Sushi by H
480 S San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Bike Parking: Yes
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Caterers, Family Style
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Pets Allowed: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
I have been to many sushi places and I was told this is one of the better ones. Last Saturday I went here with my gf and the reviews are all true. We had the sashimi platter, the yellowtail carpaccio, lotus roll and the incredible roll. All of them were excellent, the sashimi truly melted in your mouth. The portions looked tiny but we ate all of it and were full. It is a little pricey ($75) with tax and tip for 2 ppl but the quality is top notch. They also have more interesting items compared to your standard roll and sashimi fare. I heard the lava stones are well received but we will wait for our next time there.
02/18/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Finding good sushi restaurants is easy in L.A., but finding excellent ones is rare. This one is excellent. Fiances Kuni and Haru, who prepare the sushi, are so gracious and hospitable. The restaurant exudes unpretentious class. Every dish is prepared with love. A must try...and once you try...a must go back.
07/31/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I admit it, I’m addicted to sushi. Friends and clients know I “sushi quest” several times a week in effort to find local restaurants with the highest ROI, as determined by (subjectively) gauging the freshness, taste, variety of the fish, ability to make modifications (with or without additional charge, with or without attitude) for the total price. Clearly pleasant service, convenience and cleanliness of the establishment factor in as well.
Haru Sushi Cafe is one of my winners! The couple who owns the restaurant, Nicky and Haru herself, always greet customers, remember returning customers and are clearly passionate about their cuisine (and relationship marketing)! Nicky will substitute brown rice in place of white rice without charge, or attitude, and make any other emendations you request. Plus, they use all fresh organic vegetables in their sushi and salads, the latter which start with ample portions of mixed greens, not that miserably non-nutritive iceberg lettuce sauced in dressing we’ve all shamefully choked down. In contrast to many places with fish this fresh and a menu this elaborate, their prices are quite reasonable. Clearly, the best value: Lunch Hand Roll Special – 3 hand rolls: eel, California and spicy tuna, organic salad and miso for $10.50! Nicky has no problem making mine without mayonnaise, brown rice instead of white, switching the California for a second spicy tuna hand roll and putting the salad dressing on the side. My favorite roll is definitely one of the healthiest too: Haru's Cucumber - salmon, yellowtail, spicy tuna, and avocado roll wrapped with cucumber. Customers may dine in or outside under an umbrella…sunscreen it and you’re ready to go…we’re all here for the sunshine, right?!
06/30/2009Provided by Citysearch -
We go out for sushi 3-4 times a month on a regular basis....we like good quality food and good service....I cannot say enough about the personal service of Kuni and his fiancee Haru. The yellow tail was the best we have had in a long time....very fresh.......the other dishes were just about the highest quality we have tasted......This is a small and lovely place.........WATCH OUT BOSS, MATSUISHI, NOBO........this is fabulous and not as expensive.....YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!!!
04/06/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Given that I am not even a fan of sushi, I was quite surprised by how much I LOVED the food at Haru. The lava rocks and san vicente roll are absolutely mind bogglingly delicious. Kuni and his fiance are an absolute delight and everything from the service to the food are spot on! My boyfriend is in love with the albacore roll with onions and just about everything else on their menu. I will try it next time. Yes, there will be a next time... many many of them.
03/22/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Every bite melts in your mouth. Very fresh, no odors of fish. Reasonably priced (KEEP IT THAT WAY). Easy parking.
Haru (the owner) is such a delight! Instead of a Sushi Na zi (at some other places), she is the SUSHI SWEETIE!
Been here now at least a dozen times and it is always consistent.
Huge fan of Haru!
03/19/2009Provided by Citysearch -
This place is very small, but extremely cozy and the owners are very friendly and personable. The food was incredible - we had the Philadelphia roll, spicy tuna rolls, and also the steamed pumpkin side - all of which were terrific. They just recently got their liquor license, so you can have drinks there now too! It's a great place to go!!!!
12/15/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Perched next to LA Paella on the north side of San Vicente, just east of the funky intersection of La Cienega, San Vicente and Burton Way, this new place is worthy of a visit...or ten.
I feel compelled to support Haru's Sushi Cafe for purely selfish reasons: to be able to continue to take pleasure in something so special, where there's a convergence of truly wonderful and unique taste and service; a welcoming and comfortable setting; and, low cost. The perfect win-win scenario in today's economy. If you were acquainted with me, you'd know that I'm not wont to be so free with such praise, least of all to actually put it in print.
Haru's is unique and the owners add their special touch to all aspects of the dining experience, from the eco-friendly chopsticks and house-blended low sodium soy sauce to their personal attention to every diner. They use superior quality ingredients like authentic crabmeat, fresh seafood that they procure every morning, organic produce and rice bran oil (supposed to be better for your health than other lipids). I've never had anything like their green tea ice cream that is topped with a whisper of soybean powder and dark brown sugar syrup. The San Vicente Roll is one that you want to have time and again. If you're an onion fiend, you'll love the albacore roll topped with crispy onion. I love chirashi and they serve a tasty one.
Some people may be put off by their lack of a liquor license but, in the end, it can be be a plus -- you can bring your own favorite libation and save yourself the markup restaurants tack on or corkage fees (they don't charge any). They do, however, offer a whole host of teas not commonly found at sushi places.