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About Hana Japanese Restaurant
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.
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Rober Lake Road
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Private Party Facilities:
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Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Hana Japanese Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Took my visiting son, a real sushi lover, to Hana and we both enjoyed the sushi. The fish was fresh and the seasonings were superb. The spicy yellowtail role was without a doubt the best I have ever had. I was somewhat disappointed in the salmon/green union role as it seemed to not have much fish in it, but again the taste was very good.
There were some service problems: the sushi chef we sat in front of forgot part of your order and the waitress was very nice and helpful but she kept coming over frequently asking if everything was OK.
Overall I would recommend Hana as one of the best Japanese Sushi houses in Santa Rosa area.
We ALWAYS eat dinner here when we visit our daughter who attends SSU. The sushi is always fresh and tasty. My husband loves the uni and tries all the fresh fish sushi. We love the okonomiyaki and the various small plates. We bring my daughter's friends with us so they can experience real Japanese food. We tell all our friends with kids at SSU to try this restaurant. Everyone loves it! We can't wait for PABU to open in the city!
The steak at Hana is marvelous, as is the boiled spinach. If you think you don't like vegetables, the boiled spinach will change your mind. It's small though, so don't plan on sharing it. The diced steak on the hot plates menu is big enough for a small appetite. Hana is one of my favorite restaurants. And the bento box is huge. They have a kids plate that's not on the menu--just ask. My son loves it.
There is no question - Ken Tominaga is the best sushi chef north of San Francisco. Hana is consistently wonderful. Every dish is well prepared and expertly presented. Servers are knowledgeable and friendly. Sake is the best outside of Japan. Come and enjoy!
We love how fresh all the sushi and rolls are at Hana. We try different rolls and dishes each time. The crabs cakes were outstanding and the crunchy roll yummy. This is one of the best Japanese restaurants to eat fresh sushi & rolls. Service is always friendly and attentive.
I'd heard a lot about Hana over the years, but somehow never gotten down to Rohnert Park to try it. I'd gotten the impression that it was sort of a yuppie place where they all congratulate each other on their superior taste. I finally got in there this past Tuesday, and I'm happy to admit that my impression was wrong. Our server, Emily, was delightful, the ambiance was tasteful, quiet and low-key, and the sushi world class. I've been eating sushi since 1970, and this is possibly the best I've ever had! The hirame and hiramasu were wonderful, the spider roll superb, and the STC roll (Spicy Tuna California roll) sublime. Go! But go early. You won't be disappointed. And if you are, you need to get your tastebuds recalibrated.
We celebrated my wife's Bday. Everything was ready. The server was nice, knowledgeable and quick. We tried numerous types of meals. Food was excellent, sushi and nigiri - outstanding. My friend ordered oysters - they had several types and very fresh and tasty. Everyone of us was happy. Thank you!
We had always heard great things about Hana - many of them from our friends who are chefs (one of them is Michelin-rated). We love sushi, sashimi and fine sake, so we chose this as a birthday celebration destination for us and two of our friends.
We let the experts guide us. The sake sommelier recommended different sake throughout the course of the meal and it was always perfect. We requested chef's choice for sushi, nigiri and sashimi. Everything looked beautiful and tasted wonderful.
Dessert included house made sorbet and black sesame ice cream - incredible!
We loved it; highly recommend!
This restaurant is tucked away in an office complex adjacent to the Doubletree Hotel, in Rohnert Park.Go,find it!We had crispy fresh crab cakes on micro greens,lovely contrasts and flavors.Liked the kabobed chicken skewers.But loved loved the Mayatake Mushrooms tempura.Large earthy fingers of umami flavors in crisp hot batter with a fresh radish condiment.Utterly delicious.Our daughter had a beautiful rainbow roll with a sprinkling of orange caviar.She loved it.Ambiance is serene with heated seat in the bathroom! Can't wait to go back.Service was warm, friendly and helpful.
We went to this restaurant before attending a concert at Green Center. Even with our reservation well in advance, there was no table ready and our choice was to sit a crowded uncomfortable sushi bar or wait for a table. We opted to wait so that we could have a decent conversation but then felt very hurried all through dinner.
My friend had one glass of a middling chardonnay, I had no drink. We ordered one small seaweed salad, one cup of miso soup and three orders of sushi (note, this is three small pieces of sushi each). We skipped dessert as we were really late for our show but the bill still came to $50 with tip. If I'd had time, I would have asked if they mixed our bill with a larger group table. Insane to pay that much for sushi.
Our first time, we took our in laws. There were four of us. Although the good was grest as well as the service, the small table for the four of us left us feeling cramped and a bit claustrophobic. My husband requested to have a smaller table added to ours and our server checked and was given the ok! What a difference! If they had denied our request we prob would not return. The evening was SO much better after that! What a great night!
Hana takes pride in it's wide selection of fresh fish for dishes and sushi/sashimi. We agree that the menu is very impressive. Our only concern was that on a Green Music Center concert night, the crowd and pace was challenging. Our dishes arrived in erratic order, due to the kitchen and fresh fish sushi bar not being in sync., so just be prepared. The food was fresh and good. I did try the Hana special sashimi salad especially to try the Yuzu dressing and I could hardly taste any flavor beyond oil and maybe a little vinegar. Disappointing.
We've been wanting to dine at Hana ever since we learned that Zagat had rated it highly. When we had an occasion to visit the Santa Rosa area, we made sure to book a table. We weren't disappointed. The food, including traditional Japanese specialties as well as a variety of more unusual fare, was excellent and beautifully presented. Our waiter was prompt, efficient, and knew his sake. Obviously, the word has gotten out because the place was jammed on an ordinary Monday evening--people without reservations had a long wait for a table. There are just two small dining rooms and a sushi bar that seats maybe eight people. If you don't mind eating early, it's best to book before 6:30 pm to avoid some of the crowd that piles in later.
The food was very good but there was such a large crowd the night we were there that it detracted from really enjoying the restaurant. Not the fault of the restaurant. There was a big event at the Green Center and Rohnert Park really doesn't have much in the way of good restaurants to accomodate the influx of visitors.
We are frequent HANA attendees. This is the best Japanese restaurant outside of Japan. (we have been there and many other Asian countries).
We would recommend this to anyone interested in the best Sushi possible, creative presentations, and surprisingly - Ken the Chef/Owner is also quite a traditional chef having some very exceptional dessert offerings and blending his skill in other remarkable dishes (such as his short ribs, pork belly, etc.)
Were in the area and decided to try this place again since the last time was about 15 years ago. Place was full and energetic, what I noticed was there were a lot of people that just ordered a few pieces and left, since while we were there the tables next to us, turned twice during our stay.
Raw oysters and clams were very good, total of 9 pieces for 22 bucks, we then ordered about 8 pairs of negiri and when presented immediately saw that we would have to supplement with some thing else since they were about half the size of what we are use to at other sushi restaurants. They are also 2 to 3 dollars more than other places. with 4 little servings of sake our bill was $240, kinda high when compared with SF and other venues.
A few years ago we tried this restaurant and were greatly unimpressed. Thought we'd try again to see if time improved it. No way!
The hostess was glued to her computer screen and didn't bother to acknowledge with even a grunt. When we told her we had reservations she did not welcome us but just perfunctorily led us to a table. Waitress was friendly, but not very experienced. Still, we really came for the food. Big mistake. The tempura was RUBBERY. All three sashimi selections were SOFT, almost soggy. Needless to say our next visit will be after we hear that there is new ownership. Oh, also the prices are steep.
My wife spent 3 years in Japan and I've always searched for authentic Japanese food. We always have the chef's choice sushi and have always been blown away by the freshness, texture, etc.
The prices are quite reasonable. It's in a weird, strip mall and is pretty non-descript on the outside. Service is OK. Everything tastes a bit weird...meaning I've never had it before so it must be authentic. My wife assures me that this is how it tastes in Japan.
For a similar, reasonable priced, more home cooking experience in the Bay Area, we've always gone to Gombei and ordered off of the chalk board/daily menu.
Well worth a trip out of your way. Some of the best dishes I've had in the Bay Area, served by super knowledgeable, mature, friendly individuals. Black cod is amazing, noodles outstanding, teriyaki excellent, tempura perfect, pickles great. Generous portions, very fair prices. Don't miss the homemade black sesame ice cream. Their sake collection is wonderful, managed by a sake sommelier, though all staff are knowledgeable. It is a treat and honor to dine here.
Unfortunately since Hana is a distance from our home we don't get here often but we were happy to find it remains the same Outstanding Japanese restaurant we have found in the past. It would be hard to find a match for the knowledgeable staff, super authentic food and extensive Sake list . Love it !
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