Hinata

4.9
48 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
True Japanese kaiseki in Indianapolis.

Masterful preparation, plating, and presentation.

We offer our menu in two tiers, the 89 and 120 dollar menu. The latter menu augments the dishes with more premium produce, fish, and meat along with an additional course. We will call to confirm your menu selection 24 hours in advance.

We only offer true Japanese cuisine at Hinata, and thus unfortunately with the limited size of our kitchen cannot accommodate guests with Celiac Disease or vegans.

Experiences

  • 8-Course Akane Menu

    $89.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Seasonal kaiseki dishes including an assortment of fresh, high quality sashimi
  • 9-Course Yamabuki Menu

    $120.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Hinata's proud presentation of our pinnacle experience. Each course is a direct upgrade from the Akane, augmented with additional premium ingredients and extra cuts of prized fish for the sashimi course. Enter expecting greatness, leave satisfied with excellence.
  • 8-Course Akane Menu

    $89.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Seasonal kaiseki dishes including an assortment of fresh, high quality sashimi
  • 7-Course Nadeshiko Menu

    $69.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Our humble and more time-conservative weekday pri fixe menu. Seven small-plate style courses to give you a glimpse into the brilliant talent our Chef has to offer.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 48 people are saying
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vipfaithnkc
London
17 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time at Hinata. We ordered this smallest omakase and had plenty to eat. Everything was exceptional. And served with care. Honestly, I'd love to go back here once a month. That's how great it was

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steve is a great manager. Accommodated our requests during a busy Final Four weekend. Shane and the entire wait staff were also excellent.

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JasonP
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant in Indiana. My wife and I celebrated her birthday and every item blew our minds. Service was beyond any expectations. The chef and his assistant were very friendly and engaging. My new favorite

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Indylocal
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a unique dining experience in the heart of downtown Indy. Everything from the service and food was exquisite. Thank you, chef!

SG
SachikoG
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. They served excellent Japanese cuisine we had never experienced in the States before. We definitely want to go back again.

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vipB8zim
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and service were outstanding. They gave wonderful explanations of each course. Depth of flavor is what stands out , while being so delicate at the same time.

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TPfromTokyo
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time at Hinata. Food was more than excellent and every dish has WOW factor. Hinata is definitely my favorite place in Indiana.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a truly unique Japanese dining experience. Be sure to add the wine pairing with each course for a special and complete culinary adventure. The service is impeccable and curated for each diner.

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vipBrittanyC
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food experience was incredible! Nothing like it in Indy. We were so impressed by the service & detail they put into our evening. We look forward to our next visit!

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EvanT
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Would recommend to everyone in Indianapolis!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service. Bar none, the best hospitality in town. A true Japanese fine dining experience. Each dish was crafted with the utmost care. Staff was very courteous and respectful. Highly recommended.

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Veee
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to enjoy a new food experience. We chose to have the 9 course menu and suggested drink pairings. Everything was extremely flavorful and thoughtfully put together It was memorable date night and we will definitely be back.

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vipSamS
Indiana
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I finally had the opportunity to experience Hinata and I can’t express how great it was. Finally, an authentic Japanese experience that included GREAT food, wonderfully presented, GREAT service, GREAT wine/sake/beer pairing with each course, GREAT ambiance with it’s beautiful decor, and GREAT people beginning with the owner Nobu. We will definitely return time and time again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome from start to finish...a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day!

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EthanW
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best service combined with fantastic,fresh, and authentic Japanese cuisine. Wonderful night out!

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Khristian
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly authentic Japanese food! What an exciting new restaurant for the Indianapolis area! Kudos.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Valentines Day

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vipRyanH
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have had in Indianapolis. The food, service and presentation was perfect.

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CWhiskey
London
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A truly authentic experience. The chef is oozing talent and his dedication to the craft of creating an authentic Japanese fine dining experience is on full display on the plate as well as on the palette. He is a true artist and Indianapolis is incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to dine at a truly exceptional restaurant.

JP
vipJimP
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the most amazing and delicious culinary experience in my entire life. Period.

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LaurenR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hinata provided what is hands down the best all-around dining experience we have had. The food alone would be enough to do so, but the staff and the wine pairing made this meal so much more incredible. Our server, Shane, was also the sommelier and provided us with impeccable tasting notes for our pairings. Each dish that came out was impeccably executed; it was such an experience, with flavors and textures that were truly elevated and balanced. One of the chefs, Christie, came to our table to wish my partner a happy birthday and later introduced us to the head chef. These touches were so beyond what we've experienced as avid diners. Everyone working seemed to genuinely care about our experience, and we could not be more impressed with the level of detail and the authenticity, whether from the food or the staff. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough. Definitely a much needed addition to Indy, we can't wait to go back!

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KarenH
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best food I’ve ever eaten anywhere. I can’t wait to return!

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MarkO
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Evening started with a creating by Shawn the bartender and Nobu the owner. Very personable experience the entire evening.

This is not your typical Japanese restaurant, they currently are preparing and serving 7, 8 and 9 course meals. This evening I choose the 9 course meal with the special wine and sake pairing. So if you think this is a sushi place you will be disappointed. I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED.

I choose the 9 course menu and it was incredible to say the least. The preparation was out of the ordinary and the skill of the chef Tanigawa really made my visit memorable.

I plan to return very soon.

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vipBrianR
Cleveland
39 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience. We did the 9 course menu with wine pairing. Each course was beautifully plated, new and delicious flavors and the server / sommelier provided details about each wine and how the flavors interacted with the food course. A truly wonderful experience and I highly recommend visiting.

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vipthierryw
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food was beyond my expectation. This was a visual and gustatoryExperience. The service and presentation was awesome. This was accompanied by the best sake that I have tasted thus far. A special occasion must… I will certainly repeat

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Highly recommended!

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RexT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was perhaps the best of my life. The wine pairings transformed our experience, and we cant recommend them strongly enough. We enjoyed the 9 course menu for a family celebration, and it was amazing!

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KellyC
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience with beautifully prepared courses. Highly recommend!

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EddH
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal experience with incredibly presented and delicious food. You want to have an open palate for the Kaiseke dinner (multi-course prix fix menu so you order the entire dinner and not off an a la carte menu.)

Highly recommend!

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Sunny
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here recently to celebrate my anniversary with my significant other and we both had the $89 Akane menu. Shane the sommelier also came and had a lengthy discussion about which sakes he recommended with the flavors, and also brought us a sample to try before making a decision. The food was excellent; wide variety of flavors and textures that were just as exciting as the previous dish. The ingredients were fresh and wonderfully prepared. Hinata definitely offers the best and most authentic Japanese food in Indy in my experience. The restaurant itself is classy and refined; great place to come for a date. The staff are also welcoming and provide great service. I'm happy with my experience at Hinata and hope to have come back soon to experience their premium menu.

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TOTORO
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Japanese food! This is the first time I've eaten such delicious authentic Japanese food in America. I highly recommend it.

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DmbFn
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. This is what Indianapolis needs right now. Every dish was perfectly executed and the tastes, smells, and textures were almost sensory overload. I can’t recommend this place enough. Go!

AV
AshleyV
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, the most memorable culinary experience I have had in the states. Cannot recommend Hinata highly enough. It is now my new favorite place to dine

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vipWinedinner
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dine here on a regular basis, often bringing friends and associates to introduce them to this wonderful cuisine. Mr. Nakajima, chef Aki, and Shane, the knowledgeable sommelier, go above and beyond to make sure each evening is unique and a memorable experience.

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vipEricK
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful food and presentation. The wine /saki pairing were great.

TK
TK222
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top quality restaurant in Midwest. We had amazing experience. Strongly recomended.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and wonderful staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shane provides amazing service and wine recommendations. All staff are professional and friendly. The food was superb. Definitely a full experience. The decor was light and open. We enjoyed the music selection. It added a nice ambiance to the experience. It was easy to hold conversations with the staff and my husband. It’s 5 star dining without being pretentious.

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SY80
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal! So glad we finally have Japanese fine dining in Indianapolis. I have eaten a lot of Japanese fine dining all over the country, and Hinata is just as good as the ones in Chicago, LA, and San Francisco.

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NancyW
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience! Beautiful presentations!

FAQs

Hinata is rated 4.9 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.