Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Akai Hana - The Sushi spot in the triangle

I was worried that after leaving Los Angeles, the city known for great Sushi, that I would come back to my favorite NC spot and it be a big disappointment. Luckily, that was not the case.

One night after work, my girlfriend and I went to our favorite Sushi restaurant in the triangle, Akai Hana. Unfortunately, their website is listed as a possible attack site with Firefox, so I won't be linking it until it is fixed.
We started things off with a bowl of Miso Soup for each of us. See picture above. It isn't the best Miso Soup in the world, but it has it's own unique spin on it, and helps fill me up so I don't need to order too much Sushi. But that is afterall, the reason for the visit, so let's get on with it.
My favorite type of roll is Crunchy Shrimp, so I always order at least 1. This time we ordered 3. Looking at the plate from the top left, they are every other roll. The second roll in is my girlfriend's favorite, Spicy Tuna. The fourth roll in is a Philly Roll, anything with cream cheese is alright by me. The last and final roll is a Yellowfin. Which turned out to be a slight dissapointment. I'm not sure if they didn't get enough this week, but it wasn't near as filled out as the Spicy Tuna roll.
It turned out the Crunchy Shrimp Rolls were just as good as I remembered them, and only Niko Niko in Los Angeles has anything on Akai Hana. I recommend going during lunch to make sure you are able to get a table as soon as you get there. It can get packed in the evenings.
Akai Hana
206 W Main St
Carrboro, NC 27510
(919) 942.6848


Kirby! said...

I !!!LOVE!!! Akai Hana! That was the first restaurant where I ever had sushi, and it changed my life as a sushi eater forever!

¡Yo Soy Liz! said...

blech, i never understood why everyone loved Akai Hana. their sushi is no better than the stuff you get at Harris Teeter and their entrees are pathetic. You should come back to the coast to remind yourself of what good sushi is--I think you have forgotten Food Monsto.

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