The Delta Akari Japanese Restaurant...
This is my parent's favorite place and because of the location (Delta and sushi seems like an oxymoron), I was hesitant to try it out. But being in a open spirit and shopping near by, I finally decided to try it out last night with the family.
At the end of the experience I had one word to sum it all up: INCREDIBLE!
We got assorted sashimi platter, miso soup, gomae, takoyaki, chiken terriyaki, Alaska crab salad special and the bottled sake.
One of the reasons I like going here is because of their
crispy tempura rolls. They are the crispiest and finest that I've tasted
Miso Soup: You can't mess up miso soup...deep miso broth with seaweed
it's a perfect way to de-stress in the winter.
Gomae: This item is my litmus test. I can tell the authenticity of a Japanese restaurant
by whether or not they use peanut butter sauce or ground sesame.
This place used the real thing- hand ground sesame sauce, not to heavy just right.
Sashimi platter: Great presentation and the colors were lively and appetizing-
eating it after a while.
Chicken Terriyaki: The sauce!
It's some sort of a smoky, not too sweet, tangy terriyaki saunce.
Rarely do you find a Japanese place that uses fire grilled chicken breast
over stir fried thigh meat.My husband loved it and the quality was great for the price.
Alaskan Crab Salad: This was the special for the night and was recommended to us by our waitress. Oh boy, were we glad to try this. I have never tasted anything so fresh and satisfying in a long time. It was a delicate treat for my taste bud- whole pieces of de-shelled Alaskan Crab (quite a generous portion)on top of seasoned dark greens, with garlic chips and gingery seasoning with tobiko eggs. YUMMY. Definitely worth the $12.
Value: For the quality and attention you get, outstanding value. For a dinner for 4 with a quality bottle of sake, it came to a little above $120. Quite reasonable if you ask me.
Service: This place was really packed, even on a Sunday night.
Where did all these people come from? It seems like people here in Delta wanted to congregate here for their sushi fix. Service was slow but nothing short of attentive. We actually preferred this over the unecessary frequent tea stops at some other places. The owner and his various staff have s been pleasant and fun to talk to. The owners came by at the end and asked us if we enjoyed the experience. She even gave me a souvenir chopstick when I told her
that I came here on recommendation from my parents-a long time patron!
Because of their sushi presentation and solid service, I will leave 5 stars+!
For anyone looking for authentic and quality sushi look no further than
Delta. I have placed Akari in the favorite list.