If someone played a large-scale game of NYC Operation, Haru would go right in the Times Square heart spot. There are a few locations of this sushi mini-chain around the city, and the food here is reliably good (but it probably won’t be the highlight of your evening). All in all, Haru is one of your better options for a group dinner this close to the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
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Five years after it opened, the original location of Totto Ramen is still packed pretty much all of the time. That's because it's still awesome.
Sushi of Gari 46
A Midtown West/Times Square location of this classic New York sushi restaurant. Sushi of Gari is a solid option for the area.
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