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Ai Japanese Restaurant

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208 Saint Joe Plaza Dr, Palm Coast, FL 32164-3621
+1 386-446-0508
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 4:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Palm Coast, Florida
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30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

We've heard good things about A1 but hadn't gotten around to trying it until now. Small but clean restaurant with good food. We will definitely be back. Appetizers delicious but a little expensive for the portion size. Tempura and teriyaki nice.

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Thank hateyogurt
Palm Coast, Florida
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

This restaurant is a must visit. The food and service are outstanding. It is a real comfortable place. This was our first visit. My wife, myself and a friend from Binghamton, New York went there for dinner last night. I was told by friends in the area that this was a great place if you like Japanese food. There were... More 

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Thank Mark S
Marineland, Florida
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Until now, I always thought Palm Coast was seriously lacking in authentic Japanese food. The two places we visited before had little in common with traditional Japanese food, other than their name and sub-standard sushi. We stumbled by Ai as we were driving looking for another place that was closed. Located in a strip mall, Ai is very plain from... More 

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Thank Oswald B
New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

I came without expectations, and I was surprised, the fish were fresh and the dishes were very tasty. the service was warm and attentive.All were excellent. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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3 Thank tammpc
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

I am not a fan of their dinner menu,but the lunch menu has great combinations. Sushi and tempura are good. I haven't had anything else. Sometimes the service is slow.

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1 Thank Pnstate1986
Palm Coast, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We have been going to Ai for years and it is the best Japanese Restaurant in Palm Coast. The sushi is always excellent and very fresh. Their lunch Bento Box is outstanding and the price is so reasonable that I never get anything different when we go for lunch. Their tempura is also the best you can find anywhere.

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2 Thank bar519
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Since I moved to the other side of town, I seldom find myself going to St Joes Plaza, so I've forgotten about this gem. Lunchtime on Saturday found me looking for a meal (not Fast Food Chain) after picking up some misc items at the Ace Hdwe rather than fighting the crowds at HD or Lowe's. I was very pleasantly... More 

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3 Thank Tom C
Waxhaw, North Carolina
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Doesn't look much from the outside, but excellent service, food and décor inside. The Japanese curry is out of this world.

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2 Thank Christopher R
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

Been back several times since my first review of this place, and i have absolutely no complaints. GREAT food, GREAT staff, can't ask for much more. I'll continue to come back.

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3 Thank Mike M
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016

I have never bothered to rate anything in Palm Coast, but Ai needed some recognition. Coming from a Japanese family, this is the only place i have found in the area that reminds me of a home cooked meal. I will be back for sure.

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Thank Mike M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 Saint Joe Plaza Dr, Palm Coast, FL 32164-3621
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palm Coast
  • Phone Number: +1 386-446-0508

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?