Submitted Friday, September 12, 2008 - 11:34am [Dine in]
I took my wife here for the tasting menu paired with the wines. Decor was ambient, with the chefs and hostess greeting us from the entrance. The concept of the open kitchen was smart- it really makes it an open environment. We were seated by the booths.
The drink menu and seleciton was excellent: We had the Sazerac.
First impression of the restaurant is posh with a bit of modern flair. Servers were courteous and prompt.
However the praises end here: We had the lamb shoulder and the rib eye. The lamb was warm, presentation poor. The rib eye, as another reviewer mentioned, was too marbeled with fat- it almost made me sick eating it.
Reviews around this restaurant seems like a hype. They were either good in the begginning and went downhill or they have an excellent PR coordinator.
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Submitted Sunday, November 4, 2007 - 10:39am [Dine in]
I go here occasionally to have the dragon bowl (which is rather overpriced) but is the only restaurant open around the perimeter. Service a bit too laid back for my taste but the dragon bowls make up for it. I suggest the quesadillas for the first timers.
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Submitted Sunday, November 4, 2007 - 10:34am [Dine in]
The second best sushi I have ever had (first best being Tojos's) As Tojos is considerably more expensive, Akari is tops for the money. My wife and I have been eating at Akari since it first opened and have always been very happy with the food, service and the attitude of the owners and the staff.
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