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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a find! We had a mixed platter for two, and every plate was a delight. We enjoyed the atmosphere as well, we felt very comfortable. We'll be back :-)!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 March 2024 via mobile

Random choice for dinner. What an amazing chef. The food was awesome. Best ever Miso I’ve had. Lovely staff incredible food. Fresh, tasty, impressive presentation. The atmosphere isn’t enticing but the food!!! You have to eat here. Thanks

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 14 February 2024

An average restaurant with admittedly pretty good food. Atmosphere is poor - the restaurant is devoid of any nice décor and the lack of other customers doesn't help. Service is below average - hot entrees were served before cold. A nigiri sushi order was served...last to the child in our group. The cherry on top of my restaurant experience was the display of a secondhand rice cooker (or some sort of appliance) for sale at the front of the restaurant. I mean, what!!??More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023

Hanamazuki was recommended to us. Felt a little concerned when it was virtually empty but couldn't have been happier with such a delicious meal. The fish of the day was Orange Roughy in panko crumb and gently pan fried in olive oil with the amazing...Hanamazuki sauce. It melted in the mouth. Dessert was delicious too. The service was very attentive. The three of us will definitely go again when in Palmerston NorthMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 22 May 2021 via mobile

Awesome food. Well worth the visit. Food always fresh. If you haven't been you're missing out! Fish of the day my favourite along with the prawn tower

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 11 February 2021 via mobile

Little gem that didn’t look like much from outside . Tasty food, great service! Happily go back. Thankyou

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 10 February 2020

Attentive service, delicious food - very special place. We really enjoyed the saki and the Rock'n'Roll sushi was special.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Explore38461967837, Owner at Hanamizuki Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2020

Hi Margo, thanks for your very positive review for our restaurant!

Reviewed 25 February 2019

We enjoyed our meals here. It's not the best Japanese I've ever had but I did enjoy it. I had miso soup and gyoza to start, these were delicious. I had the chicken curry as the main, it wasn't too bad but was quite filling...as it was really creamy. Others at my table enjoyed their meals. The service was great. I would return again.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 18 February 2019 via mobile

I was so disappointed with the experience received at this "restaurant". We were seated at the back of the restaurant by the kitchen. We ordered takoyaki that to my disappointment came out of a frozen bag that you can buy from the supermarket, daylight robbery...for $12. Our goza was full of water, burnt and flavourless and extremely over priced. The toliet were horrific and un kept. Trash, frozen, over priced, rude horrible owner avoid at all costMore

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

My wife and I arrived at 6.30 and only one other couple was present. The Miso soup was unlike any I had experienced before. It had pieces of tempura batter in it and consequently the oil floated on the top. Not a nice look. We...ordered salmon sashimi, but tuna arrived instead. The sushi was excellent. The mixed tempura was average and one piece of kumera was still hard in the middle. The goyoza was average and I have tasted far better. The price for 4 dishes, 2 miso and one beer was $87 which we thought was on the expensive side. We thought we had plenty of time before attending a show starting at 8.00 pm. We left at 7 40 pm so the service was extremely slow considering there were only 7 other diners when we left. The toilets and restaurant were clean and well maintained. An average meal only.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

What a how have I not been here before Lovely food very clean and tidy restaurant, love Japanese food but this is amazing thank u

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

Well done Patrick on the new menu there are some really tasty dishes there. Especially the Braised Pork, and Teriyaki Chicken Don.. Well Done..

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

We have several Japanese restaurants in Palmerston North, and Hana Miss Ki easily holds its own with the others. The range of dishes is fairly modest, but four of us eat there recently and we all felt we came away well satisfied. The Gyoza starters...were very tasty, and then the mains we had were equally delicious. We shared The Pork and Veges Hotpot, Chicken Teriyaki Don, and Curried Chicken Katsu. Service was prompt, and the staff were pleasant. A good meal out.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

The food is always really good with heaps of options. Good vegetarian choices which is nice for a change!

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 18 December 2016

Had heard great comments and folk raving over this place...sadly either we got the place on a bad night or others have failed to try Japanese cuisine from other places in town that would leave this for dead. Service was friendly enough but the tasteless...food and often slow service from a place that wasn't busy was a let down, over priced for sure and the food itself was bland, food court Japanese cuisine is superior to this.More

Date of visit: December 2016
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HANAMIZUKI JAPANESE RESTAURANT, Palmerston North - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Hanamizuki Japanese Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4