Akari

Row 1

Details
196 Essex Rd
London, N1 8LZ
+44 20 7226 9943
Japanese, Sushi, Sake Bar
$ $
Hours
Tue–Fri: 5:00 PM–11:00 PM Sat: Noon–11:00 PM Sun: Noon–10:30 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • The sashimi is delicious! (and of course, goes well with the plum wine and sake. mmm)Always a good sign when a Japanese restaurant is full of Japanese people!
  • The aubergine is just... amazing!
  • The best Japanese food in London! Try everything with tuna!!
  • Good honest japanese food!
  • Deep fried Aubergine and grilled cod...delishes......
  • The beef is sooooo good. Try it
  • Great sushis, Nigiris and bentos!! But horrible venue. The service is disappointing....
  • Great sushi and sashimi. Fresh and great flavors, good sake selection and a large cooked menu. We lucked out and got seats w/no res right away but res is def the safe way to go. Still family- owned!
  • Salmon nanban is a must. My husband fell in love w it at first bite :)
  • Akari rolls, chicken nanban, tempura moriawase are great, satisfying dishes. All 3 fish carpaccio on the specials are to die for. For sthg a bit more adventurous, try mackerel sushi and Takosu.
  • One word: shishamo!
  • Try Tuna Tataki for a great mixture of flavors. Small menu with a good variety of choices.
  • The service here is horrific! Even though the food is quality, I will not be going back.
  • Shocking service. But the food makes up for it. The sushi is very fresh and quick. Pork Katsu not as great as reviews say. Black sesame seed ice cream a must try
  • The salmon and avocado inside out maki is soooo good and so is the ebi fry
  • Soft shell crab and akari roll every time, yum!
  • Sit at the sushi bar at the back for a more casual dinner (and really fast sashimi service!)
  • Try the soft shell crab roll.
  • Delicious and fresh with quick service. Great selection too
  • Sea bass sashimi and soft shell crab muki sushi is amazing!