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Behold Haru's veggie sushi platter! I've eaten this ensemble on two different occasions, not because I'm a fan of Haru (I'm not a hater, either), but simply because Haru's Old City location is conveniently located near whatever it is I was doing (it's top secret...not really, but my coming and goings are utterly boring).
On the plank are: marinated mushroom gunkan, diakon nigiri, avocado nigiri, asparagus nigiri, shitake nigiri, eggplant nigiri, tofu nigiri, tofu by itself (!?), and a cucumber and avocado roll.
These are most of the usual veggie suspects offered at sushi joints that offer more than just avocado, cucumber, and daikon rolls. Presentation is simple; nothing stunning. Sushi is fine. When you don't eat fish, there's not much to nit pick (freshness of fish and knife skills). With veggie sushi, variety and flare is what counts, and Haru is only wearing fifteen pieces of flare.
At night, their formal dining room with bar in a bi-level bank building is dark and castle-like. Daytime, the formal dining room sees plenty of light due to the tall, vaulted windows. The back room with sushi bar is more modern and light. Sidewalk dining is also an option.
241-243 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
Mon-Tues: 11:30am-3pm, 5pm-11pm
Wed: 11:30am-3pm, 5pm-12am
Thurs-Fri: 11:30am-3pm, 5pm-1am