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55 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA | Directions 0211042.270663 -71.119145
Neighborhoods: Hyde Park
Amazing Sushi decent price – First off VERY GOOD service! Waiter very friendly, personal and extremely educated about their menu.
Great food made fresh in minutes. Everything was quite tasty, i recommend the crispy salmon roll. Beautifully presented food.
Inside its perfectly decorated in a very modern style.
Very easy access from the prudential stop on green line.
I highly recommend this restaurant, one of the best in the area which says alot since there are alot of Sushi restaurants in the Prudential/Newbury St. Area.
Horrible everything – The service was terrible, they messed up our order and tried to blame it on us, when we talked to the manager they continued to try and blame us. this place is horrible and not worth it. Service stinks and the food is average at best.
Nice ambience and nice food – First of all, I think atmosphere was very nice. My bf and I were sitting by the bar. Waiter was extremely nice. One of drinks I liked to order was not available, the waiter found a half bottle and asked the manager if we can get the drinks by glasses. The sake served there was really good.
As for food, I think the menu is reasonable, it's not a traditional Japanese restaurant, but it has a standard sushi bar. Sashimi were fresh and price was reasonable. My bf is Japanese, he enjoyed it greatly.
I think it's nice place to hang out. I will not specifically visit this place b'cos of the food but for after work or weekend hang-outs and some bites, I think this is a great place.
Staff attitude problem – We went to this restaurant few months ago with our friend. We went there because our friend is a real Japan fanatic. He speaks fluent Japanese and would go to Japan at least once or twice a year. So we thought this restaurant would be a good one for him (and us) to try out. We went there for lunch. After we were serviced to be seated on a table there was an Asian guy (I am not sure if he is still there, but who cares, since I will NOT go there any more!) who just kept talking with another waitress so we waited a little bit but that was fine with us. We got the menu and I found a dish called "Shell Steak" which I wasn't sure about what that is so I asked that Asian guy. He looked at me without any expression on his face (and eyes) and said "just steak..." Then he just looked at me with that expressionless eyes and face. No smile and no more to say of the dish. What a mean waiter! After he left for getting us some water my friend immediately said "This guy is so rude!" When the food came; the Chilean Sea Bass that my wife had was great, the tempura was just typical American deep-fry (there is a big difference between the Japanese tempura and the American deep-fry), and my steak was "just a steak", just like the mean waiter said, nothing special. Other staff of the restaurant were fine but that guy.
Part of a nice things for visiting a Japanese restaurant is the service but this one has near none about it.
They claim they are a modern Japanese restaurant but when the tempura was just typical American deep-fry style and a steak was "just a steak" I started to wonder what so modern about it. It seems to me that the reason they call themselves a "modern Japanese restaurant" may be because they couldn't make authentic Japanese food and provide traditional Japanese restaurant service.
**a sushi experience to remember** – I must say with no exaggerate that my meal at Haru was by far the best meal I have every enjoyed. My boyfriend and I live in providence (the land of some of the best restaurants in the north east) and we were both blown away by the amazing cuisine, service, and enjoyable atmosphere. I can't wait to go back! I would highly recommend this hot spot to anyone who enjoys Japanese cuisine.
Great food, nice service, hostess upfront needs and attitude check – I brought my girlfriend and her sister to Haru cause we were craving sushi and I live down the street. Place is very nice when I first walked in. The hostess barely acknowledged me and she had this look on her face like "I could care less about this job"
Sushi was excellent. I had the dragon roll, philly roll and a few others. We also tried the calamari and it was great so try it. Our server was friendly and since it was my GF's sister's BDAY, I ordered mint ice cream and it was awesome.
All in all it was a good time. Bill for everything came out to 85+ tip. Not bad for 3 people.
Great Sushi Restaurant – I came here last week and was pleasantly surprised. The restaurant has a nice feel to it and is well decorated. This was on a Sunday at around 7:30 and not very crowded at all. The food was good- nothing overly amazing, but the menu had all the typical sushi dishes and I was very happy with mine. I'm not sure what the bill turned out to be like but my Chirashi cost $22 which is pretty average I think.
The only thing is that the waiters kept trying to take out food away before we were done. The appetizer was not even halfway finished before they reached for it, I was a little surprised. But other than that very good.
TOTALLY NOT WORTH IT – I was at Haru a week or two ago for dinner. My group and I went on a Thursday without reservations. We walked in and were greeted coldly by a group of hostesses who told us the wait would be about 10 mins, OK. We grabbed drinks at the bar and when we asked to have our check moved to our table the bartender made it seem like we were asking for their first born child. The service at the table was better but only slightly. The food left something to be desired as well. Other than the tar tars, we were rather unimpressed by the a la carte sushi, not to mention our hot and cold dishes came out about 10 minutes apart. All in all I would recommend this place for someone who knows very little about sushi and wants to walk into a very trendy looking restaurant. But if you know your sushi and know what good service is, I'l look elsewhere.
Good Sushi – The sushi here is good and the location is great. the service was cordial and very helpful and I liked the dining room. Good location for a late lunch.
NYC-based sushi chain, known for its fresh rolls and modern Japanese dishes, opens its first Boston location on the side of the Prudential Shopping Center. – In Short
A Japanese garden, bamboo floors, and cherry-wood tables create a cool atmosphere (one that often features electro beats). As far as sushi goes, the food is upscale and artistically presented. Familiar appetizers and entrees (shrimp tempura, cod miso, chicken teriyaki with eggplant and sweet potato) are nicely done. Specialty rolls are fresh, though not entirely unique (the ubiquitous Dice-K roll). An extensive hot and cold sake list is available, as well as traditional desserts such as mochi or green tea ice cream.
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