Akemi is the new name we bestow upon the beauty that is great food with great people in a great place.

Business Hours

DAILY 10:30am – 8pm

Dinner on the Paseo

FRI – SUN 5pm – 8pm



Online Ordering

About Akemi Japanese Cuisine

Restauranteur Carol Tan brings years of sushi experience to Castro Valley. A partner in Montclair’s Kakui, Carol was responsible for the sleek makeover of the North Berkeley space that reopened as Akemi in 2015. She even brought in a Japanese-trained sushi chef to create a sushi menu focused on quality over quantity of rolls, and integrity of ingredients. 


Using all-natural, organic ingredients whenever possible, Akemi’s sushi bar in the Castro Valley Marketplace features premium sashimi, nigiri, traditional Japanese appetizers, and a sake program.