Akari Japanese Restaurant – Newton
Knowing how I suffer from problems with directions, I made sure to Google Akari beforehand when I knew that I was going to be out in the Newton area. Unfortunately, I must have misread something that said Akari was located in the Strawberry Hill Shopping Centre. I must have driven around that complex for a good five minutes before I pulled over and checked my phone only to find that it’s located across the street from Strawberry Hill in the Scott 72 Centre.
When I finally arrived, I found that the inside of the restaurant was a bit modern mixed with traditional. They have a few separated dining rooms that look like mini houses.
I ordered the Special Lunch Bento Box with Chicken ($14.95) which came with a bowl of miso soup. The fried gyozas were super juicy when I bit into them. I especially liked the chicken teriyaki as the exterior had a great crunchy char to the skin but the inside meat was tender and juicy.
In addition to the prawn and veggie tempura (which was dipped in a thin batter), you also get their daily special which was a yam croquette. The food here is solid and the service was fairly quick during the lunch hour.
7261 120th Street
Posted on September 3, 2013, in Japanese, Restaurant Review and tagged Chicken Teriyaki, Food, Japanese, Newton, restaurant review, Special Bento Box, Surrey. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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