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“Debit machine will not accept charge without tip for take out.” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Akira Sushi

Akira Sushi
1069 Denman Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
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Ranked #959 of 2,842 Restaurants in Vancouver
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Neighborhood: Downtown
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
“Debit machine will not accept charge without tip for take out.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

I think the review says it all. I went here for take out. I used my credit card to pay. I attempted to finalize the charge without a tip and the machine would not accept the charge. I then informed the server and received an entitled "no tip?" In response. Entitled rude service. You are not entitled to a tip for take out. Never again.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“don't miss it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I first saw this place first while having a meal directly opposite.
I checked reviews,and went there for my first proper sushi.I had some so called sushi from british Marks&Spencer but it's nothing like the real one.
Following reviewers advice,I asked for black rice,and opted for dynamite dragon.
It was lovely,and fulfilling.I love seafood,and combination with avocado was yummy.
I'm hooked:)

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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key west, fl
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Gourmet Sushi served in a whole in the wall.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

This place is a must. I live in Miami but make sure I eat at Akira each time I am in Vancouver. The spicy rolls with black rice are fantastic. Sashimi is delicate and delicious and the spinach gomey is the best anywhere. All at a very low price. It is a very basic atmosphere but the food is fantastic.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lake Country, Canada
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123 reviews 123 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
“fantastic service, delicious fresh sushi, yummy black rice!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

Great find, casual, clean, friendly, small, neighborhood place with above average sushi and great prices. Loved the rainbow roll and black rice california rolls. The gyoza were so nice and crispy, and the wrapper was so fresh it may have been homemade. Great service, our green tea was never empty and always delivered without prompting with a smile, thanks ladies.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“My local sushi joint”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2011

Inexpensive good quality sushi is a Vancouver birthright: it's the local equivalent of fast food.

Akira's is cash only and not 5 star, but it's great value and vey good quality. Boxes are especially good deals.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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