Akida is the ugliest restaurant in Richmond. It’s also my favorite sushi restaurant in town. The food is good and cheap and the service is great. The restaurant is employed mostly by one family.
I kind of love that the whole restaurant (about the size of a big walk-in closet) is plastered with home-made “Do not park at Bank of America” signs. There is no pretense here. Just sushi. There’s nothing about the food that will make you shout hallelujah (if you’re into that kind of thing), but it’s dependably good raw fish at dependably reasonable prices. I recommend it.
The lunch special is $9.95. There are a couple different options, but I get the 3 pieces sushi,, 3 pieces of sashimi and a roll. Of course, it comes with miso soup and that stupid salad with ginger dressing that nobody eats.
Akida is on Robinson, near Broad St.