Each order is customized, with a choice of grilled steak, fried chicken, shrimp tempura, seared salmon or grilled mushrooms, fresh veggies, and homemade sauces.
The kitchen is run by chef Takao Iinuma, who spend time working with "Iron Chef" Masaharu Morimoto. And fans of Whole Foods sushi — which isn't half bad — will be happy to know Hai Street is owned by Genji, which is a subsidiary of Peace Dining Corporation, which provides sushi to Whole Foods on the East Coast, in California, and in the U.K. Genji is based in Philly.
Hai Street will be open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily at 32 S. 18th St. In advance of the opening, the restaurant shared a few favorite combinations with us:
Shrimp tempura with lettuce, asparagus, pickled mango and red onion finished with spicy mayo sauce and crunchy fried garlic
Grilled flank steak mixed with carrots, lettuce, asparagus and red cabbage topped with a traditional Japanese teriyaki and fried shallots
Grilled portobello mushrooms with lettuce, roasted beets, cucumber, and asparagus, garnished with chimichurri