We had the DineLA menu and outstanding. Exceptional service and ambience.
This is the real deal...Chateau Hanare is like walking into a great restaurant in Japan...you won’t find any California rolls or spicy tuna anything here...fabulous tasting menu that comes with a card describing everything you’re eating and they have flights of sake!...they even have a sake expert on site to help you if you need help...great full bar...lots of whiskey options...service is on point...attentive without being cloying...I highly recommend this place...as we were walking out we were discussing when we were coming back and how big of a table we were going to need!
My boyfriend had wanted to come here since they opened but I am much more of a meat and potatoes guy so wasn't really interested however he convinced me to celebrate our anniversary there. I am so glad he did! Between the beauty of the space and the unfamiliarity of the menu I was pretty intimidated, however, my tensions quickly disappeared. From the second you walk in the pretty hostess and Maitre d were nothing but smiles and very engaging. We decided to come a little early to have a drink at the bar which was a little crowded but the bartenders were so very nice and took the time to give me a big education on their huge collection of Japanese Whiskeys along with tastings. The hostess even checked up on us a couple times to make sure we were okay. Once we were seated our server was phenomenal. Given it was a Friday night and was really busy she took the time to explain all the menu items and guide us though our entire meal. Every member of staff was ridiculously nice and well informed, even the people who brought the food described every component and how to eat. The staff all seemed really happy and genuinely wanting to be there. Given my initial fears the food was amazing. That was the best steak I ever had and I didn't miss the potatoes. They even sent us out a special desert that came with a little Japanese music box and the manager came by to wish us a happy anniversary and thank us for choosing to celebrate the occasion with them. Just goes to show you that saying "don't judge a book by its cover" is true even when it comes to restaurants. Thank you Hanare for making us feel so special on our anniversary and cant wait to bring my "meat and potato" friends!
This was my second visit; I had come a couple weeks ago when I was in town. You would have thought I was at a high school reunion, with everyone welcoming me back. They even remembered the sake I had the last time but couldn't remember. This time we ordered off the menu and ate family style and I can truly say everything was truly five star. This has become my favorite restaurant and already looking forward to my next visit to the west coast to come back
I was solo for New Years Eve and was looking forward to going to enjoying a nice dinner out, especially since Chateau Hanare was offering a vegan menu. The restaurant had a nice atmosphere, albeit a bit cramped. I was disappointed when I arrived on time yet my table wasn’t ready, and wasn’t ready for 45 MINUTES. I waited outside (it was quite cold but I did choose to wait outside since it was very crowded inside). The food was decent, though in my opinion very overpriced. I was also asked to move in the middle of my meal to accommodate another party. It wasn’t a huge inconvenience, but I was told a cocktail would be on the house, though when I got my bill I realized it wasn’t, and I didn’t feel like bringing it up at that point, I just wanted to leave. The cost of dining there was a big deal to me, and it was not worth it unfortunately. Utterly disappointed and a bad way to end my year and bring in the new year.
WOW!!!! I am not one to typically write reviews ,however, was so blown away by this new gem when visiting West Hollywood that I felt transported to Kyoto. From the second you enter the private garden in the front you forget that you are a stone's throw from the bustle of Sunset Blvd. The entire staff was extremely friendly and warm and all seemed to enjoy being there. I didn't recognize some of the menu items and was feeling adventurous so my server suggested there version of the chef's tasting; forgot the name. Every course was more mind-blowing than the next and completely complimented each other. I also had the sake pairing which was the perfect addition. Went on a double date which was fun but would be great couple place. There was also a private dining room in the back that from the sounds of it were having a blast. Truly one of the most memorable dining experiences I've had in ages that made me sad I moved to New York but heard their first location is the west village so can't wait to check it out; cant recommend enough...
Wonderful atmosphere- some dishes were a little hit or miss. Very expensive, but great for a special occasion.
Beautiful and delicious dining experience!
Beautiful restaurant. Felt like I was in japan. The food presentation was creative and delicious. Owner came to our table and was very gracious. Highly recommend to those who appreciate fine dinning in a beautiful setting.