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

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

Corporate Members' Tatami Room Menu (PDF)


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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.

This is Manga exhibition menu at AKIRA, Japan House London until 28 July 2019'YAWARA!' © 1987 URASAWA Naoki / Studio Nuts


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.

This is Manga exhibition menu at AKIRA includes the cocktail MONSTER, at Japan House London 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.

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.

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