There is no doubt that fresh, innovative and healthy Japanese cuisine has taken pole position as one of the world’s newest and trendiest culinary frontiers within the last decade. Kenya’s vibrant dining scene has not been left behind, with its highly cosmopolitan, well-travelled and discerning community of diners continuing to inevitably ask, ‘where can I go for the best Japanese?’ In response to this growing trend many restaurants have tried to almost inconspicuously add Japanese sections to their menus (most often just sushi & sashimi), not taking into consideration the years of knowledge, discipline and culinary skills required. As always the Go Places™ wine & dine teams went in search of the very best, and came up trumps once again with the amazing Haru Sushi Bar & Japanese Restaurant. What awaits is an award winning, authentic and multi-sensory dining experience, which takes you on a culinary journey across the ‘land of the rising sun’, where outstanding culinary artistry, fresh tantalizing tastes & aromas, impeccable plating & presentation, and vibrant colours & textures all faultlessly combine to create something truly magical. Enjoy!
– AN AWARD-WINNING CHEF & HIS RESTAURANT TEAM –
It was only a matter of time before Kenya’s avid dining circles and the region’s top-most culinary aficionados began to take notice. The restaurant quickly became known for its authenticity, its quality of cuisine, outstanding service and its impeccable plating and presentation. Since then the chef and his restaurant team have won several prestigious Chefs Delight™ Awards which are considered the most coveted awards in the history of Kenya’s culinary industry, as grading is solely based on what paying customers feel about the ‘quality of dining experience’ and ‘quality of service’ received. Awards include the Best Japanese Restaurant, the Best Individual Chef & Restaurant Team, the Most Innovative Chef (two awards chapters in a row) and the Best Sushi & Sashimi Restaurant. A true testament to his culinary genius, in 2015 Korean TV made a feature film about Chef Jongho Park‘s life history and his journey to the top, soon followed by Japan’s Rocket News 24 awarding him the Best Japanese Restaurant in Kenya and trip advisor awarding the restaurant the 2016 certificate of excellence.
SO WHAT’S ON THE MENU?
Haru Sushi Bar & Japanese Restaurant offers diner an endless selection of enticing dishes to choose from, with over 108 items on the menu. Dishes range from; tempting Starters (including signature favourites such as Gyoza, Yakitori, the Salmon & Tuna Tataki, *Prawn Tempura and Volcano Chicken) to opulent Sushi Sets or Sashimi Sets (try the *Haru Sushi/Sashimi Combination or *Haru Sushi/Sashimi Prime), outstanding Mixed Sushi & Sashimi Sets (check out the signature *Haru Moriawase), Futo Maki or thick rolled sushi (try the *Spicy Crunchy Tuna Roll, *Crabstick Crazy Roll, *Cream Cheese Salmon Roll), Hoso Maki or thinly rolled sushi or Te Maki coned shaped sushi with Nori or seaweed on the outside (try the *Tuna/Salmon/Unagi), amazing Tempura (try the *Prawn/Chicken/Tempura Moriawase), Japanese Steaks (try *Salmon/Chicken/Cheese), Udon or Soba authentic thick or thin Japanese noodles (try *Tempura/Nabe/Yaki/Tenjaru), Donburi or rice bowl dishes (such as Gyu-Don/Ten-Don/Oyaku-Don/Katsu-Don), Teriyaki or Sizzling Dishes (try the Teriyaki *Tofu/Chicken/Beef or Sizzling *Chilli Prawn/Squid/Sirloin) and top it all off with the best Miso/Seaweed soup you’ll ever have. Try a mesmerizing selection of authentic Saké’s and also lookout for extra special off-the-menu items every week!