Aki Japanese Fusion Restaurant
1210 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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10/12/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I went there for dinner with my wife this evening. We ordered a couple of their special rolls and sushi ala carte. I thought this would be a good neighborhood place since we've heard so many good things from friends. When our sushi came, the fish did not look fresh at all, there was also a fishy smell and the salmon tasted like it has been sitting around since morning. Forget about the tuna, it tasted like dried up rubber. We asked the owner to exchange the fish but apparently he was too busy to be bothered by us and just ignored us. For the price we paid which we shouldn't have done so and just walked out, we would rather go elsewhere, where we can get quality fish and not have to be treated like second class citizens. My advice to all who reads this...don't go there!
10/07/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I can't believe that I went to this place that served crappy sushi and uncooked chicken! Believe it or, the chicken was still frozen in the middle and the sauce was just plain salty and tasteless. There were also black pieces of who know what in there! My husband ordered sushi ala carte but his fish was not fresh at all. The fish tasted like it was sitting out for days and not refrigerated. He ordered octopus that was dry and chewy. I wonder how they stay in business. I guess it's because they are a couple dollars less than their competitors. I rather pay more but to have better quality food. Don't go there, you will be just as disappointed as we were. I hope they get inspected by the health dept, maybe they will not try to sell expired fish and uncooked meats!
03/27/2009Provided by Citysearch -
this place has been revamped and called Aki... I haven't been to the 'new' place yet. the all you can eat is only sunday and wednesday now.
And it's 25 bucks.. for 25 bucks, I rather go to Minado... although I might try one day just to see how it is.
I'm not sure why they pick Sunday and Wednesday. I'm always concern of why places only pick certain days... to do all you can eat.
03/11/2009Provided by Citysearch -
We're new to Philly and were a little apprehensive after reading some of the reviews here obsessing over the rice issue. Maybe they've changed since then because we were baffled after dining there about what the issue was; we've had tons of sushi in NYC, Philly and elsewhere and this restaurant's sushi came with a very normal amount of rice; it was standard issue sushi as far as we could tell in terms of size and fish-to-rice ratio, and very fresh and delicious. Stuffed ourselves on a variety of maki rolls and nigiri, and washed it down with a couple of hot sakis. Awesome. We're definitely going back.
10/30/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I do not understand why some of you good critics feel cheated by a little extra rice. You're also always free to decline the salad and miso served before the sushi. The quality is great for any unpretentious customer, especially for the relatively low price of 20 dollars (for all you can eat!). It is fresh and of a good variety, and leaves you stuffed at the end of your meal. For that kind of sushi dinner (for only $20) I don't know how one could have the audacity to complain about a tiny increase in rice (and good rice, at that). Now, if only they would reopen from their renovations...
03/16/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I had the sushi buffet and was disappointed. The fish is good but I'm a little bit insulted at the rice/meat ratio. They are pretty blunt about filling their customers up on rice in order to keep costs low. I respect this decision but it doesn't mean I plan on returning.
12/21/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I have one thing to say about this japanese resteraunt. "" oh how I miss that good sushi and cooked food in the past. Recently, I have visted this resteraunt . When it comes to food , i don't care what cuisine it is must have a charcter of liveness . My sushi which I ordeded was to my dissapointment stale, like a flat taste. in other words "" dead "" . There was no vinegrar or sweet taste to the rice which is a must in sushi, and the fish tasted like it came out of the freezer and warmed up by a microwave. The life of sushi is in the rice as well as the fish must be soft and ready for the devourer. My friend was upset as well. The curry dish was not what we expected and served warm and the curry on the rice was sticking like paste. Don't get me wrong here I know the rice suppose to stick but not like power form. I was totally humilated by its food . Years ago when I went there it was like NIGHT AND DAY ,,, DAY then AND night now. In other words i am thinking perhaps the owner has changed . If you folks like a sweet and some vinigar taste or like your food served to perfection, avoid this place , and I hope they also ( the owners and managers or kitchen people will understand they better do something about the service and food there. But I must conclude the service was somewhat deserving of a single star. AOI YO MEZAMEYO. RISE AOI OR DIE.