Hana Japanese Restaurant

4.6
888 reviews
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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!
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Tahoe
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

As with all our visits, Hana more than checks all the boxes. The ambiance is top notch as is the food. Servers are knowledgeable and can guide food selections. Hana is proof that expensive can still be a value.

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ST
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been coming to Hana for years but honestly- the sushi keeps getting better and better. The ingredients are so fresh and the meal is just delicious and gets better each time! We are so lucky to have this caliber of sushi in the North Bay!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food is AMAZING

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G
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE Hana. Always great. Always a great service experience. We are regulars.

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RK
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

25 years of dining here and the food is still SIMPILY AMAZING. Quality comparable to that of what you would find in Japan.

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JL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The seasonal omakase curated by Chef Taka san is both unique and nostalgic. The chefs provide one of the best sushi tasting experiences in the Bay Area without being pretentious. The entire staff is warm and welcoming, ensuring you have a comfortable experience. Be prepared to enjoy yourselves as soon as you step into the restaurant!!

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DL
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good from every perspective except that it’s shameful that Hana is offering threatened Atlantic (Spanish) bluefin tuna on the menu. Yes, there’s no whale meat on the menu but how about showing a little environmental concern by not offering any threatened or endangered species on the menu? We’ll need to see that change before returning.

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c
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great care is taken preparing the food. The flavor and freshness were exceptional. The rice with the sushi is slightly warm, which I never experienced and really enjoyed. All that said I felt it overpriced. One cup of sake each, one roll and 6 nigiri later was 126.00 before tip. I confess by the time I got home I was hungry. If money is no object, you will really enjoy the quality and the service.
Samurai in Mill Valley does not have nearly as sophisticated an ambiance, but the freshness and quality are nearly equal for almost half the price.

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JM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Hana! Best quality sushi and sake anywhere in Sonoma and Napa counties! Always a treat.

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Denver
30 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

I thought I was in Tokyo because the fish selection and quality was great but the prices were outrageous. 3 of us are modestly and the bill was $265. Yikes.

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OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a delicious meal here. The food was fresh, delicate, and beautiful. The rice is perfectly cooked and flavors spot on. It is a bit expensive for the size of the portions, but as we don’t go often I was happy to enjoy a beautiful meal

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JK
San Francisco
594 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Our first visit a yr. ago was superb. A 2nd visit faltered. This 3rd visit was even more erratic. Futomaki was very good. But inada and hamachi sashimis tasted past their prime, and on a Sat that's not good. Niku udon had magnificent noodles. But beef yakiniku was unbalanced: sauce was a goopy teriyaki, so intense it was overwhelming, plus there was way too much of it. The edge of chile heat that once enlivened it (this is my 3x ordering it), is gone. A real shame, as the rice is still magnificent - fragrant and flavorful - it deserves a better, lighter tare. On the good side, the Japanese cheesecake is a pleasant way to end. Service is always good, but Hana's inconsistency is troubling. At this price level and reputation, we expect more reliable execution from the kitchen.

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LF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous assortment of extremely fresh nigiri sushi. Get a flight of sake if you think sake is all the same- a real eye opener!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High quality dish & service. Will be back.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s was for Father’s Day. Food was amazing as always.

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MM
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and an incredible selection of sakes.

Love this place.

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KR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had a business dinner here. Everything was terrific! It’s bit pricey however the food is high quality and the service was excellent. The atmosphere is business casual and unpretentious. I will be back.

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AG
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and the service was great. The drinks were on point.

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G
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent chef. Had omakase dinner & was completely satisfied that quality & presentation was spot on.

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AL
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Sushi here is off the charts. Five stars, for once, does not do this place justice. It should be five times five. Best sushi I've had in The States (and I've been to Japan). Outstanding.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Artfully prepared tasty fresh food!

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O
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If you want quality sushi worthy of the expense, Hana is the place in the Rohnert Park Area.
Place is clean and classy and the fish outstanding.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, fast and friendly service!!!

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RZ
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place doesn't waver from top notch quality. Well educated, passionate staff make the experience so much fun. I'd rather splurge and eat sushi once a year at Hana than eat pedestrian sushi through out the year in Sonoma County.

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WM
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We are Hana regulars. Food is authentic,sophisticated, with a wide ranging menu of incredibly fresh entres, expertly prepared. Owner Ken Tominaga is a culinary treasure supported by a team of culinary artists. The sake collection is the best in Northern California and probably the entire state. Sake sommelier Danny will expertly guide even the most sophisticated sake connoisseur to a perfect bottle.

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JL
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Bento lunches were very good but tempura veggies and shrimp were too oily. Hawaiian style ahi poke a bit too spicy. Usually not that way on the islands.

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D
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

They really should tell you when a roll is fried. I wouldn't have ordered the roll that I did had I know beforehand if I had known that it was deep fried

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MM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hana has the best sushi in the Bay area and the staff are always friendly, accommodating, and attentive to our order. It is always a treat for us to dine here!

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SN
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

We've been to Hana many times, in fact we had our son's wedding rehearsal dinner there. The poor service cannot be blamed on Mother's Day; it was just lousy. Our server never asked about drinks and made very few visits to the table. If it wasn't for the busboys, it would have been really bad. Upon leaving the restaurant, I mentioned to the hostess that the food was good as usual, but the service was terrible. All she said was that she was sorry to hear that. She made no attempt to find out what happened. We won't be back.

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DW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent sake offerings in the new sake lounge with great service and recommendations. Freshest fish for the sushi omakase and the Chawanmushi and Agedashi Tofu were perfectly prepared. The owner Ken Tominaga spent time in the dining room and was very personable and still has time to be in the kitchen/sushi bar.

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DT
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reservation made on Open Table and our table was ready early. Very friendly staff, excellent recommendations for sushi based on our preferences, and timely/courteous service. Meals were well prepared and delicious. Would highly recommend.

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LF
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and attentive staff with a modern yet inviting decor. Pleasantly surprised due to the suburban shopping center location. Don’t judge a book by its cover!

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SO
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had some friends from Thailand visiting and so I made a reservation at Hana(one of our regular spots). We were told upon arrival that OpenTable wasn’t working properly and there was no reservation, and then were told that we could not get a table for the five of us, nor order any food because it was too late. My fiancé was looking for Ken to see if he could ask if we could just order quickly(which we have done in the past since we know the menu well), but we had a child with us and I didn’t feel like making a big deal out of it.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre symphony

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OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

College decision celebration

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AL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It is an excellent restaurant yet a bit on the expensive side relative to other similar restaurants we've been to. Great for a special occasion.

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MB
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The busboy was amazing. Caring and very professional.

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J
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I had enjoyed dining at Hana for the past 4 years, but this year was quite different, service was terrible, food was late and barely acceptable for everybody in our party. I can't imagine what happened to this once fine restaurant.

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AW
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best north of the golden gate for food and value .

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U
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Their sushi is below par even for American sushi restaurants. My wife is from Tokyo and she misses good sushi - just hard to find here in America. The chawanmushi was tasty and about the only thing she tried that she enjoyed. As for me, I ordered the Yaki Niku (sliced , pan-seared rib eye) which was tender and juicy, but the shoyu was way too strong (salty) - probably designed to be eaten with a healthy mouthful of rice. The house salad was tasty and I liked the assortment of greens, lightly dressed. Our server was polite and attentive. All in all, a so-so dining experience as far as food goes and it's out of area for us so we're not likely to return.

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