Akahana Asian Bistro

★★★★☆
Charlotte's Newest Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar. We feature the most expansive Asian Cuisine menu in town! Check out our daily specials!
  • 1308 the Plaza

    Charlotte, NC 28205

    Map & Directions
  • 704-817-9365

About Akahana Asian Bistro

Hours
Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11am-2am; Sun 11am-10 pm
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The food was great! Service was friendly and attentive as well! Met with couple of girlfriends after shopping around Plaza Midwood. We were looking for a restaurant using one of my search apps to get a great deal :). We ordered sushi to

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★★★★★

The food was great! Service was friendly and attentive as well! Met with couple of girlfriends after shopping around Plaza Midwood. We were looking for a restaurant using one of my search apps to get a great deal :). We ordered sushi to

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Met two friends here for dinner. Had the red curry with chicken and a VERY LONG HAIR. My one friend and I were disgusted. When we told the manager, she was unapologetic and told us the cooks where hairnets and asked what I had done with

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★☆☆☆☆

Met two friends here for dinner. Had the red curry with chicken and a VERY LONG HAIR. My one friend and I were disgusted. When we told the manager, she was unapologetic and told us the cooks where hairnets and asked what I had done with

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I have to admit that I was hesitant to go based on a few negative reviews, but everyone has their own experience. I went on a Wednesday night instead of the busy weekend & could not have been happier. We had a server named Gaylin (sp?) & he was really helpful about questions we had & offered his personal favorites. I have to say after eating the sushi & experiencing his friendly personality, I'll definitely be back. I can't speak for the other servers or have an opinion of the busy atmosphere of the weekends, but all I can say is that the sushi was excellent & fairly priced. A few rolls were a bit higher than other places, but you won't regret it!

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★★★★★

I have to admit that I was hesitant to go based on a few negative reviews, but everyone has their own experience. I went on a Wednesday night instead of the busy weekend & could not have been happier. We had a server named Gaylin (sp?) & he was really helpful about questions we had & offered his personal favorites. I have to say after eating the sushi & experiencing his friendly personality, I'll definitely be back. I can't speak for the other servers or have an opinion of the busy atmosphere of the weekends, but all I can say is that the sushi was excellent & fairly priced. A few rolls were a bit higher than other places, but you won't regret it!

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The Great:

Some of the best sushi I've had in Charlotte. I shared a sampling of nigiri and various rolls with a few friends. The atmosphere has a contemporary style and a soothing feeling. The waitstaff was kind and helpful and the menu is quite expansive.

The Good:
Another great restaurant to add to the collection of great eateries already in the area!

The Bad: None to speak of.

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★★★★★

The Great:

Some of the best sushi I've had in Charlotte. I shared a sampling of nigiri and various rolls with a few friends. The atmosphere has a contemporary style and a soothing feeling. The waitstaff was kind and helpful and the menu is quite expansive.

The Good:
Another great restaurant to add to the collection of great eateries already in the area!

The Bad: None to speak of.

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Had dinner at Akahana, which opened up recently in the not-so-lucky corner space of a shopping center on Central and The Plaza, in Plaza Midwood.

From the time you walk into the restaurant you can tell it's nothing like any of it's predecessors. Decorated in asian influences, it's sort of calming when you get inside, which I think is key to make people forget the neighborhood they are in, unfortunately. To the left you have what I would call more of a formal dining area, and to the right the bar/lounge and sushi bar. I definitely would recommend sitting in the lounge area, just is a better atmosphere. I'm not sure how it gets late at night, but I could see this being a good spot for Plaza-Midwood locals to meet up and have a couple cocktails in a more sophisticated atmosphere.

The menu is very large, almost too large. Any place with this many options, I am always weary about...If you have so many items on the menu, it tends to be mediocre at best. But so far, so good...Everything I had was great with no issues. With asian inspired cuisine ranging from Chinese to Japanese; Sushi to Thai, I'm pretty sure you can find something that pleases even the pickiest of eaters.

I had started with an appetizer of the crab wontons which came with a nice sweet chile dipping sauce. There were about 8 wontons, pretty good in size, so plenty to share if you're with a few friends. I also ordered two sushi rolls, both were very good and fresh in quality. I had tried a friend's chicken pad thai and it was nicely flavored, not too hot, not too sweet and the portion was enough to feed two easily.

I'm definitely looking to make a trip back, and hope that the plague of this location doesn't affect this attempt at a successful restaurant in that shopping center.

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★★★★☆

Had dinner at Akahana, which opened up recently in the not-so-lucky corner space of a shopping center on Central and The Plaza, in Plaza Midwood.

From the time you walk into the restaurant you can tell it's nothing like any of it's predecessors. Decorated in asian influences, it's sort of calming when you get inside, which I think is key to make people forget the neighborhood they are in, unfortunately. To the left you have what I would call more of a formal dining area, and to the right the bar/lounge and sushi bar. I definitely would recommend sitting in the lounge area, just is a better atmosphere. I'm not sure how it gets late at night, but I could see this being a good spot for Plaza-Midwood locals to meet up and have a couple cocktails in a more sophisticated atmosphere.

The menu is very large, almost too large. Any place with this many options, I am always weary about...If you have so many items on the menu, it tends to be mediocre at best. But so far, so good...Everything I had was great with no issues. With asian inspired cuisine ranging from Chinese to Japanese; Sushi to Thai, I'm pretty sure you can find something that pleases even the pickiest of eaters.

I had started with an appetizer of the crab wontons which came with a nice sweet chile dipping sauce. There were about 8 wontons, pretty good in size, so plenty to share if you're with a few friends. I also ordered two sushi rolls, both were very good and fresh in quality. I had tried a friend's chicken pad thai and it was nicely flavored, not too hot, not too sweet and the portion was enough to feed two easily.

I'm definitely looking to make a trip back, and hope that the plague of this location doesn't affect this attempt at a successful restaurant in that shopping center.

 

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