By: Wela Quan and Ethan Shen
When I was child, going to a sushi restaurant back home in Edmonton, Canada was a special occasion. By nature it seem so exotic and rare, I remember my dad would always order the beef tataki and sashimi while mom and I would opt for bento boxes. But here in the big city, the sushi restaurants have to work a little harder to impress and Haru delivered with trendy ambience, innovative cocktails, and an imaginative menu. There are 7 locations in NYC and Ethan and I opted for the Gramercy Park Haru.
|Spider Monkey Roll|
We started off by ordering a seasonal cocktail, the Black Tea Gimlet ($12.00), only available during the months of March and April. The a mix of sweet black tea, honey, vodka and limes, was the perfect way to kick off Spring. The sweet tea vodka base will bring back memories for any country folks like Ethan who grew up on Deep Eddy and Firefly, but the citrus keeps it light and fresh and brightens the drink for more sophisticated palettes. Throughout the meal we also made our way through a tasting of 4 top flight sakes ranging bright chilled unfiltered sakes down to more traditional ones served at room temperature, all of which was available for a fantastic bargain for the fun it injected into our evening.
|Duck Spring Rolls|
Haru Sushi (Gramercy Park)220 Park Ave S # 1
New York, NY 10017