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1173 Old Henderson Rd, Columbus, OH 43220-3607
(614) 451-5411
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Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food, great service

So glad we chose Akai Hana for my mother's 88th birthday celebration. The food was absolutely delicious and they were able to accommodate about 25 of us in their private room. We had great service from Shukreet (sp?). He was very attentive and very professional. Thank you, Akai Hana, for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
Pat B
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Columbus, Ohio
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Columbus, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

So glad we chose Akai Hana for my mother's 88th birthday celebration. The food was absolutely delicious and they were able to accommodate about 25 of us in their private room. We had great service from Shukreet (sp?). He was very attentive and very professional. Thank you, Akai Hana, for a wonderful memory.

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Dublin, Ohio
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I've visited this restaurant on and off over the last few years. I wouldn't place it in the same category as Kihachi (which is the finest Japanese restaurant in Columbus), but it is pretty good. The ambience is better than most Japanese restaurants. The sushi is generally fresh and there are usually plenty of choices. The eel is a small... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My wife and I visited the restraunt unsure if what to expect, as neither of us had really ever had Japanese food. The front end service looked busy and not very friendly as they sat us, but the waitress was very friendly and helpful and more than made up for that. The prices are a little high, but about what... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I have had very good sushi in restaurants throughout the US and this is one of the top 3 experiences. Definitely recommended for the sushi lover!

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Simply the best asain food we have had in Columbus! Seriously ... if you like sushi and dumplings and bbq short ribs, stop reading this and go! We had the wasabi dumplings, spring rolls, and the Columbus box ... everything was delicious! Even the brown rice was amazing ... i mean seriously, tge brown rice? I am just sad i... More 

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Plainview, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We were referred here by the front desk of our hotel during osu move-in weekend. We called to make a reservation and were told they were booked til 8, which worked for us. We figured if they were booked the food had to be good. We walked in & asked to be seated at the sushi bar (our favorite place)... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We stopped by this restaurant on the way to other city. I am really picky on Japanese food in the States because I am from Japan. I have eaten at so many Japanese restaurant and this would be one of the best Japanese food place. We had two Donburi and rolls. The restaurant is owned by Japanese people and sushi... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Everything was so fresh and well prepared. The menu was extensive and offered something for everyone - even those who are not seafood fans. Good service, great food. Well worth a try...

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Had a great meal here last night! The sashimi and sushi were plentiful in variety and quantity, and we'll priced. The other mains we tried were very tasty too. We had to wait for a table, but that serves us right for turning up at a peak time to a popular restaurant with no booking. Once seated the service was... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Akai Hana is without a doubt, one of the top three best restaurants in Columbus. We have been going there for the past few years and never had a bad experience. Overall, the staff is not super nice, but the food and the atmosphere easily make up for that. Akai Hana has a very traditional Japanese interior with lots of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1173 Old Henderson Rd, Columbus, OH 43220-3607
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: (614) 451-5411

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?