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About Hana Japanese Steakhouse

Hana Japanese Steakhouse offers 13 dazzling Hibachi tables, a rectangular sushi bar, private dining tables and a full-service bar and lounge for your enjoyment. Our hip decor, phenomenal food and brilliant staff are here to cater to your every dining needs. We look forward to serving you and your family in the near future. We have three options of dining in our establishment. Hibachi, dining room and sushi bar. Please specify the type of dining experience you'd prefer under special notes. Thank you.

1620 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:30 to 11pm: Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(518) 452-4262

Website:
http://www.hanaalbany.com/

Entertainment:
We carry 8 HD flat screen TVs, a private lounge area with a couch for three and a circular Sushi bar with HD programming. You won't miss a catch or a swing here at Hana's. While seated at one of our hibachi tables, you will be entertained by one of our expert chef's while they display their culinary skills.

Catering:
Spice up that party with your personal sushi Chefs rolling your favorite sushi for all of your guests. We offer highly trained, well-versed and very personable Sushi Chefs for your next big party. Please call us for details.

Parking Details:
Private lot with ample, clear lighting and parking.

Public Transit:
CDTA Bus Transit conveniently located right on Western Ave.

Executive Chef:
Water Chen

Private Party Facilities:
Three private rooms are available for birthdays, anniversaries, and parties. Please call us for details.

Private Party Contact:
Lily: (518) 452-4262

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Have a special party for that loved one? We'll do all the work in planning the menu, setting the ambiance and entertaining your guests...all you have to do is show up. A birthday celebration here is one that will create a lasting memory for all ages.

Hana Japanese Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

3.6

ambience

3.5

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

Kid-friendly (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
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Casual (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fun (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

I have been here for several occasions including anniversaries and birthdays. The staff has always been accommodating and excited to assist my party with the celebration of all occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Romantic
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Family visit

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was your usual hibachi experience. Don't expect too much and you won't be disappointed. Somehow they were out of Miso soup and also out of the Sushi Sandwich. Food was okay. Sushi was not great. Pricey for what it is but that's how all hibachi is.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great place for me and my family to enjoy dinner and some time alone! My kids Love the hibachi grill and experience of it being cooked in front of them!
Great job!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was good but the service was slow. My appetizer didn’t come until the food on the hibachi was almost done, then she didn’t bring any soy sauce for the wasabi paste to dip the sushi in, and I had to get up from the table and get it myself from another table. Then, the manager told my friends who were paying separate checks that they both couldn’t use a coupon, because we were considered one party. Very bad customer service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Waited 10 min at our table before a waitress came over for drinks. Felt very rushed. Hibachi Chef came over to start cooking before drinks or appetizers even arrived
A family of 5 was in and out in 50 min. Not very happy.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We enjoyed Hana. Although my kids said the cooking was less exciting than usual (certainly not as exciting as Bennihana), the food was more seasoned, and service was the fastest we've ever had at a Hibachi restaurant (which is both a plus and a minus, I suppose).

To be clear: my wife enjoyed the food at Hana a lot, said the seasoning was just right -- but I felt the chef rushed: the steak wasn't trimmed very well, and the scallops were overcooked.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 21, 2017

The service was fair during this visit. It took nearly 15 minutes, after being seated, for anyone to notice me and bring water. I almost left. I ordered on of the specialized rolls. Visually, the place was no full. I saw open tables around me and 1 guy at the sushi bar. I inquired about the roll, 20 mins waiting to that point, the sushi chef shows up with my order and saw 'we very busy why you had to wait. The presentation was no good, and they didn't bring the extra sauce I asked for. The bill appeared quickly, the girl waited to get the payment. Tacky.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 15, 2017

Once again the food and service was amazing. This was our first time having habatchi and it was hilarious. This made our daughters going away for college very special. Thanks again for always being consistent and top notch!

Tags: Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Naples)·Dined on July 16, 2017

We brought our grandchildren and they loved the food. The staff treated them wonderfully. The youngest was afraid of the fire but soon he got into his meal and really enjoyed himself.
Of the few Japanese restaurants around the area, this is our favorite. The food is great and the
staff goes out of their way to make your time with them enjoyable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The food was amazing! The Fantastic Roll is indeed fantastic. And our waiter Vincent was terrific.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Entertaining, enjoyable night out dining. We will do it again. Hibachi chef was entertaining!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

We used open table to get a lunch reservation for our family of 5 at Hana's after graduation ceremony. We enjoyed a very delicious and fun meal. Service was very good and the chef very personable. They advertised mojitos as a drink special but had a difficult time with ingredients. I recommend enjoying a lunch or dinner at Hana's. Using Open Table was very easy.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on April 10, 2017

Chef was very kid friendly and entertaining. Food was excellent

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Been here several times, the food has always been good. We had reservations, on time, took awhile to be seated. Our server was very slow. Drinks were very good. The toro tartar was prepared different than what we had before, and was kinda bland. We had various sushi, which were excellent. But the service, was poor.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

We were told that we would be seated as soon as our party arrived. They were ten minutes late and we then had to wait an additional 30 minutes. Then we waited another 20 minutes for our habaci chef. Food was delicious. Our server brought the bill as soon as we finished not giving us the option for ordering dessert. The children in our party were disappointed so we did order for them. We also ordered coffees but the server came back & said they were "out of coffee". That was hard to believe as the place was full with more people streaming in. Then the front desk person came to our table and asked us to leave while we were still waiting for the bill!! Hope it was just an off night for them but for our family was disappointing because it was a supposed to be a celebration.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 9, 2017

We stopped in while traveling through the area. It was efficiently served, delicious, and nicely presented. The menu was interesting. The best item we had was the lemongrass seafood hot and sour soup- very spicy and with large chunks of seafood.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 16, 2017

The food was very good. It was the tastiest fried rice I've had anywhere. The sushi and sashimi appetizers were delicious. Hibatchi food was cooked perfectly. The wine was ok. Not great. The service was quick and helpful. I would definitely go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2017

We made a reservation at Hana for my daughter's birthday. This is my second time at Hana's restaurant, this time with my children. We had sushi platter as an appetizer. Sushi was fresh and tasted as if it came straight from the market. Seafood, especially scallops are worth going back again. The presentation of the sushi and the chef were excellent. We had steak and seafood hibachi plates which satisfied all of us in volume, presentation and taste. The reason rating is 4 stars instead of 5 is I felt we were rushed to leave. Our original reservation was 5 pm in Saturday and many people (easily 20+) were already waiting to be seated at the entrance. Considering the rush hour time, less than an hour dining experience at Hana's felt short since we wanted to have a chance to enjoy the desert. Regardless, my husband and I will go back again for sake and sushi perhaps seating at regular table next time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2016

The service was great. All staff that we came in contact with was friendly. Food was good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2016

Susan and I both agree that Hanas is authentic and keeping with the Japanese spirit. We enjoyed the meal. We enjoyed the ambiance. And we enjoyed the service. Strongly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Great Beer, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2016

The food was fantastic however the appetizer which was a sushi roll came during the Hibachi dinner also the martini did not come for 20 minutes after it was ordered

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2016

We were visiting our daughter at Albany and we wanted Sushi. Another establishment was closed so we chose this place. The sushi was excellent and they had numerous choices for two of our guests where one was a vegan and the other vegetarian. Everybody enjoyed the meal and I thought very reasonably price. We were a group of 7 so they automatically included a gratuity. I am not a fan of the practice since I always tip 20%+. But, I understand that some larger groups do not take care of their service people.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Vegan, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2016

This place can be a hit or miss place depending on the time of day. If you make a reservation ask for the front dining room certainly not the back. The food is very tasty but some of the drinks need to be worked on. I recommend this place if you are visiting the Albany area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2016

Great food, a very enjoyable night out with friends and very good service.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2016

Good Hibachi-style Japanese restaurant. Needed a place to go to pick up our uAlbany son to take him out for his 18th birthday and this was a good choice on an early Sunday afternoon. The only minor negatives are the fact that they charge extra for soup and salad where every other Hibachi restaurant just includes those when you order a $24+ entree. But that is only a minor quibble.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2016

The service, as usual, was horrendous. We sat at a full hibachi table to 25 minutes and didn't even have someone ask about beverages. We only got service after someone at our table got up and asked a server to help us. It was then about another 30 minutes before a super unenthusiastic hibachi chef came to our table. This had been pretty typical of our experience there (though usually, the hibachi chefs have been great). The food was good. We only go to Hana because my bf loves one of their rolls so much. If not for that, we'd probably never return.

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 26, 2016

Emily was working 2 tables and missing in action most of the meal. The rolls are 18 buck, small and the are cheap with the sauce. The air conditioner was too high, food got cold almost immediately. I was wearing a coat in the place. That's it for us.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2016

We've been to Hana on a few other occasions prior to this one. We invited friends who had never had hibachi before and they really enjoyed themselves. I like everything except the lobster tail, which was a little on the tough side.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2016

Great food and Great service. It was my daughters 18th birthday and her first time at Hana. She had a great time!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 11, 2016

It was my first time at a hibachi.
I liked it a lot!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 15, 2016

Went here for lunch after my son Graduated. We ran a little late and they were accommodating. I imagine it got really busy a little later in the day.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2016

The food was great. I have been several times & I enjoyed it but my family, who tend to be picky eaters, thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant, the hibachi chefs and the food. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys japanese cuisine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Delicious food and great hibachi show

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2016

Hibachi was very well priced for the kids, this alone will make me come back. The hibachi was good and the sushi was ok. The had several errors on the menu which really soured the experience. The first, our favorite cocktail, the Nina turtle, still on the menu, but not available. Second, Japanese scotch for desert, yum....oh wait nope don't have that now either. Waitress spent 20 minutes figuring out the bill for another group. Then we asked for one check and got it split. Not as good of an experience as the first time we came here but the kids menu and quality of food will bring us back again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2016

sushi was spectacular and fresh. mixed drinks were excellent and fairly priced. will surely go back .

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2016

I have been to Hibatchi restaurants before and I loved them and this restaurant is no different!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2015

Enjoyed the food, atmosphere and Hibachi dining was fun!

Tags: Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2015

We both enoyed the Sushi dinner, our go-to dinner. The sushi is lovely and the miso soup and salad were very nice.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2015

We never got appetizers or any refills on drinks

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