Michelin-starred chef Akira back at Open Namesake restaurant in Dallas on May 6
Akira Back brings an award-winning concept and a modern, innovative Japanese menu to Dallas’ distinguished dining scene
DALLAS, TEXAS, USA, May 2, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Michelin-starred chef Akira Back announces the official opening of its eponymous restaurant Akira Back in Dallas on Friday, May 6. Chef Back is globally recognized for creating a world-class dining experience with a modern and innovative Japanese menu. Today, the name synonymous with cutting-edge cuisine and exquisite restaurant/hospitality taste proudly adds Dallas to a global empire of 20 Akira Back locations, including Paris, Las Vegas and Dubai.
Born in Seoul, Korea and raised in Aspen, Colorado, Chef Back brings a sense of passion and adventure to his restaurants. His fearless and inventive approach to food and drink has earned him appearances on Food Network’s “Iron Chef America”, NBC’s “The Today Show” and at the world’s most prestigious culinary events. Drawing inspiration from his Korean heritage and his travels around the world, he has created a cutting-edge menu that seamlessly blends modern Japanese cuisine with authentic Korean flavors and will be the first restaurant of its kind in the Dallas metro area.
Chef Back has inspired the culinary world and was named “Best Chef in Las Vegas” by Las Vegas Weekly for his acclaimed Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Lounge at the Bellagio Resort & Casino, a dining institution known for cultivating new concepts. His eponymous Dallas restaurant will demonstrate the same boundless creativity in reimagining modern Japanese cuisine, delivering the distinctive dining experience that has earned Chef Back consecutive Michelin stars for excellence in innovative cuisine and service. .
Chef Back’s menu is highlighted by a selection of innovative dishes inspired by his childhood in Korea and his travels around the world.
“South Florida’s culinary scene has exploded over the past few years and continues to bring more diverse tastes and options to the culinary marketplace,” said Chef Akira Back. “This restaurant combines my cultural roots and sophisticated culinary training for an imaginative and unforgettable dining experience.”
The menu has several sections:
● Cold dishes include the famous AB tuna pizza with umami aioli, micro shiso, white truffle oil; Jeju Domi with marinated Masago, red sorrel and Chojang and Toro Tartare and Yellowtail with Ossetra Caviar, wasabi soy and brioche bread.
● Hot items on the menu include Truffle Bomb with Sea Urchin, Sweet Prawns, Gejand, Smoked Potato Mousse and Caviar and Tobanyaki Filet with Black Market Angus, Mixed Mushrooms and Umami Sauce.
● Signature sushi rolls include the Cow-Wow roll with braised short ribs and Asian coleslaw; Perfect Storm with shrimp tempura, spicy tuna, Aburi salmon belly and chipotle mayo; and Pop Rockin’ with spicy crab, cucumber, asparagus and watermelon pop rocks.
● Kagoshima A5 Wagyu – the highest quality of pure Japanese Wagyu includes Tobanyaki with Japanese mushrooms, umami sauce and truffle and Tataki with garlic, spicy daikon and ponzu.
For adventurous eaters, Nazo 9 is a chef’s signature mystery box unveiled with a tableside presentation and features a chef’s selection of sashimi and sushi (a minimum of two guests must order to enjoy). Enjoy an after-dinner digestive with a selection of Dessert Sakes including the AB Cigar with lucama mousse, chocolate brownie and cocoa nibs or Japanese whiskeys and sake flights to end the night.
Address: 5765 Grandscape Blvd., The Colony, TX 75056
Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 5:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Phone: (945) 224-0505
Social media: @AkiraBackDallas
Reservations: Table open: https://www.opentable.com/restaurant/profile/1239907?shareReferrer=ios-share
Capacity: 138 seats
Parking: Complimentary valet parking and self-parking are available
ABOUT AKIRA BACK
Michelin-starred chef Akira Back’s eponymous restaurant serves modern Japanese cuisine that epitomizes the modern dining experience with world-class cuisine, service and ambience. The restaurants are a melting pot of culture focusing on Chef Back’s life experiences during his travels around the world as a professional snowboarder and chef. The restaurant represents the roots of his culture as well as his culinary training. Chef Back’s passion is to provide a unique dining experience and leave people emotionally connected with aspects of his food, personality and life.
ABOUT CHEF AKIRA BACK
The Akira Back brand is a diverse portfolio of restaurants and lounges around the world that pride themselves on creating innovative dining experiences combined with a social atmosphere and stylish ambience. The mission statement is to create unforgettable memories for our customers by revolutionizing the dining experience through unique dishes and courteous service. Born in Korea and raised in Aspen, Colorado, Michelin star-winning chef Akira Back brings a sense of adventure and boundless creativity to his culinary creations. Before embarking on his career in the kitchen, Back spent his early years as a professional snowboarder, appearing in extreme sports movies and garnering accolades from top professional sports publications. Back eventually retired from snowboarding and took his need for speed and desire for adventure to culinary school. Chef Back has since brought his culinary expertise and artistry across the globe, opening critically acclaimed restaurants in Paris, Las Vegas, Dubai, Beverly Hills, San Diego, Toronto, Singapore, Seoul and more. It currently operates 20 locations under its banner and plans to open 12 more by 2024 in cities including London, San Francisco, Houston, Riyadh, Marrakech, Istanbul and Orlando.