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“A gem in the middle of Hatfield”
Review of Here Japan

Here Japan
Ranked #7 of 89 Restaurants in Hatfield
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

Decided last minute to go out for food on Saturday early evening. Went to Here Japan and was pleasantly surprised. The food was as good as you might expect in trendy London restaurants and very reasonably priced. Our waiter was friendly and efficient without being intrusive. Two of us shared gyoza chicken dumplings and tofu in dashi to start followed by a prawn udon noodle dish and a salmon udon noodle dish, both of which were well cooked with a decent amount of prawns and salmon. It's such a shame that a restaurant as good as this was really empty only us and a few students. Come on Hatfield, we need decent places to eat and this one will go under if you don't support it!

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank Jeffery2016
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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

An excellent experience where the food was superior. The Japanese Waitress was very helpful, extremely polite and as I am learning Japanese I could have a conversation with her. I am just sorry I forgot to mention two important dining words in Japanese to the polite and helpful waitress,

いただきます. Receiving the food
ごちそうさまでした. Thank you for the meal

Thank you again ありがとうございます

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank phindle2018
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Ordered salmon, squid and cucumber sushi. Also prawn tempura and miso soup. The sushi arrived like it has gone cross country all battered and mangled. The squid was not fresh and so chewy I was unable to eat it. Which is a shame as I love squid sushi. I know it’s supposed to be a little chewy but this was in eatable. The tempura batter was very heavy and doughy. It’s supposed to be light and crispy.
The whole meal was a real disappointment.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank LFOOD-76
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Used to be good but has gone down hill and now has a 0 star food hygiene rating so confirms that it has.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank BatesNigel
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

I have visited Japan over 30 times, and love Japanese food. At Here Japan the sushi and sashimi is OK , the tempura is OK but not the super light delicacy it should be. The Chicken and Salmon Yakitori had poor ingredients, in other words they should use better Chicken and Salmon, and left a lingering after taste of grease. In Japan mom n' pop hole in the wall places can be truly great, These guys need to go back to Japan and remind themselves. They don't need to be smart , the refectory look is just fine they need the food to be better and that would be a great thing to have in Southern Hertfordshire. How ever the staff were truly friendly helpful and charming.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Thank Adam S
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