Launched in Dubai’s W Hotel in February this year, Akira Back embodies creative culinary flair amidst elegant interiors that instil an intimately tranquil ambience. Aptly named after the internationally acclaimed, Las Vegas-based master chef Akira Back, the fine-dining restaurant also has a home in Singapore, Toronto, Seoul, Jakarta, Bangkok, San Diego, New Delhi, San Francisco, Bali, Beverly Hills, Dallas, Hanoi and Las Vegas.
The lounge at Akira Back, Dubai
The very first Akira Back restaurant opened its doors in Las Vegas eleven years ago and another twelve are set to launch within the next year. The South-Korean born, Michelin-starred chef prepares authentic, Japanese-Korean fusion cuisine with American touches by the likes of 48 Hour Short Ribs, Duck Prosciutto, AB Mandoo, and handcrafted Origami Tacos.
Vegan rainbow sushi rolls, Akira Back Dubai
Besides the eclectic blend of Asian flavours, textures and the finest artisanal sourced ingredients, what’s really evident is the presentation and behind-the-scenes effort that goes into curating each dish.
The Origami Tacos, for example, are handcrafted in the form of fortune teller chatter boxes and birds, with delectable toothfish miso-yaki, pickled daikon and yuja adorned on top. Also worth every bite is the 48 Hour Short Rib, comprising root veggies, quail egg, braising jus, and fermented carrot smoke.
Chef Akira Back in action
The indoor-outdoor restaurant boasts an open kitchen design, counter-top Robata Grill, a luxurious outdoor terrace, mesmerising views through floor-to-ceiling windows and a floating bar.
A painting by the chef’s mother adorns the sushi counter in a mosaic of seven thousand metal tiles, a testament to Back’s love for her. For a more private dinner, the restaurant features an intimate dining room. And with picturesque, panoramic water views on the terrace against the backdrop of Dubai’s skyline, fine-dining aficionados can appreciate more than just good food.
Akira Back is located on the 5th floor at W Dubai, the Palm Jumeirah. To book your table, contact +971 4 245 5555 or click here