“Impressed is an understatement,” raves one happy customer of the sushi assortment at Akeno Sushi Bar and Thai. In the mere weeks since it first opened, the date night spot has racked up more than 20 glowing reviews like these. Of course, most of them make mention of the sushi chef’s prowess.
Grab a table and taste what the chef can do by ordering a few of the specialty rolls, like the signature Akeno roll. It’s stuffed with soft-shell crab and cucumber, topped with spicy tuna and tobiko, and embellished with eel sauce and spicy mayo. Add the Crunchy Crunchy roll, stuffed with shrimp tempura and crowned with a crispy topping, and the Snow White, featuring spicy albacore, yellowtail, and jalapeno. Prefer your seafood dressed-down? The nigiri and sashimi options are virtually endless, from the bluefin tuna and salmon to the Japanese snapper and octopus. Akeno also offers a selection of hosomaki, which are rolls wrapped in seaweed, and sushi small plates. A handful of seared skewers, donburi rice bowls, ramen bowls, and kitchen entrees complete the menu.