We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Aya Japanese Steakhouse

Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
235 S Spring Garden St, Carlisle, PA 17013-2565
+1 717-218-8000
Website
Today
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 74: English reviews
Hopewell Junction, New York
Level Contributor
44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

My husband and I were in town for a car show and spotted this restaurant on our way to get gas. We decided to give it a try for dinner and we were pleasantly surprised. I had the shrimp hibachi while my husband opted for the vegetable hibachi. We sat in the dining room as we wanted a quiet dinner... More 

Helpful?
Thank Teresa G
Level Contributor
30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We had sushi and everything seemed to be just OK, not the best quality (I have paid less for better quality) and was just kind of plopped on the plates. The waitress was adequate and kind off just a server. No reason to go back.

Helpful?
Thank Dallas C
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I have been to this place twice and had terrible customer service. Today I just flat walked out. My son just turned 11 and the manager told me he had to order from the adult menu, he said "it is your son's problem if he cannot eat it all and not mine". I also ordered to go once and the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Cristiane H
Level Contributor
35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

My friend and I went on a Thursday for lunch, the place was clean and plenty of menu choices. I ordered a specialty roll, Carlisle Roll, that was simply delicious. The wait staff was friendly. We will definitely visit this place again on our next trip to the Chrysler Nationals.

Helpful?
Thank JSR122
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I can't speak to the shushi option but the grilled steak, chicken, scallops and shrimp options are plentiful and delish. Served at large tables with the chef performing knife tricks and shooting saki in diners mouths. Each meal is accompanied with a small salad and copious amounts of noodles and rice. Good family fun.

Helpful?
Thank Joebob2014
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Sometimes we sit at the hibachi table if it's just two of us, we sit at a booth if there are more in our party. The food is delicious, the staff is friendly, the restaurant is comfortable. The hibachi chefs are very entertaining. One of our favorite places.

Helpful?
Thank shugharts
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
283 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Carlisle is a town known for vintage and classic car shows. For housing truck and shipping warehouses, farms, etc. It's not known for it's sushi.... for sure. Aya is a decently acceptable place, with it's solid sushi and convenient strip mall location. I wouldn't come back, but only because I have better local options. If I lived in Carlisle or... More 

Helpful?
Thank Joe S
Worcester, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Found this restaurant based on review online. Some of the best Japanese food I have had in years. Waitstaff was so gracious and attentive.

Helpful?
Thank jayjo978
Newville, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Tuna Tataki to die for. Consistently fresh and delicious sushi. The caliber of food makes up for the lacking atmosphere.

Helpful?
Thank Lois A
Carlisle,
Level Contributor
105 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Aya has the best all you can eat sushi menu in town. It runs daily, and for $25/person, you can get so much sushi you might as well be part seal. You also can get soup and a salad, fried rice, noodles, ect, to fill your tummy. The rolls offered are creative and huge. Love the Seafood Roll.

Helpful?
Thank J Eliza A

Travellers who viewed Aya Japanese Steakhouse also viewed

 

Been to Aya Japanese Steakhouse? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 235 S Spring Garden St, Carlisle, PA 17013-2565
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +1 717-218-8000

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Aya Japanese Steakhouse staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?