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2371 Haverford Road
Ardmore, PA 19003

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Harusame Replaces Sapparo House As a New Japanese Restaurant
by Julianna Penneys
Advertising Communications Times - October 2008

     Harusame, 2371 Haverford Road in Ardmore, 610-649-7192, had been the go-to place for beer and sushi when it was Sapparo House.

     Now it is a suburban gem of a Japanese restaurant.  The quality of the service and their presentation is similar at a four star Center City or Manhattan Asian/Japanese restaurant.

     The quantity and quality of the food, together with the reasonable prices, makes Harusame extremely appealing.

     The tasty salads are in the $5.00 range, numerous specialty sushi rolls platters range between $13.50 and $16.50, and the entrees are reasonably-priced with generous portions.

     My companions and I began our meal with a heaping portion of avocado salad with a delicious ginger dressing, along with what my companion called the "one of the best seafood soups he has ever tasted!"  Next, we were presented with a unique assortment of Harusame Special Rolls.

     The Valentine Roll ($13.50) consisted of lobster salad and avocado topped with tobiko had us negotiating over the last piece!

     Equally as mouth-watering was the White Dragon Roll ($16.50), which is a wonderful twist on the popular Dragon Roll, consisting of Spicy White Tuna and a scrumptious Coconut Crunch.

     These rolls are just an example when it comes to the creative rolls Harusame has to offer.

     Next, we started on Harusame's signature dishes.

     The fabulous Jumbo Shrimp ($18.00) is a lightly fried shrimp sauteed in citrus fruity sauce.  This was definitely one of our favorites, rich in flavor and a firm consistency.

     Complementing this delicious dish was the Shrimp Hibachi Fried Rice ($10.00)

     Restaurant's manager, Christine Li, reported that Harusame offers a full bar, including all varieties of top-shelf liquor, as well as over 100 different beers that are available for dining-in or take-out.

     The unique variety of salads, appetizers, soups, special rolls, entrees, and desserts are also part of Harusame's catering.

     Gift certificates are available.

     Some background:  The Harusame was a Shiratsuyu class destroyer of the Imperial Japanese Navy. 

     The head chef, Tony Harianto, has been working his trade for over a decade, most recently at the famed RAW in Center City.  Harianto works the kitchen with co-owner Tony Huang, who has been a restauranteur specializing in Asian/Japanese cuisine for the past 12 years, while Sushi Chef Harianto creates the sushi rolls at the bar.

     The hours of operation are Monday and Tuesday 2:00 - midnight, Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. - midnight and Sunday from noon - 11 p.m.  

     Take out is always available.   Harusame accepts Visa and Mastercard. 

Here's What Our Customers Say!

"Very nice ambiance, delicious food, nice courteous servers. Easy to drive by without noticing but I'm glad I found this hidden gem!"  - Jesse R.