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206 W Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510-2028
+1 919-942-6848
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17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
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Sun 17:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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347 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We enjoy Japanese food, and have tried a variety of places from Raleigh, Durham, Cary, and Chapel Hill This is the best. The raw fish is very fresh, sliced correctly, and served appropriately. This is authentic Tokyo style food. It is the freshest I've encountered since New York City or San Francisco. The sushi and sashimi are excellent, with a... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Akai Hana is a very sunny and friendly place, and the sushi is always good and fresh. We come here often as a family or couple, and have never had anything we didn't like.

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Thank Lola122
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87 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

I always sit at the sushi bar, and almost always come later in the evening. The sushi is very good, the sushi chefs are very friendly, the price is suitable, the service is fine from the servers (we're at the bar so get a little forgotten sometimes). HOWEVER... it's hard to come in and pay the going price for good... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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207 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Our go to place for Japanese food is this place. Fast, efficient service, tasty food and always predictably good. We visit this place ate least three - four times a year. Our favorite dish is their bento box which we can always plan on two meals for the price of one. Prices are very reasonable especially the early bird starting... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

You wouldn't believe that Carrboro would have such a great place for Sushi! Well it does and it is such good value that people come from miles around. It is a class above the two for one Sushi joints. Come and will not be disappointed. Crunchy lobster roll tonight Yum yum.

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Thank Richard R
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

This small place does an amazing business and now we know why. We only got a table quickly on a Saturday night because we went early and students from UNC were off for the summer. It is usually packed. The sushi here is fresh and beautiful. Service is with the usual quirky Carrboro types and is top notch. It is... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

To celebrate the birthday of our granddaughter we went at her request to a japanese restaurant ( at her request )recommended by some friends. Food was excellent. Sashimis plates were fresh and appetizing. The sushis were pleasant to look and eat ( dixit my daughter ). The miso soup was refreshing on this hot summer day. Efficient and friendly service.... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We have been dining at Akai Hana for a decade, but more regularly in last 2 years. This restaurant is patronized by the Chapel Hill/Carrboro crowd; we were dining at a Japanese restaurant in Durham more often previously. However, our favorite sushi chef moved to Akai Hana and that settled which restaurant we would always go to! There is No... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

I eat at Akai Hana fairly regularly. I always order the same thing -- a Jade Roll and a Tunapeno Roll. The sushi is fresh and the atmosphere is comfortable, family-friendly, and just the right combination of good food with a non-fussy environment. There is also a nice patio in the back when the weather is nice and before it... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Eat in or take out you will not be disappointed with Akai Hana. The sashimi is fresh and the sushi rolls made with more tradition in mind. Enjoy so great Japanese beer.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 W Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510-2028
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carrboro
  • Phone Number: +1 919-942-6848

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