Haru Gramercy Park
220 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 228-7358
Haru Sushi-Gramercy Park
Park Avenue South
Park Avenue South Llc
Haru Park Ave South
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Delivery, Take Out
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
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I'm definitely a sushi lover and this has been one of my favorite sushi restaurants for the last 5 years. When I want an upscale or fine sushi dinner I always head to Haru. I've even been to Haru Boston a couple of times. The sushi is fresh, the portions are large and the drinks are great. My favorite drink is the berries and bubbles. Oh and if you're a crab lover then you have to try the steamed crab dumplings for an appetizer. They are melt in your mouth good. The service is always on point and they've never disappointed. If you're heading there on a Friday or Saturday night you may want to make a reservation because it can get crowed, especially summer nights. This Haru usually has a young hip crowd and sometimes they even have a DJ. Music, sushi and a cool hip vibe is all I need on a Saturday night and Haru always delivers. Hope you enjoy it as much as I always do.
06/25/2010Provided by Citysearch -
The inside of this Japanese restaurant is quaint and cozy with white lights strung through birch trees lining the walls. The happy hour drinks were half off and the selection was creative. We shared several sushi dishes and appetizers with the table. I don't eat fish at all but I found myself trying the seared ahi tuna (and it was DELICIOUS!) and the black cod (also good, but for a non-fish eater I must take baby steps). Although the AC was broken and it got a bit too warm inside, the servers handed out cold towels that made up for it.
Where do I start? I heard about this place from a friend and she told me to check it out. ""Great food , Amazing cocktails, Great sake, Great vibe."" She was right. Although I wish I listened to her when she said to RSVP. We went on a Thursday at 8:00 and there was a wait. Could only imagine the crowd on a Fri or Sat. We were told 30 to 40 mins wait and almost left, but the guy at the door said that we could wait in the bar area and even get the full menu there, or just drink and wait for our table. We decided to take our chances and wait for our table. We got a cocktail table at the bar and ordered some drinks. WOW try the Leechee tini. AMAZING! The Hostest came and told us that our table was ready. We only waited 20 mins. Walking to our table was an event in itself. I don't think they let in UGLY people. So many beautiful women. Our sever (sugi) was awsome. He told us about the ""super dynomite"" and 2 items that are not on the menu, but are a must , the crab cake and the dream of an angel. Just ask about them. The food was sooo good. And not that expensive for NY. The music can be all over the place, from Zeplin to house we even heard some 80's classics. All in all, if you want great food, drinks, service, and atmosphere check this place out. RSVP's are a good idea but not ness. Sugi told us that in a week, the outdoor patio will be open. This place ROCKS!!! Well worth the trip.
Don't usually write or really care about my nights out in NYC, but WOW. Haru at gramercy park.... YUMMMM! From the second I walked in the door.... Hot Guy in Tie! Yes he asked if I had a reso.. then said there is a wait. After I gathered myself , I said no and he told me that there was a bit of a wait. We went to the bar and met BENNY, soo fun. He makes a mean drink. After a short wait, Hot Guy in a Tie, CHRIS, took us to our table. This place is just FUN. The staff rocks, and the food is awesome!!! Tanty our server, recomended the crab cakes and the dream of an angel. WOW. Not on the menu, just ask. SOOOO fun sooo good. Chris, love the tie.
02/02/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This place gets you lively feeling: lights, waterfalls, curves and noises ? all changing, running, moving and sizzling ? close your eyes and imagine jungle floor. Menu is huge and innovative. Japanese Draft beer worth waiting. Ambience saves the day if food is slightly inconsistent. Never made me disappointed.
12/24/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Great food, great music, and a lively night-life atmospher. I go to Haru at least once a week and I have never left disappointed. The food, music and staff all combine to make it a great night out in NYC. On one paticular occassion I showed up on Friday night at 8 and the place was packed. My friends and I almost decided to go somewhere else to avoid a long wait. The man at the door told us it may be about 40 minutes before we could sit at a table to have dinner. He then suggested the cockt ail tables as an option to sit right away and have the full menu. We decided to take his advice and were all more then pleased with the choice we had made. The Bartender who waited on us (Hana) was amazing, she provided us with top-notch service and made us all feel welcomed and appreciated. The food and drinks were excellent, and her smile and wit made us all feel right at home. I have never been to a place quite like Haru. This place has it all, food, atmosphere and a staff that makes you want to come back for more. The lemon grass soup with shrimp and scallops was fantastic, it set the tone for things to come. We shared a bunch of appetizers( a fantastic lobster ceviche was my favorite) and a large Sushi and Sashimi platter for the main course, it had a beautiful assortment of different fish and rolls. I ablolutely cant wait to go back again!
08/16/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Food- mainly sushi, if you are real sushi lover this is not a place. I had some appetizers but everything I tried (including sushi) was flavorless and not quite fresh.
Drink - Unique cocktails, yet two (Momotini and Berries & Bubbles)I had were not tasty.
Music - House, too loud, maybe it was the same song the entire time?
Service - friendly but mediocre. Some plates were not clean.
Overall - There are far better Japanese restaurants in the city. Maybe I shouldn't have looked for ""quality"" at this restaurant??
07/20/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Aside from the fact that the food was mediocre (rock shrimp tempura was bad Chinese food quality shrimp), the waiter dumped an ENTIRE tray of salads and hot miso soup on the back of my shirt, my pants and my briefcase. The manager promptly came over and informed us that ""they would comp some stuff on our bill"" which turned out to be $16 dollars worth of appetizers off of a bill of $110. When we complained further, i.e., that they should take care of more than the paltry $16, the manager replied that he thought it was just salad and that another customer was to blame. The manager then told us that they ""would take care of us next time we came in."" What, next time they would dump hot sake all over us (actually happened at a nearby table not five minutes after our episode), no thank you! The level of service was absolutely deplorable!!
06/03/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I went there for my friend's birthday. We were a little late because of traffic and what not. We called prior to our reservation time and said we'll be late due to traffic. The girl on the phone said no problem. When we had arrived, they gave our seats to another group and said that we had to wait. There is a guy there who is pretty tall... who I believe is some sort of manager. He yelled at my friend and told her that they were giving the table away. I was in a crappy mood to begin with and he didn't make anything better. Aside from the bad experience, our server was very nice. We were seated in 10 minutes. Our food was awesome. I love their decor and ambience. I would go there again... hopefully I will not run into the guy.
11/02/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I usually have loved every Haru I have gone to but when I went to the Gramercy one, I was horrified with the service. We had to move seats twice! The waiter brought us the wrong food. Needless to say, by the end of the dinner I was ready to get out of there!
10/15/2006Provided by Citysearch -
The food here is absoltuely ABOVE par for japanese in the city. There are only 5 sushi restaurants I will even eat at- those being Nobu, Samba, Bond Street, Haru, and Garden of Ono (but not necessarily in that order). Haru is by far out of all of these the best deal as it is the most inexpensive but has a great atmosphere. The loft-like restaurant on Park South is much more recommended than the others because it has a downtown feel and you will not feel the need to go anywhere else... The Strawberry mojitos, Green Tea Margaritas, seafood soup and jalapeno rolls are amazing...as is the tempura. Happy hour from 5-7 includes rolls and drinks for 5 and under!
07/12/2006Provided by Citysearch -
From all of Haru, they are the best. Excellent design, nice bartender, nice atmosphere. The service ?, really different with 4 other Haru. I don't really know what they are doing ?. This place is supposed to be same quality with the other one, but it is not. It is really upscale, really great quality than their group. I was ok with the other Haru, but this place make me feel different, I feel not in Haru anymore.
06/09/2006Provided by Citysearch -
My friend is a VIP at this terrible restaurnt, when I came in from out of town he insitead in having dinner there. The apps. came with are main course after waiting for one hour, they apoligze to us but that was it, so the main course was cold. We ordered from the restaurnt next door, who's ever heard of that and they could not time the food (do not do thing you cant m anage) our bill was $600 for 5 people with no discount after are terrible experince and my frioend goes there all the time. Lack of respect and terrible service. Never will be seen there again. p.s. sorry for the spilling errors, I dunt have spillcheck
05/24/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I had the best time on Thursday night, I will recomened to have RSVP. because the place is packed. The food and service is great like at all Haru's but this also has the best music in NYC and the ambience is great, all my friend meet there before going out. Try it you won't regret it !!!!!!!