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.
Specially for the current exhibition, This is MANGA – the Art of URASAWA NAOKI, Akira restaurant has taken inspiration from Urasawa Naoki's 'YAWARA!' series to design a new dish. The offering is a twist on the British classic of fish and chips, with deep fried, bread-crumbed eel, topped with umeboshi (pickled plum) tartare sauce, served with okra chips. See it illustrated here with one of Urasawa's iconic characters, judo master Jigorō.
Also on the exhibition menu is the cocktail MONSTER, inspired by Urasawa's mystery manga series of the same name. Enjoy This is MANGA – the Art of URASAWA NAOKI exhibition menu for the duration of the exhibition, until 28 July 2019.
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.