Thursday, December 27, 2007

Ah, tourists...

Last night I decided to brave the mobs of tourists in Times Square for dinner. I work only an avenue away, but that one avenue makes such a difference. After throwing a few elbows and weaving my way through the crowds, I finally made it to Haru.

I'm sure many of you are aware that there are a handful of Haru locations around the city. I think I have been to almost every location, and have to say that the Times Square one is my least favorite. The reason is two-fold...a lot of tourists decide to dine there, and also the atmosphere feels a lot more cramped and a little dingier than the others. Regardless, the food was still really good. And so was the hot sake. I'm not the most adventurous sushi eater, but the rolls I ordered were very fresh.

I also went there for lunch with co-workers a while ago. It's a nice change of pace from the run-of-the-mill lunch options in Midtown, and they have great lunch specials too.

Some suggestions:
- Ask for the spicy mayo and tempura sauces on the side. Both taste great with many rolls.
- Request a table away from the door. It's really drafty and cold.
- Avoid going during the pre-theater dinner rush. It'll make for a much more pleasant experience.

Haru
205 West 43rd Street
b/t 7th & 8th Avenue
website
Menu Pages listing

1 comment:

Sydney said...

yep -- i remember my times at haru and think of them fondly. as always, shayna would never steer you wrong. boo for times square and those tourists...then again, when i come visit am i a tourist now?