Hanami Japanese

Tuesday nights are one of the worst for dining out (along with Sunday and Mondays). Everywhere we wanted  was closed or booked out – Short Order Burgers, Ace Pizza, Three Coin – so we ended up at Hanami Japanese after driving around endlessly searching for good food.

WHAT WE ORDERED

The boys left it up to me to order so I went to town with the entrees! Entrees are generally the tastiest and you get to try so many different dishes.

The karaage was nicely fried and well seasoned. I thought it was well priced for the serving size. However, it is not the best karaage I’ve had.

Chicken karaage ($8.90)
Chicken karaage ($8.90)

Beef tataki was cooked well (not overly cooked like some cheap places!!). The tang from the sauce was just right.

Beef tataki ($10.90)
Beef tataki ($10.90)

Agedashi tofu was really delicious. But I don’t understand why it came with some tempura veggies in the same dish? We wanted just tofu 🙁

Agedashi tofu ($7.90)
Agedashi tofu ($7.90)

 

The tuna tataki was my favourite – go figure – raw fish 🙂

Tuna tataki ($10.90)
Tuna tataki ($10.90)

I was going to order a sushi roll (or two) to satisfy my sushi craving but the boys stopped me from being a greedy gut. Mr Munchies had been on my mind all day…fat, overfilled, and saucy sushi rolls! But I couldn’t convince the boys to go Mr Munchies tonight…really need to work on the art of persuasion…

The mains were all just ok. I don’t have anything good or bad to say about them. I don’t think I’m going to rush back here in a hurry. Nothing really stood out!

Assorted tempura udon ($22.90)
Assorted tempura udon ($22.90)
Assorted tempura
Assorted tempura
Unadon ($23.90)
Unadon ($23.90)
Chirashi bento ($23.90)
Chirashi bento ($23.90)

Chirashi bento 23.90

FINAL THOUGHTS

Can you believe this is the first time I’ve dined at Hanami? I know…it has been around for ages!

There was nothing to fault about the food. Everything was tasty but nothing impressed me. The service was really slow and inattentive but I guess that’s cause it was a full house. I don’t think I will be trekking all the way to Mount Lawley for a similar feed that I could find at say Yuki Japanese or Silver Sushi.

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