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Hanabi Hibachi & Sushi, Columbia, SC

Hanabi Hibachi & Sushi

4.0
4
171 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Hanabi is a sizzling hot spot in downtown Columbia, SC, where Asian culinary artistry meets theatrical dining. The vibrant hibachi restaurant ignites the senses with the tantalizing aroma of fresh ingredients, the mesmerizing display of skilled chefs wielding blazing flames, and the satisfying taste of delectable dishes. Whether you're craving succulent shrimp, juicy steak, or crisp veggies, Hanabi's chefs expertly cook your meal to perfection right before your eyes. The energetic atmosphere, attentive service, and mouth-watering cuisine make Hanabi the ultimate destination for an unforgettable dining experience.

*** For reservations in The Fire Room, tables will be seated once all parties have arrived. ***

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

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What 171 people are saying

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4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Columbia

    Great for brunch

  • Columbia

    Kid-friendly

  • Columbia

    Innovative

  • Columbia

    Good for groups

  • Columbia

    Healthy

  • Columbia

    Romantic

171 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thurston is the best chef in Columbia!! Make sure you ask for him!! Drinks food service is always phenomenal, make sure you get the peach soju mule and always catch your shrimp!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Service was okay, server was kind and fast, although they were out of many options which says they buy their sauces and make almost nothing in house. food was absolutely disgusting. rice was old!!? vegetables frozen, salmon (which i didnt order) came a 1/4in thick and cut into the shape of a fish?? how fresh is any of this?? theres a real lack of any culinary experience at this place and paying $110+ for two is outrageous for the quality of food. downright disrespectful and disgusting. Cook was friendly and environment was loud. Will never be back here.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Hmmmm I’ve had better hibachi…. Food was ok,,, no birthday song nothing

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  4. Pfdpio1

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall very good. Service was quick but server seemed stressed. Hibachi chef lacked expected skills. "Didn't do the routine." Just cooked and left.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my third time visiting Hanabi and it was a great experience with a great ambience as always. The only downfall is they almost never have any ranch dressing but the ginger dressing was okay this time. I love them aesthetic that they have and it’s a great place to take your friends or family.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great experience ! I enjoyed myself for my birthday

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The place was understaffed and it showed. Service was bad. Food was mediocre and the prices were too high for the quality of the experience.

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  8. BillP

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an inexperienced server and cook. Service was slow. It was 1 hour and 20 minutes before got food. When the server came to get out orders she took appetizer orders from two of the ten people that were there. She then left without taking our orders for 20 more minutes until she served the appetizers. The cook put teriyaki sauce on my salmon and my scallops, which I don't like. My wife said her steak was good. A very disappointing experince.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was awful the experience was awful made reservations and still had to wait at the bar. The soup was cold and the sushi was not fried in tempera batter. Got a cherry blossom martini and only thing I tasted was straight gin.

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  10. DanielL

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very fun experience for date night, food was great, service was great and our chef was awesome.

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  11. DonnaC

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated a birthday. Good was good but service from our waiter was poor.

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  12. JesusC

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    My daughter mother found hair in her salad. We ask to speak to the manager he took entirely too long to come out. When approached about the situation first comment that come out of his mouth was accidents happen. No apology. No I’m sorry for the inconvenience. He just stood there motionless. He stated what do you want me to do as if he didn’t have any type of training or any other solution. I approached him the second time and asked him if this is how the treated all of the customers didn’t have an answer. Nothing was done no solution was given. Never offered to take anything off absolutely nothing. Will never come back. Worst experience not to mention the gentle who cooked the food didn’t even do any tricks at all. I thought that that’s what you came for to get a display of tricks but that wasn’t the case. Please take in consideration to replace Shane as manager he will continue to make this company lose revenue. He needs more experience he definitely don’t need to be in his position.

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  13. OliviaS

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The customer service was lacking, had to wait 5 minutes before we were acknowledged upon entering restaurant. Was not escorted to our dining table, table was pointed out and we were asked to just have a seat. Took over 10 minutes before wait staff came to the table after we were seated to take our drink order. The food was awesome!!!

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  14. KeciaB

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and food and drinks! The staff was also very accommodating and friendly.

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  15. Teresa

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s not bad, but I didn’t think it was great. Hibachi comes with a lot of food which is nice. A little salty (for my taste). Enjoyed the spring roll appetizer. Shrimp tempura didn’t have much flavor. My non-alcoholic mock tail was delicious but we weren’t offered more rounds of drinks - service wasn’t bad, but not exactly on it. When they brought their pay system to the table for us pay they automatically had a 28% tip selected, with the lowest tip percent 22. You could select custom tip though. Just a little poor taste to be so bold having 28% selected when we weren’t even offered drink refills IMO. Will add the atmosphere is a pretty space.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a table of 7. 4 of us got our food, the other 3 got there food 20 minutes later, which is unacceptable. And one person didn’t get the right thing but just ate it anyway because they waited so long. The food was cold because I guess it had been sitting for a long time. The drinks were horrible, don’t waste your money on alcohol. I’m not sure if it was they weren’t prepared for the crowd or what. I think the waitress had too many tables, she was nice but just overwhelmed with the amount of tables.

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  17. LynnC

    Charlotte

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We were a party of 8 and the service as well as the food was very bad. I will not be returning.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Let me tell you, I worry a lot of good restaurants will one day “betray me” and fail to keep up the high bar/standard they hold. This is an exception. They will and continue to blow my mind with every aspect of a good food establishment. Ashely, the manager, Thurston, the chef, and Madison, she was a newer server but you wouldn’t know unless you asked (which we did) This will forever be my spot and you’re missing out if you’re not at Hanabi

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were seated quickly. The seating was a little uncomfortable, but we noticed we did not have pillows like the other booths. The waiter was nice but he did not come back and check on us once we received our food. It wasn’t busy surprisingly. Overall the food was good and the setting was very nice.

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  20. Foodjunkie2

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first time patronizing Hanabi's and it was an amazing experience. The Staff was amazing and the professionalism was excellent. The food was SO good and the ambiance was perfect.

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  21. ChynaR

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The actual look is so beautiful, the food was decent.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Server took over 40 mins to take our order, we also were asked to move tables to accommodate a bigger party. Over it was very poor service, over priced and food didnt taste that good. I wouldnt come back

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    This could’ve have been a 10/10 highly recommend but the service was trash. If they work on this part it’ll be one of the best places in Columbia!

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  24. smsimp

    Central Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place but I do have just one problem. Although there was a performance, it wasn't a large performance.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience for our group of 8, including 2 small children. Delicious!!

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  26. Maria

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We had to wait for over one hour to be seated, even three hibachi table weren’t occupied. Also, we had reservation!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thurston is the best chef. He always makes my boyfriend and I feel welcomed and special. Thurston is the biggest reason we revisit Hanabi.

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  28. Erynne

    Central Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my husband there for his birthday dinner and it was our first time there. It was very beautiful on the inside and we sat in the area where they do not cook in front of us so we could enjoy the view. Our waitress was extremely nice and we appreciated her coming to check on us frequently. Food was delicious!

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  29. JovaughnG

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was really good and drinks were good as well.

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  30. RedClara

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    No complaints. Everything was perfect from the time we entered.

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  31. LandonR

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My girlfriend and I had a fantastic time at Hanabi. It was our first time and we were the only people at our table. Our chef Thurston made it fantastic. We are looking forward to going back and having thurston as our chef again.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’m am NEVER disappointed here. The food, the ambiance, the staff and did I mention the food?!I I try to come at least twice a month MINIMUM. Ashley and Shane (managers) are going to get it DONE! Sierra (spelling?) wonderful server! Thurston! The chef! He will make you never want to eat any other hibachi. This is more than just an amazing restaurant. This is a full blown experience. I highly recommend it for any occasion, even if it’s just to get out to eat!

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  33. MaryW

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restuarant was a hidden treasure. At first we were afraid we couldn't find the place. Needed some type of sign pointing down the alley . We were lucky enough to have someone give us directions. When we got there everything about this place was amazing! Service was prompt. Food was delicious. Will definately be going there again soon!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant, good food, excellent service from our server Bobby. We had a lunch gathering of nine and the accommodations were perfect. The staff helped bring out food and everyone enjoyed the experience

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  35. LorettaS

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our chef was great and very entertaining. Enjoyed him a lot! The only issue my group had was the fact that they would not seat 6 of us while we were waiting on the 7th person to arrive. They required all to be present before seating us. Then we waited over 30 minutes after being seated to take our orders. Too much time in between from sitting to finally being served.

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  36. AliciaH

    Charleston

    25 reviews

    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We were not greeted once we entered the restaurant. We called several times when we were on the way and no one would pick up the phone. There was no hostess when we arrived. I guess they sent the hostess home early. We had to walk over to the bar to get the attention of the bartender who was on the phone at the time. She sat us and we waited awhile for a server to come over. Must be short staffed or let people go too early. When she came it took awhile to get waters. Gave me an Old Fashioned without the orange peel. Stated she was out of oranges which is hard to believe. Soup was good, lettuce could be chopped a little more, but the entree was really good. Temperature was right and presentation, however my date didn’t get his his shrimp as he got the pick two. The server acknowledged it when she brought it out, but why wasn’t this seen before leaving expo. I guess they went home early too. Delicious food, but there’s a few kinks to work out.

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  37. KaylaC

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was amazing. I put in a note on my reservation and they executed the favor very well.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was slow, food was okay over priced for what you got

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  39. ToriB

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Honestly one of the worst dining experiences we’ve ever had at a restaurant. We had a reservation for 7:15, did not get seated until 7:50, after being sat we waited another 20min before a server came to take our drink orders. We waited another 20min and our soups were brought out but our waitress forgot our salads. Meanwhile, the table that sat down 30min after us had already received both their soup and salad and their chef was beginning to cook. It got to the point a guest had to get up from the table and ask the host what was going on. We were seated at our table for an hour before the chef came out to us, at this point it’s 9pm. As our chef got started and things started coming out everyone was waiting for the server to bring the rest of our sauces (she only brought half of them out) and we all needed our drinks refilled. Another guest called the waitress over and she was extremely rude and turned around and walked away before we had the chance to ask for refills and for our sauces. She never came back to check on us, and at this point our food is sitting on our plates getting cold and we’re just waiting. Finally, a guest once again gets up from the table and goes to find someone who can refill our drink and bring us sauces. Another very kind server helped us out. About 15min later as we’re finishing our plates our waitress came back with the sauces we asked for (and already received).

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  40. BrianaP

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Hibachi in town! Seriously no restaurant will top this food and experience. I hope they stay around forever!!! I will never go to another hibachi place in Columbia, SC.

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Hanabi Hibachi & Sushi is rated 4 stars by 171 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Google Map for Hanabi Hibachi & Sushi

1624 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Columbia
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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