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Akina Sushi

424A E. 14th St., New York, NY 10009 40.731059 -73.982007
nr. First Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-388-1127 Send to Phone

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

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Hours

Mon-Thu, 11:30am-11pm; Fri-Sat: 11:30am-11:30pm; Sun, noon-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

L at First Ave.

Prices

$10.50-$21.50

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering
  • Delivery after 10pm
  • Catering

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only
  • Sake and Soju

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Delancey St. to 33rd St., Ave. D to Seventh Ave.

Profile

This tiny sushi and Japanese joint covers its walls tastefully with authentic ink drawings—Kabuki women in vibrant kimonos and samurai warriors ready to pounce. When packing in more than twenty diners, Akina feels more cramped than cozy, but red lights glowing from underneath wooden booths and soft orange-and-pink bulbs planted in the ceiling provide some semblance of ambiance. For the young couples and punk 14th Street crowd, the quality of the fish compensates for a spotty paint job, one fake flickering candle, and a quirky, militant-looking beast of a mackerel hanging on the wall. Unique house rolls have fired-up accents like the jalapeños, chili sauce, and wasabi tobiko in the Kiss Fried tuna-salmon roll and a “Red Hot” dragon-roll riff of fried spicy tuna. And sushi sprinkled with tempura flakes with sesame seeds bring secret crunches of delight, unexpected in the average roll. For cooked food, there are noodle soups, chicken-teriyaki plates, and even hibachi-grilled entrees, but it’s hard to go wrong with unagi don, rich, oily eel over soft, almost creamy rice.

Recommended Dishes

Hamachi Don (Yellowtail sashimi over rice), $14.95; seafood lemongrass hot & sour soup, $8.75

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