Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. Malta
  3. Malta
  4. South Eastern
  5. Valletta
AKI, Valletta, Valletta

AKI

4.5
4.5
741 Reviews
€30 and under
Creative Japanese
Taking its name from akitsu, which means ‘dragonfly’, AKI in Valletta aims to reflect the elegance and sophistication this insect demonstrates in its sleek body and flying pattern.

Modern Japanese cuisine is prepared by our highly-trained and skilful chefs using the freshest and most seasonal ingredients. Savour our enticing selection of sushi, tapas-style dishes together with a selection of meat and fish dishes expertly grilled on our Japanese robata grill allowing you and your friends to feast on a variety of exciting dishes. Match our culinary creations with an extensive beverage list which features a diverse list of wines, cocktails and Japanese Sake.

AKI puts a distinct spin on familiar Japanese flavours, leading you onto new and exciting gastronomic journeys. Our ambience and music offer a perfect setting for our guests to relax and enjoy a lovely meal; we invite you to join us for lunch, dinner or drinks, where our team will take care to deliver a memorable experience.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Takeout

2737 9053

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Creative Japanese, International, Contemporary Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–12:00 am Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    2737 9053

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    In house catering

  • Private party facilities

    AKI is available for private events parties up to 120 people. For details please call on 0035679442718

  • Neighborhood

    Valletta

  • Cross street

    Santa Lucia Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Valetta bus stop; Mandragg bus stop; Nawfragju bus stop.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 741 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Malta

    Best Overall

  • Malta

    Best Food

  • Malta

    Best Service

  • Malta

    Best Ambiance

  • Malta

    Best Value

  • Malta

    Great for Lunch

  • Malta

    Special Occasion

  • Malta

    Most Booked

Sort by

Filters

  1. ED

    EvelyneD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    La réputation de ce restaurant est surfaite ! A moins de prendre des sushis ou autres bouchées préparées à l'avance, les plats principaux sont très moyens : porc ibérique sec comment est-ce possible ? Bœuf noyé sous la sauce... Portions d'accompagnement très réduites, il faut donc commander des accompagnements en supplément ce qui alourdi l'addition...Et que dire du niveau sonore! Nous nous attendions à une ambiance zen, nous avons été servis ! C'était plutôt ambiance boîte de nuit...
  2. CV

    CV1234

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A bit pricy but perfect and worth it:) Great food, great ambience and service and great cocktails too.
  3. SK

    SarahK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals we have ever had, anywhere!!
  4. MC

    MariaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food very good but on the high side. Background music loud & definitely not Japanese.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and cocktails were simply amazing and our server Toji was the best.
  6. AC

    AmyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. The prawn tempura and crab bao buns are a must.
  7. KG

    KevinG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food Tables too big for a couple Music being loud difficult to communicate with partner
  8. AB

    ABrillo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Delicious food, the best meat around - but very noisy. Altogether still a pleasant experience.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Malta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time dining at Aki, having dined there on Sunday night also. The food was excellent and the service was first class. We had Tito as our waiter on Sunday and Sethu on Tuesday. We will certainly visit again when in Valletta.
  10. SL

    StefanL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Interesting menu, goog winecard, friendly staff, good quality food
  11. MP

    MartinPH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible. The service was outstanding. The cocktails were divine. The restaurant itself was modern and looked fabulous.
  12. JA

    JessicaA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Restaurant was very overpriced for the actual food and service that you get. Ambience is very nice.
  13. TM

    TMdV

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is exceptional, not to be missed. Service inside the restaurant is impeccable. Musical accompaniment was first class and the overall design of the restaurant is stylish and sleek. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
  14. M

    Madfoodielondon

    London

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Very good Asian food for Malta standards. Service needs polishing, it lacks attention to detail and professionalism. Toilets are a disgrace.
  15. KC

    KevinC

    Malta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and patrons are well cares of. Slightly on the high side but worth the visit.
  16. SD

    SineD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was very tasty and service was really good.
  17. A

    Aleks

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was amazing and the food tasted incredible. Charith was very helpful, fun and kind server! We would definitely return and now we will compare every sushi place to this one.
  18. VK

    VincentK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Neighbors (only 2p) had an argument and were particularly noisy and situation was embarrassing
  19. C

    Cindy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great service, excellent food. Lovely evening, really enjoyed it
  20. PF

    PetraF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the right place to celebrate everything, not depend the day you choose, it is always perfect. Best relation price and quality, best service ever in Malta. We like this place and we was different time there, so our opinion is absolutely honest. There are not a lot of restaurants in Malta they arrive this level, thanks guys you did a great job.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Very slow service, had to wait quite a long time for drinks to arrive. Wine was excellent. Food was ok… been to nicer places in Valletta
  22. Z

    Zack

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food/cocktails were top.. and was service excellent!
  23. ES

    EmmaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved the food and the service, music a bit too load
  24. JG

    JesseG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, vibe and people. Cocktails are very special, it’s a must. Ruchini was our waitress and was extraordinary. 11/10.
  25. NB

    NicolaiB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service. Food was delicious and overall experience was excellent
  26. GL

    GergelyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place with delicious food & super friendly,helpful staff !
  27. J

    Julia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    It was our anniversary! We waited for a cocktail for 1 hour, the waiters forgot about us. And when we ask the bill they came up with the most dump excuses why that's happened. Our night was ruined as we never expected this kind of service in the restaurant tho level!
  28. MV

    MamoV

    Malta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely impeccable! Delicious and great night out
  29. CF

    ChiaraF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Incredibly Amazing food and great service.
  30. TW

    TerryW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, well trained staff. Only issue was the food came too fast!
  31. AD

    AnnaD

    Malta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    The service it was not like usual even the food..
  32. c

    cassie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    very good overall. but staff werent clear and didnt tell us a particular dish was unavailable and so someone ended up without food. prices are a bit high compared to the quantity. but it was enjoyable
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Very poor management especially the manager who was arrogant and rude when we asked simple questions about booking sittings and why he took our card away just to change machine.
  34. SC

    SandyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous experience, delicious food, wonderful experience. Sethu looked after us very well indeed
  35. L

    Lynn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really liked the full experience. The waiter was very helpful when making our choices.
  36. C

    Chris

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Foods great, service was ok. Took a while to get a drink and the starters.
  37. JK

    JacekK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exreamally goof food , quick and polite service. Nice spot for a meeting of few people. Charming place
  38. F

    Foodie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Good food, would recommend to all my friends! Absolutely a have to try when in Malta!
  39. AD

    AntonellaD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    For a restaurant the level it's low. Too many tables and only 2 waiters. The food was good, but not exceptional. We paid 20 euro a bottle of wine that you can buy from lidl with unscrewable cap that was the second choise since actually we wanted a bottle of prosecco that was not chill... As a cherry in the cake the tempura finished and we couldn't order it... This thing can happen in an all you can eat sushi, not in a restaurant...
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Location molto carina. Servizio scarso. Cibo mediocre.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from AKI using the Order Online button. AKI also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 2737 9053.

AKI is rated 4.5 stars by 741 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Takeout

2737 9053

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for AKI

Aki, Strait Street, Valletta, Valletta VLT1455

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Santa Lucia Street

  • Neighborhood

    Valletta

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–12:00 am Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Creative Japanese, International, Contemporary Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Valetta bus stop; Mandragg bus stop; Nawfragju bus stop.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    2737 9053

  • Catering

    In house catering

  • Private party facilities

    AKI is available for private events parties up to 120 people. For details please call on 0035679442718

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo