Dining Guide: Haiku

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO Co-owners Alan Ling (from left), Victor Loo and Ken Loo.

Owners: Ken Loo, Victor Loo and Alan Ling

Year established: 2009

Location: 40 E. Main St., Riverhead

Phone: 727-7778

Attire: Casual/neat

Wheelchair accessible: Yes

Hours:   Lunch – Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 12:30-3 p.m.
Dinner – Monday-Thursday, 4:30-10 p.m.; Friday, 4:30-10:30 p.m.,
Saturday, 3-10:30 p.m., Sunday, 3-10 p.m.


Established in 2009, Haiku 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, the Zagat-rated Haiku offers a wide variety of options for diners. Appetizers include edamame (steamed Japanese soybeans,) crispy calamari and gyoza (pan fried shrimp dumplings). Diners can also enjoy a classic miso soup or seaweed salad.

Entrées from the recently expanded kitchen menu include fully cooked dishes like seafood tempura or steak teriyaki and 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.
Haiku offers specials and combinations for both lunch and dinner.

Mr. Loo will soon open Blue Agave Mexican Grill behind the restaurant.

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