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Hana Japanese Restaurant

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1381 London Rd, Sarnia, Ontario N7S 1P6, Canada
+1 519-336-8188
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Ontario, Canada
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339 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sounds confusing, I know. This being our first visit, we did not know what to expect, as the menu items had no prices. So, we learned that it's a buffet where you pick items from a menu, not an actual buffet food area. There are more than 100 items to choose from, and not every item has a picture, so... More 

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Thank BluePointer
sarnia, ontario
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I hadn't been here for a couple of years, but met friends here for dinner. The price has gone up significantly since my last visit. Service was very unfriendly and some items from my first order came after my second order had started to be served. Very confusing. Also, when the server came to the table, she did not tell... More 

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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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171 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking for a Mother's Day surprise? Well, you will get one here when you get your bill! We went today at 11:30 for lunch, our waiter presented the "Mother's Day" special as though it was a deal, they're doing the dinner menu ALL day...what they neglected to mention was they are actually charging dinner prices ALL day! So our lunch... More 

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Corunna, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been a regular customer of Hana and today is the last time we will attend. We have seen the service greatly decline over the past few months. Servers are rude, uninformative and they have issues with the language. Supposed to be all you can eat sushi but it takes forever to get your food. Should be all you... More 

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Thank depooterp
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I love this place. It's an all you can eat but not buffet but where you order small quantities off the menu. They have many delicious sushi options, as well as many others for those not interested in seafood selections. Must try the bacon wrapped scallions!

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Thank Jimmy R
Sarnia, Canada
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Sushi is very fresh. Rolls are tasty...nice that do not include pano which seems to be the trend. Service can be slow, depending who you get.

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Thank yogagiggles
Sarnia, Canada
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165 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

As ones who don't really care for sushi, we had stayed away from Hana. Friends told us of their experience so we decided to give it a try. Certainly a different experience and the idea of filling out requests as you finish items so that you have a continual supply of food until you are full is good. Managed to... More 

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Thank 24vacation
Sarnia, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Made valentines day reservations to suprise my wife. Arrived at the time of the reservation and found 6 other groups in line in front of us all with reservations for the same time and no tables held for any of us and that we would be waiting at least 30 minutes. My wifes favourite restaurant and we were very disapointed.

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Thank Nick C
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful dishes and quick service make this a must try place in Sarnia. Come hungry because all you can eat is what makes this place a great bargain for lunch!

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Thank Peter K
Ontario, Canada
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Today the Lunch Club ordered 216 pieces of Sushi/Sashimi, 24 spring rolls, 24 Crab Puffs, 3 orders of both Beef Fried Noodle and Chicken Udon. Our order was for takeout and as we arrived the last packages were being bagged up. The Sushi/Sashimi was very refreshing and by ordering the party trays we were able to sample a large variety... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1381 London Rd, Sarnia, Ontario N7S 1P6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Sarnia
  • Phone Number: +1 519-336-8188
Description
My wife and I had lunch here yesterday (August 9, 2011). The restaurant opened on July 29th at the old Pepper Jack’s / Kelsey’s location.
We enjoyed our meal. The cost, excluding trip, was $32.95 for the two of us. Japanese restaurants seem to be a little on the pricey side so this amount was not unexpected.
On this particular day they were having problems with their credit/debit card system, and it was a “cash-only” operation. Patrons were directed to a cash machine at a nearby bank in the same plaza.
The lunch clientele seemed mostly drawn from the casually dressed vacation crowd on this day.
The restaurant advertises itself as “all you can eat”, but it is not buffet style. When we sat down we had to fill out an order form using the menu as a guide and the dishes were then brought to our table. That arrangement might be a problem to diners unfamiliar with Japanese food. How do you know what to try without seeing what was on offer? We filled out our order form, trying to judge how much food to ask for. We eventually placed a second order – just for dessert and there was no delay in having the additional food delivered. But with this kind of ordering system the waitress will likely make 5 to 10 trips to your table. When they get busy, I wonder if there will be delays? We experienced none however.
Everything we ordered was very fresh and tasty and we enjoyed each and every dish.
I guess here in the West we expect our waitresses to have a smile on their faces and generally give the impression that they enjoy their work and appreciate us being there. At Hanas, the waitresses seem to be mostly Chinese girls, and they show very little personality with the customers. To be fair, one or two did respond with a smile to other diner’s friendly remarks, but our waitress was blank-faced throughout. That needs improving.
The décor is really nice and the washrooms are spacious and high class.
I hope this restaurant is a success here in Sarnia and we will have another permanent outlet for Japanese food. They just need to get the waitresses to learn how to smile as they deliver really tasty food.

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