280 Park Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1001740.756296 -73.975351
Mon-Fri 11:30am-3pm, 5pm-10:30pm
Neighborhoods: Midtown Center, Midtown
Love this place – You can pick pretty much anything on their menu and it'll taste good!!
STAY AWAY IF YOU LOVE SUSHI! – If you enjoy the cuisine of japan, this is NOT the place to go. The price and quality of the fish is average, and I would not even consider a non-sushi/non-sashimi dish. Everything seems to be laden with chain-style ketchup sauces, changing the dishes' taste from what you would expect and what it should be. The salad tasted old, the dressing was watery and oily, and the "teriyaki" dishes do not have an authentic teriyaki taste. To top it off, the service was terrible. The waitress forgot a soup, 3 salads and a bowl of rice and ignored the table for 10-15 minutes at a time. If you don't like your food, too bad - you are expected to pay full price for food you cannot eat. The food is NOT for japanese food lovers, and neither is it for people who enjoy quality of service.
Simply bad in all aspects; beware of broken glass in your soda! – I am a big fan of Haru on 3rd Ave. and 75th St., great place, great food. But this one on Park Ave. is simply bad. It's crowded, looks more like a place to have a lunch meeting where nobody cares about the food. I went there the first time, the sushi was average (came warm). Second time, the sushi was warm again, the order came wrong and it simply didn't taste good - and you won't believe it - there were pieces of broken glass on my diet Coke. I did swallow some of them and the rest stayed in my mouth. The reward for such experience? A $10 credit on my tab. They couldn't even have the sensitivity of removing the diet Coke from the tab! Unbelievable. In terms of food quality, I already said, below average. The wasabi came dark green, hard like a rock, typically of wasabi prepared two days ago. I can do better at home by buying wasabi powder, honestly. Went to this place twice, gave it a last chance, will never step in ever again.
Great Happy Hour. Oh Wait, It's Called Debriefing Hour – Always been a fan of Haru. Never went there for the Happy Hour after work until this past week. It is what you would expect out of a Happy Hour in New York City. A loud mix of suits and interns getting off of work looking to unwind. The special prices (listed below) are only available in the bar section, so you can't sit outside, nor can you sit in a nice quiet area. But if you're with a few friends, just pull up seats by the bar and enjoy. To me, Haru has always been a great value place for sushi. You get what you pay for, and Haru offers quality Sushi for prices that won't decimate your wallet.
The prices for Debriefing Hour (5 - 7 pm) are as follows:
Japanese Draft Beer (Sapporo or Kirin) $3
Haru Cocktails $5
California Roll $3
Spicy Tuna Roll $4
Crunch Spicy Salmon Roll $4
Spicy Chicken Teriyaki $5
1 Seafood and 1 Vegetable Spring Roll $5
I went with 2 friends after work. We each got 4 rolls (I liked the Spicy Tuna and California Rolls better than the Crunchy Spicy Salmon Roll) and a couple of beers. The cocktails looked great for $5 and the teriyaki also looked very good. Overall, we had an enjoyable experience and will be going back a couple more times this summer for some beer and sushi.
Don't go here expecting 5 star Sushi. Thats not why you go to Haru. But its definitely very good, and the prices are great. Atmosphere depends on day, but we were there with a slightly older crowd (Late 20s). On days that you go with a group of friends, you can easily turn it into your spot.
Absolutely Fabulous – This place is honestly an excellent restuarant and the vibe is great. It's a great place to go to for dinner at night with all your friends. I personally don't like sushi but Haru is still one of my favorite restaurants because of everything else and everyone I know says the sushi is amazing. My personal favorites are the chicken terriaki and house salads. Although it's a little bit expensive it's still a fabulous place to try at least once.
Loud – If you don't want to hear your date or your friends then definitely come here on a Thursday evening. The food is amazing and comes out really fast, however the music is loud considering it is a small place and the volumes bounce off the walls right into your ears! Highly recommended are the dungeness king crab dumplings, they are absolutely to die for! For drinks, I usually have the saketini which is amazing.
not that good japanese restaurant – i went to this restaurant yesterday with my girlfriend,and we wait about 45 minutes for our food and our waitstaff just standing and talking and not notice if our food not coming yet.and the food taste blah and i dont think i will come back for this kind of restaurant.the only thing i like about this place is the fish tank .trust me is not worth it to have a sushi in this place,is too pricey and the waitstaff not too friendly ,so the point is we're not going back to this place again.
Excellent, highly recommend – Indeed GREAT food. The sushi is good, not the best I've had, but certainly not mediocre or poor. The service was excellent and the managers were great too. The music is a little loud, but I went during happy hour when everyone was going there to "wind down" from the days stressful workday. Happy hour at this place is perfect, good saki selection and beer selection too.
I am not into Fusion – Sorry I was not impressed. The place looks modern and the food is just BLAH !! I shouldve checked that it was a fusion restaurant.
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