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Hanaro Restaurant and Lounge

7820 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6014
+1 301-654-7851
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (25 reviews)
“spicy tuna” (3 reviews)
“volcano roll” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
$$ - $$$
7820 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6014
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Very enjoyable!! I had two appetizer the lollipop wings and the rock shrimp. The wings had good flavor and lots of meat. The rock shrimp were tempora but not greasy. My wife had salad and shrimp dumplings. She also had spicy tuna and California roll....More

Thank Stuart_in_DC
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We went for an early dinner and the place was not crowded. Very much a "modern style" lounge and restaurant, it was dark and comfortable. Without knowing much about Japanese cuisine, we ordered and found the tempura to be excellent, a large portion, with very...More

Thank stuartmn
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Really want to love this place but seriously 25 minutes for our edamame? The sashimi seaweed salad is great, the miso soup so warming and beautifully flavored... but soooo slow. Dang.

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The wife ordered Pumpkin soup and the volcano roll, I had the miso and the Baltimore.. The chef complimented us with roasted fatty salmon which is so good that my wife ordered another one.. The pumpkin soup needed a little pepper, none was on the...More

Thank Rolly H
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

I went there for lunch one time but despite that the the food and wait time were lousy, I decided to give it another try and go back for dinner. I picked one of their signature dishes, the dragon roll for $15, hoping that it...More

Thank Persephonemyyiayia
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Second time visiting with a small group, seated in area where staff forgets you are there, food is Japanese style but atmosphere and decor are forced. Ocha served in wrong style cups, every other Japanese restaurant gets that part right. Staff waited until we wanted...More

Thank Thomas W R
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We walked all around Bethesda looking for a place that was still serving food and this was the only one we found. Most other places were "shutting down the kitchen" so if you are looking for a bite to eat after most other places are...More

Thank ranger0793
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

First off, check out their Groupon limited time offer. Solid 3-stars. Overall I can see them being quite busy during the weekday lunch hours. We started off with the calamari. Good even distribution of crispy tempura batter surrounding the squid pieces. Not too seasoned since...More

Thank Akane C
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Came after lunch rush but took 55 min to get our nigiri. We also had fried calamari that was excellent. Nigiri was mediocre. I don't think it's worth the wait of over 30 min.

Thank Dewey P
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I really wanted to like this place -- close to home, smart decor, cool vibes bar, but no, alas, it fell short on the basics twice in a row. Indifferent service, food appeared very slowly, and errors in the orders. I found the sushi reasonably...More

Thank Kc C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7820 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6014
    (St. Elmo)
  • Public Transportation: The Bethesda Metro station is on Wisconsin Ave approximately two blocks from Hanaro.
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-654-7851
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Japanese restaurant and bar featuring, sushi, sake, and traditional Japanese fare.
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