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Anonymous rated the food fair because: "The
tempura was terrible and tasted as if it were cooked in another
dishes' leftover oil, the sushi was the only saving grace and
was excellent." Anonymous ordered Sushi Nigiri and Makimono,
Chicken and shrimp Tempura Dinner and writes on 1/26/2004: "Upon
entering the Hana Restaurant, I immediately noticed that it was
very simple and westernized. Not in the least luxurious, and
lacking any ambiance.
The waitress took our order. I had the Salmon and yellowtail
Nigiri and the Eel and California rolls. When the waitress
finished taking my sushi order, she tossed the pencil across the
table. Obviously lacking class.
My guest had the shrimp tempura. They charged an extra 3.00 for
him to have 1/2 chicken and 1/2 shrimp. He substituted the
standard salad (1.99) with the miso soup (1.99) and was charged
an extra 3.00 for that.
Although well displayed, the tempura also came with a very oily
fried rice that after one bite, remained pushed to the far side
of the table. The tempura tasted of fish and old oil, although
the tempura sauce was very good with a bold vinegary zing to it.
The miso soup was wonderful with just the right amount of tofu,
seaweed, and soy.
When the sushi came out, there was a mistake on the order, and
the waitress didn't hesitate to tell me that it was my fault in
a very rude and embarrassing way.
The sushi was delicious and well displayed. The salmon cuts
melted in my mouth, and the sushi chef, with his big smile and
pleasant attitude made me wish that I had sat at the sushi bar.
The sushi was obviously the specialty here.
It is my opinion that if you're looking for a great Sushi bar
and you're willing to pay for it, this is the right place. If
you are looking for good service, you won't find it here. Our
waitress might as well have worked at a deli in the Bronx. The
main dish was found wanting and a little pricey, but the sushi
was to die for!"
Bert writes on 12/13/2002: "I like bringing
business friends to this place, and so did I this time. As
usual, the service was very attentive, the sushi very fresh and
presented in an appealing way. The special rolls are about the
finest sushi you can get in Sarasota, especially the Hana
Special Roll and the Hana Great Catch.
This definitely is the best Sushi place in the
Sarasota/Bradenton area, I have tried them all and go out of my
way to get this kind of quality food.
The owner will greet you personally and his highest priority is
seeing you leaving satisfied. So we did."