|HR ladies to eat, away we go!|
For the mains, each of us ordered a Bento. Each Bento box was $15.80. It wasn't superb, nor extremely terrible. It was mediocre.
Now I can understand, maybe one or two, but all 5 (Salmon) were overcooked and flaky.
Halfway through the meal (indeed it was close to the end of it), the miso soup arrived for our consumption. I was a bit taken aback with this. It was as if they had forgotten to give us our soup and then as an afterthought, say, "Oops, here you go!"
Towards the end of our meal, Chris and Julia (from Masterchef Season 1) popped in for a quick meal in a quiet corner... I did not attack them with requests of photo opportunities or autographs.
All the entree sizes were tiny. Definitely not meant for sharing between large groups. There was a slight miscommunication with our orders as well. We had accidentally put in the reverse amount of the chicken and salmon bento orders. Entirely our fault, however, the manager (or so I think) decided to put on a terrible expression and had a sour look upon her face the entire service.
And it wasn't as if we kicked up a fuss. We apologised, and said that it was fine. We were happy to have the order served as per our mistaken booking.
In terms of coming back, I highly doubt I would. There are much better Japanese dining options out there, especially for the price they charge.
Hako is definitely a place which is overrated in my humble opinion.
*Disclaimer: All food ratings are purely based on my own experiences and how I feel about the service, food and quality
Food/ Cuisine: Japanese
Dining Style: Restaurant
Overall Food Rating (Based on the Dining style): 5/10
Restaurant ambiance: 7/10
Service/ Attitude: 5/10
Value for money: 6/10
310 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel:(03) 9620 1881
Hako is open
Monday - Wednesday from 12pm-3pm and 6pm-9pm and
Thursday - Friday from 12pm-3pm and 6pm-9:30pm and
Saturday from 6pm-9:30pm
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