I’ll have to admit, the only reason I wanted to visit Hana Hana was to play with the touchscreens.
Nevermind the fact that I use touchscreens to place order everyday at work. Or the fact that I’ve been to countless restaurants with touchscreens before. Or that the touchscreen ordering was only about 10 seconds of the whole dining experience.
But it was so worth it!
I’ve always loved the whole self-serve system at Menya Mappen, but the addition of touchscreens at Hana Hana just make things so much more fun! The food isn’t amazing, but it’s good and the fun definitely makes up for the lack of amazingness 😉 Noodle and rice dishes are cheap (and sized accordingly) and tasty, and there’s plenty of delicious add on side dishes to customise your meal with.
I usually love going through the fried section as it’s my biggest weakness but we visited early, so the only hot foods on offer were the teriyaki and karaage chicken. The sign says that you can ask the chef to cook you something if it’s not already there, but we weren’t quite game enough to converse with the chefs so we went with what there already was. As the terriyaki chicken was priced pretty steeply (at $4 per piece), we went for the karaage instead. It was a tad cold, but still tasty and crispy but still enjoyable, unlike the salad which was dry and bland.
It’s hard to choose between the many rice and noodle options, and luckily there weren’t many people when we got there or else our decision making time may have gotten others behind us quite frustrated! I end up ordering the ontama bukkake which has nice slippery udon noodles and my favourite soft poached egg. We grab a half portion of ramen as well, which was so small it only takes a couple of bites to finish- it’s not as good as many other ramen joints nearby, but definitely passable and will do to fulfill any ramen cravings!