Sapparo House As a New Japanese Restaurant
by Julianna Penneys
Advertising Communications Times - October 2008
2371 Haverford Road in Ardmore, 610-649-7192, had been the go-to place
for beer and sushi when it was Sapparo House.
Now it is a
suburban gem of a Japanese restaurant. The quality of the service
and their presentation is similar at a four star Center City or
Manhattan Asian/Japanese restaurant.
and quality of the food, together with the reasonable prices, makes
Harusame extremely appealing.
salads are in the $5.00 range, numerous specialty sushi rolls platters
range between $13.50 and $16.50, and the entrees are reasonably-priced
with generous portions.
and I began our meal with a heaping portion of avocado salad with a
delicious ginger dressing, along with what my companion called the "one
of the best seafood soups he has ever tasted!" Next, we were
presented with a unique assortment of Harusame Special Rolls.
Roll ($13.50) consisted of lobster salad and avocado topped with tobiko
had us negotiating over the last piece!
mouth-watering was the White Dragon Roll ($16.50), which is a wonderful
twist on the popular Dragon Roll, consisting of Spicy White Tuna and a
scrumptious Coconut Crunch.
These rolls are
just an example when it comes to the creative rolls Harusame has to
started on Harusame's signature dishes.
Jumbo Shrimp ($18.00) is a lightly fried shrimp sauteed in citrus fruity
sauce. This was definitely one of our favorites, rich in flavor
and a firm consistency.
this delicious dish was the Shrimp Hibachi Fried Rice ($10.00)
manager, Christine Li, reported that Harusame offers a full bar,
including all varieties of top-shelf liquor, as well as over 100
that are available for dining-in or take-out.
variety of salads, appetizers, soups, special rolls, entrees, and
desserts are also part of Harusame's catering.
certificates are available.
background: The Harusame was a Shiratsuyu class destroyer of the
Imperial Japanese Navy.
The head chef,
Tony Harianto, has been working his trade for over a decade, most
recently at the famed RAW in Center City. Harianto works the
kitchen with co-owner Tony Huang, who has been a restauranteur
specializing in Asian/Japanese cuisine for the past 12 years, while
Sushi Chef Harianto creates the sushi rolls at the bar.
The hours of
operation are Monday and Tuesday 2:00 - midnight, Wednesday through
Saturday from 11 a.m. - midnight and Sunday from noon - 11
Take out is
always available. Harusame accepts Visa and Mastercard.
Here's What Our
"Very nice ambiance, delicious food, nice
courteous servers. Easy to drive by without noticing but I'm glad I found this hidden gem!"
- Jesse R.