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$3 - $20
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Japanese, Sushi, Healthy, Street Food, New Zealand
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Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 7 December 2023

I visited the charming little restaurant, conveniently just a 10-15 minute walk from the Commodore hotel near the airport. The warm greeting and prompt service created a welcoming atmosphere. I opted for the salmon teriyaki, and it exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend for a delightful...dining experience, especially if you're pressed for time before/after a flight or just looking for good food.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2021

It is good! very good! I mean it really good! the service is lovely and the food is so delicious! and has some of my fav food my favourite one is the Washoku bento box! It has salmon, sushi vegies and more fab food!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Elen, General Manager at Aki Sushi & Japanese Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2021

Thank you so much for your great feedback, Sophiapeach528 !! We are really happy when a customer likes our dish, especially that created after trial and error. We want to introduce genuine Japanese menus more.

Reviewed 18 September 2021

I only spent about $10 but felt full after eating. The space was relaxing and I had a nice time with my friends chatting and eating. The food was so delish! We will come again!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Elen, General Manager at Aki Sushi & Japanese Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2021

We are very happy to hear you were satisfied, reviewermii ! Thank you so much for your kind feedback about the amount and taste of our meals, and about the shop atmosphere. We're looking forward to cooking for you again :)

Reviewed 7 January 2021 via mobile

I came with my husband and son to my birthday dinner and what a lovely surprise! Warming environment, friendly staff, affordable prices and vegetarian friendly. I highly recommend and definitely would go back again!

Date of visit: January 2021
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Elen, General Manager at Aki Sushi & Japanese Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2021

Thank you for coming to our restaurant at your special day and for your feedback, Daniella. We love to meet people such like your family. Looking forward to cook for you all again :)!

Reviewed 23 August 2020

They provide authentic delicious Japanese food with very good price. The shop is small but tidy and comfortable. The owners are lovely. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: August 2020
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012345678901234, General Manager at Aki Sushi & Japanese Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2020

Thanks so much for the five star rating! Please come to us again so we'd like to introduce authentic Japanese tastes more :)

Reviewed 20 August 2020

Sushi is very fresh and delicious! My daughter loved Salmon Avocado sushi. The Staff are super nice. I will definitely come back again.

Date of visit: August 2020
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012345678901234, Owner at Aki Sushi & Japanese Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2020

Happy to know you enjoyed our restaurant, J.j. Thank you so much for the good feedback. Especially I appreciate that your daughter liked our salmon&avo sushi roll as we are always choosing good salmon fillet carefully. We are looking forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 16 July 2020

As Japanese ourselves, we are picky diners especially Japanese cuisine. However I am pleasantly surprised to taste such a genuine Japanese taste cooked by a Japanese chef trained in Japan. Reasonably priced,service also friendly

Date of visit: July 2020
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012345678901234, Owner at Aki Sushi & Japanese Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2020

Thank you very much for your good feedback. That's cheering us up so much! We're looking forward to see you again ;)

Reviewed 19 June 2020

I went here today for the first time. I just loved it. I had the chicken karaage on rice. The chicken had a crunchy outer but soft & succulent on the inside. There was a generous portion of rice. And salad on the side. My...grandson had sushi & loved it. He said it’s the best he has ever had. My son had a rice ball. He said it was so delicious he ordered another. The ladies are so super friendly. The restaurant is small, but there are tables inside. Very clean. One guy known to my son came in and he said he gets dumplings most days. They worked out yo be about $1 each. We will definitely return. The highlight of my week. ThankyouMore

Date of visit: June 2020
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012345678901234, Owner at Aki Sushi & Japanese Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2020

Thank you so much for your great feedback, trudy87. We're always looking forward to cook for you and your wonderful family :)

Reviewed 6 March 2020

This place is a hidden gem, for was incredible, great value, ate in and awesome service. Cannot rate this place highly enough.

Date of visit: March 2020
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012345678901234, Owner at Aki Sushi & Japanese Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2020

Thank you for your feedback. Yes, we are hidden, calm, and at the same time have a passion for cooking!

Reviewed 25 February 2020

Great Karaage-Don, decent customer service. Very cute staff. The rice was a bit moist but tolerable.

Date of visit: January 2020
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012345678901234, Owner at Aki Sushi & Japanese Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2020

Thank you very much for your feedback. We'd like to introduce traditional Japanese tastes more and more. Please come to us again :)

Reviewed 21 January 2020

Heading back to work a different way last week and saw this place. Decided to pop in here for grab a quick lunch to go. Tidy wee restaurant with really lovely staff. Good prices. Played it safe and ordered a teriyaki chicken rice ball without...mayonnaise. It was freshly made to order, nicely presented and I have to say, it was so delicious. Really impressed. So much so that this week I specifically left work to get some lunch. I got the same order as last time - I wanted to see if it was consistent and also grabbed a karaage chicken skewer. The rice ball was again delicious as was the chicken skewer. One of my new favourite places to grab a quick lunch from. Thanks so much for lovely service both times, and delicious food. I will be back - best rice ball hands down :-)More

Date of visit: January 2020
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AkiSushi, Manager at Aki Sushi & Japanese Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2020

Thanks so much for the feedback with photos. This careful and fair evaluation should be very helpful for other people. We want to introduce heartful Japanese foods more and look forward to cook fresh foods for you again!

Reviewed 2 August 2019

Aki is simply one of the best japanese restaurant in Christchurch! It’s the real deal if you love authentic japanese and also reasonably priced! I love the Salmon Bento, generous portion, great presentation skill with great colors from the lovely mix of differently delicious ingredients...and the taste was out of this world! Had the Salmon Don today, specially prepared as they did not have this in their menu and i should say it was awesomely GOOD! Thank you Yuki for your great service and hospitality! We will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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AkiSushi, Owner at Aki Sushi & Japanese Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2019

Thank you so much for your greatest feedback to us! We want to make even more tasty and healthy Japanese foods. We appreciate your continued support. From Yuki

Reviewed 1 July 2019 via mobile

My fiance and I just had impromptu dinner here - the chef, upon learning that it was my partner's birthday lit up and said "ahhhh!A birthday " and disappeared out the back. He returned with a harmonica and proceeded to play "Happy birthday." Awesome food...and lovely service. Thank you! We will be back.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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AkiSushi, Manager at Aki Sushi & Japanese Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2019

Thank you very much for your warm feedback to our chef! He was happy to cook for you and also celebrate for you two:) We’re looking forward to see you again.

Reviewed 26 April 2019 via mobile

Got two Chicken Katsu bowls for a cheap $9 each. Was absolutely delicious and will definitely be coming back regularly! Fast free Wi-Fi and really great service!

Date of visit: April 2019
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012345678901234, Manager at Aki Sushi & Japanese Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2019

Thank you so much for your great feedback to us. We look forward to cook for you again !!

Reviewed 30 March 2019 via mobile

This place is a great find. Delicous food. Friendly staff. Good price. Perfect for lunch. You should eat here.

Date of visit: March 2019
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012345678901234, Manager at Aki Sushi & Japanese Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2019

Thank you so much for your good comment and highmark. We look forward to see you again some day. Have a great journey on you!

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Aki Sushi & Japanese Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5