Hana Maru

11915 S. Euclid St.
Garden Grove, CA 92840
714-534-3507
Hana Maru

Hana Maru Yellow Tail Carpaccio

Details

  • Sun-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm
  • $$
  • Catering, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Free Parking, Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the stories that Hana Maru would tell are equivalent to an epic novel. This restaurant, which has barely been open one month, adheres to the Japanese concept of shibui, which, according to Wikipedia, is the “particular aesthetic of simple, subtle, and unobtrusive beauty.” The concept perfectly describes how each dish, outfitted in beautiful, floral shapes, appears at the table - like a blooming garden of freshly watered seafood. The sushi chef creates a Rainbow Dragon Roll with the precise strokes of an artist; a slithering satiable with calamari rings for eyes, tucked alluringly behind lemon-wedge hills and finely grated clouds of daikon strands. The Hana Maru Tuna Rolls are adorned with pickled ginger, razor-thin slices of cucumbers and a lone leaf of wasabi paste with a dab of Sriracha for its soil anchor. The Sashimi Sampler is a vertically-constructed creature of freshly sliced pieces of succulent flesh. The Cucumber Wrap Roll is a glorious platter of exquisite beauty with pieces that look as if they were plucked from the garden. With all of this it is a surprise to know that the restaurant is affordable; an unusual characteristic for seafood and service of this quality. There may be more authentic sushi houses in Orange County, but none can offer the down-home charm and paradisiacal loveliness of a Hana Maru.
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