Sponsored: Go on an adrenaline-fueled journey with Japanese cuisine by internationally renowned, Chef Akira Back…

Professional snowboarder-turned-celebrity Chef Akira Back is famed for his sense of adventure, culinary creativity and an eponymous blend of Japanese fare with Korean essence.

Akira Back

His restaurant, Akira Back, is located on the fifth floor of W Dubai – The Palm where diners will have to walk through an Instagrammable vortex to enter the dining area.

The impressive outdoor terrace is a great spot to dine, but even if you choose to sit indoors you will still catch the stunning panoramic views of the Dubai skyline. 

If the mosaic painting hanging above the sushi counter catches your eye, it has been created by none other than Chef Akira Back’s mother. It is made out of 2,500 mosaic tiles and is a design element the chef includes in all of his restaurants. 

As for the food, diners can expect modern Japanese cuisine with a Korean and international essence prepared with seasonal produce and artisanal sourced ingredients.

akira back scallops

On the menu, you will find a wide selection of signature sharing dishes such as the restaurant’s famous tuna pizza and wagyu tacos. For fans of the Japanese cuisine – there is spicy tuna, Negi toro to hot mess, and more.

Love truffles? The truffle rice clay pot with braised truffle is one to try. 

And there are plenty of dishes for vegans as well such as Akira Back beyond tacos with beyond meat, tomato ponzu and jalapenos, crispy tofu, vegan spider roll, Eringi pizza and more. For dessert, there’s Akira Back’s kabocha pound cake. 

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Ladies, you can head to Akira Back on Sunday from 7pm to 11pm for Batafurai ladies night where for Dhs250, you can indulge in sharing plates and unlimited selected beverages. A perfect spot to head after work. 

For reservations, call 04 245 5800 or email the team at akirabackdubai@whotels.com

Akira Back, W Dubai – The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, open daily 7pm to 11.30pm. Tel: (0)4 245 5800. akirabackdubai.com

Images: Akira Back