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“Japanese Excellence”
Review of Ahi Sushi

Ahi Sushi
Ranked #250 of 1,071 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Sushi
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed August 7, 2014

We had the BEST Japanese meal at Ahi Sushi than in NYC or Tokyo, no kidding. Everything they make is extraordinary. The Tuna rolls are wrapped around rice that belies description; it literally melts in your mouth and is not that heavy sticky rice we've had elsewhere. The attention to detail in their dishes is amazing; it is beyond just fresh. They make their own soy sauce and wasabi and there is a difference. Their sliced ginger is tender and has a sweetness to it we've never tasted, all this before we comment on their fish dishes. It was our first time there so we sampled the Tuna Rolls, Sushi, Beef Negimaki, Tuna Tataki and Tempura to get a feel for their dishes. All were outstanding. It is hard to describe the sensation of eating such delicate, fresh food such as this.....you just need to go there!

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1  Thank Darty26
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Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were looking for a sushi restaurant and found a beauty. Our waitress seated us and then began with the specials of the day. She was obviously a lover of sushi herself and gave wonderful explanations of why Ahi Sushi was special. We ordered our rolls and also a side of sashimi. We found everything fresh and tasty. The Chef came out during the meal to make certain everything was good and then made us a surprise roll. Wonderful! I am giving five stars because I think everything was top quality, including the service. I highly recommend Ahi Sushi as a top notch place to enjoy sushi.

2  Thank Dean K
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Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We decided to try Ahi based on word of mouth referrals and loved it. The owners took over the old Tandoor location in the plaza located at Beneva and Clark Rd. The restaurant is totally revamped and the effect is amazing. It has an open floor plan with natural light streaming in. You have an option to sit at tables, booths or the sushi bar. I had the spicy, garlic steak (Wagyu beef) appetizer and a small side of rice to start and it was delicious. We ordered a selection of sashimi and sushi rolls and each one was perfect. The owners take pride in having unique selections such as sashimi lobster, giant oyster and something very special...hairy crab. They also have Tempura, Udon, Teriyaki, Katsudon, soups and salads. I highly recommend Ahi as the place for Japanese food.

1  Thank CalroseC
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Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

While this is not the cheapest restaurant around, it could most definitely be one of the great ones in terms of quality, food presentation and freshness. The sushi is fantastic, the salmon was one of the freshest I've had. The garlic lobster is wonderful. Service is also very good & professional. Quickly becoming one of my favorites places to go. You can order for pick up, did I mention how great the sushi is....

1  Thank theone27
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Reviewed May 15, 2014

First time at Ahi. Noticed the blackboard specials outside listed several types of oysters and seafood at reasonable prices. Sat at the sushi bar and was quickly greeted and drink orders were placed. Chef was very friendly and suggested a couple of rolls. Menu seems to have more seafood selections than a normal Japanese restaurant. My wife and I had miso soup and salad both were good. Ordered two rolls and Nigiri all was very fresh and the rice was perfect. Better than most sushi places in town. Asked the chef about the oysters in a large case and he explained how they serve them. Next thing we know, an oyster was served. Extraordinarily good. Oyster was chopped mixed with fine cut green onions and tomatoes with a delicious thin sauce and placed in the shell. Next trip will be for the oysters. Excellent food and overall good time.

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2  Thank Bruce R
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