Located on the 5thfloor 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.
The restaurant also has a dedicated Sake tasting room, with a range of five sakes, which are branded under Akira’s name, and brewed by the Nanbu Bijin brewery in Japan.
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.