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Hana Japan Steak & Seafood

235 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710-1618
+1 510-848-8515
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good52%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
3 Jan 2018
“Good, but it's old hat for me”
21 Dec 2017
Open Now
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
Japanese, Asian, Steakhouse, Seafood
$$ - $$$
235 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710-1618
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We enjoyed a "retro" dinner at Hana Japan (4 ladies in their 70's celebrating another for her 80th birthday. All of us had experienced Tepanyaki style when Beni Hana was popular in the 60's, so we knew what kind of meal to expect. Our chef...More

Thank judy754
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Good food and entertainment! We celebrated a birthday there a few weeks back and had and great time. The food is delicious and the chef was great entertainment.

Thank Allen P
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We wanted to try this place a month ago but same day reservations on Saturday are impossible. We planned ahead this time, out daughter loves teppenyaki style so we gave it a go. The decor was typical of many Japanese Steak Houses we have been...More

Thank MomDadplus2
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The hostess, and waitress were great, that is why I gave them average...They sat us with 6 of the most obnoxious individuals. The chef was not able to control the situation. He was catering to a young girl flirting with him the entire time. Another...More

Thank MCasa2156
Reviewed 13 April 2017

was a bit gloomy and felt tired inside. Waitress was a bit untrained not very together . Chef tried hard and put on good show. Food quality was ok overall and cooked ok . 3 people sharing at table and came to $130 + tip....More

Thank 571deniser
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We went there for my grandson's 7th birthday just for the entertainment. The restaurant is a little run down, but we were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. Everything was really delicious. And our chef, Jose, was spectacular and really helped my...More

Thank gbwcs
Reviewed 4 March 2017

There was a queue waiting to dine at this restaurant. Great views over the marina for tables by the window. Good music, good service plus a fun "x" factor. Good value beer, wine and food. Great place to visit with friends.

Thank Ross K
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This Japanese Tepanyaki style restaurant has very good food at reasonable pricing. You can do the typical Tepanyaki table shared with other people or have a regular table in the bar area. The display chefs generally put on a good show, but some are much...More

Thank albebuc
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We had a pretty nice dinner evening at this place. Fortunately, we two were quickly seated to fill up a community table and were close to the window to see the sail boats while waiting for the food to be prepared in front of us....More

Thank hiking-har
Reviewed 1 May 2016

I love coming here with my husband. The staff is nice. The chef's are wonderful. I enjoy the added entertainment value of the floor show. The communal table also encourages an fun atmosphere.

Thank KnickerbockerJones
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 235 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710-1618
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-848-8515
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