This story is 100% true and not embellished. If anything, I have toned it down..... it starts at the house. My friends and I were trying to figure out where to eat. I have never been here, 2 of my friends love it, and one has only had the sushi, which he thought was less than good and really didn't want to eat there. After being convinced by our other friends that everything but the sushi was delicious, we decided to go. It was getting late, we were heading to karaoke... we arrived at 8:38. After checking to make sure they didn't close until 9:00, we went in. The guy behind the counter informs us before we order that he has already cleaned the tables for the night and therefore everything is going to have to be to go. We are fine with this, but start to debate on whether to eat outside at the shopping center's tables or go elsewhere. We finally decide after SEVERAL minutes of debating, that we are hungry and we will stay. At this, the guy behind the counter informs us that the chairs outside are theirs, and they are bringing them in and we are not welcome to sit in them. Friend1 says, ""Ok guys, lets just go"" and I say to the guy, ""You heard us talking about it for 5 minutes... why didn't you just SAY you owned the chairs outside?"" and we walk out. As we are getting in our car, the guy chases out and starts screaming profanities at us. Most of it was not understandable and to ME was somewhat humourous. But some of the phrases he screamed that I DID understand included, ""I'M NOT A F*ING FRNCHISE I CAN CLOSE WHEN I WANT!"", ""I DON""T NEED YOU $10!!"" (good math guy, there are 4 of us, we would have spent about $35 and 2 of us eat there every weekend...) Lets see... there was ""DON'T EVER COME BACK HERE, IF I SEE YOU INT HIS SHOPPING CENTER I WILL KICK YOUR A**"" so apparently we can no longer get tattoos, go to the ABC store, or the convenient store ever again... at this point we are in the car, but one friend will not get in. She is just standing with her door open. Our driver just rolls down his window and says, more calmly than I would have, ""Man, you have some great customer service here..."" and the guy screams ""I AM THE OWNER I CAN DO WHAT I WANT"" and our friend who is not in the car yet says, ""Man, WHAT is your problem!? We didn't even DO anything to you!?"" and the goes off MORE screaming at the top of his lungs, ""YOU GONNA LET YOUR GIRLFRIEND DO ALL THE TALKING FOR YOU? WHY DON""T YOU GET OUT OF THE CAR!?"" (I mean, what was he going to do if all 4 of us got out? seriously???? his cook was looking at him like he was insane) Driver finally told our last friend to get in the car and this guy literally chased our car screaming after it until we left the lot.
Now, I seriously doubt this was the owner. My 2 regular friends say they've never seen him there before and he was young, maybe late 20's... perhaps the owner's son but DEFINITELY high on something. It's the ONLY thing I can think of that would make him react that way.... but, none of us will ever be back, and anyone we can convince not to go there won't either. I know this sounds like a joke, but I promise it is all true. We went and ate at Jasmin's instead (always fabulous!) and when we got to karaoke, we dedicated the song ""face down"" to the crazy 'owner' of Akari Express.
and to the owner... 2-4 people will no longer be eating at your establishment every weekend. that isn't $10... that is about $4,500 a year on average. In this economy, I wouldn't treat that kinda money lightly... you wont be in business long with an attitude like that.
Pros: apparently the food is goo, i wouldn't know
Cons: verbally abusive'owner'