On an impulsive afternoon, Ate texted me she'll book for a Japan trip early next year in time for the Cherry Blossoms season. I said I am game right away, not considering the budget, the schedule, etcetera--I just want to visit the country with my favorite food, weather, fashion, art, author, and even dog (Hachiii, hehe!). But for now, while Feb is still far faaar away, I satisfy myself with all these Japan cravings through dining in legit Japanese restaurants.
One recent discovery is AKIRA in Shangri-La Mall East Wing:
We went there for dinner, in time for the nice Koto music of Japan performance:
Guests also have an extensive variety to choose from, authentic dishes such as ramen, noodles, sushi, sashimi, maki/rolls, tempura, tonkatsu, and bentos.
Akira is a Teppanyaki restaurant, inspired by the fictional story of Akira--the legendary Teppanyaki chef of Japan who trained and fought the fire god Kagutsuchi to save his beloved Sayuri. During our visit in the restaurant, we had a teppanyaki grill table where we witnessed the chef showcase teppanyaki skills not just to cook food, but also to entertain the guests.
The restaurant offers premium items such as U.S. Wagyu Rib-Eye and Japanese Wagyu, Kobe, and U.S. Tenderloin. Such items can be served a la carte, or better be included in the set completely served with chicken, shrimp, fried rice, miso soup, and vegetables.
Natakot ako sa apoy and juggling of sandok, haha, galing!
"Si chef, pa-fall!" Lol. Heart-shaped egg and rice!
Akira Japanese Restaurant's menu and price list:
And of course, best when shared. :) Till our next visit!
For more info and updates, visit Akira on Facebook and @akira_ph on Twitter and Instagram.