I went there on a date and was surprised to find Akira-san behind the sashimi counter. He was my goto sashimi chef at Munakata from years ago and when he resigned I was reasonably upset as nobody could tell me where he went. Needless to say, his service and attention was personal, omakase style. As expected of a fine dining Japanese restaurant, the food was authentic and presentation/plating is pleasing to the eye.
From an interior architect's point of view, Hanare has a beautiful ambience about it with touches of artistry in the right places. I was happy that they matched up with high quality dishes and a good selection of sake! Definitely want to go back. We do not have enough fine dining restaurants in KL and this one made it into my list. Valet service is available right in front of the building, driver drop-off is convenient and the basement parking was bright and easy too. Besides a few steps which can be easily managed with help, the place is disable-friendly.