Chateau Hanare

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Chateau Hanare roughly means “a cottage apart”; the brainchild of Reika Alexander of EN Japanese Brasserie in the West Village. EN has been a NY mainstay in Japanese Haute Cuisine for over 14 years, and Chateau Hanare is bringing that sensation to LA.

Hanare specializes in traditional Japanese food; focused on Kaiseki (our 6 course tasting). With its origins in Zen Buddhism, kaiseki is an art form that balances taste, texture, appearance and colors of food. The ingredients are strictly based on seasonality and each course in served in very specific order, priming the body and palate; beginning with delicate starters and ending with hearty, comfort foods.

In collaboration with The Chateau Marmont Hotel & Bungalows.
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AC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice and surprising restaurant.The food is delicious and very creative.

CC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 1

The experience started out fine and the food was good. Then there was a HUGE rat on the roof which I saw like 5 times and even saw it climb down the wall. Absolutely disgusting. We spent $200 on dinner to see a rat. We canceled the remaining order and left. The server basically made no accommodations for us. We have a photo of the rat on the roof and have already told our friends about how gross it was. Not to mention my husband and I get a date night so rarely, and this one was completely tainted.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place. Excellent food.

FF
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Anniversary
Very nice ambiance and good drinks , service a bit long but nice waitress very pleasant
Great crowd, nice music
Food is disappointing, just average and expensive , we were served some sashimi scallops with white truffle but the chef forgot to add the few drops of that truffle oil , it tasted so bland we had to tell the waitress , who brought us back a new fish with some of the oil, it was still so so...
we were there 2 years ago And I think it went down in quality...

SM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always happy at Hanare

EK
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely evening here! Food was divine and the service was fantastic and friendly while still allowing us time in between courses. Heavenly atmosphere outside under the dim light of the lanterns among the nice gardeny walls of their outdoor space. Inside the restaurant is beautiful as well. Overall, we were very impressed and look forward to our next meal at Chateau Hanare!

L
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Everything for the most part was just okay (save for the service - the staff was extremely attentive and kind). The sake flight was delicious, and despite it being located off of a busy street the outdoor ambiance was very lovely and cozy. For the quality of food we got, I thought it was very overpriced. The sashimi was tough, and a lot of the flavors that we had didn't seem to go very well together. It was an interesting food experience, but I don't think I'll be going back.

OT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of four had an absolutely amazing evening at Chateau Hanare. It had been on our bucket for most of the last year, and our first visit did not disappoint. Our sampling of dishes included miso and seafood miso soups, and a wide range of entrees, such as shrimp ajillo, saikyo cod, jidori chicken, and crispy fried chicken. All were excellent and way above the bar in terms of preparation and flavor. The service was fast, attentive, friendly and informative across the board. Overall, an incredible evening. We definitely plan to return again soon.

B
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Started off slow but surely ended with a great finish..

Tried a lot of different things but now know what to order..

AZ
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place for a special occasion, very attentive and knowledgeable staff!

g
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food/service is good, not exceptional. The girl who seated us wanted to (inexplicably) put us in the back section even though the front was entirely empty and had no response to our question as to why we could not have the table we'd like other than that "she had everything planned"....we were finally seated at the table but it didn't feel welcoming (given there were only 2 other tables occupied and no prior table reservations) The ambience is nice (despite the location being next to a liquor store) and the food came out promptly.

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Foods very creative and interesting. Saki pairings are unique.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Went for dinner with a friend on a Friday night at 7pm. The place was virtually empty & stayed that way throughout our meal. The miso soup was about a small cup worth of soup for $8 (kind of silly) and the fish that was served in the soup was still attached to a large sharp bone. Very difficult to eat without proper utensils. This place could be way better than it is - the decor/ambiance is amazing, but the food falls short. Should have known there was something amiss when I saw the restaurant was empty on a Friday night.

OT
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our regular late night snack place. We love them, they have best tofu in LA!

OT
Italy
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and cozy

AC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience.Great creativity.Beautiful atmosphere in the restaurant

D
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An amazing experience all around. We went to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It was a little too quiet maybe but we went early (6pm) on a weeknight. Otherwise outstanding.

A
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far my favorite Japanese restaurant in LA. Food and service are excellent!

RE
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great exclusive experience of japanese gourmet cuisine. Staff was a delight, full of attention and kindness.

r
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The exquisite menu offers Kaiseki dining and a la carte dishes featuring home made Tofu and an extensive Sake menu.

Since all of our choices were vegan this reviewer can only comment on their vegetable dishes;
Though beautiful presentation, , the dishes were a tad too precious for the casual nature of the setting.

Outdoor dining was way too dark and under lighted making it nearly impossible to see the very petite dishes.
The seats and tables too far low for any leg room comfort, they were suited more for a Bar's seating.
Being 5'4" I cant imagine anyone taller able to sit comfortably. This discomfort was annoying and is inconsistent to such an elevated menu.

The flavors of each dishe were delicate and very was good, yet over priced for the casual outdoor seating. Our Main server was knowledgeable, yet lacked the forthcoming kindness one expects from such a fine dining establishment in LA. The Bus -servers were very kind and eager to please.

Valet parking was $24.00 before tip.

h
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Was ok. Food was decent, but didn’t blow me away. I’ve had better black miso cod is a cheap sushi joint. $20 for a cocktail is pretty steep & $9 per flat water of Evian is outrageous. It’s doesn’t make sense. I don’t mind paying when it’s worth it.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I don’t think they read my reservation note requests from the app nor reserved a table upon arrival, it was more like first come first serve. They weren’t attentive in the beginning but gradually worked better more into dinner.

KP
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious, but pricey for what it is. I went for Dine LA with my partner, and the service was excellent, and the food was good (honestly the tofu was the best part by far). I still prefer Shunka when I have the time to drive and I think it's a much better value.

LH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, lovely staff and beautiful place. Worth the $$$$!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food

W
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trying the dine LA menu for tonight. From the starter to desert, everything is super good! We paid extra for the wagyu beef, it is a little bit too much for two ppl.

OT
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I didn't expect, but the food is very authentic and I've enjoyed. Tanabata Festival was very nice touch.

A
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinne

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m
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and Food was outstanding! Beautiful place in the middle of Hollywood.

S
Los Angeles
154 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dine LA week just started, so I wanted to try it out, after hearing Martha Stewart had dined here in December. The staff are extremely nice and I think we had about six people waiting on us throughout dinner. Apparently, there is a sister restaurant in New York, so I'll have to pay it a visit. If you decide to dine here, you must try the soft tofu. Also, try the sushi and tempura, which was the best I've had in LA.

KL
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful presentation with every dish but fairly expensive for the portion size. A must try though!

DO
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great setting, and great service. Will definitely return!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A definite hidden gem just off Sunset! The interior transports you to Tokyo and the outdoor patio is peaceful and calm with heat lamps galore. They boast an incredibly creative menu, an expansive list of sake and liquor (from Japan and around the world), as well as a solid wine list. Whether you’re here for dinner or cocktails/sake/wine, you’ll love this place!

KW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the Kaiseki for 2 ppl on the terrace. All plates were exceptional. The only let-down was the dessert (ice cream, foam, cherries in juice) as it could have been more inspired and oriental in interpretation. Overall though the meal was fantastic, with unique flavours and textures.

LG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful restaurant. The attention to detail and professional staff is exquisite but best is the food you are transported to a Japan no one knows. I love this place

HJ
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the most elegant and stunning locations. The food is exceptional! You can't miss this place.

a
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food - wonderful hospitality and service.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food.

GE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

Pretty spot. Unfortunately the food just completely sucks.

C
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 5

The location is beautiful. That's the best part. We must have ordered the wrong thing. Everything we ordered did not taste good except for my drink which was good. Very disappointed.

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