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Akai Hana Japanese Restaurant

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206 W Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510-2028
+1 919-942-6848
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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time with family including young children. Lots of beautifully prepared dishes with much variety and pleasant service. Soup, salad, sushi and many choices of entrees.

Thank Jennifer I
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughters and I stopped here after a long day of house-hunting. It didn't look like much from the outside and I almost didn't stop, but my daughters wanted to give it a try. I am glad we did. The inside was nicely furnished and decorated. The restaurant was very clean and we were welcomed at the door. Our order... More 

Thank Sherrie C
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Great sushi and nice large selection of sushi including rice less sushi that is really tasty the hot tea is really yummy too great seating options including outdoor patio seating service is quick and attentive. Will definitely be back when visiting NC

Thank Maria S
Carrboro, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Love the sushi here as well their teriyaki chicken meal. If you can get there between 5-6 pm you can score the "early bird special" and eat a huge assortment of food on the cheap.

Thank Andrew M
New York City, New York
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

It may not be the prettiest restaurant but the sushi is very good, excellent service and a nice inexpensive but good house wine. It was a good night!

Thank AlexNicholas
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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362 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
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 

Thank PhilViking
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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.

Thank Lola122
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 

Thank jamiejf
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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255 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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 

Thank Stephen F
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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61 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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.

Thank Richard R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
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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Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?