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Akai Hana Japanese Restaurant

206 W Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510-2028
+1 919-942-6848
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (32 reviews)
“scallops” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
206 W Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510-2028
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Reviewed 14 September 2018

I stopped in here for lunch almost by accident and was so happy to find the freshest, most delicious sushi I have had in this area! The Hamachi melted in my mouth, the escolar tasted like it was just out of the ocean, and the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank melorello
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We have dined here many times and it’s been very consistent. The sushi is very attractive and very good. The only thing I am not fond of is a lot of fried food. The amount of food is great but a bit too much grease...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank woop9p
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We were at a family gathering with free time and decided to look for a sushi place. Turns out we stumbled onto a university area classic place. The sushi was great and plentiful. We will go back here for sure if in the area again....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank gottogoGa
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We didn’t know what to expect on our visit to Carborro & we had dinner here our first night in town. Seriously WOW! Truly fantastic service from hostess to server and amazing sushi & Japanese cuisine. A real gem and wonderful atmosphere. We were able...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Perhaps it's better in Japan, but I try sushi whenever and wherever I go - even in Hawaii where the fish is uber-fresh - and have never found sushi to beat Akai Hana. Coupled with the great decor, nice patio, and friendly wait staff, can't...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank gina22devine
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Akai Hana ("Red Flower") delivers on its food. Their menu is straightforward and understandable and their quality is consistent. I have eaten here many, many times over the years. It is a cozy setting, not the place to go if you and your sweetheart are...More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank Jill H
Reviewed 10 May 2017 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.

Date of visit: May 2017
1  Thank Jennifer I
Reviewed 28 April 2017

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...More

Date of visit: March 2017
1  Thank Sherrie C
Reviewed 2 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

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank F4655BHmarias
Reviewed 3 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.

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank Andrew M
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2 August 2015|
Response from signchris | Reviewed this property |
I think I recall seeing dogs there. Carrboro on a whole is full of dogs. But you might want to call them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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