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“Extremely tasty, well prepared food”
Review of Here Japan

Here Japan
Ranked #7 of 88 Restaurants in Hatfield
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Although the area is a bit run down this place is an absolute gem. We have eaten sushi in many places in the world and found that this sushi did not disappoint. The star of the show were the dragon rolls, the tempura prawn inside the rolls was absolute perfection , just the right amount of ingredients to rice and lovely sauces. The rice in all the sushi is particularly good and the fish really fresh. My partner found all the vegetarian options really tasty. The Tempura was also well cooked and not greasy at all. All in all a great meal .

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Thank scratchitoff
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Ended up in Hatfield on a Saturday night. This restaurant was in the centre of town. Ordered the tempura and japanese seafood and veg pancake which were both very fresh and tasty. Ordered ginger tea - expecting some real ginger but it was just a teabag in a teapot and not worth the £3. Service was attentive, but the restaurant is not in the nicest area. Adding to the toilets were not that appealing. Shame as the food is good but the owners seem to have missed a trick and haven't really thought about making it a nice experience for the diner. If they offered proper tea, and made the place a bit more homely, you'd want to stick around more. It felt quite a cold place to go but could have been nicer.

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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Great food, nicely presented. Friendly service and great selection of options for all tastes. Dragon roll is my favourite but the sushi and sashimi selections are also delicious.

Thank Guido R
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We've been here once before and the food was decent. We decided to go a second time and specifically went before they closed for their holidays (mentioned on their Facebook page). The restaurant was pretty dead, as it was on our previous trip but we didn't let that (or the surroundings) put us off.

Unfortunately, we had a really bad experience. We have eaten sushi at many restaurants and the salmon and tuna have always been so soft it just melts apart in your mouth. On our second trip here, the salmon was a lot tougher, to the point we had to bite through what felt like thick chunks of it. It had the texture of semi-thawed meat and made me feel quite sick.

The prawn and tamago nigiri felt wet like it had just been defrosted and the tamago when squeezed, actually produced water. We're not sure why it's gone downhill - we've never had sushi so bad as it was on this occasion and due to this, we will not be going back.

Thank Sidhra K
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

A friend recomended this a place few days ago so three of us went down for an evening meal. Absolutely fantastic food. Pleasant friendly service and not expensive. This team need to find another venue where their skillful preparation will be appreciated. Yes there was no atmosphere, that's because sadly there were no customers. It's one of those places you need to suppport if you want something this good in Hatfield. Hopefully the takeaway side of the business is viable, because the restaurant must be struggling. We'll certainlly be back, food this good is hard to find at reasonable prices. It's well worth the trip if you're not handy, and there's free evening parking in the car park at the back. We had no issues at all.

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Thank Rangi27
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