Overall this place was a winner with me when I went a years ago. I've been a regular here, even though I live in the Kits area.
A friend and I stopped by here after a few recommendations from a neighbor. To my surprise, the menu was filled with interesting items. We tried a few of their specialty rolls, including the tropical, house roll, rock and roll, tempura, spicy delight to name a few. I highly recommend the rock and roll (funny name but well worth it)!
The quality and freshness of the seafood is always top notch and the food presentation was creative and colorful.
This is definitely not the typical budget sushi. Food quality and service is reflected in their price. However, I'm surprised to hear the price issue in the below reviewers as most of their items are under $10. Dinner for us with a large sake usually comes to about $50 for two people- which is quite reasonable (in my opinion).
Service and my experience has always been great- feels somewhat like a family, as I have seen the same servers for years. Management always seems to be on the floor making sure their clients are happy.
Our waitress last Friday was especially memorable (of course I forgot her name). Although it was a busy 7pm Friday night, she was very patient and helpful with the menu and provided a cheerful and prompt service. She was also sweet enough to help us find a cab!
If the manager is reading this, I really hope he opens up another business in the Kits area as I think Akari defines quality at a solid price.