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Akai Hana Japanese Restaurant

) #11 of 59 Restaurants in Carrboro ££ - £££ Japanese, Sushi, Asian
206 W Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510-2028
+1 919-942-6848
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“miso soup” (9 reviews)
“sushi” (29 reviews)
“bento box” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
££ - £££
206 W Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510-2028
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 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
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
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
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...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
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...More

Thank jamiejf
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...More

Thank Stephen F
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1 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
Romantic, Kids, 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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