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AKI, Valletta, Valletta

AKI

4.6
4.6
547 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.

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Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Takeout

2737 9053

Delivery

  • 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

Menu

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What 547 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Malta

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  1. NS

    NikkiS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Food was excellent will definitely come back again !

  2. SM

    SamanthaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The restaurant was pretty busy and a bit noisy. Next time I chose a table more close to the bar.

  3. RC

    RebeccaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Food and presentation were amazing. Service was abit slow especially in serving pre dinner drinks and the gap between courses. Ambience was great.

  4. W

    Wendy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Food and service were excellent however the noise level was too loud for my taste.

  5. DM

    DavidM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Octopus was fantastic. Service very polite but a bit too noisy

  6. NH

    NickyH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lively and fun atmosphere and good food. Service was also great! Don’t come here for a quiet and calm, romantic dinner though!

  7. RZ

    RobertZ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Food was brought mostly all at the same time and not enough space on table for all dishes etc, music was so load we could hardly hear each other, waited long for desert and for paying bill at the end. Staff seemed very busy and were nice considering how busy they were

  8. EJ

    ElaineJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Aki deserves its reputation in Malta. The restaurant is beautiful, the food is amazing and the staff are great.

  9. S

    Sharon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tom was really helpful in talking us through the menu and give us some great recommendations for drinks. The food was amazing, couldn’t fault it at all.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Excellent food

  11. GB

    GeorgeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great! Diwas the manager was helpful and outstanding!

  12. FS

    FrancescaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    absolutely delicious food and cocktails! on holiday with my brother and we came to AKI as we love sushi - it did not disappoint. food was fresh and delicious and the cocktails were completely original and outstanding. pricey but worth it as a holiday treat. would 100% recommend and would come back again.

  13. JS

    JessS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Super disappointed with the ribs and black cod which were some of the most expensive dishes but were super bland and lacking sauce. For a Michelin Starred experience it was a let down.

  14. MH

    MH16

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Very nice modern place with a very nice atmosphere , good music, good food.

  15. i

    inak

    Malta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, good service, great atmosphere. overall amazing! :)

  16. D

    Doctor

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were served by Sethu. He was very informative and attentive. The food was first class. Our only criticism was that it was very noisy and difficult to have a conversation.

  17. JC

    JosephineC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simply an amazing place. The food , drinks and staff are all highly excellent!

  18. AP

    AlexiaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My favourite restaurant - food, ambience and service are outstanding and staff are friendly - would recommend this place over and over again

  19. TH

    ThomasH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Excellent food but musiclevel is too high ! Staff did their best but they were shorthanded .

  20. A

    Alda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, great service. It was pleasant to spend time in this place.

  21. SB

    SimonaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best restaurants in Valletta !We love it 😍

  22. KP

    KeatonP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Andee was phenomenal! He gave great suggestions for drinks, food, and dessert. The service, food, and experience were all top-notch. I highly suggest this restaurant for anyone living in or visiting Valletta.

  23. AJ

    AnnaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Honestly the best sushi I’ve ever had! Our waitress Janaki made our night so special with our desert having sparklers in it to celebrate our anniversary! Janaki recommended the best dishes and it was such a great experience! 100% will be back and will recommend friends for come also.

  24. JR

    JackieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Loved AKI and this was our first visit for lunch we'll be back! Choice of food excellent and the signature cocktails superb. Our server Charith was very helpful and made great recommendations. Portion size excellent, presentation and the quality of the food superb.

  25. SB

    SeanBorg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Very nice place, fantastic food with great taste. Staff seemed to be all new but helpful and polite. A bit overpriced.

  26. BZ

    BenZ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    This place is highly overraded . When ordering a regular Sake they dont have stock and they offer a overpriced alternative . Hardly any wine by the glass . Menu is to much a concept with to litte variations

  27. SP

    StephP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly Service with exceptional food. Chic ambience

  28. NH

    NicH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food & cocktails were excellent, especially the sushi. Staff were very helpful and professional. It was my birthday and a friend surprised me by telling the staff to bring out sparklers but instead, three members of the staff came out singing happy birthday with the sparkling dessert. I was really suprised and grateful. Really enjoyed it and will be back there again for sure.

  29. JE

    JonathanE

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing. Throughly recommendeded. From the service to the cocktails everything was incredible. The best tuna sashimi ever.

  30. AM

    AlisonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A sublime eating experience, wonderful service, highly recommend

  31. SO

    ShannonO

    Malta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every aspect of this place is amazing! Food, cocktails service and decor is outstanding. Our waiter was so lovely! Second time here and even better than the first…

  32. RS

    RodricaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best restaurants in malta definitely would recommend

  33. MG

    MarieG

    Malta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Duck spring roll was tasty. Slice of salmon too little for the price And we like so much maki

  34. N

    Nick

    Dorset

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very good sushi, good portion sizes and all put together really well.

  35. NM

    NicoleM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Really amazing food - And we have tried a variety of the menu! Highly recommended

  36. BM

    BrianM

    Malta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best food and best service by Shito, an Indian guy

  37. CP

    CristinaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food. We will definitely go again.

  38. L

    Lena

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    Waited quite 45min for sushi, became one dish which we didn't orderd and had to pay for it. Food was good but it was very loud so we couldnt talk normaly.

  39. GM

    GillianM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, drinks, service and overall experience.

  40. PC

    PatrickC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    Ask for assistance in ordering since I'm not too used to this type of menu but got little or no help.

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 4.6 stars by 547 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

May 2022
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7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Takeout

2737 9053

Delivery

  • 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

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