Sushi Hatsu, From a Morimoto Alum, Is Now Open in Ambler
Check out the menu for chef Harrison Kim's new restaurant, serving sushi and Japanese-style small plates.
A new BYO serving sushi, seafood, and Japanese-inflected small plates is now open in Ambler. Sushi Hatsu, a partnership between chef Harrison Kim and restaurant builder Frank Lott, is now open in the former Ambler Cabaret space at 51 East Butler Avenue.
It’s the first time owning a restaurant Kim, a kitchen lifer who worked at famed Japanese concepts like Morimoto in Philly and Nobu in San Diego. (“Hatsu” means “new beginnings” in Japanese.) Lott, who put up capital and built out the space, has a long list of area restaurant clients like Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar, Yiro Yiro, and Snap Kitchen.
In addition to what Kim calls “a chef-driven take on modern sushi,” the menu will offer seasonal, tapas-style plates reflecting global influence and executed with Japanese techniques.
That means crudo and carpaccio, lobster, scallops, and king crab at the raw bar, along with dishes like duck confit shumai, short rib empanadas, chirashi (a mix of sashimi, sushi rice, and Japanese pickles), dumplings, and tempura. The 1,900 square-foot restaurant will seat 75, in addition to 11 seats at the sushi bar and a 24 more in a private dining room.
Sushi Hatsu will serve dinner only to start, though Kim will consider adding lunch service this fall. Opening hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m., Sunday from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m., and closed Mondays.
Check out the full menu below (click to embiggen).