Haruno April 13, 2009
After these comments were made on Tulsa Food Blog, I decided to try Haruno. It is a new Sushi place but also serves Korean food. According to Haruno’s website, it is a “Pan-Asia restaurant specializing in Japanese sushi and Korean cuisine.” The restaurant’s atmosphere had a fine dining feel and look without the formality or price of actual fine dinning. The restaurant had a room and bar in the back that looked like it would be great for private parties. The place seemed very clean and our waitress was uberly efficient.
Each meal is served with Miso soup and the salad featured below that had about three dried cranberrys in it and featured a citrus dressing.
The sushi was good. We ordered several rolls. These two were my favorites…
If I remember correctly, this is the Sansei Roll:
This was the Haruno Roll. There is a piece missing. My husband did feel it necessary to wait on my picture taking.
This was the Fireworks Roll. In my opinion it was the least impressive. It was supposed to have fried asparagus in it, and that is why I ordered it but it was smothered in a heavy sauce so I couldn’t see or taste the fried asparagus. According to the description in the menu, I was expecting a very spicy roll but it didn’t taste spicy to me.
We also ordered a Korean dish to share, because I wanted to experience it all. We asked the waitress which Korean dish was the most liked. She recommended the Bulgogi. It was served with a bowl of rice, lettuce, a sweet sauce, something else I could not identify, and written instructions on how to eat it. My husband keep referring to it as “the steaming pile of meat.”
It was served on a very pretty plate, but the food itself did not appear real appetizing. ….and it was steaming. This was not inedible, but I would not order it again or suggest that you order it. The flavor was too intense for me. You don’t hear that very often do you?! That taste and smell will stay with you for several days, so make sure you like it before making such a commitment! Next time, I will stick to the sushi which was very good.
Lastly, we received one bowl of green tea ice cream. It must come with the Korean dishes.
Check out another one of my sushi reviews: Asahi Sushi Bar.