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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 3.19mi
  2. Distance: 4.20mi
  3. Distance: 4.60mi
  4. Distance: 4.69mi

About Akira Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse

Akira Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse is Plainfield, IN's finest and newest hibachi grill.We offer a huge variety of specialty sushi rolls. Our entertaining culinary chef prepares your food with quality you can see and taste.

160 Plainfield
Plainfield, IN 46168
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Cross Street:
West Washington Street (US 40)

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(317) 838-7970

Website:
http://www.akira-steakhouse.net/

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

Akira Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.0

service

3.6

ambience

3.7

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (52)
Special Occasion (45)
Kid-friendly (33)
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Great for Lunch (15)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Fun (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Casual (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Romantic (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Authentic (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
Business Meals (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Cozy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Comfort Food (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Healthy (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was bland and had no flavor even with the sauce options. The rice was not cooked all the way and the food just was blah!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 15, 2017

They were a little short-handed but made an honest effort and we enjoyed the food, will return.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Food was excellent and staff very accommodating, despite our party coming in very close to closing time.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Good food good service.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Always amazing! We even arrived early and they seated us immediately. This was our second chef that we've had and it seems that are all superior. Very please, and our daughters were very entertained. It's the most I've seen them eat in a long time! :-)

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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The food was good but it was HOT in the restaurant. We were told the air conditioning was broke. The outside temp was in the 90's and they had the doors open. We should have left but decided to stay hoping we would get use to the heat. No luck.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Nice place but they don't use yum yum sauce.

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·Dined on July 16, 2017

food and service was good, the smell in the place not so much. smelled musky and the fact that their ac was not working made the place a little uncomfortable.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Amazing restaurant. The chefs were very impressive and entertaining. The food portions were also exceptional as I was full before I could even finish. The staff was very personal and professional (even more so than any other restaurant of this caliber that I've been in). Gonna add this to our eating out rotation, and will definitely bring our kids next time. I know they would love it!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

As far as teppanyaki restaurants go, I'd rate this is fair. It was just 'OK'. Sesame salad dressing was oddly flavorless and creamy and not at all what I expected (and not good). It's also weird to me that miso soup wasn't offered as a choice of soup. Spicy tuna roll wasn't bad, but also wasn't spicy and was so covered in sauce that there's no way to know whether it was tuna or not - I didn't expect good sushi in Indianapolis though.

The rest of the food was as expected - nothing spectacular and I suspect that had everything to do with the quality of the ingredients, which were fine, but not exceptional. The table chef was decent. Service was fine.

I wouldn't recommend this place per se, but I also wouldn't steer people away.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Do not go here for sushi. We waited 40 minutes after ordering for our 3 rolls and we were only the 3rd table in the place. The sushi that came out was not flavorful or fresh. The raw rolls were warmer than room temperature like they were sitting out a long time or were put on a very hot plate. Also, no-one of the spicy sauces were put on any of the rolls. When the waitress, who only came over once to the table, came back and we pointed it out she didn't seem concerned. I can't comment on the hibachi offerings, however the poor service will keep me from ever coming back to find out.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on March 19, 2017

The food is cooked Hibachi style at the table in front of you by the chef, who also entertains as he cooks. Kids loved it as he kept them guessing what he would do next. Great value! Deliciously cooked fresh veggies and lean meat were in all of the entrees and cooked to order. Soup and salad also came with the lunch meal. You can also order off the sushi menu at lunch time as well.
I didn't get the rating overall 5 stars as we did have some issues with delays from our waitress- in bringing out alcoholic drinks, soup and salad timely and refills on drinks. I think this is the rarity though as we have been here before and had great food and great service! Definitely will be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Good food. Wonderful atmosphere. I really like the filet.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Very entertaining and the service an food were great!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 25, 2017

We arrived 10 mins before our reservation. We had to wait for our Entire party before being seated, to find out the hibachi didn't hold enough chairs for our entire party so we grabbed an addtl table near by. No biggie. Our per server was the Only server As well as the hostess on a busy Saturday afternoon lunch time. We were the first table out of 5 tables seated, yet the last table to be served food or assigned a hibachi chef. We never got the attention of our server after he brought our salads so we never got drink refills until the end of our meal & only then Bc the hibachi chef felt bad for us. Towards 1pm the owner showed up. She attempted to seat people waiting but never offered any additional help to the server, bus boy, or her customers. After we finally flagged her down to pay, she was rude & seemed annoyed with how busy they were. She refused our groups $5 coupon, I'm sure that $5 was really going to make or break her on a $150+ meal. We also got an order to go which had to be paid separately. She refused to take a credit card for this order because it didn't meet her min. $5 spending requirement. We fished out some Change & cash to pay for that. She was overall unpleasant & although we had a great chef & meal, she left a sour taste on the experience. Pitiful.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 19, 2017

One waitress was on staff and she was a little overworked so wait time on being served was a while. But she was very nice and worked hard to man all the tables. Good food.

Tags: Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 14, 2017

i was not impressed with the saki, but the service and food was the best. our cook was the best and stayed engaged the time cooking for us. my youngest daughter was kind of in a bad mood and he made sure to focus on her and did a great job cheering her up and making us all laugh. we will be back for sure. I did not like the price of the sushi, the portions were small for the price and it was very expensive for me to take my family of seven, but it was great for the family to experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We went here as a last minute Valentine's Day dinner. We made reservations for 7pm but arrived about an hour earlier to see if they could accommodate us. We were only going for sushi and they were able to seat us right away. Our waitress was nice but not very attentive to us. She was not only handling our table but multiple hibachi tables and seating people which was too much to handle. By the time our sushi came out my husband had been out of a drink for at least 10 minutes and she never checked. We had to remind her again to get his drink. The sushi was warm and chewy so needless to say we didn't eat much of it. The price of the sushi was on the more expensive side too. We were not impressed with the service or the food so we will not be back. Hopefully the hibachi is better for the sake of the restaurant.

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 (Naples)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Kids loved it very family friendly and fun for the kids

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Dinner was great to celebrate a birthday.
There was 2 people at our table that requested no butter used to cook their vegetables, which ended up that NO ONE had anything cooked in butter. I didn't like that.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for Groups, Fun, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 21, 2017

We had a reservation but were seated about 30 mins late. You could tell that they were busy and understaffed but once we had our order taken we quickly forgot about the wait. The chef was great and the food was delicious. The portions were decent and the price was too. I would take my family back.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 25, 2016

My party of 6 dined on Christmas Day. Restaurant was very busy but we were seated within 10-15 minutes of our reservation time and our drink orders were taken immediately after seating. Food was delicious, service was great especially for it being so crowded.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Extremely slow service, not attentive to customer even when asked about states of food.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 12, 2016

The atmosphere was very quiet and pleasant with nice soft music. Our party was very pleased with the food and preparation of the food with the chef preparing it right in front of us...It was a Blast!!!! The price was very reasonable and was well worth the money, I would definitely recommend this restaurant to any all who like good food and a good atmosphere.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 22, 2016

I literally had one drink the whole time . the server just kept look at my drink and never bringing out a new one . that was the only problem .

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Terrible servers....very untrained.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 26, 2016

The grillmaster was kinda but he didn't do a very good job. He dropped lots of things and the service was slow. The food is decent and he was very nice

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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 19, 2016

Wife ordered small steak, they tried to charge for a large steak. They kept telling me I had to pay for the large one. I NEVER had a restaurant be so rude.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 5, 2016

Great spot love the food, the air must not have been working the evening we came in to celebrate my grandaughter's birthday. We had been in before and it was not hot like it was this evening. Everyone is great food always great

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 4, 2016

One of our favorites--BUT the service isnt what it once was. They forgot the sauces and white rice. Those ordering sushi got it waaay after others were done. The chef hardly ever smiles.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on June 19, 2016

The service was terrible. There were only 3 other tables besides us. The waitress took our drink order and it took 20 min to get drinks.
It was extremely warm in the restaurant. We asked if the air conditioning could be cooler. We were told it was set on 70 but actual temp was 83.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on May 25, 2016

Good food, cooked to order, friendly staff, great for groups. Been there several times and we really enjoy it. Also has a senior menu that includes soup, salad, and generous entree for a very reasonable price.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on May 7, 2016

Had an Open Table reservation at 6:15. Didn't get seated until 6:45 and order taken around 7:15. Totally blew up the birthday party plans for my daughter as friends had to leave because it took so long.

Also disappointed the restaurant didn't know we had an Open Table reservation. I'm not sure I'd use Open Table again at this restaurant or visit again.

Also, no bathroom service.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on April 30, 2016

I will never come to this place again. We waited over an hour past our reservation and then treated rudely the remainder of our visit.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2016

Will not be going back. It was horrible service. The food wasn't very well either.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on April 10, 2016

My sister and I met for lunch and really enjoyed the food and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on April 8, 2016

I had never ate at this restaurant before it was awesome. The Chief was great entertainment. Went with a girlfriend for a girls night out and this place really meat all of our needs.

Great place

Thank You,

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Indiana)·Dined on April 5, 2016

I was there with co-workers and our boss bought lunch so I didn't see the amount. But you have to check this place out. The food is good and our chef, Bid D was awesome.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on March 13, 2016

My new favorite local Japanese restaurant! This was my first visit, and I was a little leery after reading some of the other reviews. But most of the reported problems seem to occur during busy holidays, though, so I decided to give them a chance.

I was there with a group of eight on a Sunday afternoon. I have spent several months in Japan, and the first thing that struck me was the fairly authentic decor at Akira. Well done!

Service was prompt and accurate. Chopsticks were not visible, but were provided promptly upon request. Personally, I got steak and scallops. Steak was a little overdone -- I had requested medium rare -- but the scallops were absolutely PERFECT!!! This is the only time in 20 years of living here that I found someplace in Indiana that cooks scallops perfectly! And no bits of sand, either, of course.

The showmanship was a little lackluster, which was a disappointment for our grandson who came with us. But that's the least of my concerns.

I didn't see anyone on the staff that looked like they could speak Japanese with me. The closest was our chef, who was perhaps Vietnamese. So if you want to practice your Japanese language skills, this is not the place to go. But for excellent food and an authentic atmosphere, by all means, this is the place to go.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2015

We made a reservation on New Year's Eve at this restaurant for 6pm,when we arrived 5 minutes early they told me it would be 15 or 20 mins, I figured that was fine it was New Year's Eve and all maybe they were a little behind. I went and checked at 630pm, they told again 15 or 20 mins, I asked why do they take reservations if they do not honor them and she told me they just had to accommodate a group of 20. She was rude and reminded me it was New Year's Eve and I explained I understood but that is why I made a reservation. In the end we left and won't return. The staff did not seem to care.

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