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Akira Sushi & Hibachi

6025 Kruse Drive
Solon, Ohio 44139

440.349.6850

Non-Smoking,Sushi,Japanese, $$$,$$$$


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Pretty Good !


This was our second time at Akira. Both experiences were enjoyable, the food and service were both good each time but nothing was exceptional (including the "show" although I think that has a lot to do with the specific chef). I would have no problem going back for a gathering but I have had better hibachi. Also the facility itself is looking a little worn, I think for a special occasion gathering there are nicer looking places at the same price point.

Review by D, Yacapraro from Wooster,Ohio posted October 01, 2011

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heres a tip


have been here a few times but one time stands out that after the meal, the bill came and was paid with a tip, the manager came back to me and told me that the tip I left was not sufficient. needless I took the tip back and just paid the bill. the food was good but like allot of other comments here, the staff leaves something to be desired.

Review by jackson from summit posted July 24, 2011

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Incompetent Wait Staff


BEWARE! I recently had dinner at this restaurant, and I found the wait staff to be truly incompetent. My credit card was swiped for my order as well as another table's order, so my $25 meal ended up costing me $100 by the end of the night. I reported the fraudulent charges with my credit card company, and I called the management to report their error. While the management reportedly "handled" the problem, they did not so much as even offer a free meal or even a coupon for their error! I was horrified! I will NEVER eat here again!

Review by John from Canton posted July 21, 2011

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Love it!!!


I enjoyed the food very much. Have gone there many times, the chefs are a lot of fun! Pleasant experience, the only down side is if you don't make reservations you may have to wait. Overall I love going there to eat and have my food prepared right in front of me.

Review by Dee from Twinsburg posted February 20, 2011

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Really?!


Without even eating I am beyond dissatisfied. We were told the wait was 10 min and it has been 50 min and we havent even gotten our drinks. If u are going to have a restaurant, some service might be good. The waitress is not it and neither is this place so far. Will be back with more details but if things dont get better I will have to leave.

Review by Not So Picky Eater from Solon posted January 30, 2011

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Authentic Excellence in Sushi and Hibachi


Having traveled all over the world sampling sushi and hibachi restaurants up and down the coast of the United States as well as inland, and in countless countries around the globe, hands down Akira Sushi and Hibachi is the absolute epitome of excellence offering an authentic Japanese edible experience. Everything is incredibly fresh, succulent and extraordinarily high quality. Even their rice is made with reverse osmosis purified water. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Review by Candace from Chagrin Falls posted October 26, 2010

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Always an enjoyable experience


We've been to Akiras several times over the past couple of years and have always enjoyed ourselves. The food (we always had the hibachi) was consistently well cooked and entertainingly prepared. Although we've never gone on a Friday and suffered poor service, I can report no problems (other than a forgotten beer order)when we've gone on weeknights. The food always arrived together, which admittedly is easy to do when the whole table orders pretty much the same thing. We'll be going back this Friday; I hope the serive is as good as always.

Review by Alex from Moreland Hills posted September 23, 2010

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Looking for the Middle Ground


Having lived and travled in Northeast Ohio for a while, I came upon all the reviews for this place and was amazed at how widely they varied. Obviously someone has an agenda, so I thought that I would try it since I do like sushi and enjoy japanese steakhouses in general. I would say in a word, it was "okay". Not as bad as some have written. Not as marvelous as some have raved. The sushi was good, not great. The habachi was typical for what you find at a japanese steakhouse. The service though, was not good. On the whole an average dining experience.

Review by Brian from Chagrin Falls posted August 26, 2010

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THE SUSHI IS EXCELLANT!!!!


The Chef is accomodating. Anyone who says this Sushi isn't good, has their own agenda to take business away from this place. At times the service isn't up to par, but that's usually on a busy Friday night. It's always packed full!! It's hard to have enough staff for one very crowded night a week. Why is it packed?? because the food is EXCELLANT!!! If you have a complaint, the owner will try her best to make up for it. We have been going here for 15 years. We still love it. The Sushi has always been fresh and tasty, very colorful and attractive. The Hibachi is good, and the soup and ginger salad...Yum. I like the lobster and filet.

Review by Debra from Solon posted August 03, 2010

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No arigato


We have eaten teppan in dozens of restaurants but this has to be one of the worst we have tried. The soup was good, but the main entrees were overcooked and the "show" was minimal. The service was also subpar, with our son's sushi (his main meal) not being brought until we were done our entire meal. As an apology, we were offered what was billed as a spectacular chocolate truffle dessert at no charge -- but they forgot that too, and as we were leaving in disgust they handed us two slices of a frozen truffle 'cake' in a to-go box. They may mean well, but there are some definite issues here, especially with the service.

Review by Rich from Glen burnie posted July 24, 2010

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Best Authentic Japanese Food


Akira never disappoints! If you're looking for Hibachi-style or Sushi, this is THE place. We just had dinner there this evening, and the Hibachi Filet Mignon was loved by everyone at our table. I had sushi, and ordered Tony's Golden Dragon special with Yellowtail on the side. The Golden Dragon was awesome to look at (it looked like a dragon on the plate) and tasted even better! Five Stars!

Review by BrianK from Bedford posted July 22, 2010

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Won't be back - EVER


Worst restaurant experience ever! The food was okay, but the service and the wait staff are just awful. The owner was called in to help sort out our billing snafu and she only made the situation worse by accusing the customer! It was my mistake to have gone back here after my first bad experience but I went because others in my office wanted to go. Now I make it a point to tell anyone who listen about how horrible Akira really is. One positive note is Jen - who works as receptionist during the day. She is very sweet and very considerate.

Review by Art from Solon posted March 24, 2010

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Love It!


I love this place. The food, service and management is wonderful. The Sushi good but the Hibachi is thier speciality. I highly recommand dining here you will love it! The atmosphere is inviting as well.

Review by Nicole from Cleveland posted March 10, 2010

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Happy Tummy


I've been going here for the past few years. Generally it's a special occasion and it rarely disappoints. However, people in a rush should avoid this place. The only problem I've ever really had is one night were they were understaffed. It did take awhile to get the hibachi started but management made up for it with free sushi. They know how to take care of you and the hibachi is tremendous.

Review by Jason from Cleveland posted December 12, 2009

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THIS IS AN INSULT TO SUSHI!!!


My favorite food in the entire world is sushi. Hands down, have had it from Akron to Hawaii. Was never impressed with this place, but tried it yet again. COULD BARELY SWALLOW MY MEAL. I still contend that Akron has the BEST sushi in northeast Ohio, but this was just horrible. The "spicy" sauce is just awful and even my eel roll was something to be forgotten and ASAP! The qaulity there has never made me close my eyes and savor it and topped with this last confirmation, I will NEVER go back for sushi.

Review by Lynn from Solon posted December 02, 2009

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Akira means "excellent" in Japanese, they need to change their name


The food was ok, my steak was overcooked and dry. Service was poor, though maybe not all the servers are like what we had, but I will never come back so I will never know. I did not get refills for my drink unless I asked constantly. The cook didnt even give us any entertainment. My boyfriend and I were bored, isnt the entertainment and food what we go to Hibachi for? Also a colleague told me that the employees do not pay tax. Im not sure if that means they are illegal workers or not but either way that is Tax Evasion and not fair for us who work hard and pay taxes.

Review by Melissa from Munroe Falls posted November 22, 2009

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BenIhana WHO????


Akira's is the best Japanese restaurant in the Cleveland area. The service for the most part is good..but the food...ohhhh the food is awesome. Always done to perfection, the chefs are great and the atmosphere is wonderful. I always tell people to try it, and I have made Akira's one of my birthday traditions.

Review by Diana from Garfield Hts posted November 18, 2009

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I was told to go to Benihana!


I went in for a great Japanese style experience. When I made some comments about the chef's un-sanitary habit(picking and wiping his nose with his fingers while cooking)and about how I did not like the way the food was cooked(overcooked) I was told by the chef to go to Benihana!! I think that was absolutely rude. And guess what...I now take my business to Benihana and have told everyone I know not to go to Akira.

Review by Mike from Parma posted August 07, 2009

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Solon Sushi ROCKS!!!


I have eaten sushi all over the united states for 30 years now. I also have gone to many of the sushi restaurants in Cleveland. If I didn't live in Solon I would make the drive anyway. I am a sushimi lover and haven't eaten at the hibachi but once. Everyone seems to love the hibachi. In all the years of eating at Akira's I have never been disappointed. I am always greeted like family and never really had to wait. I must always hit the off hours, because it is usually about half full. I always get good service and fresh sushi. They are rarely out of my favorites, which I really like. I know some fish are seasonal, but they seem to have a regular stream flowing in. They have a great selection of cooked sushi and large variety of raw sushi and it is always fresh. Their rolls are always good and their creativity rates high too. I always judge a sushi place by there eel and it has been consistency good. Since I mostly eat from the raw menu I am always picky and concerned about freshness. I have never had bad food at Akira's. I especially love the baby octopus which is rare and hard to find. I could eat that all night. They have always been willing to accommodate my special wishes for things that are not on the menu. This is especially important to me and is usually what I rate the highest on my list of importance...besides freshness for health risk obviously. I have never been scared to eat sushi, even in little dives. I have to admit that I have only ever gotten bad salmon and it was is the fancy places. So you can't just the freshness based on the restaurant. you have to trust your nose and gut and look to see if there are any unusual discoloration or something unusual about the fish. Even when I did get bad salmon, it only gave me a stomach ace for a while and wasn't that big a deal. Not life threatening. So for all you who are scared to eat raw fish, you should give it a try at Akiria's. They will take good care of you. The atmosphere is nice and quiet and romantic and a nice little sushi bar too. They have a very busy lunch and dinner crowd, but the off times are much quieter. The restaurant and rest rooms are always clean and there is a very good smell when you walk in, which is VERY important to me. Overall I rank them as one of the top three sushi restaurants in Cleveland. If you haven't tried Akiria's you should!!!

Review by Rose from Solon posted May 13, 2009

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Worth the wait


If you are in a rush, Akira may not be for you. If you aren't in a rush, love good sushi and quality hibachi, you will love Akira. If you are having dinner for two, I recommend splitting one of the hibachi dinners and ordering a couple of sushi rolls. The Volcano Roll is their specialty and rarely dissapoints. If you order sushi the split meal charge of $4 is usually waived. If not, ask owner Anna to waive the charge. Anna and her husband/sushi chef Hank are friendly and accomodating. Enjoy.

Review by Joe Dexter from Solon posted March 02, 2008

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R U CRAZY FOR RAW FISH


You will never have better Sushi in Cleveland. I have eaten at most sushi places and this one is the best. I can sit at the Hibachi eat sushi and my kids love the sushi appetizers and chicken hibachi. You can ask for low fat hibachi and instead of a dirty look you ket steamed hibachi veggies and meat. Prices are more then fair.

Review by Michael from Solon posted September 15, 2007

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Oh, NO!! Is it Japanese Food?


May be it was different if I ordered Hibachi style dish. However, I didn't care about Hibachi, I wanted to eat other Japanese dishes. However, their selection was poor. Worst of all, their Tempra was not tempra, very soggy fries. Service wasn't good either. Waitress never asked us if we were doing well. poor service, poor taste, very disappointed.

Review by Todd from Solon, OH posted July 15, 2006

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How do you say BAD SERVICE in Japanese?


There's a first for everything and tonight was the first time I ever walked out of a restaurant. My husband made reservations for our anniversary. We ordered drinks at the bar and then the hostess sat us at our table. The place wasn't even half full. At least four waitresses walked by but no one even bothered to say someone will be with you. After 20 minutes of NO ONE coming to our table we asked to sit at the Sushi Bar. After 15 minutes not one of the 4 men behind the counter ever asked us for our order. When we finally spoke up, the man behind the counter acted like we were bothering him. When we finally complained to the hostess and told her we were leaving she had the audacity to ask us to wait for our drink check. What a horrible place. No Sushi in the world can warrant that kind of service.

Review by S. B. from Hudson, OH posted July 04, 2006

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Japanese Surf and Turf


Akira's hibachi ribeye rocks! They serve the best quality steak. It's even better than steak I've had at some steakhouses. My parents and I also usually get sushi with our hibachi. The rolls are delicious, especially the Flats Roll. The wait sucks sometimes, but it's worth it. Akira's my favorite place for a surf and turf meal!

Review by Anonymous from Solon posted October 11, 2005

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Northern Ohio Live Magazine


Nestled in a Solon strip mall just off Route 91 is Akira Sushi & Hibachi, which features an extensive menu of freshly prepared sushi and Japanese specialties, as well as a wide array of tantalizing traditional steak dinners. If raw fish is your thing, take a seat at the sushi bar, and watch as your order is skillfully crafted by the house sushi chef. Try the sushi omakase, in which you'll sample a section of nigiri (raw or cooked fish or vegetables placed atop seasoned sticky rice) and maki (sushi rolled with nori seaweed), served with fresh grated wasabi, pickled ginger and soy sauce. If you prefer your seafood more thoroughly cooked, please your palate with the swordfish hasami yaki, in which grilled swordfish is stuffed with lobster meat and served in a garlic-butter wine sauce.

Review by Northern Ohio Live posted June 03, 2005


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