Sushi Haru is located in Airdrie (ten minutes north of Calgary), next to a pet shop in a strip mall at the northern end of main street – on the McKenzie Towne side of 52 Ave – an unassuming spot that is not difficult to find. It is primarily Japanese (sashimi, nigiri, california rolls, chicken teriyaki), although there are some Korean items on the menu. Price-wise it is approximately $1 per small item.
Unlike most sushi restaurants, the servings are large. Decor has been described as Ikea and also ugly/plain. But it has a pleasant ambience.
Chowtown: Sushi Haru surprised us with it’s quality and the overall experience.
Julestopia: The ambience and decor suits a date night very well and the food is fabulous.
Hungry Canadian: The over all flavor was fantastic one the best sushi places in Alberta!
Calgary Foodies: What makes Sushi Haru different than a mainstream sushi joint is attention to detail.
It is also the #1 rated restaurant for Calgary at UrbanSpoon. Reviews say things like:
- Overall, very tasty food, and friendly service.
- Food was excellent, price is also fair!
- I’ve tried many Japanese restaurants in Canada, France, Germany,… and this is definitely the best ever!
- The rolls are loosely rolled, the fish is not fresh, one of the rolls was deep fried.
- The tempura batter was way too thick and heavy. What small amount of sushi I had was satisfactory, but uninspiring.
Quick summary: bad location, friendly staff, pleasant un-sophisticated decor, large portions, competent cooking – not gourmet – but pleases most people.