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Akira Japanese Restaurant

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4154 California Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309-1014
+1 661-326-1860
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Kingston, NY
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

They couldn't seat 3 people on a Monday night, we waited 10 minutes and left. Although the sushi bar was empty they would not allow us to sit there, we left for another restaurant

Thank LizzyLou2222
Vancouver, Washington, United States
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

This was our second trip here as a family of 12. The service is quick and on point. Plenty of food and the cook is always entertaining. On this trip I experienced the filet mignon cooked medium rare upon tasting the excellence it was delicious like butter in my mouth. Exceptional quality steak!

Thank Michael S
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

We come here for sushi, its the only place that I trust for raw fish. Its always fresh and delicious.

Thank katerinakang
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

As a chef who’s worked and trained in Japan, I can tell you the old cat who runs the sushi bar here is the best kind. Old school skill like his is really hard to find in America. A dying art. I visited him 10 years ago while working in Bakersfield. We dined two nights with him and he showcased... More 

Thank Chef Brent S
Central Valley
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

We love this restaurant. All of the staff members are friendly and I appreciate their attention to details that make our frequent visits enjoyable. It's pricey but worth it. The dinner portions are large and I usually end up with some food leftover. I try to save room for the green tea ice cream that comes with the dinner.

Thank 19132015
Bakersfield, California, United States
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465 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

This place seems to have the best sushi in town. The tuna is very fresh. Sushi bar is extra fast so good for lunch time meals.

Thank Tommy L
Bakersfield, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

My husband and I have been coming to Akira's for years and it always has excellent quality food and good service. The food is delicious, likely the best meals I have ever had, and there is plenty. This is one place that makes me excited about leftovers. Tonight our visit was great. They maintained their reputation with high quality, yummy... More 

Thank Breanna S
Bakersfield, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014

It's a hidden gem that only someone local could find! The Teppanaki is excellent. I really enjoy Ray, he is a wonderful chef. I always order the scallops and filet. The scallops are the absolute best in town! Ask Ray to make some extra lemon butter sauce and drizzle it on top of the scallops. He says his trick is... More 

Thank alrpierce
San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

We made a reservation at this restaurant for a Friday night. We made the reservation for 7:00pm and arrived at 6:50pm. The place was packed so we were asked to take a seat. We were set at the grill about 7:30. We placed our order and my dad let the waitress know that he was severely allergic to onions. She... More 

Thank MomofOne25
Bakersfield, California
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76 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Great Teppanyaki! We go there for lunch. Very reasonably priced. Will continue to go. Nice atmosphere. Great service.

Thank earlsherry

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Sushi, Asian, Japanese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
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 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4154 California Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309-1014
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: +1 661-326-1860

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?