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Akai Japanese Sushi Lounge

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11 N Dean St, Englewood, NJ 07631
2015410086
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations

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  • 3
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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
Great Variety & Fresh

First time there and was very pleased with the selection of rolls. Some very common and others I haven't heard of. Tried the Yankee Roll and it was excellent. Also had some sushi - white tuna and yellow tail - very fresh; you can taste the difference.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2014
Cody2465
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Ringwood, New Jersey
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29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Naples, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I was visiting family for the Thanksgiving holiday and my grandson recommended this place. Omg Sushi eaven. I live in Naples now and we do NOT get good sushi, so this was a reminder of how good it can be. Not cheap, but well worth it. Pretty place with good service and a nice Asina vibe. Mostly Asian clients and... More 

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Tenafly, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have been going to Akai since 2009 and their sushi never disappoints. They are always very accommodative and the owner, James is very caring. He always gives us good advice about what is special and must be tried in the kitchen. I have been to business lunches and dinners with friends there and always great sushi. Try the baby... More 

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

If you enjoy high quality fish in a quiet atmosphere, this is for you. Located on a side street in Englewood, you will be pleasently supprized to find a high quality level, efficient service and an obvious knowledge of fish and ingredients. The cuts are exemplar. I tried Fluke, White Tuna, Toro, and Uni with fesh Quails Egg. All were... More 

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Tenafly, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you like to eat sushi this is the place to go in Bergen County, NJ. The sushi is always fresh and tasty. Owner James,and his stuff is very friendly and accommodating. Never will be disappointed lunch or dinner... Must try

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We have been eating at (or having food delivered) by Akai for as long as they have been in tow. Since about 2012, they have gone downhill at a 90 degree angle. Actually they have raised they prices significantly, only the food and service have gone downhill. Their sushi is no longer fresh tasting, it has that mushy frozen texture... More 

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Ringwood, New Jersey
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68 reviews 68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

First time there and was very pleased with the selection of rolls. Some very common and others I haven't heard of. Tried the Yankee Roll and it was excellent. Also had some sushi - white tuna and yellow tail - very fresh; you can taste the difference.

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Newark, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Interesting sushi choices. Most of the dishes tend toward the sweet rather then the spicy. The cocktail menu is also mostly sweet drinks. Fish incredibly fresh - these are my favorite choices, though the steamed buns and soup dumplings are quite good as well. Staff are friendly, helpful, and service-oriented. Worth the drive.

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Englewood, New Jersey, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The food is phenominal. We have had a lot of their rolls, the tuna pzza, love the "hot" prok shmai, the noodle, the staeak, just love everything. The staff is wonderful. They know your likes and have them ready for you. They get and A for customer service.

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Englewood, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Whenever we want to have sushi, we go to Akai. They always have fresh fish. Service is good and it is not too noisy if you go early.

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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251 reviews 251 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We ate here recently with a large group of friends. Seated promptly and with pleasant service as well. They made sure they tended to our large group of 8 people very often. The sushi was fabulous, I recommend the "Pain in the A**" roll, delish and with a funny name too boot. Appetizers of rock shrimp and wasabi dumplings and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 N Dean St, Englewood, NJ 07631
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Englewood
  • Phone Number: 2015410086

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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