Dining Guide: Haiku

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO Co-owners Ken Loo (seated, left) and brother Victor (seated, right) and co-owner and head chef Alan Lin (standing, left) with restaurant staff in the dining room.

Owner: Ken Loo

Year established: 2009

Location: 40 East Main St., Riverhead

Phone: 631-727-7778

Attire: Casual, neat

Wheelchair accessible: Yes

Hours: Lunch, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 12:30 to 3 p.m.

Dinner, Monday through Thursday, 4:30 to 10 p.m.; Friday, 4:30 to 10:30 p.m.; Saturday, 3 to 10:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3 to 10 p.m.

Haiku, which opened last winter, brings sushi and other Japanese fare to downtown Riverhead. Owner Ken Loo, who also owns Hy-Ting, a Chinese restaurant on West Main Street, describes Haiku’s decor as modern with a traditional Japanese flair.

Open for lunch and dinner daily, Haiku offers a wide variety of options for diners. Appetizers include edamame, which are steamed Japanese soybeans; crispy calamari; and gyoza, pan-fried shrimp dumplings. Diners can also enjoy a classic miso soup or seaweed salad. Entrées range from fully cooked dishes like seafood tempura or steak teriyaki to fresh sushi and sashimi selections. With a variety of sushi entrées, along with roll, hand roll and special roll selections, there are plenty of options for sushi lovers as well as sushi newbies to sample from.

They offer specials and combinations for both lunch and dinner.

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