Hatsune

Price guide: Mid-range

Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing

Price guide: Mid-range

Sushi rolls

By Tom O'Malley, your Beijing expert

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#17 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Beijing
Expert overall rating:4.1 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.1
4.1
Ambience:
4.3
4.3
Service:
4
4.0
Location:
3.8
3.8
Value for money:
3.9
3.9
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Families with teenagers, Nightlife, Trendiness

Expert review of Hatsune

Tasty sashimi and inventive California rolls in a hip, trendy atmosphere.

A Beijing institution, this hip eatery bridges the culinary cultures of California and Japan with its unconventional, fusion-inspired sushi rolls, craft beers and an extensive sake selection.

Food and drink: 

Raw fish aficionados probably won’t find their nirvana here, but the dozens of varieties of sushi rolls are great fun, with rice that exhibits just the right amount of vinegar zing. Take your pick from tempura that’s crisp, light and oil-free, delicious grilled mackerel and a small selection of sashimi.

Ambience: 

An ‘open sesame’ type entrance sets the tone for this hip, modish restaurant. The sake flows until late, and it can be lively any night of the week.

Service: 

A bit mixed – sometimes efficient and unobtrusive, other times frustratingly lacklustre.

Location: 

On the third floor of The Village shopping complex in Sanlitun.

Price advice: 

If you order big on sashimi and sake, the sky’s the limit. Come in a group and you can expect to pay upwards of RMB 200 per person.

Other useful branches: 

The original branch is still going strong after nearly 10 years in the CBD, on Guanghua Road.

More information on Hatsune:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
American, Japanese, Modern
Address:
Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Telephone:
+86 10 6415 3939
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10pm
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

Have you been to Hatsune? Would you recommended it?