Akai Lounge - Englewood

4.6
208 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese

About

Akai Lounge in Englewood is a modern Japanese restaurant serving a wide variety of traditional and innovative Japanese cuisine, with a full bar offering martinis, wines and sakes. We offer the freshest sushi delivered daily from the finest seafood purveyors on the East Coast. We also have a great variety of rolls and entrees, including our signature Chilean Sea Bass and skirt steak that allow our menu to please a wide variety of tastes and palates. Our large menu offerings, together with our modern decor, is here to bring a unique dining experience to downtown Englewood.
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
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MonaN
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was ok for pricey food. Noise bar talking one language sushi place talking other language loud. Wrong to seat in middle 😂. BBQ Taco was mess to eat need to upgrade ( bun ripped two parks and meat failing don’t know how to eat)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Akai has never disappointed me. This dining experience was no different. The food was absolutely delish and the service is always exceptional.

JC
vipJohnnyC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Recommended to many pople and they all agree.

AT
vipAngelaT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Restaurant with great sushi choices. Best Saki martinis ,vNice atmosphere. Highly recommend.

FN
FoodieNYC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Presentation & freshness of food were lacklaster

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi !!! Great service

R
vipRobynslp95
New York Area
195 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Akai is always on of our top pics. James and Min are fabulous owners/hosts/servers. Everything they serve you is made with dedication and prepared perfectly. We liked the new decor (black velvet wall) and additions to the menu like soup dumplings.

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thewink1
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was seated and greeted immediately. Our waiter was great the food was delicious and we werent rushed. Highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Sushi and sashimi was fresh. I would be selective with which rolls to order. A lot of the rolls had cooked fish. The short rib from their specials was tough, needed to be cooked longer but had good flavor. I would try again but stick with sushi and sashimi only.

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vipTibster
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome, as always. Staff, owners, cooks, everyone does their best to make dining enjoyable. There is a general noise level that rises as the crowd increases. If you sit in the corner by the window in the front of the dining room it is extremely noisy. The tradeoff is being able to watch the street traffic but it can get VERY loud in that corner.

JG
JoseG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greatplace great food

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just top notch!!

AS
AlanS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious

AR
ARLENEB
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone is friendly. Owner greets all the customers

AS
AlanS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as it always is
Food is superb
Best sushi ever
Wait staff is incredible

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vipbantaboy
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Some of the best rolls I’ve ever eaten.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

JS
vipJoeS
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tasty, interesting, friendly and fun!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

James is the best host and the sushi is awesome!

AR
ARLENEB
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone is helpful and friendly

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Franz
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Very overpriced for what the experience it. It’s just Asian-American fusion fare (leaning more on the American side). A little above diner quality. Vibe of the restaurant feels pretty cheap too with the bright red wall painting.

DM
vipDMOH
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our home away from home for lunch on Saturdays, quiet but the food is worth it !!!

CB
vipCuzBrew
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time at the Akai Lounge and again they did not dissapoint.We had the 3 roll special which included the best spicy tuna roll we ever had.The yellowtail and scallion roll was also delicious as was the oshinko roll.We had 3 pieces of salmon sushi and 3 pieces of tuna sushi all just melted in your mouth.We had the NY Knicks roll which was salmon over Chilean sea bass.Just incredible.For dessert my wife had vanilla and strawberry mochi ice cream.She loved it.We have not found a better Japanese Restaurant in the tristate area then tha Akai Lounge

NN
vipNNJFoodie
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for delicious food.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi place & request Ming she is the best of the best

DM
vipDMOH
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best Asian cuisine in the area. After trying many different restaurants this is by far our favorite!!!

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Foodie1
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Sushi and Sashimi were good quality...Maki rolls were ample portions. All ordered was liked by our entire party.
Only downside were the Spicy Tuna/Yellowtail/Salmon rolls which were all made with minced fish and each was same red color and taste...wouldn't suggest them.

KC
vipKarenC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pretty good food and service. Enjoyed the restaurant will definitely go back.

JC
vipJohnnyC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Not your typical Japanese menu

CB
vipCuzBrew
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First if you go to Akai Lounge,which you should,ask to have Mikey as your waiter.He guides you through the menu and makes sure you are getting everything you like.We ordered the Omakase which is the sushi chef’s choices of the 12 best pieces of sushi for $95.It also included 3 incredible appetizers.A toro tartare, a avocado stuffed with tuna,salmon and yellowtail and a kind of Japanese tuna salad with fresh tuna.All the appetizers were delicious.My wife and I each ordered the Omakase.Mikey said that would be too much food .He was right.The pieces of sushi were delicious.They included pieces of King Salmon,Toro and various fish imported from Japan We also shared an order of soba which is buckwheat noodles.Finally we ordered a few pieces of eel sushi.Everything was great.For dessert my wife had vanilla and strawberry mochi ice cream.We also has some really good cold sake.This was some of the best sushi my wife and I ever had.It was like eating in Tokyo.So if you are near Englewood,New Jersey please go treat yourself to a great Sushi experience and go to Akai Lounge.Be sure to ask for Mikeyas your waiter and guide

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Some of the roles did not have a lot of taste but the fish was exceptionally fresh and the service was wonderful

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter -patient and kind he went above and beyond with our orders and even brought out things on the house for us try!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. As always!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

What a terrible meal. Oysters were not fresh. When we complained, we tried 4 for 4 of us. We were charged $10 when dozen was $22. The sea bass was so sweet, muscles were tiny and half of the shells were empty. For $200 we spend it was a really bad meal. We will not come back.

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Gordon
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place: good food, good service, good atmosphere, great value

MG
vipMichaelG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Akai. Service was great and included a visit from the owner ensuring we were satisfied with our meal, drinks, etc. Location is a 3 minute walk from the Bergen PAC which will make Akai and their tasty sushi our go-to restaurant for pre-show dining.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

C
vipConference
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice dinner with my husband pre concert. Fast service, good food and walking distance to the PAC.

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vipTibster
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Akai is one of our favorite got-to places and one of the few where we have never had a bad meal. Some items are too spicy for me but that does not make them less than great. Cozy and comfortable. Staff is always courteous and timely. If you attend a show at the nearby BergenPAC in the summer especially it is a short walk from parking and the show.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not bad but far from great.

FAQs

Akai Lounge - Englewood offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 541-0086.

Akai Lounge - Englewood is rated 4.6 stars by 208 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.