Aki Sushi

4.2
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$30 and under
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Japanese

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Aki is located near the corner of 12th and Walnut Streets in the heart of Midtown Village in Philadelphia, PA
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.2
food
3.9
service
3.9
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Theresa
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aki service and food was amazing today.

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DaveP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This establishment was a regular choice for me. On this hot day it had the front doors open and all AC units shut down. I looked at the thermostats by the bar, they were turned off and the inside temp reading was 87 degrees. It was very humid and hot. Not a malfunction, it was just turned off. This is a place where raw fish is served. Uncomfortable and frankly, gross. I asked for AC. One of three units was turned on. At a setting of 80 degrees. I will never go back.

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vipjenni
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi is always good. Attentive servers. All around nice place for relaxed dinkng

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ClaireS
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid sushi. Awesome calamari. Great lunch deals! Would recommend.

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DonR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were in town to visit family & attend an event. We had eaten here once before...we don’t get into Philly that often but when we do eating @ Aki Sushi is the main reason. You absolutely can not beat the price for all you can eat sushi !
There is 1 Resturant in the Lehigh Valley that offers “all you can eat” but Aki wins hands down on selection, service and quality of food. Aki’s Salmon is melt in your mouth delicious. But ALL items we had we extremely fresh and presented fantastic! Service was impeccable. I’d drive an hour to JUST dine here!

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SiliciaL
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This has some great all you can eat sushi. I enjoyed it.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I'm sorry to report that the sushi was just adequate and that one of our group got sick from it.

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vipDp123
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I thought the quality of the sushi rolls was very low. The rice on the rolls was mushy and almost pasty which made it very difficult to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Slow start; strong middle; weak ending ... service was disrupted due to too few staff at the start of the night, and two large parties turning up at once taking most of the chefs time to prepare, which slowed down the rest of service for every other diner

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and the service was amazing. My family and I love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall2food4service2ambience2

I booked a reservation for Aki Sushi at 8pm using Open Table, but when I arrived (at 7:45) the hostess told me that any reservations made on the same day would not be honored because they were too busy! What is the point of making a reservation then?? I don’t think any of the employees were really on the same page and clearly nobody was interested in customer service. After the hostess told me she would “try to fit me in,” she just walked away— didn’t bother to ask my name or put me down on a list or anything. She didn’t say sorry either. We ended up sitting at the bar instead. Sushi was very good.

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PeterJ
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Had hopes of mediocre sushi but couldn't even reach that modest goal.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place had amazing sushi! Everything was fresh and very tasty! A reasonable price for the quality of sushi. I would definitely go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi is high quality. They have wonderful specialty rolls. Service was friendly and professional. I am looking forward to returning.

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Cassarel
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the all you can eat sushi option!

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vipsuperjfc
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent! The “all you can eat” sushi is a great value, especially with the type of rolls included, as well as the wide variety of choices. They all tasted delicious. Wine was good and a bargain during happy hour. Would definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Date night.

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Meganh
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

If you are looking for a good sushi restaurant with decent prices, I don't think you can go wrong here. There is a parking garage right across the street from the restaurant if you are worried about parking. They do have an all you can eat option which I didn't find out about until I got there. I should have gone hungrier so I could have taken advantage of that!

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vipSexyDiningCompanion
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reliable and affordable sushi served quickly. We go here often for a last minute date because we can always get a table and service quickly.

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Linsua
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a decent place. Our waiter was very nice and helpful. We ordered sushi which was good. The restaurant offers an unlimited sushi menu but we did not try that. We will definitely return again.

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CN35
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Woth reservations for 4 the wait time for our meals was astronomical. I felt waiting 40+ minutes for fried rice and stir fry was unacceptable. That was only half the tables order. The others continued to wait for their rolls.

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vipKinman14
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Came in for the all you can eat sushi and had a great time. We really loved that there were so many great appetizers included in the price. To top it off, our server was prompt and courteous, we enjoyed each round of ordering.

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girltalk
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I made a reservation for 8 people and 730 and did not get seated until after 9PM!!!!!!!!! the food took a very long time to come out....i would never go back

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kla247
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I thought this place had a great feel to it and the food was good. The presentation of sushi was excellent. I wish it wasn't quite as noisy. The tables are also very close together. I wouldn't say it's romantic at all. Our waiter was very friendly but didn't know the menu and I had to get his attention a few times. I would return but maybe on a quieter, less busy evening. I went on a Saturday night around 7pm.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Everything was great except for the fact that the host didn’t communicate how long we had to wait. But he made it up with sake on the house

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and the food as well!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was good!

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YgorBR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place if you’re looking for all you can eat japanese food for an affordable price in center city.

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vipSandita
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great brunch and good value for meal and service

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Sophia
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Went for restaurant week, the menu was good and on their regular menu they do have variety for sushi lovers. The food was pretty decent. Why the rating is low is because the service was terrible. It was busy but you still shouldn't have to ask after 20 minutes who is your waiter and for water. In addition, the poor hostess had to take our order because they were short staffed. Our courses of food came out of order and took a while as well. Overall, If this was my first impression of customer service I wouldn't recommend it.

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AnthonyJ
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Service and food quality have dropped a great deal in the last year.
I probably will not return as this is the second not so good experience!
Basically, slow service, slow food delivery, lower quality on food.
It's become a Groupon hangout and the service and food quality show it.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Went for lunch during restaurant week, the ccd restaurant week website said that it was participating. Upon arrival, the waitress told us that it was not restaurant week and then that they weren't participating in it. We ordered from the lunch menu which is on a separate page from the "lunch specials" menu which clearly states it's for weekdays only. Waitress told us that the lunch menu is only available during the week, but that she would put it in anyway. Then I heard the chefs complaining to her that they would not make things from the lunch menu because they were specials. It was a mess and I won't go back. Everyone who walked through the door asked about restaurant week, and if I had known they weren't participating I would have chosen a different restaurant.

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LIZD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience4

We did not have a server, the hostess waited on us. We ordered three courses. They did not send out orders out right. They gave me my third course first, 2nd course second, and 1st course third. They also had us wait even though we made a reservation. The food did not make up for the poor service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited 30 min beyond the time of our reservation for a table and hostess said we still had to wait at least another 10 min or so. We gave up and went somewhere else

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AngelaP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The wait to sit was extremely long. There were only two people working the front who served as bartender, greeter, server, busser.

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Gastronerd
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Very busy, staff was very friendly and we did the all you can eat sushi. All of the food was superb and waiter/ bartender did an awesome job.

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FrancisLondon
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place to spend time eating with friends and family

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LiviaM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Really enjoyed Dinning at Aki as usual. Although it was NYE, restaurant wasn’t crowded, but food wasn’t as good as usual. It seemed not so fresh. But I am a fan of their menu and will always recommend Aki.

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Patti
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was great. Very warm and hospitable. It was a comfortable and yet pleasant. There was no rushing or pressure to move along. They explain and describe everything when asked about specfic things on the menu. I would return weekly if it were closer.

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RenateS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Sushi was ok. Bent box was worst I ever had. The shrimp and beef was very spiCy, the rest greasy. Miso soup was ok.

FAQs

Aki Sushi offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 985-1838.

Aki Sushi is rated 4.2 stars by 121 OpenTable diners.