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Hana Japan Steak & Seafood

) #267 of 562 Restaurants in Berkeley €€ - €€€ Japanese, Asian, Steakhouse
235 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710-1618
+1 510-848-8515
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good52%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (5 reviews)
“scallops” (3 reviews)
“table shared” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 14:00All hours
Japanese, Asian, Steakhouse, Seafood
€€ - €€€
235 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710-1618
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Reviews (33)
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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 Denise R
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
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Think Benihana on a budget - cheaper ingredients, very basic staff training, unmaintained decór. The result is a deadened experience, a sad parody of teppanaki. Worth avoiding, even at a quarter of the price.

Thank Mickey_Sattler
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

We went here for my son's 30th birthday. They advertise a free dinner on your birthday for a party of 4 or more. Dinner was ok, nothing special. Actually the cook was disappointing. Since we had a party of 6 his tip was guaranteed. He...More

Thank Henry C
Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

Small calamari portions but I like it. The appetizer with sashimi is good enough for my friend. Calamari was good but expensive. The fried rice has too much butter. It is fun for kids to see the cooking show

Thank CaptAmerika
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Hana Japan is very similar to Benihana in concept. The difference is that Hana Japan Berkeley doesn't seem to pride itself on decor, cleanliness or service. Its very dim inside and it doesn't seem intentional. Just seems like there are lighting issues. The chef that...More

Thank Danielle J
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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
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
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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