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3223 Lake Ave, Ste 17C, Wilmette, IL 60091-1069
847-256-7010
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Today
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Delivery

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good lunch prices

I've been here a few times for both lunch and dinner and it has always been very good. Today, I had the tuna bento box for lunch and the tuna was perfectly cooked - not dry at all. Portion size is excellent and the price is competitive with other Japanese restaurants in the area. The only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2014
BayAreaTraveler6338
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San Francisco, California
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Chicago
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Let me start by saying my family loves this place. But my wife and kids do not know very good Japanese food. The staff is nice, it is clean, and no one gets sick. The food is okay for me but I am just turned off by the big taste of mush in the California roll, which traditionally includes three... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

I really love this place for their nice sushi. They make it at a sushi bar so I know it's all natural. The service is extremely fast and the longest I've ever had to wait was 10 minutes. Great place!

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Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Always consistent with the product. I always have the Tuna Tataki, Spicy California Roll, Salad with Green Tea. My wife has the Teriyaki Sea Bass combo. Then I mooch off of her chocolate Ice cream since her meal comes with it. Great food, service and staff.

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Northbrook, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This place never dissappoints and they have the crowds to prove it. Try one of their generous lunch specials (3 rolls for $10) or one of their dinner specials. My go-to is sushi special #1 - crunchy california and shrimp tempura with a twist.

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Winnetka, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Probably one of the best sushi restaurants in the area. Incredibly fresh and delicious. Nice ambience, also great for takeout and delivery.

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San Francisco, California
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317 reviews 317 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I've been here a few times for both lunch and dinner and it has always been very good. Today, I had the tuna bento box for lunch and the tuna was perfectly cooked - not dry at all. Portion size is excellent and the price is competitive with other Japanese restaurants in the area. The only drawback on this restaurant... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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212 restaurant reviews
341 helpful votes 341 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Our return to Akai Hana was not disappointing. The vegetarian "healthy" bento box was quite good. The tempura udon was as expected. For someone with a smallish appetite, one of the $12 specials would be plenty.

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Akai Hana is a wonderful choice for a family night out. The sushi is terrific (particularly their unique rolls) but what makes it even better than most local sushi places is that the menu is vast and varied. Our kids had many yummy choices (bento boxes generously heaped with delicious food) and the grandparents loved the teriyaki salmon. The service... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We have been customers for many years at this Wilmette storefront. Very good sushi that is fresh, as the high volume of loyal customers ensures that the bar goes through large quantities of fish daily. Very friendly service as we have gotten to know most of ther servers by name. Easy parking in front is a plus.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I had gone to Akai Hana as a teen with my family and didn't really have any recollection of it or it's food, other than it was across the street from Carson Pirie Scott. My brother and his girlfriend have always RAVED about this place, though I don't consider them sushi connoisseurs by any stretch of the imagination - and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3223 Lake Ave, Ste 17C, Wilmette, IL 60091-1069
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Wilmette
  • Phone Number: 847-256-7010

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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