Lunch is easily one of my favorite meals of the day (along with brunch), especially when I have the time to make it a leisurely lunch with friends. A few weeks ago, I had a meeting downtown, and beforehand I caught up with Elina over lunch at Haru.
I arrived a few minutes early, and I was able to catch a couple of shots of the empty dining room. It was just noon, and the restaurant didn’t fill up until a bit later.
I loved the serene feel of Haru along with all of the natural light. Even on a blustery day, the streaming light made me feel warm and cozy.
Elina had been to Haru before, so she had some ideas on what to order. I am a lover of all things sushi (except for the word “eel”. . . love the stuff, hate the word), so I was game to try anything.
We decided to share the Strawberry Finn roll and the Kiss of Fire roll.
Obviously, I loved the Kiss of Fire roll, which was filled with spicy tuna and topped with salmon or white tuna and a nice piece of jalapeno. Add a little wasabi, and it makes my spice-loving palate happy.
I was super curious to try the Strawberry Finn roll; fruit on sushi? I had never had it!
It turned out to be really delicious, a slight bit of sweet mixed in with the spicy fish and accented perfectly by lots of pickled ginger. Pickled ginger is one of those things that I can eat by the bowl-full. I just love it.
Haru offers a ton of different menu items, and from what I tasted, their food is creative, fresh, and beautifully presented. It’s a little pricier than our typical sushi takeout, but it is quite a bit better, in addition to offering many more choices and a really lovely dining space. I could easily eat sushi daily, and Haru will definitely be seeing me again.
Are you a sushi fan? Do you have any favorites?