Akai Lounge - Englewood
Great as it always is
Food is superb
Best sushi ever
Wait staff is incredible
Some of the best rolls I’ve ever eaten.
Great service and food.
Tasty, interesting, friendly and fun!
James is the best host and the sushi is awesome!
Everyone is helpful and friendly
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.
Our home away from home for lunch on Saturdays, quiet but the food is worth it !!!
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
Great place for delicious food.
Best sushi place & request Ming she is the best of the best
Best Asian cuisine in the area. After trying many different restaurants this is by far our favorite!!!
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.
Pretty good food and service. Enjoyed the restaurant will definitely go back.
Always a great experience. Not your typical Japanese menu
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
Some of the roles did not have a lot of taste but the fish was exceptionally fresh and the service was wonderful
Great waiter -patient and kind he went above and beyond with our orders and even brought out things on the house for us try!
Great food, great service. As always!
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.
Nice place: good food, good service, good atmosphere, great value
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.
Great food and service.
Nice dinner with my husband pre concert. Fast service, good food and walking distance to the PAC.
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.
Not bad but far from great.
Justin was terrific
The food was very good and the servers were very attentive. They didn’t offer anything for the birthday we were celebrating!! Most restaurants will offer a complementary dessert to the person whose birthday was being celebrated.
Great place to eat before concerts at the Bergen PAC. Fantastic sushi, creative diverse menu. Very friendly.
My parents and I came for Mother's Day - the place was cute and the food was great. I love sushi, and the sushi was phenomenal. I just wished there were more servers because once the place got busy, it was hard to flag someone down. Other than that, the experience was great and would definitely return/recommend to a friend!
Always a great atmosphere. So much fun and not to mention amazing food. Great sushi!! Great dumplings!! Always excellent!!
We’ve been to many sushi establishments in the northern N.J. area and this was not all it’s hyped up to be. The sushi is ok at best. Rolls were a little on the small side for what they cost, and It wasn’t cheap. The place had a weird odor to it as well. Like the faint smell of old cologne, and it was making a little nauseas. The service was good, but the restaurant was pretty empty when we were there so...anyhow, it wasn’t terrible but we will not go back. There are so many other sushi places that are much better
Had tickets at Bergen PAC. Wanted a nice meal before the show and the place didn’t disappoint. Would go back in a heartbeat
Akai Lounge has the best Chilean sea bass - I order it every time. Additionally, there is a huge selection of different sushi rolls; something for everyone
Good food and service. Pleasant ambiance and not rushed.
Service was great, food was good, will definitely return!
Excellent service and always fresh sushi. Its a 20 minute drive from us and well worth it!
Great food, service and drinks. The sushi tasted fresh.
Not the coziest place but fine!
The sushi and service was perfect as always.