Haru Korean Restaurant is open in Gastown serving homey Korean food. My friend and I were passing by for dinner and decided we wanted to give this place a try. We love to wander around downtown to find whatever restaurant interests us so we can find more of the hidden places around town.
The interior is mostly wooden with accents of this colourful stripped fabric. There is a decent amount of space for small to large groups. For large groups, they take reservations.
As we sat down to look over the menu, they gave us some hot tea.
The green salad has radishes and a light vinaigrette. A nice start to the meal.
Kimchi is a must at any Korean restaurant and it usually comes complimentary, It’s part of the whole experience.
Kimchi Fried Rice
This is fried white rice with kimchi, pork, onion and topped with a round fried egg. The kimchi fried rice was ok, I found that it needed a bit more kimchi and it was very very oily with the onions.
There is stir fried clear noodles with veggies seasoned in house special soy sauce. A good portion for an individual.
The seafood pancake is pretty big. It has seafood and green onion in the batter, but I thought it was pretty average. Nothing special to have it stand out.
Overall, the food here was average and nothing stood out. Some dishes were pretty oily and unnecessarily greasy. I can see this would be a good lunch spot.
We Rate Haru Korean Kitchen:
324 Cambie St, Vancouver