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1173 Old Henderson Rd, Columbus, OH 43220-3607
+1 614-451-5411
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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West Bend, Wisconsin
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220 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family went out for dinner and I was impressed with this restaurant. My wife and I each had a Korean dish that comes in a heated stone bowl containing a mix of protein (I had seafood, she had beef), along with veggies, mushrooms, rice, and an egg. Alongside is served some kimchee and hot sauce. It was very good.... More 

Thank aatbender
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem, tucked back in the rear of a weird and tired strip mall. The sushi is OUTSTANDING, though! If you go on a weekend night, expect to wait a bit. It's always crowded, but totally worth it. Lots of gluten free options if you ask, and they will bring gluten free spy sauce to the table... More 

Thank Mommee123
Hilliard, Ohio
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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017

This is the real thing. This is not an American version of a Japanese restaurant. It is very authentic. I have been to Japan many times and Akai Hana is no different from the restaurants you find there. I took my 14 year old daughter and her friends here to celebrate her birthday. Everyone had a great time and loved... More 

Thank Bates_Family0108
Powell, Ohio
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88 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

I love coming here for their sushi! Hidden gem! They have a wide variety of options and it's very high quality. The service is also very good, because the staff is very friendly. It's a bit hard to find, because it's tucked into the middle of the plaza between buildings, but worth it! Very authentic food!

Thank Elise W
Columbus, OH
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252 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2016

This restaurant is located in a strip mall and a Japanese grocery store is nearby. My friends and I all thought the food was good, although one friend who is a chef and lived in Japan was not overly impressed. The setting is very pleasant and service was professional. I would consider returning if I want Japanese food in the... More 

Thank Anne_from_Ohio
Columbus, Ohio
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at Akaihana several times and have usually enjoyed the food. Tonight was no exception. The sushi was good, miso soup average and udon noodles okay. However, I will NOT ever go back. I met a friend there for my birthday, and, after sitting for an hour and a half, we were asked to leave because our table... More 

1 Thank sbkouns
Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 8, 2016

We have eaten at Akaihana many times and have always appreciated the good service, superior food quality, and the cleanliness. I prefer Sushimi because I am on a low carb diet and Sushi has too much rice. I ordered the Sushimi Plate A with a nice selection of Sushimi. I also ordered the Soft Shell Crab and the Spicy Scallop... More 

Thank DWCx
Clarksburg, West Virginia
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

We went to dinner for my birthday. The restaurant was packed but we did not wait long you be seated. Or server warned us that the sushi orders would be delayed because of the number of clients but we didn't mind. The food was nothing short of amazing. We had a variety of sushi, tempura, and one person ordered the... More 

Thank Mtngrl67
Jerusalem, Israel
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2016

Outstanding sushi and sashimi. Fish is very fresh. Soft shelled crab appetizer served karaage style is a must have. I have been going to this restaurant for almost 30 years. It changed its name from Restaurant Japan to Akaihana but the quality has never changed. You will see a lot of oriental patrons, many from the Honda plant in Marysville.

1 Thank Humbug3
New York City, New York
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95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for an authentic Japanese restaurant in the Columbus area, you know a place that Japanese people go to Not an American sushi, You can imagine how pleased we were when we walked in It almost felt like you are in a restaurant in Ginza 😄 The menu is amazing with so many options that you rarely find... More 

1 Thank Shy E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1173 Old Henderson Rd, Columbus, OH 43220-3607
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-451-5411

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