153 Akira

★★★★★
  • 1137 Greenleaf Ave

    Wilmette, IL 60091

    Map & Directions
  • 847-256-1133

About 153 Akira

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Hours
Lunch Mon-Sat11:30am-2:30pm ,Dinner Mon-Thur.5:00-9:30pm,Fri-Sat 5:00-10:00pm,Sun closed

Food

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Blaa....I still have bad taste in my mouth from the stale panko bread crumbs they've used for my tempura (for some strange reason they put onions and carrots in it, not your typical tempura ingredients). My row sushi was not the

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AVOID\r
Blaa....I still have bad taste in my mouth from the stale panko bread crumbs they've used for my tempura (for some strange reason they put onions and carrots in it, not your typical tempura ingredients). My row sushi was not the

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I am so happy that I was able to find this restaurant through groupon. However, when I first arrived, I was not impressed because the ambiance and the decor of the restaurant is very plain, and old. However, the place was packed! We had

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I am so happy that I was able to find this restaurant through groupon. However, when I first arrived, I was not impressed because the ambiance and the decor of the restaurant is very plain, and old. However, the place was packed! We had

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First off, you're packed in like rats, and this place is loud (there was some kind of banging in the kitchen for a while on top of the loud environment).

Some people with a kid came in behind us, the kid hit the chinese wall/screen and

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★★★★★

First off, you're packed in like rats, and this place is loud (there was some kind of banging in the kitchen for a while on top of the loud environment).

Some people with a kid came in behind us, the kid hit the chinese wall/screen and

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the owners of this resturant bought out a former place (can't remember the name) that served the best chicken salad sandwiches. people must still come back all the time asking for them since when i walked in yesterday and asked about them

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the owners of this resturant bought out a former place (can't remember the name) that served the best chicken salad sandwiches. people must still come back all the time asking for them since when i walked in yesterday and asked about them

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I've been looking for good Japanese restaurant. One of my Japanese friend recommended 153 Akira before, but I didn't have chance to visit. I read the reviews and last review made me reluctant, but I decided to give it a try.\r
As soon as

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★★★★★

I've been looking for good Japanese restaurant. One of my Japanese friend recommended 153 Akira before, but I didn't have chance to visit. I read the reviews and last review made me reluctant, but I decided to give it a try.\r
As soon as

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Eh, I've had better. So we decided to venture to a new restaurant, boy did we have an adventure. The food took super long to be served. Seriously forever (the place wasn't even that busy). Not only that, there were numerous times that

3
★★★★★

Eh, I've had better. So we decided to venture to a new restaurant, boy did we have an adventure. The food took super long to be served. Seriously forever (the place wasn't even that busy). Not only that, there were numerous times that

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Initially heard of the restaurant from the coupon that was sent to my home. However, after doing some online research I was curious about their establishment seeing 12 reviews of 5 stars.
Walking in, we were greeted by everyone that

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★★★★★

Initially heard of the restaurant from the coupon that was sent to my home. However, after doing some online research I was curious about their establishment seeing 12 reviews of 5 stars.
Walking in, we were greeted by everyone that

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This place is on the money. If you love fresh thick cut sashimi, this is the place to go. They have this amazing sashimi platter that is so vibrant and beautiful you almost dont want to eat it. From beginning to end our server was

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★★★★★

This place is on the money. If you love fresh thick cut sashimi, this is the place to go. They have this amazing sashimi platter that is so vibrant and beautiful you almost dont want to eat it. From beginning to end our server was

Pros: Beautiful creations of sushi

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I love the udon soups. The one particular soup I ordered was served in a hot crock with a lot of seafood, vegetables and noodles. By far, it is the best Japanese soup I've had in the area. It beats Royin, Evanston, in my book.

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★★★★★

I love the udon soups. The one particular soup I ordered was served in a hot crock with a lot of seafood, vegetables and noodles. By far, it is the best Japanese soup I've had in the area. It beats Royin, Evanston, in my book.

Pros: Best udon soups and sushi

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I was there for dinner and I was impressed. Impressed by the host, the server, and the food. The server recommended this amazing Pinot Noir that they were featuring that night that . We were also given a free appetizer that was very

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★★★★★

I was there for dinner and I was impressed. Impressed by the host, the server, and the food. The server recommended this amazing Pinot Noir that they were featuring that night that . We were also given a free appetizer that was very

Pros: great food great service

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I believe this restaurant to be amazing. The second time I was there, the owner Kelly greeted me by my first name! I was pretty impressed. They have a very large selection, and everything weve tried so far has been very satisfying.

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★★★★★

I believe this restaurant to be amazing. The second time I was there, the owner Kelly greeted me by my first name! I was pretty impressed. They have a very large selection, and everything weve tried so far has been very satisfying.

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Akira is the only restaurant I know of to take a transition from a Polish restaurant to a pan-Asian restaurant. Remarkably, owner Kelly successfully did this by keeping the very best features of its precursor restaurant, the Buttry. The

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Akira is the only restaurant I know of to take a transition from a Polish restaurant to a pan-Asian restaurant. Remarkably, owner Kelly successfully did this by keeping the very best features of its precursor restaurant, the Buttry. The

Pros: Food, service, atmosphere, cheap lunch

Cons: Slightly pricey dinner menu (but it's worth it)

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I travel quite a bit and for the past 20 years have ventured into many sushi restaurants across the country. Some of the best have been on both coasts with California winning hands down. Here in Chicago I've tried the top restaurants and

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★★★★★

I travel quite a bit and for the past 20 years have ventured into many sushi restaurants across the country. Some of the best have been on both coasts with California winning hands down. Here in Chicago I've tried the top restaurants and

Pros: Sushi an beyond

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A special hidden restaurant in the middle of downtown Wilmette. I would have never known this place existed till my sister took me there for dinner last night for my birthday. A pleasant surprise for sure, luckily it wasnt that packed

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★★★★★

A special hidden restaurant in the middle of downtown Wilmette. I would have never known this place existed till my sister took me there for dinner last night for my birthday. A pleasant surprise for sure, luckily it wasnt that packed

Pros: MAKI mania!!!

Cons: they close SUNDAYS :(

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153 Akira was definetely the greatest restaurant i ever visited. Especially, the choices, There are so many choices of special fusion oriental cuisines, that sometimes just making one can be exhausting. However, you will be obviously enjoying the fantastic cuisines after your effort of choosing them. Take the choice of your eating out dinner for example. Even if each member of your family had different choices, you wouldn't be disappointed of choosing this restaurant. As i just mentioned, there are so many kinds of japanese cuisine that makes me exhausted. And also it will be in the greatest mood to get together with you and your girlfriend or your boyfriend or your companies. Few weeks ago, when i visited this restaurant, we just had to hush up while we were eating 'Menage a troi' and 'Sushi special'. There are many diffrent kinds of sauces on the sushi, and absolutely superwhite tuna, that made me being addicted with low sodium soy sauce. Last, but not least, sushi dinner was also so wonderful and i would like to visit there again. I super recomand this amazing restaurant.

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★★★★★

153 Akira was definetely the greatest restaurant i ever visited. Especially, the choices, There are so many choices of special fusion oriental cuisines, that sometimes just making one can be exhausting. However, you will be obviously enjoying the fantastic cuisines after your effort of choosing them. Take the choice of your eating out dinner for example. Even if each member of your family had different choices, you wouldn't be disappointed of choosing this restaurant. As i just mentioned, there are so many kinds of japanese cuisine that makes me exhausted. And also it will be in the greatest mood to get together with you and your girlfriend or your boyfriend or your companies. Few weeks ago, when i visited this restaurant, we just had to hush up while we were eating 'Menage a troi' and 'Sushi special'. There are many diffrent kinds of sauces on the sushi, and absolutely superwhite tuna, that made me being addicted with low sodium soy sauce. Last, but not least, sushi dinner was also so wonderful and i would like to visit there again. I super recomand this amazing restaurant.

Pros: Great services from the servers

Cons: not enough parking lot but on the street parking

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Highest quality family run sushi restaurant. Generous portions will satisfy a hearty appetite quality will please even the most seasoned sushi aficionado. Have the staff recommend the best sashimi of the day and you will surely be pleased. Staff are extremly knowledgable, if you are new to sushi/sashimi ask some questions they will take the time to explain. They have kept the "Buttery" name and lunch sandwich menu but don't let that fool you at night Akira 153 has great sushi!

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★★★★★

Highest quality family run sushi restaurant. Generous portions will satisfy a hearty appetite quality will please even the most seasoned sushi aficionado. Have the staff recommend the best sashimi of the day and you will surely be pleased. Staff are extremly knowledgable, if you are new to sushi/sashimi ask some questions they will take the time to explain. They have kept the "Buttery" name and lunch sandwich menu but don't let that fool you at night Akira 153 has great sushi!

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It is simply one of the best dining experiences ever! - i really enjoy the quaility of the food & presentation & service. Sushi & Sashimi can not be faulted in any way. Had a great time there. I am willing to visiting there again and again. Thank you!!!!

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★★★★★

It is simply one of the best dining experiences ever! - i really enjoy the quaility of the food & presentation & service. Sushi & Sashimi can not be faulted in any way. Had a great time there. I am willing to visiting there again and again. Thank you!!!!

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Pros: Absolutely amazing sushi, even a standard shrimp temura tastes better and far more original than "advanced" (and expensive) creations at other restaurants. Honestly, this is better than most (if not all) downtown Japanese restaurants. Try tempura maki, spicy salmon maki, crunchy tuna and basically everything they suggest.
Cons: closed on Sundays

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★★★★★

Pros: Absolutely amazing sushi, even a standard shrimp temura tastes better and far more original than "advanced" (and expensive) creations at other restaurants. Honestly, this is better than most (if not all) downtown Japanese restaurants. Try tempura maki, spicy salmon maki, crunchy tuna and basically everything they suggest.
Cons: closed on Sundays

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