Santa Monica, California
January 15, 2001
Order the edamame and seaweed salad as appetizers. One of my dinner companions was a vegetarian and made a meal out of a salad, agedashi tofu, and tempura which she found quite tasty. Haru also offers vegetarian sushi combos which are presented in an aesthetically pleasing manner and look very appetizing, but I have never tried them. For someone who can't decide what to eat, I'd recommend the chirashi sushi-- slices of tuna, salmon, yellowtail, eel, whitefish, tamago (and others) -- on a bed of rice w/ seaweed. Very filling and satisfying!
The wooden interior of Haru is nice, but the space is small so make reservations if you don't want to wait. For those on the Upper East Side, there is also a branch at 1329 Third Ave, (76th St.).
From journal Japanese Dining in New York