January 8th, 2021
Review: Haru Japanese Restaurant at Kasah, Medan Damansara
Haru sprang to life in Bukit Damansara this week, specialising in omakase-style dining that showcases the imagination & craftsmanship of Malaysian chefs. Run by a hard-working team, Haru has the potential to become a well-respected restaurant.
The main man behind Haru’s counter is Chef Oreo, formerly of Coco Tei; he’s spent much of the past year refining his skills at restaurants in Tokyo, Osaka & Hokkaido, with an eye toward channelling that experience in creative ways at his new workplace.
This week, Haru’s recommended omakase set costs RM180++, kicking off with a nice-to-nibble selection of starters that work well as an introduction to the meal ahead.
Haru’s sashimi is entirely enjoyable too; no complaints, only praise for this platter.
If you’re in a group, you’ll receive a sharing platter of raw fish, painstakingly put together for excellent visual allure.
Apple salad, with crunchy-creamy components that keep our palates pleasurably perked up.
Grilled prawn with salmon belly & flying fish roe. Expertly executed; succulent & savoury.
Love this combo too: Maguro with foie gras, salmon with truffle oil, kampachi with fish roe.
Oden? Absolutely, yes, please. A lovely surprise to see this being served here.
The sushi platter is tasty too; not a show-stopper but satisfying enough in its simplicity.
A La Carte Selection
Haru may start serving an a la carte selection next month for customers who don’t have two hours to indulge in omakase offerings. Expect reasonably priced options like a three-coloured bowl of udon & soba …
… or seafood (prawns, salmon & scallops), pan-fried with butter. Will we hear more about Haru in the months ahead? Definitely.
Umeshu jelly brings the meal to an end. Worth the cost? Pretty much …
… especially since we guzzled glass after glass after glass of sake.
Location and Contact Details
124A, Jalan Kasah, Medan Damansara, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur
Lunch & dinner, Tuesday-Sunday
View Haru’s directory page here.
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