AKIRA Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday 12:00-15:00 & 18:00-23:00
Sundays & Bank Holidays 12:00-16:00

*Akira restaurant will be closed on 25 and 26 December.

Lunch Menu (PDF)
Dinner Menu (PDF)
Drinks Menu (PDF)

Corporate Members' Tatami Room Menu (PDF)


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AKIRA Restaurant at Japan House London


The Japanese restaurant, Akira, is on the first floor of Japan House London in Kensington. Named after Chef Shimizu Akira, the restaurant presents a Japanese dining experience based on Akira’s ‘trinity of cooking’ principles - food, tableware and presentation.

Visit for lunch or dinner to experience Japanese-style omotenashi hospitality and the theatre of cooking as chefs prepare dishes reflecting Japan’s diverse food offer, using seasonal ingredients over roaring robata (charcoal grill) flames. Highlights of the menu include imaginative sushi specialities and chargrilled kushiyaki skewers made from umami-rich wagyu beef, pork, chicken, seafood and vegetables. The Japanese staple of rice is prepared in a donabe, clay pot.

The dining experience is complemented by tableware the chef has sourced from artisans across Japan and drinks in fine Japanese glassware. Guests can also enjoy the Japanese bar, adjacent to the restaurant, serving an array of sake and original cocktails made using Japanese ingredients including rare sake, yuzu and shiso.

From Monday 16 December to Tuesday 24 December, Akira's regular 5 courses Omakase menus will not be available and will be replaced by the below 5 courses Christmas menu. 


Christmas 5 Course Menu

Seared Wagyu sirloin & Sea Urchin served with yuzu flavour rice, natural salt and wasabi
Kombu pressed and soy sauce marinated Salmon served with truffle and mature cheese
Seasonal sashimi box

Main course:
Assorted charcoal grilled skewers and Akira Chirashi-Sushi with miso soup

Matcha roll cake

For the duration of WOW: City Lights and Woodland Shade exhibition, guests can taste two exhibition-related menu items showcasing the flavours of rural and urban Japan

The Woodland Shade dish, which introduces flavours from the Japanese countryside, is gyūtan – charcoal-grilled ox tongue served with salty cheese, watercress and Akira’s own jalapeno miso. Enjoy on its own or create a set with rice and miso soup.

The second new item is the City Lights cocktail: Marunouchi. Explore the flavours of Japan’s capital with Suntory Chita Single Grain whisky, combined with yuzu juice, sweet orange blossom Gomme Syrup and fresh cherry.

Click here to book online; alternatively, email Akira or call +44 20 3971 4646.