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Akai Hana Japanese Restaurant

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3223 Lake Ave, Ste 17C, Wilmette, IL 60091-1069
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used to like this place, but now it became so blend and boring. The only Japanese about the place is the name. The cooks are mostly Hispanic, the wait staff from south east Asia and maybe the owners are Korean. This feel like the McDonalds of sushi restaurant, the food is not bad, but it is not good or... More 

Thank Redshirts889
Raleigh, North Carolina
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907 reviews
432 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 420 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We like to stop here when we visit the north shore of Chicago. It's a lively place in a strip mall near I-94 and Lake Street. I had the tempura soba - yummy, and my wife had the champon, a spicey noodle dish. The food is excellent although the service can be a bit slow on busy nights.

Thank John M
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

If you are near the Skokie area in Chicago, stop by this place on Tuesday for all you can eat! All you can eat is $20.95 till 6pm on Tuesday and $25.95 after 6 till close.

Thank ggelert
Ames, Iowa
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

We had bento boxes and sushi here - all just excellent, with the teriyaki perfect and not sweet, beautiful and delicious sushi, and good tea. Very happy with this place.

Thank Susan A
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

Service and food are very good - it is a good value for Japanese food. We love the beef asparagus rolls!

Thank Audrey C
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Good Japanese food. Always fresh and one can watch sushi being made. Service is efficient and parking is fairly easy . Easy access off of Edens highway.

Thank Phyllis B
Wilmette, Illinois
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244 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

The service is always prompt and the food is delicious. The sushi is fresh and well prepared. When we eat there with our family the staff really takes care of the kids. As a couple we can enjoy a more leisurely meal and perhaps some sake! Besides the excellent sushi, the teriyaki dishes are good, the tempura is crisp and... More 

Thank nurabbit
Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

Always good We order out or eat in often Always quick service Excellent service and excellent sushi Rolls are superb and child friendly

Thank psconnor
Wilmette, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

This is a nice value restaurant if you are in the mood for Japanese food. The salmon and eel are particularly good and the spicy tuna has more of the mayo than most places, providing balance to the heat. We like the bento boxes when we are in the mood for variety. Spider rolls are crispy and not greasy. Ambiance... More 

Thank Rich R
Glenview, Illinois
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

This is a wonderful Japanese restaurant, that is much more than just sushi (although the sushi is excellent). Full menu of Japanese food from oysters teriyaki, to a large selection of bento boxes. Saki and beer also available. Good for families and everyone else.

Thank denny_thomas3065

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3223 Lake Ave, Ste 17C, Wilmette, IL 60091-1069
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Wilmette
  • Phone Number: 847-256-7010

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