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“Great Food, Great Service!” 5 of 5 stars
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Akai Japanese Sushi Lounge
11 N Dean St, Englewood, NJ 07631
2015410086
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Ranked #4 of 78 Restaurants in Englewood
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Englewood, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great Food, Great Service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I went their 2x in Feb. The sushi was fresh both times. The waiters are attentive & they dont rush you. Once I went with a friend & the next time I went alone & both times & had a great experience. The drinks are good too (try the lychee martini). The one thing I noticed was that there was a person (appeared to be the owner of manager) that told some of the patrons about special rolls. I assumed it was becuase they were regulars but they didnt share the 'specials' with us.

Visited February 2013
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  • English first
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English first
New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good Food, Great Place, Wonderful People”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

We would recommend this place to all Sushi lovers , Excellent people chefs churn out some real good stuff. Hostess Min is simply amazing,

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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nj
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Place for Sushi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Akai has a nice atmosphere, friendly wait staff and great food! Ace was our waiter and he was personable and very attentive.

We will be back because of all of the above!!

  • Visited November 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best sushi around here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012 via mobile

The owner is so friendly and accommodating! Always gives us stuff on the house. Great sushi, always full afterwards. Great crazy rolls. Friendly an attentive professional staff.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fairview, New Jersey
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Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
“The best sushi in the tri state”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

I have eaten at Megu, Nobu, , Koi etc., and Akai is in the same league but this is why it is BETTER!

1. If you are a loyal customer, you are family. James and Min treat us as if we are related. I started with them in their original restaurant the " Jingle Inn". I am proud of what they've accomplished in this more upscale location.
2. Innovation. James have created maki rolls that surpass all competitors. With rolls named the "OMG" and "pain the a**" there is something for everyone. Raw, cooked, they have it covered. James combines classic Japanese favors with some Latin flavors as well.
3. Affordability is amazing . Can't beat their lunch specials.
4. You can have a date he or a family party. We did my son's first bay here and turned about 10 people into sushi lovers that never ate it in their life! On weekends they have a dj after ten, yet at 6pm it is the perfect family place as well.

What to order: mussels in miso sake butter, tuna tar tar, lobster pizza, sea bass, rock shrimp tempura , Mario roll, pacific roll, fiesta roll, yellowtail jalapeño, tuna guacamole, wasabi shaman and the jc skirt steak. Wash it down with a lychee martini.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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