Akai Hana Japanese Cuisine and Sushi Bar
Savor award-winning fresh sushi rolls, chicken teriyaki, shrimp tempura and many more delicious dishes at this neighborhood favorite in the Rancho Bernardo area of San Diego.
Savor fresh sushi rolls, chicken teriyaki, shrimp tempura and many more delicious dishes at this neighborhood favorite in the Rancho Bernardo area of San Diego.
Tucked away in an upscale shopping center, the traditional Japanese restaurant draws locals for its lunch specials and innovative dinners.
Patrons new to Akai Hana might start with a small bottle of sake or draft Japanese beer while looking over the extensive menu. Appetizers include edamame, soft shell crab (in season) and broiled calamari. Sushi rolls of every kind can be ordered — from popular California and spicy tuna rolls to assorted trios or 4 and 6-piece offerings. Many of the rolls come with soup and salad. Dinner combinations to satisfy every tastebud — more than 25 combos are offered — range from California rolls plus a choice of chicken, beef, salmon or tuna teriyaki, to adding options such as sashimi and tempura.
Highly recommended is sitting at either of the two sushi bars and appreciating the skillful and artful presentations of sushi, sashimi and other seafood. Watch chefs arrange plates with intense focus, intricacy and creativity. Layers of flavor and texture are woven together to produce a single, mouthwatering result. Standouts include The Monday Night Special and The Lollipop Roll, which can be ordered from a “secret menu.”
For lunch, don’t miss ordering any number of delectable combos: Many come with miso soup, rice, salad (with an amazing sauce), and either a California or spicy tuna roll. Waitstaff are friendly and professional and dishes are served quickly for patrons on their midday break.
This friendly neighborhood restaurant serves lunch from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday and dinner seven days a week. Reservations on Friday and Saturday nights are recommended. Order in or take out and see why locals love it! Call (858) 451-0074. Use our coupon for 20% off Dinner.
*20% OFF Dinner
Located in Rancho Bernardo
16769 Bernardo Center Dr., Suite K11
San Diego, CA 92128