After 30 years in business, Hana Japanese Restaurant in the Sunset District is closing its doors after serving their last meals tonight Tuesday, August 31.
According to the head hostess, the current owners have decided to sell the restaurant. The new owners will take a month or so to do renovations and then plan to re-open a yet-to-be-determined type of eatery -- may or may not be Japanese -- but definitely will not have Hana's cooks, waitstaff and menu items.
So, tonight is your last chance to sample some of Hana's wonderful sushi creations or tasty offerings of traditional and affordable Japanese mainstays such as Yose Nabe (pronounced "yo-shay nah-bay"?) -- a delightful broth of vermicelli noodles, salmon, tuna, clams, and chicken.
It was definitely not cutting edge, new wave or even very innovative, but it was reliable, consistent, affordable, and always very tasty -- and served by some of the most pleasant folks I've ever come to know over the many years I've been in the City.
Hana Japanese Restaurant
408 Irving Avenue (between 5th and 6th)
SF, CA (415) 665-3952
11:30AM - 9:30PM