Haru Sushi Japanese & Korean Restaurant

Spicy Caterpillar Roll

Haru Sushi Japanese & Korean Restaurant located at 10 East Wilmot St. Unit 14 in Richmond Hill

Again, thanks to social media and friends posting tantalizing food photos, I was alerted of this Japanese and Korean restaurant that I hadn’t been to before.  Haru Sushi Japanese & Korean Restaurant is located on East Wilmot Street near Leslie Street north of Highway 7.  

Walking in on a Friday, we had lunch here.

Haru Sushi exterior

Exterior of Haru Sushi. They are right next to Kim Tao Hot Pot

The staff was very pleasant and cheery.  It was very clean and modern inside with full air-conditioning on a full summer day.

 Haru Sushi interior

Very clean inside the restaurant

 Haru Sushi interior

We were one of three guests that afternoon

We chose to share the Spicy Caterpillar Roll and the Pork Katsu Bento Box.

 table set up

Table set up

First, the customary miso soup and salad arrived.  The salad was fresh and the dressing was light.

 Miso soup and salad

Miso soup and salad

The Spicy Caterpillar Roll had avocado on top of spicy tuna and cucumber.  We usually get spicy salmon but wanted to try spicy tuna this time for variety.  The presentation was as amazing as I expected.  I took a lot of photos here to celebrate that. 🙂

Spicy Caterpillar Roll

Spicy Caterpillar Roll. $9.99
-avocado on top of spicy tuna and cucumber

Spicy Caterpillar Roll

Beautiful presentation of the sushi roll!

 Chopstick holding up Spicy Caterpillar Roll

I thought that the rice was mushy…

Unfortunately, I thought that the Spicy Caterpillar Roll was less than spectacular in taste.  The rice that wrapped around the spicy tuna and cucumber was very mushy and not characteristic of Japanese rice at all which should be firm.  I was quite disappointed with the quality of the rice here.  I couldn’t really taste the tuna inside the roll either…  The wasabi also wasn’t spicy enough for my taste.

The Pork Katsu Bento Box came with pork katsu, 2 pieces of California roll, 2 pieces of yam tempura roll, and rice.  We also added an extra $3 so that we could get 2 pieces of shrimp tempura and 4 pieces of vegetable tempura.

Pork Katsu Bento Box

Pork Katsu Bento Box. $10.99
-pork katsu, California roll (2 pcs), yam tempura roll (2 pcs)
-shrimp tempura (2 pcs) and vegetable tempura (4pcs). +$3

Again, it was a really nice presentation.  The pork katsu was thin and pretty good – its batter wasn’t thick at all.  The California and yam tempura rolls weren’t assembled very well; the yam tempura roll fell apart when picking it up.

Pork katsu

Pork katsu

 Chopstick holding up pork katsu

Very thin piece of pork katsu!

I liked the shrimp tempura as the shrimp itself was tasty.  However, the batter was pretty bland.

Shrimp tempura and vegetable tempura

Shrimp tempura and vegetable tempura

 Mango and green tea ice cream

Mango and green tea ice cream

We were also served dessert.  There was a choice between green tea, mango, or red bean ice cream.  I chose the green tea and mango ice cream.

I thought that the ice cream was decent.

All in all, I had a very lukewarm experience at Haru Sushi.  I didn’t think that the sushi was very good.  Maybe if I happen to find myself one day again, I will hopefully have a better experience. 🙂

 lunch at Haru Sushi

An average-tasting Japanese meal in Richmond Hill. The presentation was all really nice, however

Haru Sushi Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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