Hane offers creative sushi and self-described “Japanese fusion” cuisine. Sunny comes for the flashy decor. Mommy comes for the two-for-one wine!
|Cuisine:||Sushi / Japanese|
|Address:||346 1st Ave, btwn 19th + 20th|
|Area:||Gramercy / Stuyvesant Town|
|Hours:||Mon – Sun 12pm – 11pm|
|Room Around Tables For Stroller:||YES|
|Accessible (No Stairs):||YES|
|Double Stroller Friendly:||YES|
|Half Portions Available:||NO|
|Changing Table Men’s:||NO|
|Changing Table Women’s:||NO|
Good for Infants who stay in the stroller or are high-chair ready. Little Kids who can sit in a chair without a booster seat.
Suitable for Lunch / Dinner
Sippy Cup Rating:
Me: “Sunny, what do you feel like eating for dinner?”
Sunny: “Sushee and Shumai”
Yes, this happened. Thank you lord. I love sushi and so does Sunny….as long as we are eating at Hane. Why? That’s easy and it has very little to do with the food. It’s all about the décor baby which doesn’t come to life until dark. The owners of Hane pretty much went into a lighting store on the Bowery and bought every neon light they could find. That along with the silver beaded dividers hanging on the booth makes Hane very visually appealing for the discerning toddler. Oh and did I mention there is a waterfall wall in the back? Yep they have that too. Sorry, my pics don’t do it justice.
While slightly gaudy, Hane has very good sushi and an excellent selection of rolls, along with the standard Japanese fare like Chicken Teriyaki and tempura. A neighborhood joint, the restaurant caters to young college grads, couples and families living in the Stuy town and Peter Cooper complexes. It has a casual laid back vibe. Warning it does get quite crowded at dinner so if you are a big party a reservation is a must.
While there are no kids amenities per say the staff is very friendly and attentive. They willingly gave Sunny MULTIPLE pairs of chopsticks after they inevitably ended up on the floor. They were also conscious to bring Sunny’s shumai and cucumber roll right away so that she wouldn’t get fussy.
There are a number of seating options depending on your needs. It’s a large restaurant with a good deal of room for folded strollers. The front offers booths which work great if you have a toddler or child who can sit on their own. They are roomy so putting the bucket seat from an infant stroller is easy. Down one side of the restaurant and very back are tables. They are quite close together though so won’t work for a stroller but do work for a highchair. There are a few larger freestanding tables in the back corner that provide more room for a stroller. On nice days Hane offers outside seating which also lends itself to a small stroller or two.
Take a nifty tour here courtesy of Google Maps:
- 2 for 1 drinks everyday from 5pm-11pm!
- Hane is right near Stuy town where there is a bunch of great parks/playgrounds.
- If you arrived without a table activity there is a great dollar store a couple blocks up on First Ave between 21st and 22nd. They have lots of little trinkets and have saved the day on many occasions!
- Have a kid that only likes chicken nuggets? Try Hane’s Sunflower chicken, hold the aioli sauce.