Akasaka
Reliable tempura, teriyaki, and sushi that's easy on the wallet.
Reviewed By David Dorsen
Comments () | Published October 6, 2006

Akasaka
Address: 514-C S. Van Dorn Street, Alexandria, VA
Phone: 703-751-3133
Neighborhood: Alexandria
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 11:30 to 2:30 and 5 to 10, Friday through Saturday noon to 10, and Sunday 4:30 to 9.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Van Dorn St.
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Sushi; chicken yakitori; gyoza dumplings; negimaki; edamame; salmon teriyaki; chicken teriyaki; shrimp tempura.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

From June 2005 Cheap Eats

This is a very good Japanese restaurant. The sushi and sashimi are first-rate, with a few hard-to-find specials listed on the blackboard over the sushi counter. Many choices are $3.95 or lower, including tuna, salmon, shrimp, and surf clam. Good appetizers are the chicken yakitori; gyoza dumplings; very tender negimaki, slices of beef encircling scallions; and edamame, boiled and salted soybeans. A blackboard special of ika sansai--morsels of smoked squid with winter vegetables--is excellent.

Fine main courses under $15 are salmon teriyaki and the very impressive shrimp tempura. For under $12 you can get mixed tempura; chicken teriyaki; udon with fresh vegetables and egg with shrimp tempura on top; and katsu don, an omelet of breaded pork with sautéed onions and scallions.
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