Aoi Sushi

211 Northeast A Street, Bentonville AR 72712

$25 - $50 Recommended New

Upscale sushi restaurant with a patio, full bar, and a vast sake selection.
We will be open on Friday & Saturdays for dinner service only. Our dining capacity is very limited while observing COVID-19 regulations. Please adhere to dining time slots of 60 minutes per couple, add 15 extra minutes per each additional person. Thank you for your understanding.
*Our restaurant is available as a venue for events, as well as catering*.

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 211 Northeast A Street, Bentonville AR 72712
  • Cross Street: Northeast Blake Street
  • Location: Bentonville
  • Cuisine: Japanese | Seafood | Sushi |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Upscale Casual
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner | Other |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Diners Club | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: 18.00 |
  • Phone: 4793672825
  • Features: Full Bar, Catering Services, Outdoor Seating, Private Room, Prix Fixe Menu, Takeout Available, Tasting Menu, Lounge / Bar, Chef’s Table, BYOB,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Closed - Main Room
Tuesday
Lunch - Main Room 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  
Dinner - Main Room 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  
Wednesday
Lunch - Main Room 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.  
Dinner - Main Room 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  
Thursday
Lunch - Main Room 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  
Dinner - Main Room 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  
Friday
Lunch - Main Room 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  
Dinner - Main Room 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.  
Saturday
All Day - Main Room 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.  
Sunday
Sunday - Closed

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Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 4/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 30, 2021
Larry R.
the acoustics need to be improved in the dining areas.way too noisy.but still a great dining experience

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 12, 2021
Tammy H.
Our first visit…loved the food and the experience. Eric was a wonderful server and the staff did a great job of covering each other as it was super busy. We will be back. Love Blu and love Aoi as well!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 24, 2021
Patti P.
We loved it

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 21, 2021
Michael G.
Rarely does a dining experience have both excellent food and service all in one experience but Aoi came through like a champ. Maybe it was my personal taste but I couldn't find one dish on the menu that didn't fit into what I would expect a competent sushi house to serve. That being said, the menu wasn't mainstream but a combination of creative, substantial, and fresh. Since it's a short review I'll leave it at that and add one more note, our water Eric(k)? was the bee knees, we made a reservation for next week and requested him.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 20, 2021
demara t.
I was entertaining to Los Angeles-based movie producers on their final night in Bentonville after wrapping on their new feature films. We all loved the specialty rolls we had. Do you need combination of flavors or some thing even the Angelinos had not experienced. Waitress was excellent and view of the gardens the calming experience we needed after a busy couple of weeks on Location sets.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Value: 10/10
May 07, 2021
Richard S.
Great food – – great service Regarding ambience, the music was so loud it drowned out our conversation. Regardless, we will definitely return!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 06, 2021
Sharon C.
Excellent!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 21, 2021
Gabrielle J.
My bf and I went in for the first time and it was absolutely amazing!! The service was fast and so kind. Also the food was amazing

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Mar 21, 2021
Tommy R.
I loved the Japanese Old Fashioned. Finding a parking spot is a challenge. Afternoon sun was bothersome where we sat...suggest a window shade. Food is a bit pricey. Server said the Lamb Pots we’re phenomenal...I did not find them so...mine were tough at the bone. Scallops were very fresh. Sushi rolls were average. I look forward to different ones on my next visit.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 11, 2021
Jesse O.
Would be nice if there was more main meals on the dinner menu but overall I had a very positive experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 09, 2021
Kaye N.
SO good!!! I've been there twice...love the atmosphere. Great service and the sushi is fresh and delicious. It's hard to choose what to order because everything is amazing! We will absolutely be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 06, 2021
Foster L.
Sushi is the pretty good and cocktails are decent

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 21, 2021
Erin K.
Great atmosphere, great staff and GREAT food!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 08, 2021
Darin B.
Very nice restaurant with some of the best sushi we’ve had.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Jan 28, 2021
Tricia C.
Food and service was amazing! We had a party of 6 so the total bill was a bit shocking. Great place for a special celebration or just a date night.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 13, 2021
Crystal F.
Bartender was amazing! This was my first visit so I made sure to rate on Yelp as well. We got our food quickly and the drinks were on point. I’ll be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 5/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 25, 2020
Lindsay J.
The experience is as good with the waiter. The food was amazing. We both ran out of water pretty early on in our meal and both needed some water throughout our meal. Also a verbal happy birthday would have been nice at least since we reserved for a birthday and there was not much celebration happening from the customer standpoint.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 20, 2020
Silvia R.
Excellent food and great atmosphere. We will definitely be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 19, 2020
Aaron M.
Fantastic every time!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 31, 2020
Christina C.
Wonderful.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 11, 2020
Heath M.
Best sushi and service I have ever had! We loved our meal and the recommendations from the staff were on point. Best old fashioned in Bentonville.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 14, 2020
Sandi F.
It was delicious!!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 12, 2020
Pamela H.
Fabulous!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 11, 2020
David R S.
No improvement necessary. ALL the staff we wonderful and very aware of our needs during the whole evening. The sushi and lamb chops along with the miso soup was flawless. Just three of us attended for our sons Birthday supper. They made it a memorable occasion. I’d suggest anyone reading this please give it a try. You will not be disappointed. David and Yasmine Smith

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 29, 2020
Heather H.
Everything was amazing, the food, the service - it was all great. We will be back again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 23, 2020
Joshua B.
AMAZING

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 02, 2020
alicia m.
Excellent service and amazing sushi!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 02, 2020
Isabel M.
Everything is always great!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 01, 2021
Hollie L.
Amazing Food and service, but the old building was musty smelling, hot, and they served lukewarm water. We will definitely be back though. I just hope they can filter the air better.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 5/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 26, 2021
Steve G.
While we had a delicious meal and enjoyed our evening, our on line booking was not on their system. I had not taken my phone so could not show them. It worked out as the two of us sat at counter and stilll enjoyed ourselves. I checked my reservation confirmation email and it clearly said day and time we went. Will go again, as we had an excellent meal. But disappointed our reservation not acknowledged.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 25, 2021
Titus P.
Booking early is key. There was a table setup for us when we got there, excellent service, knowledgeable server, top notch food and the presentation was great. It was a nice paced service and we didn’t feel rushed. Made for a special evening!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 02, 2021
Rebecca M.
The freshest sushi on either Coast, in the middle of the country! Fish is flown in twice a week and is the cleanest, most flavorful. The service is knowledge and friendly, and the food is as aesthetically pleasing as it is tasty in the tummy.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 01, 2021
Pauline M.
The food is great but the service is very long (45 min on average).

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 09, 2021
Scott B.
It was a nice dinner! Very good service. Sushi was fresh and skillfully made!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 26, 2020
Holly B.
The hours first kept throwing us off. We tried 3 times to come. Yelp, Facebook and website show differing hours. Once finally there, I pulled up Yelp and it said closed. So you all definitely need to get that fixed. The seating was tight, not private or cozy for a date night. We moved to the sushi bar. The server was busy but managed fine. The sushi was incredible and makes it worth the many attempted trips there. The appetizer shrimp was awesome. The mojito was very good but once you tack on the liquor tax it was around $17?! We will be back, but drinking water

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 13, 2020
Nathan B.
Best sushi in the region. Great atmosphere. A little slow on getting the drinks out and a bit expensive but can't complain too much being that it's a landlocked state and it's not easy getting quality, fresh fish as you get with Aoi.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Jan 25, 2021
Sondra A.
Sushi was very very good but service was very very slow. Don’t think it should take an hour to get sushi

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Jan 23, 2021
Amanda E.
Good tasted amazing as was the ambiance ..however, very pricey and not filling. Will go again but without kids.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 4/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 09, 2021
Amanda H.
Food was excellent and the wait staff was great. However, I was under the impression there would be limited capacity due to covid restrictions and that didn’t seem to be the case.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 09, 2020
Patrice G.
Food somewhat uneven. Patio corner was very nice. Much liked the big flame burner..

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 30, 2020
Mel L.
Everything was great except it was warm inside the restaurant; which isn’t awesome for raw fish.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 02, 2020
Cheryl G.
Our waiter was outstanding. The service was slow! The food seems less fresh every time we go... during the initial opening, I would have given the food a solid 10... not so much now.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 6/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 6/10
Jul 03, 2021
Michael A.
I loved the food and seeing Mandy, the best sushi chef ever! The ambiance has great potential but there are many things that need to be done. Clean the windows, fix up the back garden area, fix the wobbly tables and chairs, etc. Also, training the wait staff to look over at their tables occasionally to see if anything is needed would be nice. Oh and finally, turn down the loud pop music. The volume was ridiculous.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Value: 5/10
May 06, 2021
Scott P.
Food was good - our favorite dish was the appetizer of Japanese Nachos. They were delicious! The rolls were a bit on the pricier side and you didn't feel like you were getting a good bang for your buck.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 10/10
May 03, 2021
Scott M.
The room was really loud and the lights were very bright. Food was amazing and serving was great.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 4/10
Ambiance: 5/10
Value: 3/10
Mar 17, 2021
Jeff L.
The food was good albeit over-priced. Service was slow. The men's restroom was just one at a time which created wait-lines. Seems like a small business that could use some logistical help.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 4/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Feb 04, 2021
Michael S.
Great food, but service was superrrrrr slow.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 5/10
Value: 7/10
Jan 11, 2021
Greg J.
Food was awesome. Atmosphere not great. Sat at table by bathroom so smelled that more than food. Room was all hard surfaces so no absorption of noise. Very loud and not romantic for a date night.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Sep 14, 2020
Rebeca A.
Very cute setting ❤️The staff was courteous... they were out of Sapporo... otherwise amazing food, beautiful presentation!