I'm a regular at Akane sushi and I absolutely love going there. They are the sweetest and friendliest owners. I call the head chef sushi master. He wears the big hat and he has such a great sense of humor. They always recognize my boyfriend and I when we go in there and remember our order. My boyfriend doesn't even like sushi and he loves it from Akane. I've tried to get him to eat sushi from other places and he's tried them but none compare to here. We moved from Langley to Surrey temporarily and we would make the 45 minute drive back to Walnut Grove just because we were craving it. It's a great place. They are always genuinely happy to see us and customers in general. They always give you 4 complimentary rolls that are " on the house " which is always a fun surprise. My sister is also very allergic to seafood but she still loves yam rolls, veggie rolls, etc. And they are always great about being careful to use different knives than the ones they've used to cut fish and she's never had a problem. Definitely give it a try. It might become one of your favorite and regular spots too!
If you are looking for good food that is made and served quick this is the place for you. The owners go out of there way to make your visit enjoyable and quite often give a sample menu item for you to try for free. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves sushi. Good food and good quality. Very clean inside too.
We come here ALL the time, and we've been to every sushi joint in langley. This one is the BEST.
Every member who works there is always caring, and always looking to make your meal enjoyable.
Tea is always filled up. Food is great. Their spicy sauce is the tastiest, it actually has flavour and isn't just 'spicy'.
The chef/owner is the cutest, has the biggest smile on all the time and loves getting to know everyones names.
On top of it all, they do nice little gestures such as bringing rolls on the house, or even a complimentary pop.
Give it a try! You'll be hooked.
The sushi here is reallllllly good! Good quality, always fresh. The owners are always super nice and yes they often do give a little sample of roll sushi with your order. They make a totally yummy seaweed salad...it's not on the menu but they will make it for you if you ask. Best sushi in Walnut Grove for sure!
After seeing some reviews for Akane, I dragged my husband and son here today for a late lunch. We sat down and were nicely greeted and served hot tea. We placed our orders and were served hot miso soups. I ordered the spicy chirashi which would have been okay had there been some fish noticeable in there with all that salad. Tiny pieces of raw fish I had to search for amidst all the green lettuce and there was only a small portion of rice which was a bit hard. Husband ordered a few rolls which were okay and son ordered some salmon rolls and BC Rolls which looked pretty good. The seaweed salad was the best part, really good. Our server brought over a 4 piece yam roll and said it was on the house. We decided it's not worth going back.
There is no question, the sushi is absolutely perfect at Akane. The decor and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. This is where you go when you want good sushi, no frills. There is usually a long wait at lunch time but it's worth it. The menu is traditional with some western flare as well. If you like cream cheese in your sushi and that kind of stuff then you would find it here. And if you like the freshest uni, this is the place! Their Japanese snapper is to die for! A must visit for sushi lovers!
One of the few non-Japanese-run sushi places I frequent.
I had to "lol" at the comment below about the big hat. It's true.
These two are really nice people. The wife is always so sweet and the chef is always smiling.
Fish is fresh, good portions and good presentation. Always tasty!
Only complaint is sometimes the tempura doesn't feel fried in fresh oil...
But other than that, I eat at this place at least once every 2 months or so.