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Bento special packs some big flavor

A La Carte

December 18, 2022

Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: Akira Japanese Restaurant

Akira’s Special Bento ($19.50)

Whether one is looking for a quick meal to go, or plans on dining in for lunch or dinner, Akira Japanese Restaurant offers a host of delicious Japanese dishes.

As a special inside scoop for Dining Out readers, be sure to ask about Akira’s Special Bento and Nihon Sakari Reishu Sake Set ($29). The delicious bento includes Chirashi, Miso Butterfish, Karaage Chicken, Beef Tataki Onion, Eggplant Yuzu-Miso, Tamagoyaki and Agedashi Tofu served with a 300-milliliter bottle of Nihon Sakari Reishu Sake. The bento is also available without the sake for $19.50 — an incredible deal!

Akira Japanese Restaurant chef and owner Taiki Kawai and his team prepare traditional Japanese cuisine featuring local ingredients made meticulously to order. Kawai specializes in the “Kaiseki style” of Japanese cooking that incorporates small course meals infused with the freshest ingredients, which results in exquisite flavor and beautiful presentation.

Situated conveniently in the Eleven50 Building on South King Street (parking entrance on Young Street), Akira Japanese Restaurant is easily accessible for those stopping by for a dine-in meal or tasty to-go items. “I want our guests to enjoy Akira’s food and excellent customer service,” Kawai says. “We continue because of the support of our customers — they’ve brought us to this point, and I want to do my best to keep guests coming back through the love for my art in each dish we prepare.”

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