The sister restaurant of Hatsune—the popular Japanese restaurant in Beijing—Haiku replicated the success in Shanghai to become one of the cornerstone Japanese restaurants here, specializing in Western/California-style sushi.
Sushi rolls are the star attraction, and garner high marks for elaborately colorful presentation. The pun-heavy names might be a bit campy, but the tastes are serious. Be sure to get the Moto-roll-ah, and if you’re up for a head-clearing wasabi challenge try the sushi roll that proclaims to be the spiciest roll around. The fish soup is also a good choice. The atmosphere is intimate, but definitely not intimidating. Haiku makes for a special meal any night of the week.