181 W 4th St, New York, NY | Directions 1001440.732557 -74.001942
Monday 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday 6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Saturday 6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Sunday 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Neighborhoods: West Village, Downtown
WORST SERVICE EVER AND DON'T VALUE CUSTOMERS – I have ordered from this place at least twice a week minimum of 75 dollars and order. They always screw up the order and the first several times i let it go. This last time they forgot 2 of my rolls and i called up expecting them to at least redeliver. They tell me they would call me back and after waiting for 30 minutes and no call i called them and the manager just said sorry..no credit or nothing...they said they could redeliver but it would take over an hour. I told them if that was all they would offer they would lose me as a customer. They said well than we lost you as a customer. WHAT A DISGRACE!!!!!
Superior Sushi Experience – A group of four had a memorable experience at Aki. We sampled flights of sake and had the omakase dinner with the three appetizers. The chef's selection was so delicious, with all flavors complementing each other. Being Jamaican I was skeptical of the "fusion" of Jamaican flavors but must admit that the chef pulled it off. The wait staff is so attentive that they anticipate your needs bringing moist towels, replenishing water, etc. It is a pricey evening, however, the food and outstanding service are well worth it.
Creative, Fresh Sushi – Although small (probably fits 25 people at most at one time), and often a wait, this is one of my favorite go to places for sushi that is creative (Brazilian influence) and fresh. I love uni, and they have more than 4 different kind of appetizers/sushi that uses uni in a way I've never seen done before (check out the one that has coconut foam!). The ambiance isn't the greatest, but then you won't mind since you'll be too engrossed in your meal to really notice.
Aki is a must try!! – I love the combination of Jamaican & Japanese food elements that Aki provides. It's simple, delicious, and unique all at the same time. The restaurant is rather small so reservation is a must, but it is definitely worth a try!!
creative creations (unlike title of this review) – ive been here twice and really like the food. $50 prix fixe meal gets you 3 appetizers along with sushi, sashimi, or a combo of both, and dessert. appetizers are big enough to share (so 2 ppl can try 6 different appetizers), and is the best part of the meal. the food here is japanese with a "caribbean flair" - from what i gather, this means jerk sauce, sweet potatoes, bananas, and coconuts combined with fresh sashimi, eel, and tofu. awesome. i recommend the eel napoleon (layers of eel and mashed pumpkin atop a square of fried tofu), uni coco (uni in a coconut cream), and the tuna mille-feuille (alternating slices of toro, apple, and avocado in a vinegar sauce). very good value - i eat a lot, and im always stuffed. staff is extremely attentive, patient, and polite - even if you have a multitude of requests.
Can't Wait To Go Back!! – I had a great experience at Aki and I am looking forward to dining there again. Great prices, fresh sushi and friendly service. I ordered the fried shrimp roll - delicious. As was gyoza for appetizer.
Aki is delish – I've been eating here regularly since I moved to the village in 2002. I've sinced moved to Chelsea but still order delivery or eat in once a week. Their delivery guy is always prompt and friendly!
good & cheap – this place is pretty good, fairly cheap, and very inventive. I love the omakase menu, although i only have room for the $45 option. the desserts are amazing-- i have had all three desserts in one sitting once (yes, I was hungry). make sure you make reservations, b/c the place is tiny!
Yummy – I come to this place at least twice a month for dependable, reasonably priced, creative and tasty food. Tomoe is not only a bit boring in comparison, but they also serve their sushi with warm rice, which is why I prefer Aki (I'm a bit nervous about microorganisms, so I like rice to be cooled first). The service is wonderful. Wait staff is attentive, and the hostess will take your cell number if there is a wait for a table, so you can enjoy all the Village has to offer. I like it very much!
Inventive rolls, not the freshest fish – Admittedly, I do generally eat here pretty late when perhaps the best cuts are gone for the night, but I'm consistently underwhelmed by the not-so-fresh, not-so-flavorful fish. The big thing Aki has going for it are the interesting roll combinations. For far better fish at the same price (but less interesting roll combinations), try Yama, just around the corner. Tomoe is a smidgen more expensive with a REALLY long wait, but it's the freshest of 'em all.
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