Internationally renowned chef Akira Back brings you his take on exhilarating Japanese cuisine, prepared with Korean and international twists. Derived from seasonal produce and artisanal sourced ingredients, taste the eclectic flavors whilst looking out on the Dubai skyline.
From extreme sports athlete to Michelin-starred chef, South-Korean born Akira Back opened his first restaurant in 2008 in Las Vegas, and now boasts a 12-strong portfolio of restaurants across the world in cities including Singapore, Toronto, San Francisco, Bangkok, and Seoul.
Akira Back offers an adventure for the soul, with the energy behind-the-scenes fueling the flavours. Diners can expect modern Japanese cuisine with Korean and international essences prepared with seasonal produce and artisanal sourced ingredients.
Located on the 5th floor at W Dubai – The Palm, the imposing entrance to the restaurant takes the form of a vortex, bringing you closer to heaven. The dramatic, indoor-outdoor space boasts abstract, design-led interiors such as the open kitchen, counter-top Robata Grill, expansive dining room—with every seat in the house delivering spectacular, panoramic views—and a seriously impressive outdoor terrace, complete with floating bar.
Personal design touches add authenticity to the venue and make for a memorable dining experience. Chef Akira Back always includes a painting from his Mother within his restaurants, and in Dubai, this hangs over the sushi counter in a mosaic of 7000 metal tiles. The venue also highlights the Japanese art form of Wabi-Sabi, where broken porcelain is made perfect again, by repurposing it to adorn the columns. Tiger stripes in the form of strings of light also decorate the walls, referencing Akira’s zodiac sign. Images of clouds are projected on to steel plates to give you the illusion of dining in the sky.
From gorgeous leather banquette seating, to a secluded private dining room for more intimate gatherings, Akira Back is a restaurant to keep returning to again and again.
From pre-dinner drinks looking out on to the glittering Dubai skyline, dinner with friends, or a more romantic experience, Akira Back is the new venue for culinary with altitude.
Akira Back Restaurant Menu
Akira Back Dubai
Truffle Tuna Taco
umami aioli | red onion | truffle
Contains: Gluten, Fish, Mustard, Egg, Soybeans
potato | salsa verde | chipotle miso
Contains: Gluten, Milk
AB Impossible Tacos
impossible bulgogi | onion | roasted tomato ponzu
Contains: Gluten, Mustard, Sesame Seeds, Egg, Soybeans; Vegetarian
Grilled Lamb Chop
kizami potato | smoked jalapeño anticucho