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“Lucked out”

Akai Hana Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 76 Restaurants in Wilmette
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Dining options: Lunch, Delivery
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Delivery
Atlanta, Georgia
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Lucked out”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Came across Akai Hana on a Sunday night before the 4th of July. Not many restaurants to choose from. Took a chance on this Japanese restaurant located in a small strip mall that had other Japanese businesses. Japanese cuisine is not our usual fare; we are Thai and Cambodian fans. However, as folks who enjoy seafood, we were delighted with our selections. I had an entree of classic tempura, deep fried shrimp and a variety of vegetables, served with miso soup and rice. The shrimp were crisp, non-watery and seemingly fresh. The batter was light, crisp and non-oily...just right. My wife enjoyed a pan-fried sea bass with teriyaki sauce and was pleased. There is a lively atmosphere, great service and clearly many repeat customers, young and old, Asian and Russians among others.

  • Visited July 2012
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English first
Crested Butte, Colorado
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184 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Been eating here for 20+ years”
Reviewed June 27, 2012 via mobile

A great sushi place in Wilmette IL just off of I94 and Lake Ave. I've eaten here for 20+ years and have never had a complaint. Excellent food, excellent service, casual atmosphere, fair prices - great for a quick lunch or normal dinner. Excellent!

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Thank Andrew H
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Chicago's North Shore, Illinois
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271 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
“Very good Japanese on the Northshore”
Reviewed April 5, 2012

Overall, very good Asian dishes in a lively atmosphere... Convenient location, just off the Edens Expressway and across from Edens Plaza in Wilmette.

Visited February 2012
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Thank StrangeTripper
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Yum!”
Reviewed March 3, 2012

Service is great, Food is great. Atmosphere is great.

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Thank Yentrock
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Kauai, Hawaii
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306 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Average”
Reviewed February 9, 2012

it is a good place for lunch but don't go there for dinner because it is cheaper and you get the exact same stuff.

Visited June 2011
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1 Thank 2bumdrifters
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