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Exceptional seasonal sushi lives on

A La Carte

August 6, 2023

Story By: Stephanie Lopes | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO

Chilled Potato Soup, Coffee Jelly and Katsuo Tataki (Seared Bonito), part of the August specials (prices vary)

Sit down at Sushi Aki’s intimate establishment in Kaimuki and admire the way the Japan-trained chefs curate sophisticated sushi from the season’s freshest catch. With a menu that is updated monthly, diners are always delighted by seasonal seafood selections and extensive Japanese sake options.

August specials include the 19-piece Course ($135) and the 21-piece Premium Course ($200). These omakase courses showcase the chefs’ exclusive items as well as some of the most popular a la carte offerings.

Nagurayama Gekkyu, Akitabere Koshiki Junzukuri and Tedorigawa Yamahai

This month, each course includes Katsuo Tataki (Seared Bonito), Ainame Nigiri ($10 per piece, a la carte), a chilled soup and a dessert. And, the 21-piece Premium Course features a new shellfish nigiri and Seared Otoro Nigiri ($12 per piece, a la carte).

“There’s so much more than high-quality food that makes a visit to Sushi Aki special,” says server and marketing manager Julia Midorikawa. “We provide an authentic Japanese dining experience with our service, and we enjoy forming relationships with our guests while engaging in cultural exchange.

Ainame, Aburi Otoro and Shima Aji (prices vary)

“Our guests love learning about sushi and Japanese culture while conversing with the chefs during their meals.”

Furthering the esteemed reputation of its neighboring sister restaurant Japanese Restaurant Aki, Sushi Aki opened in April to create a cozy and chic dining experience revolving around the freshest fish and exceptional service. The interior’s soft woods, upscale marble and beautiful tile, along with the chefs’ carefully crafted mouthwatering sushi masterpieces make it the perfect place to bring a date, or meet with friends, family or business.

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