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Hana Japanese Eatery

Hana Japanese Eatery

Japanese Restaurant$$$$
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  • Nina S.
    "Try the pickled wasabi & bring your own Sake as they are BYOB."(3 Tips)
    Rebecca
    "The sushi here is aleays the best and always something new to try."(22 Tips)
    Jim K.
    "Toro with pickled wasabi"(2 Tips)
    Murray I.
    "Try the Vanilla-Wasabi ice cream at Hana from Sweet Republic."(2 Tips)
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  • Phoenix New Times
    Phoenix New TimesJune 17, 2013
    Hana's version of Hiyashi Chuka is a summer treat you won't want to miss, combining ramen noodles, slivers of omelet, pickled ginger, cucumber, & chasu (slow-cooked pork seasoned with honey and soy). Read more
  • Phoenix New Times
    Phoenix New TimesAugust 5, 2014
    The sushi at this humble neighborhood eatery is quite impressive -- think oversized slabs of extremely fresh aji, silky sake, and buttery hamachi, elegantly draped over compact rice balls. Read more
  • Lennox S.
    Lennox SatonakaFebruary 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best sushi in town I believe. When Ayako of Tokyo closed down at the Biltmore I thought I'd never find a suitable replacement. An incredible menu with plenty of fresh fish available. UCC Coffee rocks!
  • Phoenix New Times
    Phoenix New TimesFebruary 20, 2013
    Pay close attention to the board that lists daily specials and be sure to ask for translations and recommendations because this is where things get really interesting. Read more
  • Murray I.
    Murray InmanMarch 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The entire menu is just awesome but this THE place to go in Phoenix for fresh, quality sushi. Staff is friendly and the chefs are creative with the specials.
  • Mike O.
    Mike OOctober 27, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Sukuei Tofu - Rich, silky umami flavor. Umami heaven. Just enough salt to accent the umami, then goes away. How do you cook asparagus so that it melts in your mouth?
  • O K.
    O KApril 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The quality of the fish here is amazing. Definitely a treat to sit at the bar and watch them work their magic. Take a chance and ask for some off-menu recommendations, too.
  • KayDee C.
    KayDee CatSeptember 27, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The miso dressing is the best for your salad.Also, make a point to sit at the sushi bar, great conversation opportunities and new friendships waiting for you there!
  • Genevieve R.
    Genevieve RiceJuly 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    On a menu full of delicious, my very favorite thing is Umi No Sachi Salad, spring mix piled high with fresh tuna, salmon & octopus and tossed with a tangy ginger dressing.
  • Mike O.
    Mike OJanuary 19, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Sea bass - perfect balance of bitter, sour, sweet, salty, umami and texture, done up in a colorful spray of the best fruit of the ocean!
  • KayDee C.
    KayDee CatOctober 3, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Definitely get the miso ramen!It's been revamped and is soooo much better now.This is an absolutely fantastic place to have a birthday dinner btw.
  • Mike O.
    Mike OAugust 17, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Onsen Tamago - A masterpiece of cuisine. Delicate egg bathed (onsen style) with delicate broth and drops of oj.
  • Mike O.
    Mike OAugust 15, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Ribeye Steak - Mid rare perfectly cooked with lotus root, okra and squash. Wowow. Batting 1000 tinight!!!
  • David G.
    David GreenMarch 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Sure the sushi is great, but have the Hana salad and it might be your new reason to come here - fresh avocado slices, premium slices of parmesan cheese with pine nuts in an AMAZING dressing. Hi Lori
  • Mike O.
    Mike OAugust 17, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Fried Sole (Potato Starch) - Moist and light. Fried skeleton awaits on the bottom for your last bites.
  • Phoenix New Times
    Phoenix New TimesNovember 4, 2010
    2010 Best of Phoenix Winner: Best Sushi! Fresh with must-haves like abalone, ankimo (monkfish liver), or aji (Spanish mackerel). Order enough goodies and you might even get your very own sushi boat. Read more
  • Mike O.
    Mike OAugust 17, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Uni-Nigiri - Let the chef have choice and you might be served life-changing-level uni-nigiri
  • Mike O.
    Mike OAugust 15, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Kaki - Fried oyster. Omg. This is the famous panko style. Plus sauce = perfection.
  • Amy H.
    Amy HaackJuly 21, 2013
    Can't say enough good things about this place, staff, & sushi! If you truly love sashimi, there's nothing better out there!
  • Mike O.
    Mike ONovember 19, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the ikura nigiri - Squid not chewy, perfectly moist, delicate, Japanese mint leaf, carrot garish. FTW.
  • Mandy M.
    Mandy MedskerNovember 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Delish and local. It's also BYOB here. The sushi rolls are super fresh, the Vegas is my favorite.
  • Mike O.
    Mike OJuly 24, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Toro - 4 days after arrival, the oil oozes and glistens. This is toro nirvana.
  • amanda b.
    amanda blumApril 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    just ask Koji-San to make whatever he wants. you will never regret it, just make sure it comes with FRESH wasabi (its awesome). also: sweet republic ice cream!
  • Murray I.
    Murray InmanApril 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Vanilla-Wasabi ice cream at Hana from Sweet Republic. It is a trip & isn't as bad as it might sound! It is one of those things that you can say you've done. Read more
  • Mike O.
    Mike OOctober 27, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Blue Fin Tuna - Freshly delivered this afternoon. I get the first cut of the best part... Belly!!!
  • Mike O.
    Mike OAugust 17, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Okonomiyaki - It pays to be mayor... appetizer size okonomiyaki. Wowow.
  • Diners Passport
    Diners PassportNovember 10, 2011
    Official Diner's Passport Participating Restaurant. Make sure to Stamp Your Passport on your iPhone or Droid when you dine here. http://app.dinerspassport.com Rewards coming soon!
  • Jon C.
    Jon CuryloOctober 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Hana Bento, one of the best values to try everything. Soup, sushi, salad, tempura
  • Kerry M.
    Kerry MelcherJune 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Hana Pride - Salmon tuna yellow tail and albacore wrapped in cucumber Ahhhhhhhhh
  • Mike O.
    Mike OFebruary 27, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Ankimo (Monkfish Liver) - Freshly made by kazsan
  • Mike O.
    Mike OOctober 27, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Scallop Sashimi - Scallop garish with Japanese mint leaf and mizuhosho (think lime zest on crack)
  • Mike O.
    Mike OApril 7, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Beef shabu shabu - An adventure in diy soup. 24-hour reservations required
  • David H.
    David HobbsJune 26, 2013
    One of the only places you can get Tako Yaki. It's not on the menu, you have to ask for it.
  • Kerry M.
    Kerry MelcherMay 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Camp Roll - Simple soft beautiful and so so good
  • Bonny S.
    Bonny S.August 4, 2013
    The BYOB idea is amazing! Makes your meal cheaper!
  • Michelle J.
    Michelle JungMarch 6, 2011
    Yay, finally found a place that has the yummy items I ate as a kid in Japan...so happy! Try everything!
  • Johnny D.
    Johnny DupreeSeptember 15, 2011
    Great food. Great staff. I am amazed at this hidden gem.
  • Mike O.
    Mike OOctober 27, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Blue Fin Tuna Sashimi - If the world ended today it'd be o.k.
  • Nina S.
    Nina S.February 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Go on Thurs when they get the fresh fish delivered. Try the pickled wasabi & bring your own Sake as they are BYOB. Read more
  • Murray I.
    Murray InmanApril 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Never hurts to ask for things not on the menu. I asked for takoyaki each time I went in and now they have it! Give it a try!
  • Rebecca
    RebeccaMay 24, 2010
    The sushi here is aleays the best and always something new to try. I need to come in more often!
  • Michael H.
    Michael HoangMarch 1, 2014
    First time having lunch here today....sooo satisfying, definitely coming back for more!
  • Kerry M.
    Kerry MelcherMay 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Hana Fish - Sea bass made with magic!
  • Mike O.
    Mike OOctober 25, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Albacore - Albacore albacore as far as the eye can see.
  • Norm H.
    Norm HerdNovember 5, 2012
    SERVICE WAS HORRIBLE! Daughter didn't receive her entree until we finished ours. Never came back to the table, only to drop off check. Staff made no apologies and never removed our finished plates.
  • Leslie E.
    Leslie EasleyJanuary 3, 2013
    Freshest sushi in town. No contest.
  • Kerry M.
    Kerry MelcherMay 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    follow them on twitter and see right when fresh/great fish arrive Read more
  • Christine & Greg
    Christine & GregJune 19, 2015
    Everything we had was great.
  • Travis L.
    Travis LarickJune 3, 2011
    The best Philadelphia roll I've ever had!
  • Heather L.
    Heather LauerOctober 23, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    order anything with the large white Japanese noodles and you won't be disappointed. best noodles in town.
  • Mike O.
    Mike ODecember 7, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Uni Shooter - Im home
  • Chris L.
    Chris LeeJune 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Definitely let Lori & Koji lead you. Always killer! Read more
  • Mike O.
    Mike OApril 17, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Cod with mushroom and asparagus Special. But do you deserve it?
  • Philip W.
    Philip WilliamsApril 19, 2015
    Everything
  • Mike O.
    Mike ONovember 19, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Okonomiyaki - FTW.
  • Jeff G.
    Jeff GoodmanFebruary 1, 2010
    If they have a special called "Scallop Edamame," don't miss it! Read more
  • Mike O.
    Mike OFebruary 27, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Salmon Shiro Koji -
  • Jim K.
    Jim KensickiFebruary 26, 2015
    Toro with pickled wasabi
  • Mike O.
    Mike OFebruary 27, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Sea bass -
  • Mike O.
    Mike OFebruary 27, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Spicy Tuna Roll -
  • Markus K.
    Markus KleinfelderApril 7, 2014
    Best sushi I've ever had!
  • Wendy R.
    Wendy RestrepoApril 21, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    What's better then the fish....me! For the best service ask for wendy :-)
  • Randylux
    RandyluxJune 16, 2012
    Best sushi I have ever had in AZ
  • Mike O.
    Mike ODecember 27, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    Best sushi value in the city. They have ramen!
  • Twigden Kendall Alma L.
    Sushi is delicious.
  • Clark
    ClarkMay 9, 2012
    http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/mobile/sfw/
  • Kerry M.
    Kerry MelcherJune 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Fresh Oysters
  • Ty L.
    Ty LargoMarch 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Splurge and just tell them to "bring it till you can't take no more!"
  • Reginald A.
    Reginald AllenJune 25, 2011
    Always Tip your Servers .1.
  • Lilli F.
    Spicy tuna
  • Frank C.
    Frank CooleyOctober 13, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Best Quality fish in AZ. Fresh and just melts in your mouth..... Try a NATO hand roll!
  • Jon S.
    Jon ShortsleeveApril 27, 2013
    Over priced for the quality. I've had better for less. Also they charge a split check fee per card. Lame!
  • Heather L.
    Heather LauerOctober 23, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    freshest fish in town
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