Although I’ve been here before, I’ve forgotten to write about it. Haru Ulala is owned by the same owner as Sushi Go 55 and is located in the same building as Shabu Shabu Yo. The problem with this building is parking. Apparently, they do have parking for the office building but not for the restaurants and there is no validation. For some people, that’s no big deal but for me, it can be a deal breaker.
But I digress.
Many people probably don’t know what Tororo is, let alone Mozuku but they have a dish that mixes both into one. Tororo is grind yam which you don’t want to accidentally touch any part of your face or it will become itchy, and Mozuku is a kind of seaweed. They are both very slimy and combined makes for the slimiest thing you’ve ever had. Did I mention it’s delicious?
Order it for yourself and if your date asks what it is, make her try it and see what her reaction is to it. Her reaction will tell you how wild she will be in the sack.
Next, I tried the Yakitory. Unfortunately, the Yakitori here is edible but not prepared the way I prefer. For good Yakitori, try Honda Ya nearby.
The asparagus was tasty and prepared properly. I enjoyed it.
Next, I tried the mori-kyu with ume, or cucumber with plum sauce. There was a little more cucumber than I expected but I love plum sauce and I enjoyed this simple dish.
For my main course, I got Salmon and rice, my favorite combination. Although the salmon was prepared properly, it was way too sweet for my taste. I like my salmon salty.
And finally, I got some sushi a la carte to finish off the meal. The salmon was fresh but there was not enough ponzu sauce on my oyster for my liking. In fact, I’m not even sure they put any on there. Conversely, there was too much eel sauce on my Unagi and the unagi itself was not good quality. To be fair, it might be bad unagi season or something because another sushi place that I went to also had marginal unagi. But that doesn’t explain the explosion of unagi sauce on there.
All in all, I like the menu here and this is a great place for people to come to drink and have some Izakaya. However, the execution of some of the dishes is questionable and needs some attention by management.
Haru Ulala Izakaya
368 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90189