Hana is a Japanese sushi restaurant based in Finsbury Park. It is easy to pass by, but don’t be fooled by its simple exterior. The limited space, dark ambience and small wooden tables give it an oriental feel that is hard to deny. But the food is all that really matters.
For starters, I had the Prawn Gyoza—deep fried prawn dumplings served with a vinegary soy sauce. The Gyoza was crispy on the outside and soft on the inside—the perfect combination of textures. The sauce added a sour and tangy touch to a satisfying starter.
First of all, kudos to Hana on bringing out my starters and main roughly at the same time. But this Chicken Ramen was one heck of a dish. Look at the size of it! I just about finished it all, and you can bet that I was duly gorged by the end of it. I just wanted to sleep afterwards.
Ramen is a Japanese specialty—the balanced mixture of noodles, vegetables, soup and chicken was more than enough. I even ate the seaweed!
The developing queue outside of the restaurant was a testament to its popularity. It is most likely the reason why our food arrived so quickly, because of how busy they get.
With very affordable prices, I would definitely make another trip to this little piece of oriental food heaven.
Hana has various opening times, so make sure to get there as soon as, or a little after they open to guarantee your seat. See their website for times.
P.S. This is not a sponsored post; I’m just a certified foodie.