Irving >Food & Dining > Hanasho Japanese Restaurant
2938 N Belt Line Rd, Irving, TX | Directions 7506232.845943 -96.992094
Don't waste your money, folks
My boyfriend and I found this restaurant after Google searching places to eat that were in our vicinity. After reading reviews on several different sites we made our decision. I immediately knew it was the wrong one when we drove up to a nearly empty, besides staff vehicles, parking lot on a Friday night. We sat anyway and started off with a Philly roll, a Garlic Tuna roll and something called Karange, which was described as fried marinated chicken breast nuggets served with “special sauce”. The rolls were nothing spectacular; they were similar to the sushi found at the local grocery store. The chicken were diced tidbits that were fried up and seriously served with KETCHUP and a small blurp of yellow mustard as the aforementioned “special sauce”.
Despite the starters we went ahead and ordered entrees as I joked there had better not be any more ketchup. I got the Pork Katsu (Deep fried pork tender loin in light breadcrumb batter served with special sauce) and a miso soup and he got the Honey BBQ Rib (Grilled pork rib with chef’s own honey BBQ sauce) and a salad that came with a sweet ginger house dressing. The miso was pretty much tasteless so after two spoonfuls I had enough. His salad was a roughly chopped bowl of iceberg covered in a watery bright orange dressing. He was also done after a few bites. The entrees came fairly quickly along with small bowls of severely overcooked rice. My pork was heavily breaded and greasy. The meat was pounded so thin I was essentially just eating breading. Oh, and it was served with KETCHUP! The grilled ribs, with artificial grill marks, were fatty, unseasoned and covered in what tasted like bottled sauce. They serve better pork ribs at Chinese buffets, people. It was pretty terrible food and I was pretty bummed considering all the positive reviews we had found.
Amazing sushi.. Amazing service!! – The atmosphere is nice and relaxing. The staff are so nice and now feel like family. The food is absolutely beautiful and delicious. Great place to take a date, for a business meeting, to enjoy a game and some drinks, or when you are just craving their food!!!
My favorite restaurant EVER!
Best Sushi in DFW – If you are looking for a Sushi restaurant that has some personality, where you can talk to the Sushi Chef and where they want and appreciate your business, this is the place. I always like to sit at the sushi bar and I like to converse with the Sushi Chef. I like to find out what he likes and dislikes and ask him to make something that is not on the menu. Mr. Suzuki is most accommodating. Most other places in the Dallas area that I have been (Blue Fish) you might as well sit at a table because you have no idea who?s making your dish and they would rather you didn?t talk to the sushi production staff as it slows down the assemble line. Sushi should be a social experience. Yuji Suzuki and his staff make this a wonderful place.
Freshest most delicious sushi in Dallas! – I thought Blue Fish was the best sushi I had tried thus far in Dallas, however, I found Hanasho and now it's my sushi spot!! While the service is a little slower than I would like, and they don't serve Coca Cola products, the quality of the food and portions make up for that. The Bento Boxes are out of this world and a great bargain for the amount of food you get. Their sushi rolls are very creative and packed with so much flavor. The sushi chefs have been at the restaurant for years and are all Japanese sushi pros! The wait staff is not very helpful when you have questions about certain sushi or exotic rolls. They don't really know their sushi well enough to give you a good recommendation. I would suggest asking one of their talented chefs if you're not sure about ordering something new.
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