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Akai Hana Japanese Restaurant

3223 Lake Ave, Ste 17C, Wilmette, IL 60091-1069
847-256-7010
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Ranked #13 of 62 Restaurants in Wilmette
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Dining options: Lunch, Delivery
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Dining options: Lunch, Delivery

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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
2 helpful votes 2 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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232 reviews 232 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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282 reviews 282 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
229 helpful votes 229 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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Lake Forest, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

My sister and I love Japanese food especially California rolls which is what we ordered. We ate, went home and both got violently ill approximately 2-3 hours later. We were both sick for days and weak. Her son came home after school and ate the left-overs and also got ill. We never went back.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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282 reviews 282 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

One nice thing about this restaurant's location is that an excellent sushi takeout place, Sea Ranch, is next door, so you have two choices for Japanese food. Akai Hana has very good combination bento boxes as well as a good assortment of udon and soba noodle dishes. For the vegetarian there is a healthy choice combination that includes miso soup,... More

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