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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4.5based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Alright it’s expensive, to be up front. The ambiance is intimate and great, everything clean. The service was great! When we expressed that we didn’t like a dish 100% waitress took it off the check without us having to say anything more (we didn’t really intend for the food to be taken off, but she was glad to accommodate).

Now the part where points get docked off.. some of the dishes that came out weren’t all that great. The uni and caviar toast was great! The rice pot great! And best of all the pomegranate sorbet was amazing! Everything else was somewhat bland or just not worth the price. Oh and uni ice cream was off the menu when we went! (Apparently it’s been off for awhile??)

BEWARE- the aburi and anago rolls. Weird proportions and combination lol. The slice beef thing with white miso (forgot the name) was alright.

I would recommend the place if you knew what you wanted, but be careful!

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Jribblemytibble
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Rude service. The food was poorly timed. Very slow kitchen and the manager was rude. This is a poorly run restaurant.

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vipDeeDee
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good as always!

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LeeS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Beautiful, tucked away restaurant in the heart of WeHo, Ambiance was great and the food too. Portions for some items a bit small for the value, but overall a filling meal. Will go again.

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nonamenosh
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is incredible and decor is romantic.

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Shigazawa
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We were very excited for out first visit to Chateau Hanare to celebrate a family birthday. The ambience is really nice, especially like the way the entrance sets a mood. Our booth was nicely located and comfy. Service by secondary wait staff was good. Our waitress, though attentive enough, made us feel rushed from the start. Plus she exhibited an attitude that made one feel the need to walk on eggshells. Rough, forceful, hurried. We, as a group, are very well traveled, nothing about her demeanor felt Japanese, or LA-ease for that matter. Unfortunately person-to-person interactions can set the mood. The presentation of “toasts” was fun with the smokey dome. The caviar toast exquisite. However, the avocado toast fools no one. $10 for one tiny sliver of a California basic. Nothing special, except the price. The special margarita is really nice. We all decided we would sometime come back for the cocktail, and maybe an appetizer. We will not be recommending dinner. Sorry, we really were hopeful, and hope food, prices, and service gets better.

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EstherC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and unique food, beautiful atmosphere and top notch service!

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vipWeHoKitten
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Catch up dinner and drinks with a friend! We loved it! Beautiful space and excellent service! Our server was so helpful and friendly and the food was really good.

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vipEcolint
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The service was impeccable, and the restaurant is beautiful. However almost every dish on the Kaskei tasting menu one was sweet, not to my liking, but that is a personal taste.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for DineLA. It was a very good restaurant and the presentation is brilliant. The valet is a bit expensive though at $14.

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Foodieinthebusiness
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It was good. Just all the food was ordinary that I can eat the same menu at any mid to high-end Japanese restaurant. I was expecting for wow tasting or presentation for the reputation of Hanare. The parking was so bad that I had to fight for the spot with their kitchen staff because the parking staff didn’t want to take care of my car because it was 10 min. before opening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Fur such a place at this price point, I’ll admit I was disappointed. I have eaten a lot of good Japanese food and at this place the food was way saltier than its should be. The Sashimi was not good quality at all and the waitstaff was not very good. They weren’t rude or anything, but they did not help navigate the menu or highlight any items. Overall not worth the money

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PennyN
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The greeting hostess had so much attitude - she forgets that its paying customers that give e her a job - a happy postive hostess always starts a food experience well...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipAlviseR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, great ambiance. Food is superb and creative. Please bring back the uni ice cream!
Definitely recommended for a special occasion

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience2

We were really excited to try a new place right in the area. The food was exceptionally fresh, authentic and overall great. What made it such a disappointing experience, however, was the absolutely atrocious service. Rather than pacing each dish out, they brought them out all at once. We ordered a bottle of sake and they just never brought it. Just totally forgot. Literally not once did our server come and ask us how the meal was going. They never refilled our water or offered to get us a new bottle. The restaurant was practically empty — so I’d understand if it were a particularly busy night — but we were just completely ignored the entire time. The entire staff there just seemed cold and standoffish. I had to physically flag someone down anytime I needed something. This was a casual $300+ Monday night dinner with a friend that turned into a nightmare. What was once a promising new spot to frequent is now a place to avoid.

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ArielM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very warm and inviting location, tucked away in an inconspicuous spot. The ambiance transports you to Japan. The service was outstanding and the food delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you very much for the wonderful meals and service. Much appreciated for our late night dinner. Houji-cha and Genmai-cha ice creams are very original and my favorite!

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AntonioC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMichaelY
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

amazing service and the food was great

thank you to the staff who made this dinner memorable

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ChristyC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall1food4service2ambience1

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. Excellent food.

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FannyF
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

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...

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StephaneM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always happy at Hanare

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EKENDALLMOSS
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Leah
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipBighard1
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

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AndrewZ
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipgpat
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Foods very creative and interesting. Saki pairings are unique.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Italy
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and cozy

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AntonioC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience.Great creativity.Beautiful atmosphere in the restaurant

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vipDotan
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipAvilap
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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REMYD
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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rozaen
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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.

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vipholidaydoll
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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.

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Chateau Hanare is rated 4.5 stars by 102 OpenTable diners.

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