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Akira Sushi

1222 Soquel Ave, Seabright Plaza, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2108
+1 831-600-7093
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“sashimi” (3 reviews)
“bento box” (2 reviews)
“fries” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
1222 Soquel Ave, Seabright Plaza, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2108
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1 - 10 of 34 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had to wait an hour but it was a busy but relaxed atmos, sushi was great so worth the wait. A bit out of the way, but only 10mins off Route 1.

Thank George M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a place that sells sushi, which derives from Japan, you have the nerve to let your customers be completely a-holes to other customers and then kicking out the wrong person. This probably may not even be about race and probably a misunderstanding, but based...More

Thank tayl0rhartley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They should hang up a sign that says “WHITES ONLY” the owners picture is definitely all over twitter considering what he did

Thank Kaylan D
Reviewed 30 May 2018

I stopped by for lunch on my way from Santa Barbara to San Francisco. Friendly environment, great service, and good food.

Thank DTLinSB
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

The sushis there are delicious! I’ve tried many sushi places and this one is one of my favourites, hands down!

Thank MimiWahinee
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Excellent food. High-quality fish. Everything is fresh and well-prepared. I especially enjoy their shrimp sticks. They are served crisp and salty and wonderful, with the head on ( as they should be). They have some really creative rolls, that are tasty and beautifully presented. They...More

Thank Akibomb
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Awesome place near downtown Santa Cruz. No matter the apetite you will not leave this place hungry or unsatisfied. Fresh sushi, large selection of original hand rolls (try twelve twenty two) huge bento box, and Akira fries with sweet mustard dip ... yummy!

Thank Alex P
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner at the Aptos Akira last week. It’s new to our area and what a delight to have such a fantastic Sushi spot in our neighborhood It’s small so expect to wait but while you’re waiting you can wine taste right...More

Thank Denise A
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Akita is a great addition to the Eastside Santa Cruz dining scene. The sushi is fresh and imaginative. My favorites are the Firecracker and the Seabright roll. Good draft beer as well Give it a try!

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We found Akira on TripAdvisor. We ate dinner there on a Friday evening in June. The restaurant is located away from the tourist areas, on a city block next to a hardware store. This gave the restaurant a more authentic, local feel, which I liked....More

Thank Dina0827
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1222 Soquel Ave, Seabright Plaza, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2108
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-600-7093
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