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181 W. 4th St., New York, NY, 10014
nr. Jones St.

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Food: 7
Service: 6
Décor: 6
"Mixed Reviews"

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64% would go back.

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Skimpy portions; did not inspire return visit

By zeecee on 3/23/2003

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

Having lived on the west coast, I got spoiled by an excess of wonderful sushi restaurants, so have searched New York, only occasionally finding one I return to. Aki is a definite disappointment. I ordered a pre-fab sushi/sashimi plate and it was so skimpy, I was shocked. Perhaps it was around $22, a reasonable price in this area for a decent amount of sushi, but this was the equivalent of an appetizer portion anywhere else. The fish was fresh enough and the decor pleasant, far beyond what I'd expect on this tourist-type street. The person I was eating with (which took only minutes) agreed there were far better sushi places (though perhaps not as pretty) in the neighborhood.

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