The original Akari Japanese Restaurant, located in the heart of Delta.
I agree with Teej that some of their decor isn't the best however I disagree with monmon that their service is slow.
But why do I give it five stars? Because they have served fantastic Japanese cuisine time and time again. I hesitate to use the word 'authentic' too often, but I can say that Akari is easily one of the top authentic Japanese restaurants in the Lower Mainland. Service has always been personable from the floor staff, to the chefs to the management.I was sitting at the sushi bar, so I engaged three of the chefs behind the bar about what I ought not to miss on the menu, and they served up a great meal which included fresh oysters, bincho, tai, ikura, ika and ebi- all freshly prepared, sliced in the traditional way and generously portioned. Everything was beautifully presented and the rice was seasoned just right. I can tell that the chef and the owner did take the time to pick the little details. The bonus was that it only cost me $25, what would easily cost me $50 for this level of quality.
The seared scallops on greens, though was easily the highlight. The citrus chili vinaigrette paired nicely with the rich sake scallops. It was absolutely stellar.
In summary, Akari is a hidden gem in Delta. A must go if you're in the area.
I love this Japanese restraunt. They remember my name and are very friendly. The food quality is good. Usually very fresh. Its a quaint restraunt. Clean and well seated for the space. I usually end up ordering about $50 worth of food because I can't decide what I like best to eat. :P I can't help but eat here once a week. I usually don't bother going anywhere else for sushi anymore.