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One of the first places in the city to bring Japanese specialties into local gourmand parlance, this restaurant has a soothing ambience, with dim lighting and bursts of red flair. Arm yourself with a pair of chopsticks and dive into the hotategai (scallops), ebiko (prawn roe) or kani (crab sticks) sushi, or the calamari jyo sashimi and the octopus or hamachi (yellowtail) tokujou sashimi. The hand-rolled asparagus temaki, unagi (eel) or tamago (egg omelette) nigiri sushi, ikura (salmon roe) gunkan sushi, avocado maki and special Volcano Roll (with chopped salmon, spicy powder, spring onion and tempura flakes) are all mouth-watering. Do not miss the katsudon (pork donburi sushi), yakimono of kamunegi (duck breast in teriyaki sauce), yasai (assorted veg) tempura, or the incredible teppanyaki – including lobster, beef striploin with yakiniku sauce, duck breast with pineapple chunks, chicken with mushroom, leeks and garlic soya, or pork loin with cabbage and shiogayaki sauce. There are some gorgeous sides to choose from, including a sweetish agedashi tofu, and udon noodles with tempura prawn soup. Desserts provide equally exciting options, with ice cream tempura, banana tempura, sago with syrup and pineapple crêpes.
Very good food especially the prawn tempura .....and it's always fun to sit on the teppanyaki bar and watch the chefs heroics.....but way way too overpriced 🤔
The sushi was soggy, overcomplicated with too many flavors that the authenticity of sushi fish flavors covered up with spicy, mayo and teriyaki sauce. Basically it was rice with spices and some fish. The chef called it "fusion" although there was nothing fusion about it. It's the first time we felt "heavy" after eating sushi. Even the teriyaki sauce was for sure out of a bottle. On top of it all for this level of sushi it is severely overpriced. We were the only customers in the restaurant at 10pm. If you really understand sushi, would not recommend at all. Very disappointing.
This place is inside the O Hotel - first thing, no one is there to receive you or seat you. You just have to find an empty table to sit your self. The vegetarian menu is limited but there is a fair amount of variety. I chose the meal in a bowl - rice with a sweet and spicy sauce topped with julienned tempura vegetables. I asked for a spice powder to be sprinkled on top. The tempura wasnt made using the traditional tempura batter and wasnt light and crisp - it was also fried on a very high flame so the texture wasnt right. The rice wasnt well seasoned but with the addition of light soy - it was okay. Overall an okay meal - nothing great to write home about.
Harajuku can claim to be the only authentic Japanese restaurant in Pune. It is situated in the O Hotel in Koregaon Park. They have an elaborate selection of soups, sushis and even a live teppenyaki counter, straight from the land of rising sun. The prices are on the expensive side though. Must visit if you like Japanese.
the ambience is gorgeous with red decor and some delicious food like prawn tempura was nice but could be a bit more crisp, miso soup to die for, sushi platter was good, the only downsde of this place is the very slow service with could be better considering the fact that the place is not very crowded.their live teppinyaki counter is rather interesting.
Japanese cuisine is a beautifully intricate cuisine involving mind-boggling knife skills and true respect of the ingredient. Not many chefs can master this superb cuisine and the ones that do, are treated with immense respect. Japanese cuisine is slowly gaining ground in this country and its fantastic example can be given in Pune. The city is home to ‘Harajuku’ which initially gave the residents their first taste of this oriental cuisine. The restaurant is responsible for presenting this Japanese cuisine in a new and elegant avatar in wonderful setting of The O Hotel in Koregaon Park. Swish and opulent in décor the restaurant has a very edgy and modern vibe. In a wooden and earthy room colour red brings the much required vibrancy and is further enhanced by clever lighting. A circular Teppanyaki counter dominates the room flanked by lovely comfortable chairs. Harajuku is stylishly designed and cleverly decorated conveying the posh image it is trying to create.
The menu is authentically Japanese with all the hit and bestsellers associated with this fine cuisine. if you are new at this then may I suggest to look into the set lunches or bento boxes which is like a Japanese thali where you can taste little bit of everything. Pick on the exotic menu by beginning with sashimi (tuna, prawns, calamari, sea bream, mackerel, scallops, octopus, yellow tail), jyo sashimi (seabream, salmon, tuna, crabstick, tamago), tokujou sashimi (salmon roe, octopus, salmon, saba, tuna, scallops, yellow tail, crabstick), hand rolled temaki (kappa temaki, tempura temaki, salmon spicy temaki, takwan temaki, salmon skin spicy temaki), nigiri sushi (octopus, tuna, sea bream, mackerel, calamari, eel, scallops, prawns, egg omelette, salmon belly, avocado), gunkan sushi (salmon roe, prawn roe), makimono (tuna roll, avocado maki, shrimp roll, pickled raddish), spider roll, rainbow roll, edamame, tamago soup, sea weed salad and miso soup.
Harajuku displays an impressive selection of mains featuring buta niku (pork loin with teriyaki sauce), deep fried shrimp tempura, kamunegi (duck breast with teriyaki sauce), yasai robatayaki (grilled vegetables in chef’s sauce), sakana nitzuke (boiled white fish with sweet sauce), zaru soba (brown cold noodles with chef’s sauce), tuna steak teppanyaki, salmon teriyaki, pork teppanyaki, strip loin & leeks with yakiniku sauce, duck breast & asparagus with shiogayaki sauce and pork loin & leeks with yakiniku sauce. Bill will be hefty here but eat dessert anyways especially sago with syrup, ice cream tempura and pineapple crepe.