Dont go here!. Ive only been here once and dont plan on going back, the people are very dry with their welcome, the food was ok but have eaten much better only a few miles away so when you want Japanese go to YAMATOS it is very good!!
Service and food digusting. First we walk in traveling from nashville tn. We decided to eat there and hope our food was well after being hungry and a long cold drive. We asked if we could sit at the susi bar and they had told us to go in and choose a spot. We went in and saw only one space open for 2 sitter. That table was very small and we had 3 people. We had requested to 2 staff member to put 2 tables together for us and they both did not provide what we requested. We ignored what they did not fulfill and carried on with the evening. Then we orded susi and go the susi without silver ware and any condiments. We had to ask our waiter constantly for little items which was insane. After that we ordered food for our son and his order did not came as we order. We ignored that too. When we ordered our food my husband orded his and then I orded mine. I specifically mentioned that I would like noodles with small cut vegetable with garlic spicy sause. I get vegetable and chicken noodles with some sweet sause with hot sause. The first is that I got chicken that is against my religion and did not request it. I was extremely upset. After that he appolize and replace the meal for another dish. When that dish came back the noodle taste like sugar and hotsause put together. It was a big dissapointment. I totaly was upset and left the restuarant paying the bill. Neither did the manager or the owner cared what type of sevice we got. I do not recommend anyone there.
An O.K. Restaurant. The food here was decent nothing to brag about nor would I recommend it to anyone. The table, dishes and grill were dirty. The a/c was broken and was blowing really cold and it was chilly outside already. My wife has the Kobe beef and enjoyed it and I had some sushi which was decent but took a little too long for what I had ordered. The prices were average. The waitress we had did rush a us too much by bringing our togo trays half way through dinner and then a few minutes later brought us our check.
This aint Shogun!!!.
The Hostess wanted us to wait until our other two dinner guest's showed up. About 1 minute after we got there. The waitress was rushing us to order drinks and food. While we sat at a dirty table, with dirty dishes and looking ata dirty grill. I thought about just getting up and leaving twice. I should have.
Just after getting our final food off of the grill, the watress brought out a bunch of to-go boxes. Then shortly after that we were handed our check. The A/C was blowing on us and it was only 63 outside. So we were cold and our food cooled quite fast.
Overall the food was average. My steak was very tender but slightly undercooked. I will not be going there again. About 10 minutes after getting back home my wife just couldn't keep it down. To put it nicely.
good sushi. I can't attest to the hibachi here because I only ate sushi. However, everyone I went with ate hibachi and really liked it. The sushi was fresh, delicious, and with huge pieces of nigiri. Service was prompt, except at the beginning. I called ahead to make reservations and we still had to wait about thirty minutes for a table. Great atmosphere. The owner was even walking around making sure every thing was going okay. I went on a Saturday night and it was crowded. But overall, I would recommend this place as the best sushi I've had so far in Clarksville. The prices were reasonable for this type of food. Great family place. As another note, if you want a real sushi menu and are seated in the hibachi section (the menu here only has about ten specialty rolls on it) just ask the waiter/waitress to bring over a sushi menu and you can order from the sushi bar.
yummy food, yet expensive.... I love going to hananoki. I have eaten at pretty much every japanese place in clarksville and a few in nashville and I am still impressed with hananoki. I cannot attest to the authenticity of the cuisine, only that is is DELICIOUS!!! I say go at lunch time, the prices are are like half off but you still get the same amount of food, or more. I only had a negative experince once, and that was on Valentine's day. We waited for over an hour even though we had reservations... And then there was glass in my salad!!!!! I was apalled but I will still go back there because the food is amazing. I like to watch the chefs cook, it never gets old. They do have a nice lil bar area, and the cocktails are great :)
Very good choice for Japanese cuisine in mid-Tennessee.
Well, I've never had sushi or sashimi dipped in tempura batter. . . but I suppose somewhere in space it exists.
With respect to Hananoki, we've been trying to stop by there for quite some time, and now that they've changed their hours (lunch-time) to accommodate us we've stopped by and intend to do so often.
Hananoki is not the best sushi restaurant you can find. . . I could point you to a great one in Beverly Hills, another in Las Vegas, and several in Tokyo and Sasebo, Japan. But, for mid-Tennessee they do a very good job. For example, I asked if they could provide "sunumono" which is a lightly pickled appetizer. It's not on the menu, but they put a nice presentation together for me after the waitress asked the manager. That's nice service. (The next time I go back, I'm going to ask to tsukemono, which is even more traditional. If they can to that one, they've got a regular customer in me for sure.)
The miso soup was very good, and I'm surprised that another reviewer mentioned beef with miso. That's just not done. I've spent 2+ years in Japan and have been dining on Japanese cuisine for over 50 years and have never had beef in my miso soup!
Prices for the usual Nigiri sushi, various rolls, and sashimi are quite competitive for the area. . . and of good quality. I'll have to go back once or twice more to check out other options from the menu, but I can safely say that Hananoki, for the mid-west and south, is a good choice for Japanese cuisine.
Sushi pricey, cheap ingredients.
My husband and I ate there last night and were dissatisfied with the sushi. We were there solely for the sushi, so we cannot attest to the quality of the Hibachi grill.
The edamame seemed re-heated/stale and the miso soup was made with very heavy beef stock and little else. The rolls seemed reasonably priced, until the plate came with 4 pieces per roll! The tempura batter on one of the rolls was undercooked and falling off, it tasted like cookie dough. Almost all the rolls have imitation crab in them, which is such a cheap ingredient, the menu prices should reflect that. We will not return to this restaurant.
try the sushi bar. Ana, your review is full of grammar and spelling errors. Before being so critical, check yourself. For all others, this is a great restaurant. The sushi bar rivals the best Nashville has to offer.,
Japanese food? YOUR KIDDING RIGHT?!.
This so-called Japanese restaurant has bastardized everything that is good about Japanese food. While the grill items aren?t too terribly done (mine was overcooked), the rest of the items are changed to suit the average over-weight American palate. Any descent steakhouse could out-do any number of items than are on the menu. Granted they don?t cook it in front of you while grease splatters on you or a sheen of sweat develops from the large flame that is 2 feet in front of your face, but they do a comparable, if not better job of cooking the steak. As for the Miso or Mushroom soup, it was made of either chicken or beef broth which they charged $5 or $6 bucks for. I could get a can of either for less than a buck. It was not real Miso soup.
Real Miso soup is made of niboshi (dried baby sardines), kombu (dried kelp), katsuobushi (thin shavings of dried and smoked bonito, aka skipjack tuna), or hoshi-shiitake (dried shiitake mushrooms). The konbu can also be used in combination with katsuobushi or hoshi-shiitake. The kelp and/or shiitake dashi serve as a vegetarian soup stock. Outside of Japan, American or European style miso soup is sometimes made by dissolving miso in a western vegetable stock. The stock might include ingredients such as negi, carrot, potato and daikon radish.
I am more than fairly certain that none of the above mentioned was in this so-called Miso soup, not even miso paste!!
As for the sushi, there were about 7 options. Five of which had some kind of cream sauce or cream cheese, increasing the fat and flavor content for the unchallenged American palate. The other two? Those were deep fried, which included the local famous Clarksville roll. Need I say more?
To note, I saw no actual Asian people eating there. Given the wonderful cultural mix the town of Clarksville has, this, to me was an indication and a validation that there food was in a Japanese sense, terrible.
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