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Located just off Copenhagen´s shopping street, Strøget, at Nytorv square, Haiku Sushi is a welcome addition to the Japanese cuisine already available in the city. The interior is bright and cozy, with original Japanese awnings on the walls.
The focus of the broad menu is on freshly made sushi and sashimi dishes, which range from the more elaborate Japanese entries, to the American style California rolls, all prepared by a Japanese trained chef.
The miso soup has a gentle and slightly salty flavor, containing perfectly textured tofu and crisp spring onions. The sashimi is as fresh as should be expected of any Japanese restaurant, and comes served on a bed of glass noodles, along with the typical accompaniments of pickled ginger and wasabi to be mixed with soy sauce. The sashimi platter features tuna, yellow fin tuna, salmon, tiger prawns and scallops. At the top level, the main distinguishing features of sashimi lie in the presentation, and it is here that Haiku Sushi is a standout.
The bright and colorful sushi dishes come layered on a variety of different plates, and are complimented by an assortment of shredded vegetables and various mayo sauces.
A lunch time special is available for DKR99, for which you can sample rice, salad, miso soup and two dish items, all served in a bento box. Other features on the menu include the delicious chicken karage, and pork and chicken katsu curries. The California rolls are perfectly constructed, and include crabmeat and avocado topped with flying fish roe. Typical Japanese desserts are also available, including a variation of the Malay Iced Cendul, a dish incorporating shaved ice, soya milk and red beans.
Haiku Sushi is a nice alternative to the lower quality, and similarly priced conveyor belt sushi chain restaurants, and is well worth a visit.