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Hatsune 隐泉日本料理

This time-tested stalwart has become a veritable institution in Beijing’s dining scene, as well as a consistent prize-bagger in local dining awards. Hatsune’s elegant decor and neo-Japanese fare have aged well in its seven plus years of operation – expect a wide selection of mouth-watering rolls, fresh sashimi and bento box lunch specials starting at RMB 75, with selections ranging from fresh salmon sashimi and sushi, to grilled mackerel and diced beef. Ideal for a business lunch or, considering its ample selection of sake, an after-work celebration. The Sanlitun branch features a “shoal of fish” display inspired by the work of UK artist Dominic Bromley and delicate Japanese-style prints embellish the walls and sofa coverings. A large bar adorned with taiko drums is stocked with sake, wines and spirits in floor to ceiling racks accessible by a moveable ladder (bartenders bang on the drums each time sake is served). The venue’s sole 12-person, glass-encased VIP room features an intricately woodworked sunken table, and a cozy terrace on the opposite side of the restaurant overlooks The Village’s main plaza area. Behind two sushi counters and inside the split-level kitchen, chefs prepare the same dishes as the Guanghua Lu branch. Voted "Best Japanese" and "Outstanding Decor" in the Beijinger's 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards.

Location 

Wanda Plaza and Guanghua Lu
万达广场光华路
2/F, Heqiao Bldg C, 8A Guanghua Lu
Chaoyang District
朝阳区
光华路甲8号和乔大厦C座2层
120-200 per person
Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10pm
6581 3939
No Smoking Sections
All chinese and foreign credit cards
Yes
Sanlitun
三里屯
S8-30 (opposite Element Fresh), Bldg 8, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu
Chaoyang District
朝阳区
三里屯路19号三里屯Village南区8号楼S8-30
120-200 per person
Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10pm
6415 3939
Smoking
Cash only

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User reviews of Hatsune 隐泉日本料理

Love this place

Reviewed by Louiselai on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 11:38
Joined: Jul 01, 2013
Posts: 15
Review of Hatsune
5

Pages and pages of sushi roll selections (it's what they specialize in). It's not a typical Japanese restaurant; there were subtle westernizations but that didn't make the food any less tasty!

I always come here. The deco is great, atmosphere is great, seats are comfy. The services errs on the average side; it's not worth any applause, but it's not bad. 

Rolls are ace. Love rolls (of the sushi variety, not the adipose variety)? Then you'll love Hatsune.

Great sushi, great environment, great customer service.

Reviewed by ksongw on Mon, 03/26/2012 - 16:30
Joined: Mar 03, 2012
Posts: 0
Review of Hatsune
5

Sanlitun Hatsune
So coming from the states, and used to that over the top waiter/waitress interaction, let me just say that I will go to any restaurant twice if the customer service is good. I was so happy with the customer service the first time I went here (not to mention the food) that I went back a second time just a couple days later.

The servers are always smiling and easy to get a hold of.
They are quick and always respond with a "your welcome".

The environment and the food is also spot on.
I love LOVE the amazing list of options for sushi rolls, it is so uncommon to go to a japanese place and find so many different options.
I also love the creative rolls and the different kinds of options they have for the taste buds.
For example, I ordered the Pork shabu shabu salad the first time, not sure what to expect from the weird combination of pork and fresh lettuce. But was very pleasantly surprised. The lettuce was very fresh and crispy, and the pork combination gave it a very interested taste.

All in all, it is no wonder to me that Hatsune is always booked every night.
Definitely try and call in the morning if you want to reserve a table for the night.
And for weekends you may want to try even earlier.

Ok but.......

Reviewed by SteveW on Tue, 02/28/2012 - 16:54
Joined: Jun 11, 2010
Posts: 0
Review of Hatsune
3

This is a review of the Sanlitun branch.
The food is OK. Not the best Japanese in BJ but not bad.I particularly liked the oysters baked in mayonnaise. The sushi was reasonably fresh and the rolls were alrightish if a little bit dry.
Unlike others I found the staff to be quite attentive and pleasant.
What I don't like -
The hidden door opening thing. For Gods sake Beijing get over this rubbish. It was a novelty 10 years ago now its just dumb.
No washroom. If this was a hole in the wall place I would understand it but this is supposedly a top restaurant and both Element fresh & Union bar next door both have internal washrooms.After we had ordered I wanted to wash my hands before I ate.I had to ask 3 times about the washroom because I could not believe I was being directed outside to the public ones. So I had to put my coat back on and go use the absolutely filthy facilties along with all the other restaurant staff busily smoking away in a place that would turn the stomach of a flatulent pig.
The place is busy and its not cheap so Hatsune use some of that profit to build a washroom , its not like you don't have the space.

Best for Rolls! Pure ecstasy here!

Reviewed by Yo-Yo-Mamacita on Thu, 02/16/2012 - 10:47
Joined: Feb 15, 2012
Posts: 0
Review of Hatsune
5

I realized how good Hatsune was the other day when i went back to the states to visit my family. We went to go eat at what WAS my favorite California Style sushi place. I was very much waiting to bite down on my favorite roll and when i did........disapointment. I realized that Hatsune has thrown of the curve. My expections for California style sushi has been set higher do to Hatsune! My favorite roll is the Megatron

Best for Rolls! Pure ecstasy here!

Reviewed by Yo-Yo-Mamacita on Thu, 02/16/2012 - 10:47
Joined: Feb 15, 2012
Posts: 0
Review of Hatsune
5

I realized how good Hatsune was the other day when i went back to the states to visit my family. We went to go eat at what WAS my favorite California Style sushi place. I was very much waiting to bite down on my favorite roll and when i did........disapointment. I realized that Hatsune has thrown of the curve. My expections for California style sushi has been set higher do to Hatsune! My favorite roll is the Megatron

Go to the Guanghua Lu Branch, NOT the Village

Reviewed by thegoldenleo on Tue, 06/28/2011 - 12:22
Joined: Aug 26, 2008
Posts: 0
Review of Hatsune
4

I've been going to the Hatsune on Guanghua Lu for a couple of years now and it's always been great. I always find the food and service perfectly satisfactory. I don't think it's fair for people to complain about there not being seating; if it's a popular restaurant and a weekend night, it won't kill you to call ahead and make a reservation.

However, the same can't be said for the one in the Village. The atmosphere is not as intimate, the food comes much slower, and the service is mediocre at best. The waitresses are not exactly polite and it's impossible to flag one down.

All in all, Hatsune's still a great restaurant, but make sure you go to the original one.

Bigger but definitely NOT better (at lot worse in fact)

Reviewed by BJMing on Fri, 05/13/2011 - 23:01
Joined: Dec 29, 2006
Posts: 0
Review of Hatsune
1

After a 3 year absence from Beijing, we decided to take the kids to Hatsune Sanlitun for a weekend lunch. The Guanghua Lu restaurant used to be one of our favourites when we were last here. The minute we walked in, I knew they had become too big for their own good. The lady at the reception asked whether we had made reservations and when we said no, she told us then there were definitely no tables available. I looked right in a saw at least 3 empty tables! In fact, there were 5 empty tables, 2 very large ones at that.

Service was brisk and when we placed our order, I specifically asked the waitress to made the kids' dish, a chicken donburi first since the kids were hungry. Well, our first, second, third fourth items arrived, all at different times and none were the chicken donburi. At this point, I asked one of the wait staff to check, she got back saying it will be ready very soon. Our fifth item arrived and we had already finished the other four, and still the donburi had not arrived. This was some 30 minutes after our order. We alerted a more senior staff and she said it will be ready soon and explained that donburi takes a long time to cook. I was quite insulted by her lame answer. Anyone who knows Japanese cuisine and what a chicken donburi is would know that it is one of the easiest dishes to cook. Its just chicken and eggs and onions fried together. That's why its popular as a lunch dish and that's why we ordered it for the kids. After 40 minutes, our seventh dish had arrived and still no signs of the donburi. We alert the same senior waitress again and she offered to serve the kids their dessert first. What?! We alerted the the waitress who initially took our order, she scrambles to the kitchen, comes back apologising, saying that it will be ready very soon. The kids get their lunch 50 minutes after we placed the order. It was the last item to arrive. By then they were screaming and making a scene and we were getting stares from all the trendy diners in the establishment. It had occurred to me that no one had actually bothered to check with the kitchen the status of the dish. Within 1 minute after the donburi arrives, another waitress serves the kids's their dessert! They want to kick us out that quickly!

I have no idea why anyone would think this is a good restaurant. The food is mediocre, decor is nice, but certainly not fantastic, service is just astounding, and the staff are arrogant (I know that's a strong word, but I clearly got that feeling). From the minute we walked in to the minute we walked out, we never received a single smile from any of the staff. This restaurant had a great name but unfortunately the owners did not bother to retain its core values when it expanded. Sure, it will always be packed full of people who want to see and want to be seen, but it has and will continue to lose the customers who helped make it big in the first place.

I'm sad to say that Hatsune Sanlitun was a huge disappointment, and I will never go back, not even to the one on Guanghua Lu. If you're looking for good Japanese food in the Sanlitun area, go to La Sushi in the Patio instead. Its nowhere near the size or 'hipness' of Hatsune, but the food and service is 100x better.

Not the best but good enough

Reviewed by frantastic on Wed, 05/11/2011 - 11:04
Joined: Dec 17, 2009
Posts: 0
Review of Hatsune
4

Hatsune may not be the best sushi in the city (it’s not) but everything else makes it my sushi restaurant of choice. I generally like the restaurant design. It’s modern and cozy and feels like what I always understood a sushi restaurant was supposed to feel like. Their fish is fresh. Stick with the sashimi and you can’t go wrong. I don’t like the rolls because there is just too much stuff going on but there is plenty of other things on the menu that I can occupy myself with. Service is helpful and polite, never overbearing or rude. Roll it together (get it?) and what you have is the making of a great sushi restaurant which is why year after year I have remained a loyal customer.

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