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“Creative Rolls” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Akaihana Sushi and Grill

Akaihana Sushi and Grill
8041 N Black Canyon Hwy Ste 112, Phoenix, AZ 85021-4876 (North Mountain)
(602) 864-9202
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Ranked #481 of 2,536 restaurants in Phoenix
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Neighborhood: North Mountain
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Neighborhood: North Mountain
Peoria, AZ
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Creative Rolls”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

I have been visiting Mr. Sushi for years. Good for decent sushi at moderate prices. The most impressive thing about this restaurant is the wide variety of rolls they offer. Must be at least 50 combinations to choose from.

My only disappointment is they changed the wonderful Ginger dressing they used to have on their house salad. It was tangy and sweet at the same time. The new dressing is blah.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cottonwood, Arizona
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Hard to find but great sushi!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Mr Sushi has changed it's name to Akai Hana, and it is fantastic. We came in just as they were ready to close after lunch, and still they graciously welcomed us, which made their break before dinner short for them. I had the sashimi lunch, one companion had the Mrs Sushi lunch box, another had the bento lunch box, and the fourth person had the tempura lunch. It was all wonderful. The tempura was crisp, and everything was fresh and tasty. The staff was accommodating and gracious. To top it off the price was very reasonable. I heartily recommend this one.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix, Arizona
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405 reviews 405 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 109 cities Reviews in 109 cities
724 helpful votes 724 helpful votes
“Steady and good sushi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

This is not the best sushi in town but it is darn good. I have been going there since 1993 and always enjoy my sushi. They have altered the recipes a bit over time but nothing too major. The spicy tuna hand roll is the signature dish as far as I am concerned. They pack it full and you get your moneys worth. I also very much enjoy the albacore sushi. They put garlic sauce on top to make it so good.

The prices are very realistic.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Excellent in a casual atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012 via mobile

Casual. Great sushi. The 3 rolls ordered were much larger than most rolls. Great value. Unexpected. Some of the appetizers were different. Very good overall.



    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Litchfield Park, Arizona
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Best in Phoenix”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

When I moved to Phoenix about seven years ago I stayed in a long term hotel close to the restaurant for six months and visited many times. We like sushi and have enjoyed it in many states. We purchased a home in the west valley and continued to go to the restaurant even with a 30 min. drive. A couple of years ago they built another restaurant named AKAI HANA in Goodyear ten minutes from the house. Now we go once a week. The sushi is always fresh and the rice is cooked just right. Over the last couple of years sushi restaurants have come and gone in the west valley. We have tried them all and always go back to AHAI HANA.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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