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Bay Area Dining

A February 2007 trip to California by jgalal

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Hana Japan

Restaurant

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Hana Japan was an excellent Japanese restaurant. For those of you who are familiar with Benihana, it is very similar. However, it was a little cheaper and less crowded. This restaurant was on the Berkeley Marina. It sits on the top floor and may have views of the bay during the day but I did not notice anything spectacular in the dark. The chefs cook at your table. They are able to put on quite a show while doing so. Our chef built a volcano out of fresh onion rings and poured oil in the center so it would smoke. The meat was cooked perfect to order. All main meals include shrimp appetizer, salad, soup, and rice. It does cost a bit extra for fried rice but it was worth it. Anybody who is pi...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 8, 2007

Hana Japan
235 University Ave.
Berkeley, CA
(510) 848-8515

Hungry Hunter

Restaurant

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My family and I had a wonderful Valentine's meal at Hungry Hunter. Reservations were definitely a must on this day, but we were seated within 15 minutes of arriving. Hungry Hunter does an excellent job on blending the fancy with the rugged. They keep the restaurant dimly lit for privacy with candles on every table. The decor is classy but outdoorsy. The chandeliers are antlers, there are pictures of wildlife and a very homey fireplace with a deer head over it in the waiting area. The staff were very friendly and aimed to please. Although the restaurant seems more geared toward couples or adult groups, they were also kid friendly. We brought our kids (ages 5 and 6) and they have a kid's menu with cr...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 28, 2007

Hungry Hunter
2470 Martin Rd.
Fairfield, California 94534
(707) 428-0583

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