Japanese Fusion & Saki Bar

(215) 985-1838 | View Website

1210 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions   19107

39.948980 -75.161118

Open Hours

Mon. - Sun. 5pm - 10:30pm

 
Restaurants, Japanese, Asian Fusion  more

Price: $$

Tags: Cheap Eats, Theater District Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

General Info: Open 7 Days

Neighborhoods: Center City East, Center City

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Reviews for Japanese Fusion & Saki Bar

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

great sushi – Aki is getting better and better.. I was there a year ago and I thought the sushi was OK....now it is fantastic. Plus the staff is friendly and professional. I recommend it!!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Don't go there – 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!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Good stuff – So, the sushi and saki truly are delicious. The atmosphere is perfect for a nice week/weekend night. Outdoor seating is limited, but available. Some of the items are a little pricey, but all things considered, definitely worth it.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

change it's name to Aki – 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.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Excellent – 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.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great sushi for all-you-can-eat! – 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...

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Closed? – Went to eat there last night (Thursday, October 9) and it was closed.

The windows were filled with many weeks worth of dust and had a fallen-over paper sign which said "Will Reopen in October". I guess they didn't say when in October...

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Sushi Buffet at Aoi=Rice buffet at Aoi – 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.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

AOI """ WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU ? – 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.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great customer service & real japanese fabulous food! – This place is great if you want to try REAL Japanese food. Sushi is great, but other Japenese menue is fabulous! I loved chicken curry, beef teriyaki, and una-ju. Ra-men noodle is great as well. The waitresses are very nice and friendly. I truly recommend this place. I always try to go there and eat whenever I can.

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