You call this sushi. Ok I have to say their sake sampler is pretty good, the fish not so much. The "cook" does not know how to cut their fish one piece actually had a strip of scales still on it which after that point realized the taco bell across the parking lot would be better. If you want sushi Sushi & Maki and Syun is a million times better. Not worth a trip or $4.99 which is the price of a meal at taco bell.
Pretty good food...Pretty bad service.
My wife and I went out with another couple for a 5 year anniversary dinner for both of us.
The restaurant, located in the new South waterfront area of the city was a nice looking establishment.
The menu had many choices and the drinks looked good...and tasted good as well. The problem came when the 4 drinks we ordered took about 1/2-3/4 hour before the last of the drinks was served. When asked why our waiter told us there was a MUCH bigger order in front of ours. The only problem with this excuse was that there were no more than 2 other parties in the restaurant...(who were already served). Then they said it was because the fruit needed to defrost...hmmm...ok...I do know my way around drinks and that's about as lame of an excuse as I've heard....
ON TO THE MEAL. It was good...not great, but good.
The same slow response to the meal and the check occured as well. We all thought, "Wow. What would happen on a busy night?"
Now don't get me wrong. We had a great evening. However I would say it was the company of great friends and my beautiful wife that made that happen...not so much Le Hana.
Maybe we'll try again in a year or so...after they polish it up a bit (a lot).
Too "upscale" for what you get. We were excited to see a new Japanese restaurant opening up right around the corner from my work. Three of us went to the restaurant for lunch and were disappointed. 100% of all the Japanese restaurants I've ever gone to, which is a lot, never have I been charged for tea. Usually tea and water is free and it wasn't anything special, just a normal green tea. Like I saw in another feedback, we ordered sushi, including the california roll. Was shocked to see fake crab in the roll, especially for the price. I think LeHana is an over priced Japanese restaurant that is nothing special. The three of us said, we'd never go back again. Yes the atmosphere is wonderful, but we're not willing to pay that much above and beyond for green tea and fake crab.
Wow. They do their thing from start to finish....
My wife and I dined at the new location near the new high rise buildings on the North end of John's Landing at the end of the OHSU tram. It says exquisite service on the sign right when you you walk in, and that was what we got. The food was delicious. I noticed they had non-specialty rolls at decent prices, $5 for spicy tuna, california rolls and the like, of which 2 could probably fill somebody up; the budget minded could get away with spending $15 -$ 20 plus tip. However, their better dishes like the Hamachi Fusion and Grand Fleur that I got were $15 each, but EXQUISITE.
Back to the service portion. I noticed something good right away with the atmosphere, which then continued with the hostess, the waiter and the complimentary edamame. The server was willing to ask about any substitiution or information we didn't have and was attentive at the right moments. I tried the Sake sampler: the WAKATAKE ONIKOROSHI was a PERFECT compliment to the Hamachi Fusion - a slightly sour but extremely fruity Sake.
What I guessed, and then confirmed by talking to one of the partner owners, was that the tips are shared between hostess, chef, and server - that policy alone pays off as everybody is of one mind about service - exquisite. Don't miss the hawaiian sushi chef either (didn't catch his name) but he's funny - we had to refuse his offer for pizza, however. Don't miss Le Hana.
Great Restaurant with one tiny exception. La Hana continues to be one of my very favorite restaurants. The interior is gorgeous, the staff is exceptional and the food is consistently excellent. Unfortunately, the watermelon soup now contains fake crab, instead of the previous fresh crab. The mound of Krab in the soup was gross, while the cold watermelon soup was fabulous. My partner had the lamb again, and it was just amazing,done perfectly with right on seasoning. My halibut katsu was flaky and delicious, the salad was fresh with a sweet vinagrette and the fried rice divine. So, keep it up La Hana, but bring back the real crab and toss the fake stuff.
The unexpected restaurant. This restaurant is wonderful. I have been there numerous amount of times. Each time I go back with my boyfriend, they greet us as though we are friends they have such friendly environment. I always get the bento, the chicken bento is such a great deal I love it.and he gets the steak. You have to try the teriyaki chicken that comes with the bento it so GOOD. I rarely leave left overs. There was a time we went and the steak was a over cooked. we weren't planning to say anything until the host came by and asked, all we did was mention to her that it was over cooked. but not to worry, she insisted and called the manager. When the manager came she apologized and had it recooked. Even though we had to wait a bit, the hostess and the manager kept making sure everything was good. Since then the manager and host know us by name. I know if anything were to go wrong with this restaurant that host and manager will always take care of us.
Best Japanese, great customer service, romantic. I have dined at this bistro many times and have nearly sampled everything on the menu! The food is wonderful. The staff is super and really understands the japanese cusine and culture. The sushi is fresh and wonderfully presented as well as their many fantastic entrees. There are so many choices even the non sushi eater will enjoy this beautifully decorated cafe. My favorite is the La Hana Bento which comes with miso soup, tempura vegatables and shrimp, four servings of cali roll, huge serving of plum chicken, rice, and a lovely mixed green salad. All for $15 what a deal! Don't even think about skipping dessert! I can't wait to try their two new resturants I'm sure it will be great! Joanne, the manager, is the nicest person and greets all customers warmly. You will love it!
Much more than expected. Great decor. Food came out with the best presentation and tasted great. perfect for a romantic night out.
Fresh, Creative, Delicious Sushi.
We found our new go-to sushi spot! We went here on a slow Sunday afternoon (we were practically the only ones in the place) and found everything to be top-notch.
I love the sleek decor and the food was fantastic. We had the Le Hana specialty roll (highly recommended!) and several other rolls/nigiri. They have a lot of really interesting specialty rolls on the menu; combinations that I haven't seen anywhere else and can't wait to try.
I had a glass of wine that I thought was a bit pricey at $10, but when it arrived at the table it was practically a half bottle in a huge glass (on second look, the menu does state that they are 10-oz. pours, which are huge by restaurant standards)!
Everything was fresh and delicious and the service was great. We will have to go there when they're a bit busier to see if that holds true, but overall this was a great experience. We'll be back again and again.
Best sushi in town. This has become our favorite place to go for sushi. My husband and I go there at least once a week now. We used to be Mio regulars (still love that place too... ) but there's something about Le Hana that is just spectacular. Everytime we've been in there, the service has been spectacular, warm, friendly and perfect on timing. We went there for Valentine's Day and ordered the tasting menu... oh my goodness!!! What a menu it was! We started with the Spicy Tuna appetizer, followed by the soup, followed by the assorted sushi plate, followed by a choice of the lamb chops (absolutely the best lamb chops in town) or Halibut. Then there was dessert. The meal was unforgettable. The owners are warm and friendly and as I said before, we've loved this place since it opened. You have to try it.
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