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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 #20 of 60 restaurants in Wilmette
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Dining options: Lunch, Delivery
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Dining options: Lunch, Delivery
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Winnetka, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

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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77 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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241 reviews 241 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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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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241 reviews 241 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 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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chicago
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

delicious authentic japancese food. sushi is delicious as well as their noodle dish. the only thing is that it can get very busy so you do need reservations (well highly encourage it for evening times), and if it is busy then their help tends to forget about you.

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Glenview, Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

I come to this place several times a year and the food is always very good. The service is often quite abrupt but they get the job done. I love all of their rolls and box lunches too. Conversation friendly for that business lunch. Good value.

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