24381 San Juan Rd, Carmel, CA, United States
NileGuide Expert tip:
Call for a reservation if you know that you will be eating here before you arrive in town. Highly recommended because seating is limited and fills up quickly.
"The best sushi restaurant outside of Japan," some diners say about Akaoni. And with quite possibly the freshest fish in Carmel served atop perfect mounds of rice and alongside other veggies and nori, Akaoni draws big crowds. Akaoni prides itself on providing a very traditional experience for its diners. You won't find anyone doing sake bombs here, or the chef putting out California rolls with faux-crab. This is an elegant, adult atmosphere that the sushi-lover will thoroughly immerse themselves in.