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Ai Japanese Restaurant, Palm Coast

Ai Japanese Restaurant

208 St. Joe Plaza Drive, Palm Coast, FL 32164

Avg. Rating

4.50 out of 5
Service
3.80 out of 5
Atmosphere
Rating: 88% - 23 Reviews

Total

4.41
4.41 out of 5

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Ai Japanese Restaurant Details

  • Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi
  • Phone: (386) 446-0508
  • Address:

    208 St. Joe Plaza Drive, Palm Coast, FL 32164

  • Hours:

    Mon-Sat: 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Sun: Closed

  • Price Range: $$$
  • Payment: Accepts credit cards
  • Alcohol Served: Beer/Wine 
  •   Ai Japanese Restaurant Menu

 I'm sorry that my experience here didn't go along with everyone else's! First, I wasn't very impressed with the dining room as I found it lacked any... read more!

Review of Ai Japanese Restaurant by Olivia from Palm Coast

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  1. Review by Faye, Palm Coast 1/26/2023
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    They only had one server, which was fine because there was only 3 tables take, but the one server made it known for us not to be demanding, even though we hadn't even as much looked at the menu as yet, plus she said there was only one person in the kitchen and to be patient. Strange way to run a restaurant but we placed our order and food gradually arrived in stages, which I will say was very good. Two of the other tables left but service for us didn't improve. The atmosphere was completely dull with no music and dead silent, and combined with the unapproachable server, took away from the excellence of the food.

        Faye recommends Ai Japanese Restaurant
        
  1. Review by Tima, Palm Coast 1/8/2023
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    Amazing food and great service... Fresh and delicious. The very best in town. Tried others but Ai ranks above them all.

        Tima recommends Ai Japanese Restaurant
        
  1. Review by Olivia, Palm Coast 11/5/2022
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    I'm sorry that my experience here didn't go along with everyone else's! First, I wasn't very impressed with the dining room as I found it lacked any ambiance and could do with some decorating. Second, the woman serving wasn't very pleasant, seemed very defensive over simple questions, and wasn't welcoming at all. Finally, the food was very plain and completely lacked anything that would make me want to eat again. I don't know if this was just a bad night for them, but it appeared to be run by just two people, and neither with any kind of enthusiasm. Overall a very dull experience. Pass on this one!

        Not recommended
        
  1. Review by Maggie, Palm Coast 8/21/2022
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    The atmosphere here is dull and the server was quite lifeless, but the food was very good. The tempura is very light and crispy, and the Miso Salmon was fresh and delicately seasoned. The Nigiri Sushi selection was excellent and the highlight of the meal. If they work on the atmosphere and teach the server to smile, this would be a gem of a place.

        Maggie recommends Ai Japanese Restaurant
        
  1. Review by Tina, Palm Coast 7/15/2022
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    Very good service from server and fresh sushi. Calamari was excellent plus the Tempura shrimp was very tasty.

        Tina recommends Ai Japanese Restaurant
        
  1. Review by Roman, Palm Coast 7/4/2022
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    Not too impressed and don't understand the good reviews. Firstly, the place feels musty and is very spartan, secondly, the woman serving had about as much personality as a fire hydrant, and thirdly, the food completely lacked any flavor, the tempura batter tasted like it was fried in old grease, and the sushi fell apart as soon as they were touched. Soup was good though. I think I'll have nightmares tonight about that server 😱

        Not recommended
        
  1. Review by Calvin, Palm Coast 5/17/2022
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    Kind of a minimalist type of place in terms of the food and decor. I have been visiting here for years and as some of the food here can be quite bland, I have learned that the best items to order are those with good natural flavors like the Nigiri and Maki rolls. Service is always very good but the restaurant is starting to show its age.

        Calvin recommends Ai Japanese Restaurant
        
  1. Review by Steven, Palm Coast 4/22/2022
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    You can't go wrong with Ai Japanese restaurant it's just really really good. Prices are reasonable and the quality is always there.

        Steven recommends Ai Japanese Restaurant
        
  1. Review by Ryan, Palm Coast 3/21/2022
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    Customer service was very good and the restaurant is relaxing. They have a lot of appetizers to choose from and a good selection of traditional Japanese dishes and sushi. Their sushi is quite plain and lets the flavor of the ingredients shine instead of sauces and bits that other places cover their rolls in. The Yakitori skewers are similar with just a light basting. Everything is priced very reasonably.

        Ryan recommends Ai Japanese Restaurant
        
  1. Review by Pam, Palm Coast 12/7/2021
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    Nice and calm in here but not your modern type of sushi restaurant, with more basic traditional offerings and service. Unrushed with well prepared food with nice delicate and fresh flavors. Katsu is good here and their tempura is light and not greasy. I also recommend their ramen which is especially good in the colder weather.

        Pam recommends Ai Japanese Restaurant
        
  1. Review by Tg, Palm Coast 10/29/2021
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    Best sushi in town hands down. They will start their dine-in withlimited seating on November 1st... yippee! Looking forward to enjoying the best sushi in town. Owners are super nice.

    Highlight of visit: Love love the yaki udon and Tina Don... plus their chicken katsu is super good best ginger dressing in town.

        Tg recommends Ai Japanese Restaurant
        
  1. Review by Dallas, Palm Coast 9/13/2021
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    Picked up order as still no inside dining. Customer service very good and polite and everything was well packed for transporting. The Japanese Rice bowl and Yaki Udon were delicious and come with Miso Soup and small Salad. Katsu is also very good here usually get a combo of Salmon and Scallop. Highly recommend.

        Dallas recommends Ai Japanese Restaurant
        
  1. Review by Terry, Palm Coast 6/5/2021
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    We had better expectations of this restaurant. The food seemed very traditional and was very fresh but everything was plain and lacked flavor. Service was polite and very efficient and atmosphere very calm and minimalist. Very little to eat for vegetarians which upset my wife. I don't recommend as there's some much more exciting sushi restaurants in Palm Coast with more choices and better flavors.

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  1. Review by Collin, Palm Coast 3/8/2021
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    I was craving a good ramen so called to see what they had to offer and was recommended their Hell Ramen, which has pork, beansprouts, egg, seaweed, etc. which turned out to be absolutely delicious. Their broth had a great flavor with just the right amount of spiciness. I don't like sushi to go as it never tastes the same once I get it home, so would like to try their sushi one day once we can dine in. Very good service also with the gentleman being patient with my questions and very polite when picking up.

        Collin recommends Ai Japanese Restaurant
        
  1. Review by Robert M., Palm Coast 10/17/2020
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    Been dining at Ai since it's early days and with different owners. Today it has the same discrete and professional service and calming atmosphere. The food is wonderful with a great attention to detail. Just had takeout and everything was so fresh with vibrant flavors. It's in a kind of depressing looking plaza now but hopefully they'll get a facelift soon like across the street.

        Robert M. recommends Ai Japanese Restaurant
        
  1. Review by Elizabeth, Palm Coast 8/9/2020
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    Ai is a Palm Coast institution! It's the only true Japanese restaurant in town serving traditional hand crafted dishes such as Ramen, Curry Pots, Kettle Pots, katsu, etc., plus the best sushi around. And if you like tempura you won't find a lighter batter than Ai's. Dine in only right now but still very enjoyable at home.

        Elizabeth recommends Ai Japanese Restaurant
        
  1. Review by TAG, Palm Coast 6/18/2020
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    This place has been around for a long time and there's an absolutely good reason for it excellent service excellent food consistent fresh sushi fair pricing good portion quantity overall a five-star Hidden Gem they're homemade secret ginger dressing is totally amazing the best tempura ever and the sushi is definitely of high-quality.

        TAG recommends Ai Japanese Restaurant
        
  1. Review by Rohi, Palm Coast 2/10/2020
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    I have not had their sushi as I just for their ramen which is excellent and the best anywhere around. Both the Miso and the Hell (spicy) ramen taste amazing. The restaurant is basic but has a calming feel about it and service is professional and discrete. A true gem of place.

        Rohi recommends Ai Japanese Restaurant
        
  1. Review by Meryl, Palm Coast 9/19/2019
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    It's starting to feel a little tired inside but still a very classy establishment. Service is top notch even though they only seemed to have one person out front. Sushi is excellent but I'm very fond of their other dishes such the Japanese Curry Pots and Ramen. Their tempura batter is also so light and crispy and is the best in town. Japanese Saporo beer washes it down perfectly. It's hidden away next to Ace Hardware and easily missed but well worth looking for. I highly recommend.

        Meryl recommends Ai Japanese Restaurant
        
  1. Review by Joseph, Palm Coast 5/11/2019
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    This is Old School sushi served in a minimalist atmosphere. Don't expect neon or LED mood lighting, or sushi served with dry ice, etc., and trendy sake cocktails. What you get here is traditional sushi and discreet service in a modest setting. The ingredients are fresh and the sushi is made well. Prices reasonable for the quality. It's been here for many years and has never disappointed us.

        Joseph recommends Ai Japanese Restaurant