Irasshaimaseto Santa Rosa’s newest sushi spot, Haku Sushi.
After a quick rehab of the former Sapporo Restaurant, new owners have put a fresh spin on traditional Japanese cuisine.
Staples like vegetable tempura, agedashi and California rolls get special touches (minimalist service ware, a bit of fluttering bonito, creamy “crab” salad), but its the rolls that’ll put a smile on your face. Maybe more of a giggle.
Though I’m usually a nigiri purist, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink rolls called “Roll Me A Fatty”, “The Worst Boss I Ever Had”, “The Alex P. Keaton” and the “After School Special” are as fun to eat as they are to order.
Don’t look too hard for a reason behind the shrimp tempura, crab salad and tempura crunchy roll topped with “house sauce” to be called the Silent But Deadly. Perhaps the mystery reveals itself later.
There’s no doubt, however, that asking for a “Funny Feeling Down There” is kind of priceless, no matter what’s inside.
Haku Sushi, 518 Seventh St., Santa Rosa.