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Otani Japanese Restaurant - Akron

About.com Rating 4 Star Rating
User Rating 2.5 Star Rating (9 Reviews)


Dining at Otani Japanese Restaurant

Dining at Otani Japanese Restaurant

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The Bottom Line

With it's relaxed atmosphere, Otani Japanese Restaurant is the place to go to be introduced to the art and taste of true Japanese cuisine. Their unique sushi bar is a must.


  • Casual, relaxed atmsophere
  • A fun way to experience Japanese cuisine
  • Best #2 in "Best of Akron" restaurant poll by Akron Life and Leisure Magazine


  • Communal tables are fun, but not intimate.


  • Otani Japanese Restaurant
    1684 Merriman Rd.
    Akron, OH 44313
  • (330) 836-1500
  • Dinner Price Range: $9 - $20
  • Payment Methods: American Express, Master Card, Visa
  • Hours:Monday – Saturday 11:30 am – 2pm and 5pm - 9pm

Guide Review - Otani Japanese Restaurant - Akron

Dinner starts with a mushroom soup and orange ginger salad. For dinner, your choices include Chicken, a variety of steak, pork, seafood, vegetarian as well as authentic Japanese dishes. All dinners include vegetables, fried rice, and shrimp flambe, hot off the grill. Dinner ends with sherbet and a fortune cookie, as well as a full tummy.

The chefs are great at personalizing the experience for the crowd. They cracks jokes; throw food high into the air; make art out of the fried rice in shapes, such as a heart; and create onion volcanoes with fire flaming high up into the air.

Discount Coupon for Otani:
The 2007 Entertainment Book for the Akron Area has a discount coupon for both lunch and dinner. For more information, or to order yours, click here. To order, use zip code “44115” for Cleveland and “44307” for Akron.

Getting there
From Cleveland:Take I-77 S; take Ghent Rd. S exit; merge onto Ghent Rd.; turn Left onto Smith Rd.; turn Right onto Riverview Rd., which becomes Merriman Rd.

From Akron: Take Sand Run Rd.; turn Right on Smith Rd.; turn Right onto Riverview Rd., which becomes Merriman Rd.
User Reviews

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 1 out of 5

After watching the cook put food on the burnt table top and completely miss giving me my rice on my plate, I complained to lady manager/owner and no-one there seemed to care even when I said I would write a review. NO RESPECT OR CARE FOR CUSTOMER VOICE or the Customer. Wonder what kitchen looks like because contemplated cleanliness too.

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