[NEW SPOT] From Las Vegas, The Famous Akira Back Finally Opens in Jakarta!

Akira Back finally opened his new branch in Jakarta at MD Place Building since May 2014, a new entertainment building located in the heart of Jakarta’s most prestigious, Setiabudi region – South Jakarta. Since opening of the famed Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant and Lounge at Bellagio Resort and Casino in Las Vegas in 2008, Chef Back has been named as the “Best Chef in Las Vegas” by Las Vegas Weekly. Chef Back as one of the celebrity Chef in the world, started to spread his culinary wings by the opening of Akira Back Jakarta. He brings his sense of adventure and creativity into every dish for culinary lovers in Jakarta, following the success of Kumi Japanese Restaurant and Bar at Mandalay Bay and Akira Back New Delhi at JW Marriott Aerocity. This restaurant recently held a Grand Opening ceremony on August 23, 2014 and since that time, the restaurant is even getting crowded with visitors. 

Japanese Festive at Akira Back Jakarta by Myfunfoodiary

The atmosphere during the day is simply stunning where natural sunlight coming in from the large windows create a warm atmosphere for the entire dining room. Akira Back Jakarta kept everything looks simple, modern, and clean with a minimalist aesthetic in all their decorations. 

Welcome to Akira Back Jakarta by Myfunfoodiary Suasana di Akira Back Jakarta by Myfunfoodiary Ambience and View to the Kitchen at Akira Back Jakarta by Myfunfoodiary

Over the weekend (Friday and Saturday) there will be a DJ performance in the lounge bar area starts from 10pm. Here, visitors can casually enjoy the music and a wide selection of signature cocktails, wine, and sake.

Bar and Dining Area at Akira Back Jakarta by Myfunfoodiary Table Bar at Akira Back Jakarta by Myfunfoodiary

From the hand of refined chef who was born in Korea and raised in America, this restaurant offers authentic Japanese food variants with a Korean twist that tickles everyone’s taste buds. From hot and cold appetizer, main course and desserts, they’re all tasted amazing!! It was truly a superb lunch experience for both of us!

AB Strawberry Martini, IDR 100K 

The meal started with a delicious Akira Back Strawberry Martini. A beautiful mix of sake-based with Strawberry Liqueur, house-maid Strawberry Nectar, and Strawberry Syrup. Sweet flavor of the strawberry goes well with the light alcohol taste from the Sake. Love it!!

AB Strawberry Martini at Akira Back Jakarta by Myfunfoodiary 02

Hot Ginger Tea, IDR 35K

Hot Ginger Tea at Akira Back Jakarta by MyfunfoodiaryMullie enjoying her Ginger Tea at Akira Back Jakarta by Myfunfoodiary

AB Tacos, IDR 155K

From the Hot Shared menu, we tried the Akira Back Tacos, which is one of their best-seller menus. These mini tacos come in five bite-size pieces, where the Wagyu Galbi minced beef and spicy tomato ponzu sauce blend perfectly inside the crisp tacos. These tacos taste much better than the Mexican tacos I’ve ever tried in some hotels in Jakarta lately. A must try!

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Tuna Pizza, IDR 195K

From the Cold Shared menu, we tried Tuna Pizza, a very famous food in all over his restaurant. The thin and crispy pizza dough covered with thin slices of tuna sashimi and red onions. Mayo and ponzu mayonnaise in them creates a crisp and savory taste sensation. Truffle oil, micro-shiso leaf, and sprinkles of crystal salt and pepper on top of it enhances the delicious flavor to each bite of fresh tuna. Although this menu is meant for sharing, I was tempted to finish it by myself. Ha-ha.. It’s incredibly delicious and memorable dish! A must try!

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Hirame Carpaccio, IDR 170K

Still from the Cold Shared menu, you shouldn’t miss Hirame Carpaccio. Hirame is one of the lightest and most delicate tasting fish which is famous in Japan. Thinly-sliced hirame fish, topped with crispy shallots, savory-tangy Nanbazu sauce and slices of Jalapeno for a spicy hint. This perfectly sliced white fish is incredibly fresh, very delicate in taste, clean aftertaste and firm texture. A must try!

Hirame Carpaccio at Akira Back Jakarta by Myfunfoodiary Hirame Carpaccio at Akira Back Jakarta by Myfunfoodiary 02

Yellowtail Jalapeno, IDR 195K

Besides Hirami, Akira Back also famous with its Yellowtail Jalapeno. Thinly sliced Yellowtail fish served with Jalapeno, Cilantro and Yuja soy. The presentation is quite similar to Hirame Carpaccio, and both of them are mouthwateringly delicious!! A must try!!

Yellowtail Jalapeno at Akira Back Jakarta by Myfunfoodiary 02

Miso Black Cod, IDR 195K

Miso Black Cod served with Shishito (the Japanese green pepper) and topped with beet chili foam. The black cod has an incredibly soft texture and wonderful flavor. I love how the sweet and savoury flavor of the miso, blend in so well with the delicate flavors of the fish and not overpowering it. The crisp fish skin adds another layer of delicious flavor. Oh my gosh, Miso Black Cod is the best fish dishes I’ve ever had so far! A must try!!

Miso Black Cod at Akira Back Jakarta by Myfunfoodiary

48 Hours Wagyu Short Rib, IDR 450K

For the main menu, of course, Akira Back 48 Hours Wagyu Short Rib is a champion dish for us. Premium Wagyu beef chunks are slow-cooked for 48 hours, resulting in a wonderfully tender, juicy, and still retaining a pink medium-rare inside. It is served with quail egg and baby vegetables-as a companion. To make it more filling, we also ordered the Truffled Potato Puree which tasted creamy and so delicious! A must try!!

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AB Shortcake, IDR 65K

We also tried one of their dessert selection. If you’re looking for a light taste of dessert, then you should try Akira Back Shortcake like what I did. Fluffy Strawberry shortcake with vanilla Chantilly, sliced mangos and other fresh fruits, served with homemade orange lychee sorbet. It is a perfect closing after all the heavy meals that day. So yummy!

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Although the food here is pricey, but it is worth every penny. Great food, good music, friendly staff, and great atmosphere, I believe this is one place where everyone wants to be for a happy tummy. We had a very tasty and wonderful lunch experience at Akira Back Jakarta, unlike what we had in many Japanese restaurants in Jakarta. The Tuna Pizza is to die for, and the Miso Black Cod is fabulous as well as the 48 Hours Wagyu Short Rib. Thank you so much Akira Back Jakarta for having us last weekend.

Lunch Set Menu at Akira Back Jakarta by Myfunfoodiary

Private Rooms for special events in Akira Back Jakarta

So, if you want to experience the famous Akira Back Jakarta, I suggest you to book a place early. Last but not least, I want to share the good news with you. Akira Back Jakarta now has a Lunch Prix Set Menu Promotion, which is valid every day from 12pm until 3pm. With only IDR 180.000, ++ (before the additional 21% tax and service charge) you can get a selection of appetizers, main course, and dessert. Woww! That’s a very interesting promo from Akira Back Jakarta! Don’t miss it, guys!

Ambience VIP Room at Akira Back Jakarta by MyfunfoodiarySuasana VIP with Party Decoration at Akira Back Jakarta by Myfunfoodiary

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Akira Back Jakarta
12th Floor MD Place Building, Jalan Setiabudi Selatan No. 7 , Jakarta Selatan
Phone: (021) 2904 0777
Free WIFI: Yes
Power Plug In: Yes
Opening Hour:
Monday-Thursday and Sunday : 12:00 – 00:00
Friday-Saturday: 12:00 – 02:00
Price Range: Above Rp. 100.000,-
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Author: myfunfoodiary

Myfunfoodiary as Indonesian Food and Travel Blog was born in July 2012 and has become one of the valuable online source for locals, tourists, food enthusiasts and industry professionals. It is a Jakarta based Food and Travel Blog managed by Mullie Marlina, a young, lovely, cheerful and blessed wife who loves to share her culinary and travel experiences through her writing. You’ll find her honest reviews, valuable suggestions, objective ratings and recommendation of eateries in Jakarta and selected cities in Indonesia and abroad. Her curated restaurant reviews are based on her meticulous inquiries and her rich dining experience in various restaurants in Jakarta. She has also traveled to different cities and countries where she finds interesting and inspiring dishes, cuisines and excellent dining ambience which she also included in the list. From recommendations, restaurant experiences, events, travel destinations, and recipes, readers will find anything food related in this website. She would really appreciate your feedback, and would love to hear about any suggestions, events regarding food, or just to drop in to say "Hi". Again, thank you so much for dropping by, and she hopes you enjoy reading her journal. Thank you so much for all your supports! God bless you! ^_^

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  1. Cici, pesan dessert sama hot teanya aja boleh ga?
    kalau buat aku yang menarik cuma 2 itu XD

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    • hahaha boleh lah selfi, mrk dessert tapi gak terlalu bnyk pilihan.. mending kamu ambil lunch promo-nya deh uda murah bgt cm 180rb-(before tax) bisa cobain 3 menu kan tuh dr appetizer, main course dan dessert sekalian.. 😀

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