Hannah Japanese Restaurant

4.6
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Japanese
HANNAH uses fresh local produce along with imported specialised Japanese ingredients to give an authentic and pure experience. The fish we use are locally sourced from the fishermen in Cornwall.

Compared to the plain traditional Japanese dishes, the fine  integration of  the European and Japanese elements at HANNAH provides a much more complex and original experience that cannot be found in Japan nor elsewhere.

HANNAH's owner chef, Daisuke, was trained for several years at the Michelin three-starred restaurant in Japan. Following his time in Japan, Daisuke worked as the Head Chef at Michelin 2-Star restaurant Mayfair UMU in London for six years. With the skills acquired from over twenty years of cooking experience, Daisuke opened HANNAH where the delicacy and elegance are formed and well delivered. 

All in all, we aim to make your visit to HANNAH both memorable and unique.

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NN
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was delicious, the ambiance pleasant enough—but very expensive, as expected for a central restaurant in a business-centered district.

CK
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, beautifully presented. Had the tasting menu which was sensational - full of authentic local Japanese touches.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was extraordinary. The menu is pricey but absolutely delicious. Service was good and the atmosphere was nice. Probably a good place for business dining though as it’s rather expensive and the atmosphere is more suitable for it rather than a date or special occasion. Overall a very nice experience. The toilets are a bit awkward though

RP
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Good food and smiley service, but paper napkins for that price are a no-no

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tried lowest testing course,it is good to try at price.

RS
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch service! Food is amazing, one of the best izakaya for me

BG
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner suggested eating at Hannah's when we walk past (our hotel was conveniently next door) but the graphics design of their bill board and the restaurant's street appeal just didn't.... appeal. However a reassuring visit to Tripadvisor suggested Hannah's would be good. So we ventured inside and are so glad we did. We had a really memorable meal (the mid range tasting menu - because there was so much we wanted to try) despite both of us being shattered and unknowingly coming down with a nasty cold. Hannah's food was delicious, interesting, different and also it felt so healthy. They accommodated my diabetes without fuss. The waitress was delightful and carefully explained each dishes. We'd Googled each dish before they arrived and this also helped our understanding and appreciation of each dish. Thank you again for a memorable meal Hannah.

D
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fantastic evening, the food was excellent overall; the presentation was extraordinary. We would definitely recommend it to a friend. Very friendly staff.

JW
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had a lovely evening at Hannah with very helpful and polite service with a smile. Very interesting saki to begin plus the tasting menu which was a great way of trying several different dishes and making a proper evening of it. We will certainly go there again, on our next visit and recommend friends to do so too.

SS
London
11 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We went for a pre-theatre meal around 6pm. It was very quiet with only two tables in use. The food quality and attention to detail was excellent. Pricing was a little on the high side, even for a Japanese meal.

e
London
31 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bento box for lunch. Not your normal low quality kind of bento, definitely a cut above.

Would love to try this place for dinner.

m
London
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Had a quiet and excellent lunch.

HM
London
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a date night and we were a bit greedy, feeling like getting everything. So quite difficult for us to choose since its only two of us to share the food. So we took the tasting set, which turned out to be a great choice. We get to taste a bit of everything literally. Its about 6-7 courses, cant remember exactly. Great presentation and taste. The scallop and crab rice are my favourite. I think only around £150 or something for two sets and a bottle of white. We had a great time. Good choice.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a late lunch and it was great! We had the set lunch Bento Box and it was a great value. For such price we get to taste so many different things and the quality of the sashimi is beyond words. The best squid sashimi I’ve ever had. So creamy! We also ordered a hotpot to share and it was served on a stove with charcoal in it! So cute! The location is not so obvious but we were just so glad we went. Would love to go back again. Maybe try the dinner menu next time. Great experience!

R
London
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We went in a group of 6. There was only one waitress serving the entire restaurant, so few times had to go myself and ask for stuff. Food was good and very nicely presented but very small quantity and extremely expensive. Main dishes looked like starters with regards to portion size. We got a bill of 200£ for having main dishes only.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

awful, awful restaurant. Couldn't be more gloomy. No clients in the restaurant. Awful decoration, awful service, food ok but so so expensive for what it is.
AVOID AVOID

r
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Beautiful sushi and inexplicably presented but limited menu, tiny portions and expensive for what it was.

S
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience3

As a Japanese I can guarantee this restaurant is one of the best among the Japanese restaurants in London. However, it is very expensive and each dish is served as very small portion. Recommend as a special occasion.

FS
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall2food5service2ambience4

The food is good, but the service is extremely slow

i
London
25 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I went on sat for my bday meal and was blown away. Food was amazing and I can't wait to go back

n
London
20 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I've been here a couple of times and have always loved the the place. Looked a bit kooky with its Japanese decorations, but the food is beautifully presented, tasty and fresh. I had a mixed sushimi dish and was lucky enough to have sea urchin, freshly delivered. I also tried the green tea ice cream, delicious and not very sweet for those who don't like desserts too sugary. Recommended.

g
London
21 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience!

WM
London
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service, superb quality food, very well presented. Interesting use of a portion of the old County Hall building in London & very near both Westminster & Big Ben and Waterloo station. If you love Japanese food & can afford a higher price per head this restaurant is for you. (£40per head for our fab lunch).

OT
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Food is really good, presentation - amazing, many snobby London restaurants can actually learn from these guys. Not your traditional Japanese though, you will not find many items you probably got used to, but those that are on the menu will really impress. The service left us a bit flabbergasted, but to be fair it was our host's first day: got wrong orders, out of sequence and certainly on a slow side (although one can argue it is a part of the experience). Some people in our company in the end stayed without food, optimistically saying that would order deliveroo on their way home, and we asked for the bill not waiting for some items still to be served as we ran out of time and patience. The other waiter (more experienced) was very apologetic but hardly could do anything. The ambience is plain dreadful, and I doubt anything can be done simply because of the building. The bill was very reasonable. Will I come again? Absolutely, but will think twice if I need to impress people whether to take them to this place or shop elsewhere. I really do hope the guys will improve, because food is very good.

R
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was really tasty and we all enjoyed our courses. Portions could be a bit more generous.

OT
London
34 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

HB
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very expensive and small portions- have had better sushi and Japanese food for cheaper

RP
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Japanese food I've ever had and it's hard to imagine it being beaten by anything any time soon! Service was top class. Initially thought it was expensive but it was worth every penny and more!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We had one hour for a quick bite to eat pre-theatre as part of my wife’s birthday celebrations. My wife’s meal was pretty standard, but at least she ate... I watched as three courses arrived for her but not mine. I chased where my food was but nothing, even the miso soup never came. Eventually only a few minutes before we absolutely had to leave to catch our play, I received some tuna maki, which was ok and I had to gobble up in a rush. It barely touched the sides. Eventually I had to walk up to the counter and ask them to cancel my items and just give me the bill. The waitress said sorry but no gesture or acknowledgment that I would go hungry. They even charged us for service and we were running so late there was no time to have it deducted. I don’t think I missed much, my wife’s salad was so salty as to be barely edible. The biggest issue was not just the poor food and service but the total apathy that came with it. Never again.

R
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really fantastic food and lovely staff. Booked for my partner's birthday and they kindly bought over a candle lit dessert on the house. Really excellent food - the Ox Cheek for 2 was incredible. Pricey but if it's a one off and you've saved for it you'll find it hard to find better. If I was being REALLY picky it could probably do with a slight facelift but didn't detract from our enjoyment at all. Overall a really lovely evening and would thoroughly recommend.

AC
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve found a new favourite after fantastic hospitality from the lovely waiting staff and talented chefs at Izakaya Hannah. The presentation of the dishes was stunning. The sashimi, tempura and beef short rib all tasted sublime!

l
London
89 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Bit pricey - would go elsewhere for sushi. The tuna sashimi was beautiful. But have had better Japanese food in London.

R
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, nice food cooked right in front of your eyes.

R
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall food and service was good. Just find a bowl of steam rice was a bit pricey.

AN
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Went here for a birthday treat and was very pleasantly surprised by authenticity of the food and care in preparation and presentation. Would love to go again soon.

F
London
59 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The sushi was good. Need more options. Noodles looked interesting. Service was a bit slow. Ok for lunch. May try it again

g
London
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent to see this place heaving when we went. We tried the sashimi this time round and we can honestly attest that neither has had better! Will definitely return.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice new Japanese restaurant. Believe will be much more atmospheric when they become more popular.
Great place to visit.

KS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My husband loves sashimi and this was perfect for him and his son. I have fish allergies and the rib steak I had and dipping sauce was perfect. Unusually for a Japanese restaurant I had several good choices of food that weren't fish. All our food was delicious, probably the best Japanese meal I've ever had:)

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple japanese food with very nice people