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“Classy place, great service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Haiku

Haiku
12 Rue Loverture (Local BC) Haiti. | Pétion-Ville,, Petionville, Haiti
2813-0151
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Ranked #2 of 28 Restaurants in Petionville
Cuisines: Japanese
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Classy place, great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Went on a Thursday, got quite busy. Very nice place, dining room and a 'loung-y' smaller area.
Sort of expensive, but it's sushi, and comparable to a regular sushi restaurant. The "combination" platters don't really save much money. It was better for me to pick and choose for the same price as the pre-set platters. Prices are in US$ but can pay in gourds of course.
Sashimi is sold 8 pieces at a time as plates, whereas nigiri can be ordered indivually - 2-3$ each. Rolls range from 9-14$+ for around 7 pieces. Handrolls 6-9$. The choices were abundant, and the appetizers sounded lovely. There are also hot japanese dishes which also seemed great from what I saw on other tables.
I ordered 5 different nigiri, the salmon and tuna were fine, the white tuna/butterfish was really good. But the spicy tuna and spicy salmon really weren't great - tasted a little fishy, as if it gets prepared ahead of time maybe the day before etc. I wouldn't recommend them and that helped me stay away from any spicy tuna/salmon rolls (normally one of my favs).
I had the fried roll, which is coated in panko then fried. It was good, always nice when the cream cheese gets warm.
Surprised that I was full after 5 nigiri and 1 roll - eat slowly. :)
Nice drink menu with a large selection of cocktails.
Staff was extremely attentive.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Atlanta USA
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“you must go here....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

the maitre d' is a true French gentleman called David Bodden and he will insist you have a great time.. the sashimi is imported fresh delightful fish and the squid - yummy. Lots of crazy cocktails - soft and gentle restaurant, safe security managed parking - if you want to eat in a corner of paradise amidst the crazy outdoor life of petion ville and haiti - look no further as this is it...

Visited January 2014
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