“We cater to the local community,” Change said. “Whatever they want we make it.”
Chang, who has been in restaurant management for over 10 years, said flexibility is key to Haiku’s success. He said the restaurant strives to have a local feel as opposed to a fine dining offset. This gives customers a chance to engage and impact the menu easier.
“We are independently run and we are open to new ideas and changes,” he said.
The restaurant has two sides: an open and airy sushi portion including a sushi bar, tables and booths and menus reflecting sushi and cooked entrée selections. The other half of the restaurant is comprised of hibachi tables where restaurant-goers can enjoy a show while their food is being prepared before their eyes.
Haiku brings in fresh seafood four times a week to use in its dishes, and the menu features an array of choices with tastes from across the Far East represented including Japanese, Thai and Chinese.
“You see an international menu because I really have cooks from all over,” Chang said.
Some of Haiku’s hibachi chefs have been in the business for 30 years and the head sushi chef has won awards in New York for his craft.
This is Haiku’s second restaurant. The first location was in Roswell at Etris Road and Crabapple Road and the new location has been open since September of last year.
Haiku Sushi Steakhouse is at 5966 North Point Parkway near the intersection of North Point Parkway and Haynes Bridge Road.