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 beautiful carved wood and nice lighting. You can watch the amazing sushi chefs create their culinary masterpieces at the bar in the back of the restaurant. The environment is comfortable yet upscale. As for the food...Wow. To tell the truth, anything you order will probably be great, but some of our favorites are the spicy scallop roll, soft shell crab roll (Spider), Age Tofu, all sashimi, and Wasabi Shumai Dumplings (which have a little surprise!). The cuisine is very fresh and authentic. I almost hate writing a review about this place just because it is kind of a local secret. Haha! :) It is just so good. Definitely give Akai Hana a try. You will not be disappointed.
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