I hadn't seen anything on Chowhound about this newish place on San Vicente just south of the Beverly Center. Sushi places are a dime a dozen in LA, but there is such an emphasis on fresh and healthy ingredients - the salads are made with organic ingredients, they use rice bran oil for deep fried foods, and most importantly, the fish is very fresh.
My friend and I started off with a generously sized seaweed salad, and a side order of sauteed shishito peppers.
They offer an extensive selection of specialty rolls, as well as traditional sushi/sashimi offerings. My friend started with an order of yellowtail sashimi (2 slices to an order), which was very fresh, and I ordered spicy tuna and spicy scallop rolls. I generally don't venture too far from the rolls, but the spicy tuna and spicy scallop rolls were both delicious, and in my opinion, better than those I've had at Sushi Gen. The spicy tuna/spicy scallop rolls came 8 pieces to an order.
We also tried a Caterpillar roll and Rainbow roll. Again, very generously sized.
They have a nice sized selection of premium green teas, but no alcohol unfortunately. The service was extremely gracious and personable. I would love to see more people discover this place - I really enjoyed it. Our food total came to just under $70.
Haru Sushi & Roll Cafe
480 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
T: (323) 782-0547
(free delivery within their delivery area)