Haru Sushi - Boston
Haru Sushi - Boston

Haru Sushi - Boston

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.harusushi.com/
  • Phone: 6175360770x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday & Monday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Alex Aratake
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: We offer full catering and events services for both social and corporate entertaining. For more information, contact Craig: events@harusushi.com or 646-596-0603.
  • Private Party Facilities: Beautiful private dining room with flatscreen TV. Events@harusushi.com to inquire.
  • Private Party Contact: Craig Saslow 646-596-0603x

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Copley Square- Green Line
    Hynes Convention Center- Green Line
    Back Bay Station- Orange Line
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Prudential Center parking/valet available
A word from Haru Sushi - Boston
There’s never a dull moment at Haru if you love food, fun, and atmosphere. In a stylish and vibrant setting, Haru Sushi Bar/Restaurant/Bar serves freshly prepared Japanese dishes with a focus of making the customer feel special. Haru’s menu is based on quality, creativity, and generous portions of sushi and sashimi. While the fare is very important to Haru’s customer, this is not their only reason for dining here. Many return frequently simply because they enjoy the whole experience Haru provides. It’s no wonder they say, “it’s the next progression in Japanese Fusion.” Check out our website at www.harusushi.com and see why it’s one of today’s most popular names in Japanese cuisine.
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Haru Sushi - Boston reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
71% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (21)special occasion (16)good for groups (15)neighborhood gem (15)great for outdoor dining (10)romantic (9)great for lunch (9)hot spot (9)late-night find (8)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (2)notable wine list (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Puréed spicy tuna :(
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Spicy Tuna is the standard role most people will have at a sushi place. Getting it right is table stakes. Unfortunately Haru got it terribly wrong. As opposed to having fresh tuna they puréed their tuna turning it into mush. We actually had to scrape it off of one of their roles to make it edible. The other roles were okay but nothing special. Very disappointing considering its not a cheap sushi place.
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  • roxthefoxVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We visit Haru frequently. This time we were waiting for about an hour before our appetizers arrived, was way too slow. I will continue to visit but if the service is like this again I will be forced to re-think visiting again! The food is still awesome.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second visit as good as the first
    portsmouthreviewer
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The sushi and calamari salad was wonderful! The service was very good as well - our waitress was friendly, knowledgeable of the items on the menu and told us up front the sushi might take longer than cooked dishes. We had come in for sushi and had no problem waiting ("possibly 30 minutes") for our various orders. We were pleasantly surprised when the salad and then 2 rounds of sushi all came out much faster than expected (no more than 15 minutes). Multiple people besides our waitress stopped by the table throughout our meal to make sure that everything was good and check if we needed anything. We would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Good. but Omakase (Oh my gosh!)
    da4diningVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Fine sushi but in my view overpriced-- perhaps not unreasonable given the location, but somehow my Omakase dinner seemed wildly out of proportion to even the general menu pricing: 8 pieces of sushi for $45? And it was good, but not overly imaginative. Add to that I expressed a strong preference for sashimi over sushi, and was served sushi exclusively. Not sure whether this was a server issue or a sushi chef issue, but a restaurant offering omakase should be better at it...
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  • Don't go there
    Merchad
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We checked in to the Westin hotel and asked for the BEST sushi in the area. Price was not an object. The person at the check-in desk recommended Haru. We quickly made a reservation and headed down the street....WHAT A MISTAKE. The place was empty except for 3 tables. The hostess decided to sit us RIGHT in between 2 of them. I quickly asked to move our seat since the rest of the place was empty. When the waiter finally decided to head over he was awful. He appeared uncomfortable and out of his element. It took forever to get our appetizers which included FAKE calamari, which you would not expect from the "best" sushi place in the area. The sushi was mediocre at best and was WAY OVERPRICED. Would have given a "0" if it was an option. AVOID!!
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  • Took Forever
    SushiGirl22
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Arrived for a 8:30pm reservation for my birthday. Upon sitting we were informed that the sushi bar was running 45 minutes behind. Took about 2 hours before we got our food and we didn't leave until 11:30pm. Our waiter left before we did. Great sushi, but for the expensive price it is not worth the extreme wait. Used to be a favorite spot of mine, will not return again.
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  • Service is ok....
    EuropeanCitizen
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We were rushed... Server cleaned the plates when not all of us finished eating, and asked to take my plate when I was chewing food. The bill was dropped off a second aftet we finished food... I felt that we were not welcomed there... Don't want to be back :(
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • Great sushi
    richandlaura
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Ate here as part of the dine out Boston promotion. The food was excellent and portions larger than expected. Happy hour appetizers deals were very good. Their specialty rolls were both tasty and beautiful in appearance. Cheesecake dessert was one of the best I ever had and not too big for comfortable eating. Service was very prompt and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great all-around
    sushi2
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The food at Haru is creative and delicious! There are many different rolls to try, all at reasonable prices for how fantastic they are. The drink menu is also noteworthy and very creative (I recommend the elderberry cocktail). The service was great and overall it was a lovely evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yennie
    greatdining
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The waitress, Yennie, was one of the best I've ever experienced!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Anacab
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We loved it! Food was delicious And the staff was very friendly
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi Paradise!
    BackbaydinerVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Always the best choice in Boston for sushi; great atmosphere and amazing food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday night out
    Nightout
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My girlfriends and I came there to celebrate a friends birthday, the overall experience was good just probably the slowest wait ever to her our food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jessicam
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The spicy titanic roll was fantastic! I was also a huge fan of the special lychee drink (not the lycheetini) and would definitely get that again!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The front desk hostess service and manager is quite horrible during reservation and check in. The food takes a long time to come out and it is not very tasty. I do not recommend this restaurant at all.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Cocktails and Happy Hour menu during the week, a nice surprise. We've been several times. The food and service are always excellent. The restaurant is beautiful also.
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  • Great food, bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    At first service was attentive but when the room started filling up with just a few diners our server was unable to tend to us. We ordered the sushi and that came out fairly quickly and we had already finished our drinks when the food came. We asked for another round. Our server never came back! We had finished our sushi and still she had walked by us as if she didn't know us. We finally flagged her down and we asked for the check. She came back with our drinks. We figured since they were already made we might as well drink them. My second 13 dollar drink had been made without garnish( like the previous one had, it was a sangria) and no alcohol. Liked the food but the service was pretty bad. Don't think I'll be trying this place again
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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  • Delicious
    CML88
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    I go to Haru a few times a year, and it is always a great time. Delicious sushi. Definitely take advantage of the happy hour menu, since there some cheaper appetizers listed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service and food
    cbisme
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Lots of options for vegetarians and waitress was very knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what I was hoping
    Foodgroupie
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We went on a Saturday evening and the place was almost empty. The quality of the fish was not as good as I was hoping and definitely not worth the price. The server didn't seem to know the menu well and was not very attentive. After our last dish was served he didn't come back to check on us and we had to flag him down for the check.
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  • Skip this and Go to Douzo…..
    MyReviewerNickname
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Restaurant not busy for a dinner with reservation for out of town friends on Sunday night. Seated in the bar, not the restaurant, in an area with no server. Bartender, who did not know the menu, was semi-server. Appetizers and main arrived together. No checking if we needed anything. Staff standing around and chatting. Very poor showing. Not worth the aggravation or cost. If there was manager there it is obvious that no managing was going on. Go to Douzo or Snappy's. Better food and a more enjoyable dining experience.
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    scenic view
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  • Food could have been better
    Feistyfoodie
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Extremely slow service even though restaurant was empty. Everything we ordered took a really long time to come out and was overlooked. Price point is too high to have slow service and overlooked food. Had the food not been overlooked it would have been delicious. Waitress was nice and friendly but we were there for 3 hours.
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  • robrook
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Came here for lunch late in the week on a dreary rainy day..hostess and waitstaff were welcoming... salmon teriyaki with miso soup, sushi, shrimp tempura & vegetables did not disappoint. Portions were generous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 538 reviews are from the Haru Sushi - Boston reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Service was slow, no one came to refill our water and drinks. Not a good experience.
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  • Solid Experience
    JK5787VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    A friend picked out this spot. He wanted to try sushi for the first time. He left liking it and wants to try sushi again. It was a solid experience - food was good, service was good, prices were good. A great location, right under the Prudential Center shops. However, it was mostly unmemorable experience (nothing particularly good or bad sticks out), so I have a tough time giving it more than three stars. Would I return? Perhaps if I was already in the area shopping at the Prudential Center and had a friend who wanted decent sushi at a decent price.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only a moderate place
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Spring roll was dripping with oil..meat tasted old, meaning it was probably a frozen filet quickly thawed. My wife had chicken which was dry. Probably had also been frozen, maybe for a while. Neither of us could finish it. Also had a loud customer behind us talking.
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  • Excellent sushi
    CeliciaS
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    As always I had an excellent meal at Haru Sushi. Everything we ordered was delectable. I will always return to this favourite restaurant.
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    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch
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  • Very bad service
    ggromoVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Is the third time I go to that restaurant and the three times employees where crude and they ask you for tip as if they deserve it. TERRIBLE SERVICE!
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  • For very special occasions
    VAM100
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The food was very good and service was outstanding. On the expensive side. Reserve for very special occasions.
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    special occasion
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  • Good Japanese food, not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Haru's ambience made it the most enjoyable. The menu is full of tasty options and it is certainly hard to pick, however, the couple plates I did order did not live up to expectations. The main issue was the sauces and dips that did not pair well with any of my dishes. Also, the food took a WHILE to come out and I mean a while. The kitchen was backed up. This would have been fine but our waitress did not communicate that to us or offer us something while we were waiting. A 40 minute wait for two appetizers deserves some recognition.
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    Romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice place for a meal
    japanfan
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    I usually go by myself and its a nice place for a quiet meal of Japanese type - enjoyable.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite restaurant!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I discovered Haru about 6 years ago. It has been my favorite restaurant ever since. The service has always been excellent. The sushi is some of the best I've ever had. The king crab dumplings melt in your mouth. My only regret is that I live 2 hours away and I don't get to go there nearly as often as I would like.
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    Hot Spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi rolls were amazing.
    Samala
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Sushi rolls were amazing. Steamed dumplings less than mediocre. Will go back to try other rolls.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi
    Tiamaht
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Everything was terrific--food, service, ambiance, proximity to Symphony--a lovely dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for lunch.Love the Salmon Don
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    I have had lunch here three times in the last two months, each time with a friend. The raw fish dishes are inventive, scrumptuous, and plentiful. The Salmon Don has six large pieces of raw salmon served on top of rice and shredded daikon. The fish was very fresh and, considering the price of sushi and sashimi, the value ($22) is excellent. My friend loved the teriyaki and, another time, a shrimp dish with noodles. The music can be a little loud, so too the fan for the heating system. However, on all three occasions when I requested that the (rock) music and heating fan be turned down, my request was honored without further ado. Had this courtesy not been shown, I would have been much less inclined to return a second and third time.
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Haru Sushi - Boston
    HaruSushiReviewer1
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We didn't think that the food was too great. Also, I found an eyelash on my food. The waitress took it back and discounted our bill, but I would not go back to Haru. Unfortunately, I would not recommend to friends or family. There are a lot of options for sushi around Boston that are much better.
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  • Delicious Sushi and Sashimi
    RenRen
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    My husband and I visit Haru once a year when we make our annual visit to Anime Boston because it is a consistently enjoyable experience. The food is exceptionally fresh and flavorful. We tried the seasonal "Summer Spring Rolls" as an appetizer this time and we were not disappointed: an amazing blend of fresh, crisp ingredients. Definitely a must try! And you can't ask for fresher sushi and sashimi. Truly melt-in-your-mouth quality fish! If you're looking for outstanding food in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere, give Haru a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid sushi
    sandwichlegend
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Haru is overall a really solid sushi restaurant in Boston's energetic Back Bay area. The sushi is definitely some of the best in Greater Boston, with some excellent and creative custom rolls. Although there appear to be other places that slightly outdo them in terms of quality, the ambience is hard to beat though and that's why I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • UnCommon Good in Boston!
    Corinna
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised by the delightful find that is Haru Sushi in Boston. After a long day of work, we needed somewhere that was going to accommodate us well, and every single thing we tried on the menu was impeccable. We tried: * Chicken Yakitori Skewers * Agadashi Tofu * Spicy Filet Mignon Starter * Boston UnCommon Roll * Rainbow Roll * Chicken Udon There was nothing on the menu that wasn't spectacular--however, the Chicken Udon wasn't on the menu. My wife requested it, and was told that they could make it, "But it will be three dollars more." We never found out "more than what?" If time hadn't been a factor, we would have eaten here all four nights of our stay. As it is, we're bringing friends back tonight!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Disappointment This Time
    PookieVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I know its Restaurant Week, but still, I was very disappointed in my last visit to Haru. We arrived a few minutes early for a 1:15 p.m. lunch reservation, and were promptly seated. However, it took forever to get served -- even water. My friend and I both ordered miso soup -- and it took at least one-half to be served the soup! Its only soup, folks -- it really isn't cooked to order. We were on our lunch break, and when our entrees were served, we asked for the check then, and still, it took some time to get the check paid and to send us on our way. Service has never been Haru's strong suit, but this time, it was atrocious. Usually, the food is wonderful, but the chicken in my chicken teriyaki lunch box was totally tasteless. Sad,
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