Aki On West 4th

★★★★★

About Aki On West 4th

Hours
Monday 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM Tuesday 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM Wednesday 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM Thursday 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM Friday 6:00 PM - 11:30 PM Saturday 6:00 PM - 11:30 PM Sunday 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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I have ordered from this place at least twice a week minimum of 75 dollars and order. They always screw up the order and the first several times i let it go. This last time they forgot 2 of my rolls and i called up expecting them to at least redeliver. They tell me they would call me back and after waiting for 30 minutes and no call i called them and the manager just said sorry..no credit or nothing...they said they could redeliver but it would take over an hour. I told them if that was all they would offer they would lose me as a customer. They said well than we lost you as a customer. WHAT A DISGRACE!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I have ordered from this place at least twice a week minimum of 75 dollars and order. They always screw up the order and the first several times i let it go. This last time they forgot 2 of my rolls and i called up expecting them to at least redeliver. They tell me they would call me back and after waiting for 30 minutes and no call i called them and the manager just said sorry..no credit or nothing...they said they could redeliver but it would take over an hour. I told them if that was all they would offer they would lose me as a customer. They said well than we lost you as a customer. WHAT A DISGRACE!!!!!

Cons: DONT CARE ABOUT CUSTOMERS

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A group of four had a memorable experience at Aki. We sampled flights of sake and had the omakase dinner with the three appetizers. The chef's selection was so delicious, with all flavors complementing each other. Being Jamaican I was skeptical of the "fusion" of Jamaican flavors but must admit that the chef pulled it off. The wait staff is so attentive that they anticipate your needs bringing moist towels, replenishing water, etc. It is a pricey evening, however, the food and outstanding service are well worth it.

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★★★★★

A group of four had a memorable experience at Aki. We sampled flights of sake and had the omakase dinner with the three appetizers. The chef's selection was so delicious, with all flavors complementing each other. Being Jamaican I was skeptical of the "fusion" of Jamaican flavors but must admit that the chef pulled it off. The wait staff is so attentive that they anticipate your needs bringing moist towels, replenishing water, etc. It is a pricey evening, however, the food and outstanding service are well worth it.

Pros: Excellent, creative sushi

Cons: Small space

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Although small (probably fits 25 people at most at one time), and often a wait, this is one of my favorite go to places for sushi that is creative (Brazilian influence) and fresh. I love uni, and they have more than 4 different kind of appetizers/sushi that uses uni in a way I've never seen done before (check out the one that has coconut foam!). The ambiance isn't the greatest, but then you won't mind since you'll be too engrossed in your meal to really notice.

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★★★★★

Although small (probably fits 25 people at most at one time), and often a wait, this is one of my favorite go to places for sushi that is creative (Brazilian influence) and fresh. I love uni, and they have more than 4 different kind of appetizers/sushi that uses uni in a way I've never seen done before (check out the one that has coconut foam!). The ambiance isn't the greatest, but then you won't mind since you'll be too engrossed in your meal to really notice.

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I love the combination of Jamaican & Japanese food elements that Aki provides. It's simple, delicious, and unique all at the same time. The restaurant is rather small so reservation is a must, but it is definitely worth a try!!

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★★★★☆

I love the combination of Jamaican & Japanese food elements that Aki provides. It's simple, delicious, and unique all at the same time. The restaurant is rather small so reservation is a must, but it is definitely worth a try!!

Pros: Interesting selection of food

Cons: Small environment

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ive been here twice and really like the food. $50 prix fixe meal gets you 3 appetizers along with sushi, sashimi, or a combo of both, and dessert. appetizers are big enough to share (so 2 ppl can try 6 different appetizers), and is the best part of the meal. the food here is japanese with a "caribbean flair" - from what i gather, this means jerk sauce, sweet potatoes, bananas, and coconuts combined with fresh sashimi, eel, and tofu. awesome. i recommend the eel napoleon (layers of eel and mashed pumpkin atop a square of fried tofu), uni coco (uni in a coconut cream), and the tuna mille-feuille (alternating slices of toro, apple, and avocado in a vinegar sauce). very good value - i eat a lot, and im always stuffed. staff is extremely attentive, patient, and polite - even if you have a multitude of requests.

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★★★★★

ive been here twice and really like the food. $50 prix fixe meal gets you 3 appetizers along with sushi, sashimi, or a combo of both, and dessert. appetizers are big enough to share (so 2 ppl can try 6 different appetizers), and is the best part of the meal. the food here is japanese with a "caribbean flair" - from what i gather, this means jerk sauce, sweet potatoes, bananas, and coconuts combined with fresh sashimi, eel, and tofu. awesome. i recommend the eel napoleon (layers of eel and mashed pumpkin atop a square of fried tofu), uni coco (uni in a coconut cream), and the tuna mille-feuille (alternating slices of toro, apple, and avocado in a vinegar sauce). very good value - i eat a lot, and im always stuffed. staff is extremely attentive, patient, and polite - even if you have a multitude of requests.

Pros: interesting food, good value, nice staff

Cons: cramped space, not good for groups

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I had a great experience at Aki and I am looking forward to dining there again. Great prices, fresh sushi and friendly service. I ordered the fried shrimp roll - delicious. As was gyoza for appetizer.

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★★★★★

I had a great experience at Aki and I am looking forward to dining there again. Great prices, fresh sushi and friendly service. I ordered the fried shrimp roll - delicious. As was gyoza for appetizer.

Pros: friendly service, fresh, good prices

Cons: make reservation

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I've been eating here regularly since I moved to the village in 2002. I've sinced moved to Chelsea but still order delivery or eat in once a week. Their delivery guy is always prompt and friendly!

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★★★★★

I've been eating here regularly since I moved to the village in 2002. I've sinced moved to Chelsea but still order delivery or eat in once a week. Their delivery guy is always prompt and friendly!

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this place is pretty good, fairly cheap, and very inventive. I love the omakase menu, although i only have room for the $45 option. the desserts are amazing-- i have had all three desserts in one sitting once (yes, I was hungry). make sure you make reservations, b/c the place is tiny!

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★★★★★

this place is pretty good, fairly cheap, and very inventive. I love the omakase menu, although i only have room for the $45 option. the desserts are amazing-- i have had all three desserts in one sitting once (yes, I was hungry). make sure you make reservations, b/c the place is tiny!

Pros: inventive, interesting, quaint

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I come to this place at least twice a month for dependable, reasonably priced, creative and tasty food. Tomoe is not only a bit boring in comparison, but they also serve their sushi with warm rice, which is why I prefer Aki (I'm a bit nervous about microorganisms, so I like rice to be cooled first). The service is wonderful. Wait staff is attentive, and the hostess will take your cell number if there is a wait for a table, so you can enjoy all the Village has to offer. I like it very much!

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★★★★☆

I come to this place at least twice a month for dependable, reasonably priced, creative and tasty food. Tomoe is not only a bit boring in comparison, but they also serve their sushi with warm rice, which is why I prefer Aki (I'm a bit nervous about microorganisms, so I like rice to be cooled first). The service is wonderful. Wait staff is attentive, and the hostess will take your cell number if there is a wait for a table, so you can enjoy all the Village has to offer. I like it very much!

Pros: Inexpensive, Fresh, Dependable

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Admittedly, I do generally eat here pretty late when perhaps the best cuts are gone for the night, but I'm consistently underwhelmed by the not-so-fresh, not-so-flavorful fish. The big thing Aki has going for it are the interesting roll combinations. For far better fish at the same price (but less interesting roll combinations), try Yama, just around the corner. Tomoe is a smidgen more expensive with a REALLY long wait, but it's the freshest of 'em all.

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★★★★☆

Admittedly, I do generally eat here pretty late when perhaps the best cuts are gone for the night, but I'm consistently underwhelmed by the not-so-fresh, not-so-flavorful fish. The big thing Aki has going for it are the interesting roll combinations. For far better fish at the same price (but less interesting roll combinations), try Yama, just around the corner. Tomoe is a smidgen more expensive with a REALLY long wait, but it's the freshest of 'em all.

Pros: interesting rolls, int'stng appetizers, attentive service

Cons: , mediocre fish

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I went to Aki based on the superlative recommendations of other Citysearch reviewers, and found it to be a rather average sushi restaurant. They offer a number of inventive appetizers and rolls, but the four I sampled were not particularly flavorful. The bland mango-papaya roll demanded a sauce of some sort (none was provided), while the fried banana and spicy tuna roll was completely overpowered by the former. The eel roll was only average, and the California roll had a strangely gelatinous texture. Green tea tiramisu was a novel but ultimately silly dessert. On the positive side, service was excellent: warm and hyper-attentive. However, I would probably not head to Aki again unless I was already in the neighborhood.

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★★★☆☆

I went to Aki based on the superlative recommendations of other Citysearch reviewers, and found it to be a rather average sushi restaurant. They offer a number of inventive appetizers and rolls, but the four I sampled were not particularly flavorful. The bland mango-papaya roll demanded a sauce of some sort (none was provided), while the fried banana and spicy tuna roll was completely overpowered by the former. The eel roll was only average, and the California roll had a strangely gelatinous texture. Green tea tiramisu was a novel but ultimately silly dessert. On the positive side, service was excellent: warm and hyper-attentive. However, I would probably not head to Aki again unless I was already in the neighborhood.

Pros: Excellent service

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Because the portions are modest - if you're hungry you pay a pretty penny. Great interesting variety & sushi is very good. Ambiance could be better.

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★★★★☆

Because the portions are modest - if you're hungry you pay a pretty penny. Great interesting variety & sushi is very good. Ambiance could be better.

Pros: variety, sushi

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This place serves the best sushi in the city... the place is terrific if you're not looking for a trendy restaurant with great decor. The food can be considered fushion or "new" japanese (e.g. fig tempura). Everything on the menu is creative, with all the flavors and ingredients coming together in an interesting combination. Don't leave without trying the Green Tea Tiramisu!

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★★★★★

This place serves the best sushi in the city... the place is terrific if you're not looking for a trendy restaurant with great decor. The food can be considered fushion or "new" japanese (e.g. fig tempura). Everything on the menu is creative, with all the flavors and ingredients coming together in an interesting combination. Don't leave without trying the Green Tea Tiramisu!

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Aki is a great find. The tiny space immediately makes you feel an intimate connection with your date. Speaking of date - it's really only sized for two person tables, though there was one that could seat four. The food is beautifully presented and very tasty - definitely go for the tuna mille-fuille, a combination of tuna, apple, star fruit, and avacado -it's so good, you'll order another one. Having 'Chef Siggy' personally preparing absolutely everything is a real treat. He even shells his own shrimp. Incredible!

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★★★★★

Aki is a great find. The tiny space immediately makes you feel an intimate connection with your date. Speaking of date - it's really only sized for two person tables, though there was one that could seat four. The food is beautifully presented and very tasty - definitely go for the tuna mille-fuille, a combination of tuna, apple, star fruit, and avacado -it's so good, you'll order another one. Having 'Chef Siggy' personally preparing absolutely everything is a real treat. He even shells his own shrimp. Incredible!

Pros: Intimate date place, excellent food, great service

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The food is fresh, presented beautifully and the mixture of flavors are wonderful. This is how royalty eats! The Chef special with the unique 3 alcohol drink are the best! Best sushi place ever!

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★★★★★

The food is fresh, presented beautifully and the mixture of flavors are wonderful. This is how royalty eats! The Chef special with the unique 3 alcohol drink are the best! Best sushi place ever!

Pros: food, service

Cons: small

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Amazing place. it's tiny and unpretensious but one of the best sushi places I have ever dined at. The sashimi platter offered sweet, succulent and chunky morsels of a variety of fish. A sleeper of a restaurant, affordable, and a great find in NYC.

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★★★★★

Amazing place. it's tiny and unpretensious but one of the best sushi places I have ever dined at. The sashimi platter offered sweet, succulent and chunky morsels of a variety of fish. A sleeper of a restaurant, affordable, and a great find in NYC.

Pros: Fish quality

Cons: tiny, parking

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If you weren't looking for it, you'd never find it. The actual space is a tad small, we felt a little confined and closed in. But the sushi was amazing! We were very impressed with the sake tasting and the dessert - Green Tea Tiramisu.

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★★★★★

If you weren't looking for it, you'd never find it. The actual space is a tad small, we felt a little confined and closed in. But the sushi was amazing! We were very impressed with the sake tasting and the dessert - Green Tea Tiramisu.

Pros: Great Value

Cons: Small Space

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Aki is fantastic. The rolls are beyond interesting -- some incorporate mango, banana and fried oysters. I'm a fan of really interesting food and a lot of different flavors, which is why I love Aki. It combines sushi with Caribbean flavors which makes for a taste delight. They take reservations, so I would call in advance for a table.

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★★★★★

Aki is fantastic. The rolls are beyond interesting -- some incorporate mango, banana and fried oysters. I'm a fan of really interesting food and a lot of different flavors, which is why I love Aki. It combines sushi with Caribbean flavors which makes for a taste delight. They take reservations, so I would call in advance for a table.

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I went with my girlfriend and had the BEST Japanese I have had yet. The tuna/banana rolls and the Jamaican chicken rolls. I can not say as to how good the Jamaican chicken rolls are except that once you've had them, they make the banana/tuna rolls somehow not seem as good, even though, up till then, they we're some of the best damm sushi you had ever had. The place is charming with very attentive service and a chef that truly cares about the food he gives you. We happened to be sitting next to a chef at "March" one of the most expensive restaurants in NY. Now I have to go to march! If it's half as good as Aki I'll be in totally freakin heaven.

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★★★★★

I went with my girlfriend and had the BEST Japanese I have had yet. The tuna/banana rolls and the Jamaican chicken rolls. I can not say as to how good the Jamaican chicken rolls are except that once you've had them, they make the banana/tuna rolls somehow not seem as good, even though, up till then, they we're some of the best damm sushi you had ever had. The place is charming with very attentive service and a chef that truly cares about the food he gives you. We happened to be sitting next to a chef at "March" one of the most expensive restaurants in NY. Now I have to go to march! If it's half as good as Aki I'll be in totally freakin heaven.

Pros: food, service, FOOD

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I created a user profile on citysearch so i could rave about this meal. This is the best Japanese I have ever had, and the best meal in NYC so far. The jerk chicken roll was amazing, and the banana boat roll was great as well. Such interesting flavors that the personable cook created. Service was the best. I am in love, with the boyfriend who had the wisdom to bring me there and the food that is still fresh on my mind.

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★★★★★

I created a user profile on citysearch so i could rave about this meal. This is the best Japanese I have ever had, and the best meal in NYC so far. The jerk chicken roll was amazing, and the banana boat roll was great as well. Such interesting flavors that the personable cook created. Service was the best. I am in love, with the boyfriend who had the wisdom to bring me there and the food that is still fresh on my mind.

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Aki was great! The sushi was fresh, the diff sauces were tasty, and it reminded me of Nobu. I highly recommend it, but make sure you make reservations!!! Or else you'll end up waiting 2 hours...

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★★★★★

Aki was great! The sushi was fresh, the diff sauces were tasty, and it reminded me of Nobu. I highly recommend it, but make sure you make reservations!!! Or else you'll end up waiting 2 hours...

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I was starving and the small portions were driving me crazy! Their unique rolls and interesting combinations are worthy of trying, but make sure you don't go when you are really hungry...

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★★★★☆

I was starving and the small portions were driving me crazy! Their unique rolls and interesting combinations are worthy of trying, but make sure you don't go when you are really hungry...

Pros: unique rolls, nice presentation

Cons: cramped space, small portions

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One of my favorite sushi places in the city ... everything I've ever eaten there was incredible! I always get eel + mango rolls and they're out of this world! I highly recommend aki - Everyone i've brought here loves it!

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★★★★☆

One of my favorite sushi places in the city ... everything I've ever eaten there was incredible! I always get eel + mango rolls and they're out of this world! I highly recommend aki - Everyone i've brought here loves it!

Pros: great sushi, very inventive rolls

Cons: very small

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This place is absolutely amazing, every dish is prepared so lovingly and with such care. The chef could totally open this up into a huge restaurant, but instead, has opted to keep it small and charming, which makes the meal even more special. The green-tea tiramisu is a must. The chef is creative, and has the 'touch'. This would be a great date place!

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★★★★★

This place is absolutely amazing, every dish is prepared so lovingly and with such care. The chef could totally open this up into a huge restaurant, but instead, has opted to keep it small and charming, which makes the meal even more special. The green-tea tiramisu is a must. The chef is creative, and has the 'touch'. This would be a great date place!

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This place has terrific Nobu-style specials without the Nobu prices. The sushi is good too, and they deliver, which is nice. The chef is from Jamaica or something so there are various wacky rolls to try out as well. The place is a bit small, they could do with a larger place, but maybe that will come - it seems as though the secret is out as they are always busy.

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★★★★☆

This place has terrific Nobu-style specials without the Nobu prices. The sushi is good too, and they deliver, which is nice. The chef is from Jamaica or something so there are various wacky rolls to try out as well. The place is a bit small, they could do with a larger place, but maybe that will come - it seems as though the secret is out as they are always busy.

Pros: Good Food, Interesting Menu, Pleasant Service

Cons: Cramped Space

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the food was great! very creative and unique dish
must try the tasting menu! specialty rolls include the bannana boat roll, caribbean roll, and for dessert green tea tiramirsu! wonderful experience and heavy on the pocketbook!

a hidden secret not rated by zagats!

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★★★★★

the food was great! very creative and unique dish
must try the tasting menu! specialty rolls include the bannana boat roll, caribbean roll, and for dessert green tea tiramirsu! wonderful experience and heavy on the pocketbook!

a hidden secret not rated by zagats!

Pros: Fresh Fish, Creative dishes, Omakase

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Jerk sushi? Don't be surprised to find it here. You don't often see Jamaican influences on a Japanese menu, but Aki chef-owner Siggy Nakanishi used to work for the Japanese Ambassador to the West Indies. Besides jerk chicken, other…

 

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