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216 E. 39th St., New York, NY 10016 40.748539 -73.975171
at Tunnel Exit St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-867-6688 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Japanese/Sushi
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, 7, S at Grand Central-42nd St.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • BYOB
  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out


  • Beer and Wine Only
  • Sake and Soju


Accepted/Not Necessary



This venue is closed.

Improbably located on a street that serves as an exit for the Queens Midtown Tunnel, Akane is a workaday Japanese spot for Murray Hill residents. The décor is a study in wood, from the cherrywood floors to the walnut tables, chairs, and sit-down sushi bar. The walls are painted yellow and are accented, strangely, with period photos of Old New York. Odder is the ceiling, adorned with a trellis that’s festooned with plastic grapes and leaves. Luckily, the menu is predictable: a Nipponese array of raw fish, noodle dishes, and grilled and simmered fare. Appetizers are a mixed bag: Gyoza are soggy and bland, but mixed tempura is serviceable. Sweet shrimp get a crispy panko coating and are nicely complemented by batter-dipped onions, zucchini, pumpkin, sweet potato, and broccoli. Sushi is solid; the 28 house-special rolls are the draw. The Titanic maki is a tasty inside-out roll with spicy salmon and crunchy bits within, topped with avocado and neon-green, wasabi-spiked flying-fish roe.

Recommended Dishes

Mixed tempura, $7.50; Titanic maki, $9.50