSFMOBNICKA
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best experience for a birthday date.... It was clean, very professional, and nicely setup. We had a good table to ourselves more than 6ft apart. The waiters/waitresses were all helpful with even the humble chef taking care of us too. They were professional keeping their masks on and tending to our every need. The food was delicious you must try the waygu they just melt in your mouth. The entrees were extraordinary with the chef's choice of sides to compliment the dish even more.. Just an amazing night overall and great experience.. Don't forget to try the dessert well worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved my experience at Hana. Truly great food and friendly staff. A hidden gem! We will be back!!

JL
vipJackL
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi on the West Coast. KenSan and TakaSan always make sure their guests are taken care of.

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vipVideurFinGourmet
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

great sushi dinner, extensive roll choices, perfectly fresh.
They've created an attractive well spaced outdoor space for the times.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wagyu appetizer was phenomenal. Great selection of rolls and sashimi. The saki recommendations from our hostess were great!

JA
vipJerryA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great wine region location, authentic Japanese food and attentive service.

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NelyaS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience3

My husband was sick all night after eating at this restaurant.

JL
vipJackL
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Due to the wild fires in Napa the ambience was docked one star but still great. Still the best nigiri on the West Coast.

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vipDanaS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The very best sushi we have ever had. Ever. Super fresh fish, exceptional fish selection and great wine and Sake list. Ken and his team are the best!

FAQs

Hana Japanese Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 586-0270.

Hana Japanese Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 994 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.