Seattle >Food & Dining > Hana Restaurant
219 Broadway E, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810247.620571 -122.321298
Mon. - Sat. 11am - 10pm;Sun. 4pm - 10pm
Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill, Broadway
not so much – I'm obliged submit a review with at least 100 characters. But I need just 39: Inconsistent sushi. Really bad service.
The basics – Ha Na's sushi is cheap, some of the cheapest around. Most of the time you have to sacrifice quality for price and ha na is no exception. However, even though it's not the best sushi it is not bad. On a food scale I'd give it a 7. but on a price scale a 10. not a bad compromise. The service can be slow and the place can be drafty but overall I would recommend it to those on a budget who like sushi. the Unagi it's half bad.
To bad convenience rewards itself with bad service and "OK" Sushi... – Ha Na's under staffed, mediocre location serves as the last place I'd recommend for Sushi in Capital Hill. There's no manager there so employees may run the place any way they choose - good or bad, depending on their mood I suspect. Don't even try to complain or get the message to the owners, because the person at the phone will argue with you about whether it was rude for them to hang up on you.
Crowds can be deceiving! – I live near this restaurant, and it's packed every time I pass by. So, I expected it to have good food. I am Japanese, and this place is NOT authentic at all. I ordered "tempura zarusoba," but that was completely disappointing. I will never go back.
Great sushi – Good food at a great price. The restaurant lacks ambience and service but the sushi is great and so is the seaweed salad. I would highly recommend this restaurant for the food but if you are looking for a romantic getaway or an authentic Japanese sushi restaurant, this is not the place.
Great Food, Busy Crowd – This place reminds me of the crowds and noise of traditional Japanese sushi bars. The food is very nicely done, especially the sushi, though the rolls tend to be a bit Americanized with mayo in the tempura and spider rolls, ick!
The tempura is out of this world, and I'm not even a big tempura fan. The udon was savory and delicious, but you have to bring your own container if you want take-out. The Bento box was huge with a variety of foods and cheap at $5.25.
The service can be a tad slow because they're always busy, but the staff is friendly and accommodating.
Hana is a great value and friendly place with excellent asian food.
Affordable Japanese Food – When we first moved to Seattle we were hungry for sushi and just happened to walk by this place and decided to give it a try. What a lucky accident it was! The food was good and the prices amazing! We had udon, agedashi and a variety of sushi. While not the best Japanese food I've ever had, for a casual cheap sort of place it was pretty dang good. The udon broth was excellent. The agedashi was quite good and is a dish easily screwed up by restaurants (it's a warm lighly fried tofu). Last, but not least, the sushi was fresh and cheap and excellent.
The atmosphere here is a little cramped, but it sorta adds to the ambiance to be rubbing elbows with all the pierced and tattooed hipsters rolling in from Broadway.
Great Sushi, Terrible Service – Hana's consistent with tasty fresh,sushi, and some of the worst service in Seattle.
Let's start with my favorite part: the sushi: It's fresh, inexpensive, offers generous amounts and it's worth the wait. I'd say it's almost worth the horrible service, but it's better to just opt for take-out.
The "Hana-Special" is out of this world good. With it's generous supply of 6 california rolls, 2 salmon, 2 tuna, and 2 tiger prawn, 2 eel, all for under $12.00.
However,the service is bad. The servers (most of them) have huge attitudes. Expect to wait awhile on weekends. Also, expect your server to neglact you. Expect that you may not get your drinks, and expect an attitude on the way out.
Bottomline: Best sushi in town, service horrendous, opt for take-out instead.
Cheap, tasty sushi (& teriyaki)! – This funky little joint on Broadway has small tables and a veritable wallpapering of event posters, nothing too fancy. Pretty good spot for people watching, too, since you can see out onto Broadway.
Their rolls arent very big, but theyre cheap and tasty: I love their spicy tuna roll with its finely diced tuna and smelt roe. I know it sounds lame, but they also have the best chicken teriyaki I've had (and Im from Hawaii, the unofficial teriyaki capital of the world). Ask for it prepared skinless if youre watching your figure.
You can feed two for $20-$30 depending on your selections. Expect 15-30min waits after 7pm on the weekends. The staff might forget to check back with your table during that time as well, so warm up that flagging arm in advance. Stevie is always nice and friendly, so ask for her if you can.
SOOO GOOD – I thought the atmosphere was great for the area we were in. The food was excellent and devine. The waitress were very nice and cute. Had tons of fun with friends. Great place to go for a great meal or just a snack.
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