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Ai Japanese Restaurant

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208 Saint Joe Plaza Dr, Palm Coast, FL 32164-3621
386-446-0508
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 4:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Asian food in PC!

My girlfriend and I have eaten at Ai a few times and have yet to be disappointed! The noodle soup bowl for two is to die for! The sushi is excellent amount everything else we tried. If you like cram Rangoon, be sure to ask for it as its not on the menu and this place severs the best I've... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Georget33
via mobile
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I have eaten at Ai a few times and have yet to be disappointed! The noodle soup bowl for two is to die for! The sushi is excellent amount everything else we tried. If you like cram Rangoon, be sure to ask for it as its not on the menu and this place severs the best I've... More 

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Thank Georget33
Palm Coast, Florida
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152 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We had lunch and it was good food and a great value. Very clean place with good service. We would go again.

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2 Thank psblin
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Ai Japanese is an excellent restaurant right in St. Joes Plaza. Freshest sushi and excellent teriyaki chicken with fried rice. The service is excellent every time. I mean really, how many times have I said excellent? This is really our favorite restaurant in Palm Coast by far!

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2 Thank Denise V
Midwest City, Oklahoma
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87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It's been a while but I have visited this restaurant several times in the past and certainly wish I could visit again. Authentic, tasty, friendly people. What else do you need?

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3 Thank AndyOKC21
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359 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I ordered their 'maki special' which offers three maki rolls for $9! I had two salmon and a tuna one and they were good. I asked for some roe on the inside and they happily added it at no charge. Same special offered additional choices with California roll or I think a cucumber roll too. Either way 18 pieces for... More 

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2 Thank DeanneHA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Honestly it doesn't get better than this. Kind whole hearted people own the place. Its small in size but the food is LARGE in flavor. Best Food Ever. Make sure you get the sushi, it is the best you will have

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2 Thank Daniela v
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72 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

sushi was good but one person is the server and service is slow. Reasonable prices but they need to hire some more people and improve service. This seems to be a theme in Palm Coast where they don't expect a crowd and the people serving are not trained.

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2 Thank Chris C
Palm Coast, Florida
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We've eaten here twice in the past month - once for lunch and the next time for dinner. Both times the food was great. The chicken curry had just the right amount of spice and the sushi was excellent - especially the eel and tuna.

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2 Thank Crozbeez
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The restaurant is unpretentious and clean. The food is excellent and consistent. It is a neighborhood restaurant ran by a group with a hospitality heart. A gem! The closest thing that you will find to a "corner restaurant" in the city. Regular patrons will return again and again for the food and the warm friendly treatment.

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2 Thank Holly S
Palm Coast, Florida
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39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is definitely the best sushi & tempura anywhere. Over 10 new items were recently added to the menu. The "Mayo Hotate" is my new favorite. This is a must go to place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 208 Saint Joe Plaza Dr, Palm Coast, FL 32164-3621
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palm Coast
  • Phone Number: 386-446-0508

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?