Visitors who are taking a stroll along Arendell Street, or who are in the downtown region for a local art show or special event, can satisfy a craving for something different and the Japanese bistro and sushi bar, Akai Hana.

Akai Hana features a variety of traditional Japanese cuisine in a fun and modern atmosphere, with an emphasis on fresh ingredients and top-notch seafood. Serving both lunch and dinner, patrons can dive into hearty appetizers and platters such as broiled mussels, steak or salmon teriyaki, or classic seafood and veggie tempuras. The sushi menu is just as impressive, and features local favorites including the Hurricane Roll, (with crabstick, cucumber, smoked salmon and avocado), the Green Roll, (with Yellowtail tuna, avocado, Wasabi Tobikko and scallions), and the Tuna-peño Roll, with tuna, spicy sauce, and jalapeno peppers. There are also a variety of vegetarian rolls, as well as combination platters so that sushi fans can taste a wide array of their favorites. In addition, patrons can enjoy a nice selection of wines, domestic and Japanese beers, and a range of different sakes.

Satisfying and perfectly suited for waterfront Morehead City, Akai Hana is a fine and convenient destination for beach-loving visitors with a sushi craving.

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*Off-season hours may vary*
  • Monday11:30am-9:30pm
  • Tuesday11:30am-9:30pm
  • Wednesday11:30am-9:30pm
  • Thursday11:30am-9:30pm
  • Friday11:30am-10:00pm
  • Saturday5:00pm-10:00pm
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