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Akai Hana Japanese Restaurant

206 W Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510-2028
+1 919-942-6848
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (30 reviews)
“rice” (3 reviews)
“soup” (2 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
206 W Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510-2028
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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

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

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

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.

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

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

Thank Maria S
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.

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 15 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
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank PhilViking
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.

Thank Lola122
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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, 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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