I don't know where to begin. From the moment we entered Akira to the moment we left, everything was so perfect. This location is beautifully designed and the food was so, so, so delicious. We sat at the bar and were mesmerized by Taro preparing the sushi. He's also very charismatic and we had a lot of fun chatting with him. Every piece of sushi that came out was like art and tasted so perfect. Everything we got from the kitchen (steak, fried shrimp, etc) was amazing as well.
Best restaurant in Eugene in my opinion. One of those places where every single thing is going to be one of the best if not the best version of it you've ever had and you might just eat something you've never heard of before. The cocktails are also superb. The meal sequence is meticulously planned and my preferred way to eat at Akira (reserve far in advance!) although watching plates of nigiri be prepared at the bar before you eat them is also hard to beat. The chef is a super nice guy and always seems like he's having fun.
I had the pescatarian tasting meal since I dont eat any land meats and they were completely able to cater to my dairy and egg free diet as well. I can't even begin to describe how fantastic this meal was! The sushi was fresh and amazing, the seared scallop and crispy salmon were to die for and the salmon collar was just stupendous!
You only get to choose tasting meals or a sushi only meal, there aren't any rolls, fried rice or noodle dishes here. Just wonderful sushi and amazing cooked foods as part of the tasting meals. I had the pescatarian tasting meal since I dont eat any land meats and they were completely able to cater to my dairy and egg free diet as well.
The Sushi chef is somewhat unique, dancing to techno music that is playing and liberally dropping F-Bombs and S-Bombs for all to hear. He was basically playing to a few who were sitting at his bar. Unfortunately the entire room is subjected to this. Perhaps business is doing well enough that this is not a concern for them that some may be offended.
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