Akashi Japanese Restaurant was established in 1993. The restaurant was started by Larry Chi and wife Barbara. At the time they started, they were the youngest sushi bar in town (average age of chefs was 21). The owners had a previous restaurant in downtown Miami but decided to fill a niche that was needed in, then the small local town of, South Miami, now named the "All-American City". Larry and Barbara have both worked and still continue to work within the restaurant since the very beginning. The restaurant is an adorable little place, with very dark lighting and an amazing saltwater fish tank that sets the mood all the way from the sushi bar. The menu can only be described as all encompassing; you'll find everything from your basic teriyakis and tempuras to tasty specials, the best sushi boats in town, generous and artistic preparations of tuna, salmon, yellowtail, and shrimp.