Ten-Second Takeaway

Tucked away neatly in a rather nondescript building at a junction on Residency Road, Harima is a secret hideout of local Japanese folks and doles out copious portions of everything from salads to sushi, with plenty of sake thrown into the mix.

Must Eat


A menu of epic proportions, resist the temptation to lose your way in it and quickly order a mix of popular classics and some very novel sounding fare. We found the sushi competent and fresh, just right to whet our appetite for something bolder and greasier. This came in the form of the Cheese Katsu Roll, beautifully presented crisp finger-happy bites that starred our three favourite words — fried, cheese and pork {you get the picture!} and which worked wonderfully when dunked in the mildly sweet sauce that came with it. We followed this up very ambitiously with the Pork Okonomiyaki, billed as a savoury pancake of grilled pork belly and a special sauce. The Okonomiyaki, an unusual mash-up of Nagoya and Naples was perfect for sharing and messy eating.

For mains, we decided to take it easier, and soothe our oiled up machinery with a portion of the Negi Raamen and the Shoyu Raamen. Both bowls were brimfuls of comfort, loaded with noodles in a delicious chicken stock broth. The Shoyu additionally had some chicken pieces and an egg in it, and also packed in the punch of kimchi in each slurp.

Must Drink

When in Tokyo, drink as the Japanese do. We decided to skip the bar, but the menu {and a lot of very happy co-diners} told us that there was aplenty to drink, and you could choose from your favourite tipple, or try something more traditional {read sake} as well.

What We Loved

Service was smooth and non-intrusive, and the little aesthetic flourishes were spot on. The eatery is done up with very authentic strokes, making for a very chic and cosy dining experience.  

What Didn’t Impress Us

The menu is a bit intimidating — too many dishes across too many categories. A bit of navigation and recommendation would certainly help!


The place is bustling every night, so making reservations is a good idea. The place starts shutting down around 10.30pm, so reach early for dinner.

Where: 131, 4th Floor, Devatha Plaza, Residency Road

Price: INR 2,000 for two

Contact: 080 41325757 and 08065688222

Check out their website here.

All Photos: Bikram Bindra


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