Haiku is a Japanese word for ‘short poem’. It is a special style of poetry where each poem has only three lines. It signifies a small but important message, and the restaurant lives up to the name. The place believes that every meeting should be treasured.
Located on Road No 12, Banjara Hills, this place is where you’ll find authentic Asian food in the city. The Sushi rolls (made live), Yasai Cha Han rice bowl and Chicken Korean Bulgogi are a must try here. The Bubble tea and Teppanyaki, a Japanese dish cooked in an iron griddle, are experiences worth having.
The ambience is cosy and cute. It is so reminiscent of Japan that you would feel like you have been teleported to our neighbouring nation.
While you’ll walk past bamboo blinds at the entrance, inside there are bright pendant ball lights. The cups are custom-made and the waiters are very helpful and friendly. Haiku offers the kind of ambience that makes you feel better after a hectic day.
However, what can be a disappointment is the food — it needs to be served a little warmer. The tea infusions that come complimentary with every order for each customer are not served until asked, which, we feel, is quite impolite.
Reservation is recommended since the place can accommodate barely a hundred diners. The restaurant is also said to be frequently visited by local stars. So, you must definitely ride down to Haiku and try the extensive menu they offer at this place.