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Posted by Anonymous on 05/07/2012
I've been eating at various Haru locations for years, and it's true that as the prices have escalated, the fish quality has declined. Severely! I will not be back.
Posted by Lived in Manhattan for 10 years on 05/01/2011
When I first moved to Manhattan I used to go to various Haru locations regularly whether with friends/dates or for business meals. The fish was always impeccable, even to the seasoned corporate card diner. My friend and I went this weekend, and I was shocked by how unappetizing the sushi was. I didn't have one solid piece of sushi on my plate. The prices are above average and the fish is below average. They served our appetizer at the same time as our salads, and we were surrounded by tourists. I had a family of five w/3 kids from Germany to the right, and two tourists from France on the left. I only went to Haru because of my fond prior memories, but it's a shell of its former self. The food was poor, and the place had zero atmosphere. There are a million sushi spots in the city, and most will be a better experience. Save your cash.
Posted by Chibu on 03/30/2010
I've been to Haru a couple of times. It's a bit pricey for what you get but that's typical of most sushi restaurants. Unfortunately the last time I went the service was horrible. It was a slow Monday and the wait staff would not leave us alone to the point of pestering us. 3 different waiters came by every 3 minutes to ask if we were ready, if we needed more water, etc. They kept cleaning the table - it almost seemed like a joke because different waiters would come and do different things. I know it's weird to complain about over-service but it really was uncomfortable how many times different waiters came and asked us the same question. If it had been a busy Thursday night, I'd understand that they would need the table for another party but it was slow. It was strange and I will not be returning.
Posted by Ellen Bea on 01/18/2010
I have gone to Haru a handful of times hoping one day it will be as good as I thought it would. The sushi and rolls are always mediocre. The specialty rolls miss the mark and trust me there are way better places to drop this kind of money on raw fish.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/17/2010
The edamame dumplings were fantastic, but the sushi was not good- very fishy. I couldn't finish my dinner. The atmosphere is so-so as well. It seems like they are trying to make an old, semi-run down restaurant look classy and trendy. There are too many other good restaurants in the city.
Posted by Lillie on 10/08/2009
I only get delivery from this place so I cant say much for the atmosphere or service. But I have searched high and low for a calamari place that is delicious, inexpensive, and within delivery distance (of my Union Square Apartment) and OHMYGOD <3 This place is definitely the number one calamari delivery I have ever gotten. Sushi and other stuff is good (the Gramercy roll is delicious) but overpriced. Pretty much just order form here for the amazing crispy calamari and the decent lunch specials.
Posted by Carl on 04/25/2009
I always get suspect when I find out a sushi restaurant is owned and run by Chinese, and that's just what Haru is. The food is mediocre and we noticed many special higher-end items they offered years ago have long since been taken off the menu, such as a variety of scallops. The service is quite variable. One waitress disallowed a single substitution from a sushi dish that other waiters had always allowed, and she wanted to charge $2 extra to accomodate my wish, which I refused to accept because I asked to substitute a less expensive piece of fish. She was very rude. Haru is the only sushi restaurant that gives me a stomach ache two hours later. No more Chinese-prepared food for my stomach.