Akaiito Restaurant

4.3
19 reviews
$101 and over
Japanese
Akaiito inspires a unique Japanese culinary experience. Combining fresh local and top notch globally sourced ingredients, Akaiito’s East-Meets-West interpretation of modern Japanese cuisine highlights the best of fine dining.

Our signature Robatayaki Charcoal Grill uses 100% imported Japanese coals to grill a variety of fresh vegetables, meat and seafood that are seasoned with spices and flavours of Japan. Experience our 8-course Kojin set menu, with regular seasonal changes and new additions monthly. Other dining options additional to our Kojin Set Menu include the Tsukiyo Private Dining Room and our Deluxe Bento Box Lunches from Tuesday to Friday.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 19 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.2
Service
4.5
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Energetic
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SSSSS
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

just ok, won't come for a second time.............

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Luvedit
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Only 6 diners, including our table so it was difficult to rate the service and noise level. The food was beautifully prepared and presented.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great, no one hassled us about wearing a mask…
How every restaurant and establishment should be.

SN
SalN
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The kojin menu was amazing, got to try a lot of different dishes

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner

Friendly staff , beautiful atmosphere, artistic presentation of the food but

I think the set menu is very poor and to expensive !

AF
AdamF
6 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service here we had the degustation truly a wonderful experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Overall an underwhelming experience for the cost. We had the degustation - which was neither amazing nor terrible to begin with. There were perhaps one or two lovely dishes in the degustation but the main meat dish was inedible and terrible quality of meat. For the price tag, you could have a much more memorable and tasty experience in the CBD.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my bestie for his birthday dinner. We had the best time…. What a great experience at the restaurant and even at the underground bar. If we could pick one favorite dish, it would be the tooth fish. So yummy!!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome service, great food. You can watch the chefs make all the food from the open kitchen. Great cocktails (mojito is amazing) and great whiskey

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience, would recommend !!

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service1Ambience5

Decent fine dining, but the service is definitely not matching with the price tag.

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Todayismondy
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Firstly, the internal communication of this restaurant is terrible. I called to the reception, can we have the split bills on the night of the booking.? They said :”yeah sure just tell the waiter/waitress when you paid” However, on the night we paid the man turned into:”no no, we don't do split the bill, I give you an exception but you can not do it next time.” Me:??? If you don’t want customers split bills just said it in the phone. No need to bring unhappiness by the end of the dinner.

Secondly, they don’t notify customers the price/menu changed. When I booked it was 148pp truffle set menu. But when we arrived, the truffle set menu became 168pp.
The only the difference I remember the menu from the previous is they replace wagyu entree from Sydney oyster but increase the total price extra $20. We showed them the recipe from opentable. Then, the waiter said oh you may not have the lobster dish. The only thing in my head at that moment is I should have screenshot the menu when I booked. Anyway, the the owner came out gave the solution that we can remain at the same price but there was the only truffle on the steak dish.

It is nothing wrong how they set the menu price to 148 or 168. The problem is we didn't get any update from this restaurant.
That made me felt uncomfortable.

Very slippery restaurant please be careful.

J
Jojo
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience3

Surcharge was unlawfully hidden away and not shown on the menu per state laws.
Booked for a la carte menu but was offered set menu only.

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vipMargarita
4 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Akaito recent experience with the special truffle dinner exceeded my expectations. I loved every dish from presentation to the delicious taste my friends joined me to experience Akaito for the first time and absolutely loved everything. Ambience, food and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service!! Stunning ambience. There was not one dish that disappointed me. Every dish had unique flavours, loved it!

LQ
LisaQ
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great experience here at Akaiito for a birthday dinner.
The restaurant looked beautiful itself while also having the wow factor of watching the chefs plating the dishes in front of you. Decided on the Kojin Set Menu to have a taste of their seasonal dishes because we had not dine here before and it was a great choice when you get overwhelmed with decisions at a new restaurant. The employees were friendly and professional guiding us with information about the dishes and drinks. The food itself on the menu was delicious and with 8 courses you truely tasted everything they had to offer for a reasonable price. Would recommend to anyone who loves a fine dining experience and a taste of Japanese modern cuisine. I look forward to coming back and going to their underground eatery and bar at the premise next time.

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vipizzieunwin
3 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I absolutely loved my time at Akaiito and would definitely recommend dining here! It was such a unique experience, the food was to die for and the cocktails clearly mixed by an expert!

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Mulyadi
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant! We went there for our fifth anniversary, and while we would have preferred dinner - lunch was the only time we could do (with the bub at daycare). The staff got us a nice table, and were gracious in extending some of the ala carte menu for us. The lunch special was good though (we got one of the miso cod bento box - I'd rate it higher than the one we had at another famous chain). Will definitely come back for a date night, and I can't wait to try their tasting menu!

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vipOpenTable Diner
12 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Using normal tuna pieces for a $30 ‘tuna belly tartare’, miss leading customers. The staff explain to me ‘tuna belly’ was a printing mistake and I been told that I should not expect that they serve tuna belly in tartare since the price was so cheap. Ordered 6 small dishes to share, and one dish was missing. We been waiting at least 40 minutes for our last dish. Which is a grilled pork belly, and I have left the food after I had one piece because the meat was terribly tough and chewy. My friend said his was even raw inside.

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Akaiito Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 19 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.