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Posted by marika on 03/15/2010
This is the only sushi restaurant in Chicago that my husband and I will go to (after having gone to a number of them). Fish is fresh - not frozen and the sushi nigiri selections melt in your mouth! The salmon teriyaka portion size is twice as big as you would pay for anywhere in Chicago. We have ordered many things off the menu - all of them of 5 start quality. Service has always been exceptional every time we have gone there.
Posted by anonymous on 01/24/2010
When i read the other reviews i could not believe it. I go to aki sushi often for about 3 years now, tried Mirai once, too yuppy and took forever and was expensive. Aki has The best sushi, its not Frozen, maybe you are getting the wrong things but. i have been to Japan, and also have had sushi at MANY places in chicago, new york, san fran's japantown. They have one of THE best selections and amazing food. and friendly staff/servers. Recommendations: The fried mushroom appetizer. amazing, The Crunch melt, or Hawaiin rolls. Millenium Maki, Green Turtle, the Dragons rolls are awesome too. If they have Otoro (the fresh tuna, GET IT!) their unagi - eel is AMAZING! (get it nigiri with rice) also the white fish, tuna, eel, nigiri.
Posted by Britni on 08/14/2009
Very, very good and wonderfully priced. I've been to plenty of sushi places all over Chicago (from the most expensive to the scariest of scary) and this place is just right for me. I've never had a problem with service, or the food. And those commenting on the fish being frozen: Unless there are unknown schools of tuna lurking in Lake Michigan most of the fish in Chicago have been previously frozen - no matter where you get it from.
Posted by albery on 07/22/2009
if you want to enjoy real sushi and fresh sashimi, this is not the place you are looking for.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/06/2007
After reading the reviews here, I thought I'd give Aki Sushi a try. Overall the food was very good, but the service was poor. Many items were unavailable but they didn't tell us until after we decided what to order. Then everything was just sooo slow. We made the bad decision of sticking around for dessert and first they brought the wrong dessert, then brought the right one but it was literally frozen solid. When I complianed and didn't eat it, they didn't even offer to take it off the bill....I had to ask. Bottom line, if you have a lot of patience this place is fine. But otherwise, just don't go.
Posted by Lyn on 07/15/2007
We eat sushi twice a month...far too often for Murai sushi (though we love that, too!). The service at Aki Sushi was shabby in the beginning, but apparently they read the reviews and fixed it, b/c now it's top-notch. The people are sooo friendly. The sushi's very good. The cocktails are awesome. The atmosphere is lovely, along with outdoor seating! : ) Gotta love it.
Posted by Rachel and Roderick on 07/03/2007
I have been coming here for a few years now. And have tried several different sushi spots in Chicago. Even if people think it is shadowed by Murai, across the street Murai is just a pertentious, high priced yupp spot. If that's your deal, please stay away from here. No one wants you anyway. Affordable, creative, DELICIOUS rolls. Paul, the owner and main sushi chef is the cooest guy in the world. His wife is great and hospitable. And their servers are just pleasant as can be. The atmosphere is great. Kitchy asian. Again if you want snobby, and stagnant waiters and a modern uppity atmosphere stay across the street. If you wanna unwind with some saki and have an excellent, affordable meal...GO HERE!!