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AKA Japanese Restaurant

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415 N Water St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401-2532
361-882-8885
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great sushi - terrible steak teriyaki

They have very good sushi, however it took a while to get it, my husband ordered teriyaki steak. They served his meal a long time before serving my sushi. The steak was over cooked, dry and tough!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
njrussell
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30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Fort Worth, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A few things. Our party had a little 5 year old. The mom was informed she would be charged $7.00 for the child to sit in the seat at the grill, even though the mom would share a few bites with her off of mommy's plate. The child was not hungry like the adults were. The most inexpensive order off... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

They have very good sushi, however it took a while to get it, my husband ordered teriyaki steak. They served his meal a long time before serving my sushi. The steak was over cooked, dry and tough!

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Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Excellent service and good ambiance (although I can do without the TVs.) Extensive menu including sushi, noodle dishes, lots of appertizers, fried rice. I had the seafood fried rice - a nice dish with pieces of salmon, shrimp, and scallops. My son loved the chicken yaikitori. The shrimp tempura was good with a very nice dipping sauce. BBQ beef on... More 

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Harlingen, Texas
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Went there for a "quick" business lunch and the 3 of us ended up tasting half the menu .. Not a single item which was not ULTRA fresh, nicely presented (sorry was too hungry to take pictures) and spiced to perfection. Friendly, fast and precise service, family atmosphere (owner, kitchen staff and servers joined each other for after service lunch!!).... More 

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Houston
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Visited here as I pretty much always have an urge to eat sushi and the reviews were good. Very friendly service from all staff and the sushi was very good. I had the sashimi platter with extra tuna and yellowtail sashimi. It was all very good. I enjoyed the hot saki and had red bean ice cream for dessert. Very... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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145 reviews 145 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I eat lunch here regularly, and have found the sushi to be the best in Corpus Christi. Their specials are always creative and well-prepared. They also have several dishes for the non-sushi eaters in a group such as bento boxes and Yaki Soba. Their Spicy Garlic Edamame is delicious! I ordered their one Korean dish today which comes in a... More 

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Bocas del Toro Province, Panama
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Very nice atmosphere,very good sushi,sake,service and prices.I think that says it all. Well not for trip advisor.Annoyingly they insist on 50 characters. To be succinct -A great sushi place

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Bergheim, Texas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The sushi is always fresh at downtown location. Boyd comes up with very creative rolls and appetizers that aren't found elsewhere. We enjoy sitting at the sushi bar and chatting with him.

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vacationfamily3
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We were greeted with a nice staff, our waiter was nice. Our sushi came quickly after we ordered. It was tasty but wasn't a tight roll, loose. Hibachi time...Our Hibachi cook was white and wasn't entertaining except, when he did say something he used an Asian accent. Lol Mu husbands steak had 8 pieces of fat, you know how the... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

This place was the highlight of my trip to Corpus. I'm not a connoisseur or anything but I eat it regularly and this was some of the best.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 415 N Water St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401-2532
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi
  • Phone Number: 361-882-8885

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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