Page Last Updated: Thu, 21st Feb 2019
Pro snowboarder turned adrenaline-fueled culinary master, Chef Akira Back brings his modern tastes of Japanese cuisine prepared with a Korean accent to the Middle East for the first time.
His restaurant sits atop W Dubai - The Palm, soaking in panoramic views of the Palm and city.
It is a complete adventure for your soul.
Chef Akira and his team, led by Chef de Cuisine Giovanni Ledon, strive to bring a new dimension to Japanese cuisine and create a memorable experience for the guests by exploring the endless possibilities of combining interesting ingredients and unexpected flavours.
It is where guests can mix + mingle while sharing a plate or two or three.
The energy behind-the-scenes fuel the flavours. Sushi, a Robata grill, Wagyu beef tenderloin or vegan - all tastes are welcome.
Signature dishes include Chef Akira's tuna pizza and AB tacos.
The indoor/outdoor space provides a dramatic backdrop where everyone has a panoramic view in the foreground.
The entrance to the restaurant is a vortex that brings you one step closer to heaven.
Upon entering, you'll notice the detail in abstract design; including artwork from Chef Akira's mother, cloud like structures on the ceiling, wabi sabi finishings and tiger stripes to honor his zodiac sign.
The rooftop terrace is ideal for pre/post dinner or just for some small bites, with the floating bar as a focal point.
There is also a private dining room for those sharing an intimate occasion or an omasake experience.