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About Haiku Sushi Restaurant

Experience the flavors of the Pacific Rim at Haiku Sushi. Nestled in the heart of Worcester, this cozy sushi eatery features some of the freshest seafood and traditional Japanese dishes, lovingly prepared and artfully plated. Haiku Sushi boasts a diverse menu, including sushi, sashimi, nigri and hand rolls, as well as huge steaks, surf and turf and sushi pizza, plus French and Italian specialties. The restaurant features a full bar, plus an extensive selection of sake, beer and wine, to pair with its delectable creations.

The driving force behind the unique menu is Chef Kenzo, a culinary visionary dedicated to elevating the art of dining, reinventing sushi bar fare with every dish he creates. From duck confit and veal with creamy mushroom brandy sauce to homemade tiramisu, expect the unexpected at Haiku Sushi.

258 Park Ave
Worcester, MA 01609
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Sushi, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm.

Cross Street:
Highland St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(508) 459-3033

Website:
http://www.haikusushi.com/

Catering:
We provide sushi, steak or seafood catering. Please see the details of catering menu at our website at www.haikusushi.com.

Parking Details:
Parking includes private lot, street parking and valet parking.

Private Party Facilities:
Haiku Sushi and Steakhouse welcomes to host your next private dining events. MAIN DINING ROOM - STEAKHOUSE. Capacity: 126 Fully Seated. Perfect for weddings and special occasions up to 126 guests, the Main Dining Room is located along the restaurants full length windows and provides a full view to the outdoors. We offer customized dining and drink menus, and our dedicated staff will work with you to tailor your event to fit your needs. HAIKU VIP ROOM. Capacity: 10-18 seats. Our warm and intimate VIP room is perfect for corporate gatherings at lunch time or private birthday parties. Bring the "private' experience to a different level by having our VIP room open exclusively for your group. Rooms are available during the daytime and evening.

Private Party Contact:
Ricky Chang: (770) 521-1983

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

Haiku Sushi Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

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food

4.3

service

3.9

ambience

3.6

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (33)
Special Occasion (24)
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Romantic (14)
Good for Groups (9)
Notable Wine List (7)
Hot Spot (5)
Great for Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
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Great for Brunch (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 4, 2014

Everything about our first visit to Haiku was excellent, from the thoroughly entertaining waiter to the fantastic food. The crab rangoon and crunchy lobster rolls were especially delicious. Looking forward to our next visit!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2013

We went for lunch expecting to order Sushi and some apps for the non-Sushi lover. Our server let us know about the special Crab Rangoon Maki so we got that and what a delight! It may have spoiled us for typical Crab Rangoon forever and created a Sushi convert in the process. The Gyoza were also wonderful cooked: seared crunchy, well seasoned and served with scallion soy sauce. The edamame were plentiful, cooked perfectly crisp and had just enough salt to bring our their natural flavor. We're looking forward to our next visit, soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on September 28, 2013

Went for our anniversary! The sushi was the freshest we've ever had and so tasty! The scene was upbeat but relaxing! Great for date night!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2013

Haiku is our favorite sushi restaurant in Worcester County. It's a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for. The menu includes many other interesting Japanese dishes as well as sushi.
Wonderful, high quality food, superb service, an excellent bar and a pleasant environment. The uni was fresh and delicious -- my standard for the attention to quality throughout the restaurant's operation.
You won't be disappointed!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2013

Great neighborhood gem. Definitely would come back

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 27, 2013

We were looking for a special restaurant in which to celebrate our wedding anniversdary. When checking out Haiku's website we noticed that they were offering a free dessert or appetizer with any entree Tuesdays through Thursdays. We decided this was a good enticement to try it, so we made a reservation for a Thursday evening. After looking over the menu, we asked our waitress about the free dessert or appetizer. She just shrugged it off and indicated that they hadn't offered any freebies for a very long time. We should have taken the hint and left then and there. Unfortunately we stayed and were further disappointed by our experience there - it certainly did not meet the high expectations we had formed reading other's reviews.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 14, 2013

Food, service, decor and ambience were outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on June 2, 2013

We enjoyed several sushi combinations very much - quite innovative approach. A very good wine list and prompt service was an added advantage.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on May 25, 2013

The food, as usual, was excellent. But, two meals of our party came to the table almost 20 minutes after the first meals were delivered. Not good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 15, 2013

THe sushi & sashimi was good. But any cooked food was overdone. Not very busy. The furnishings looked old & very well used.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 12, 2013

Very comfortable relaxed atmosphere. Service is superior, Randy and Sean are wonderful. Very extensive menu offerings, something for anyone, not just sushi lovers. Chef's Creations are a must, what a variety! Lobster bisque appetizer was just perfect. Great specials, especially the tuna steak (cooked perfectly) and salmon. Very nice wine list. I'll be going back for my 3rd visit soon because there are so many items I want to try. Our entire party loved it - not one criticism.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 4, 2013

Original menu, fantastic food and service. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on April 20, 2013

It is a great place for you and the one you loved to have some special celebrate.
Food is fantastic.
Sushi is fresh.
Nothing to complain if you do not care about the price.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on April 6, 2013

We had 6 sushi rolls, and a mix of salads and clam chowder for appetizers, as well as the razatini and some homemade watermelon margarita. The food was excellent, and the waitress was very nice and attentive (though very busy). It's a very tightly spaced Restaraunt but we had plenty of room in our booth.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 30, 2013

Very different sushi! Combinations with fruit in particular really caught my eye. The sunshine roll was incredible! I liked the sushi much more than in baba nearby.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 16, 2013

The food was absolutely amazing! Everything was fresh, delicious, and attractively presented. I loved the creativity of Kenzo's sushi rolls. I was hoping for a quieter and more romantic atmosphere and I was surprised at how noisy and busy it was inside. I will definitely return to enjoy the incredible food and great service but I will have a different expectation about the atmosphere and ambiance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on March 9, 2013

Our evening reservation was not noted in their book, however we had made our reservation via Open Table. The seating was very crowded and uncomfortable. Service was very slow, and our dinners were not delivered together. Two in the party had ordered sushi(entire order not delivered at one time) while the third had ordered a steak, thus we needed to wait for the steak to be served. Cocktails were fair. However, we did visit one day for lunch, the service and food was excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on February 23, 2013

Loved it, however, the waiters were kind of creepy gracious...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 16, 2013

This is our second time to Haiku since we discovered it. We loved it so much we brought our friends. This Asian fusion restaurant has it all, from sushi to steaks to lamb and fish dishes. Every dish is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate! Try the sushi appetizer with the beef tenderloin and the tempura shrimp. Amazing! Thanks, Kenzo, you are truly an award-winner! The service is excellent, from when you are greeted to when you are seated. Thomas was attentive, made excellent suggestions, and gets five stars in our book! We can't wait to go back again and bring more friends. We travel from Bolton and it is well worth the trip!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2013

Friendly service and amazing sushi rolls. Unfortunately, the space is a bit tight and not much room for dining.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2013

Dined on a busy Saturday and enjoyed a great meal with inventive choices. The server was disorganized and did not know the menu or the wine list at all. Lots of waiting between order and arrival of courses, no utensils etc.. Would definitly try again, the food was worth it!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 4, 2013

heaven sushi roll=outstanding combination of flavors matched by few bites.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2012

What happened to this restaurant? It used to be great!
Decent sushi. No frills plating display. Maguro tuna tasted not quite fresh. Slight refrigerator taste.
Didn't know the price of tea until the bill came. Pot of very weak green tea was $5! Really!?
$5 ?!? ( A Pepsi is $2. )
Waitress was super friendly and helpful. Was able to answer questions and make suggestions.
Probably won't be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2012

Will not recommend the sushi. i would recommens for non sushi foods like the avocado salad

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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2012

Took the kids and went for birthday dinner. Whole family lived it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2012

I had a groupon deal, and decided to use it for my anniversary with my girlfriend. I made the right choice! The deal, first of all, was excellent! We split 2 appetizers (edamame, and the avocado salad) which were both great, and the perfect size. We had 3 rolls, the alligator, the twister, and I forget the name of the other, maybe the sunrise? Regardless, all three were so different, and bursting with flavor. you could tell that the fish was fresh, and that the chef was very much into his work - a very nice guy! The staff was friendly, and really helped me out a lot. When i told them it was my anniversary, they jumped right on board and brought out a beautiful dessert. We had the greatest time, just sitting and laughing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on October 31, 2012

I loved it there. The northborough sushi roll was impressive. We liked our server's recommendations.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 12, 2012

If you want to have good food and good service, consider another option.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2012

Maybe I'd set the bar too high based on all the great reviews I've read but dining @ Haiku was a disappointing experience. The food was good but there were a number of problems with the service. Repeatedly got our order wrong. Long waits between ordering & being served especially considering it seemed to be a slow night. When it came time for coffee & dessert, we decided to go elsewhere.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 18, 2012

I loved the sushi specials, very unique and delicious. They have a great selection of wine but I really liked the sake flights. Such a great idea. You get to try samples of different types of sake. We were very happy to find that they also had great food for my non-sushi eating friends. I definitely recommend this place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2012

My wife and I went to the Haiku in Worcester to celebrate our wedding anniversary, expecting to have fine food and excellent service as we had had in the past.
The restaurant is under new ownership and it has lost that excellent service that it use to have.
We arrived at 4:30 PM and left near 6:00 PM. We were the only people eating in the restaurant. One other person came in and sat at the bar during this time.
The new kitchen staff has to get up to speed to learn the menu. It seemed like forever to get an appetizer (Gyoza) of dumplings containing shrimp and vegetables. It took the cook and owner so long to decide how to plate the dish that by the time it was served, it was not hot anymore.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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