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Akira Japanese Cuisine

17 Mulcaster St, Barrie, Ontario L4M 3M2, Canada (City Center)
(705) 812-2568
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Ranked #208 of 384 Restaurants in Barrie
Cuisines: Sushi
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: City Center
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: City Center
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Other places meter their speed of service and portion size, but not Akira. We dined there with friends this summer and were stuffed to the gills with a delicious variety of sushi and sashimi creations. We'll definitely go back. The service is average to good, but friendly enough.

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Alliston, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I have been a few times, most recently with four girlfriends for dinner. Not my favorite sushi place in town, I have never been impressed. Seated quickly, but that was the only part of the meal that was quick. We took our time ordering (they use paper menus you check off what you want to order), and then waited for... More

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Barrie, ONT
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The food is all good. I'm not a huge sushi fan, I can handle it in moderate doses, but this place ranks as an exception. It's always prepared to perfection and apart from the tempura, which I can't stand, everything else I've eaten there has been quite good. The service, honestly, is mediocre. Their delivery is lousy and attention to... More

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Orillia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Any restaurant that serves raw fish loses my business when they keep the seating area as filthy as this place does...I don't want to imagine what the kitchen looks like!

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

There’s no dinner restaurant in our hotel in the depths of winter, so the four of us need to refuel with some top notch protein. Expectations aren’t high for a Japanese restaurant offering an all you can eat buffet for $20 with not very good reviews online. But a local has recommended it and off we go. What a very... More

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Barrie, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

This all-you-can-eat restaurant is always filled with young people, who obviously recognize a bargain when they see one. Come with an appetite and Akira won't disappoint you.

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Fredericton, Canada
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Went here for supper on a Saturday with family. The maki was the best I've had at an all-you-can-eat restaurant. Our waitress Linda was awsome. She was at our table frequently to refill drinks and to take additional orders. What I disliked about the restaurant was the sushi. Although the quality of the fish was very good, the fish to... More

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Barrie, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

The food was great. Hot or cold as expected. Tasty without being over spiced or too salty. People complain about slow service and I agree. Service is slow but I found that after your third visit, they get to know you and the service improves drastically. I do not recommend the weekends. That is when they are extremely busy and... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We have been to this restaurant several times, and will be back. Not because of the service, but because of the food. During our last visit, we had our first issue with the food. Everything was excellent except our Butter-fish and Salmon was still frozen. Every time we are there, they take forever to come back after you order, so... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

There was a fruit fly in my water. Service was brutal. Servers walked by, made eye contact with you and ignored you. Orders were mixed up and incorrect. Not returning, ever.

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