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Reel in special sea urchin course menu

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December 10, 2023

Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO

Eggplant and sea urchin with ginger sauce, uni shooter and short rib and sea urchin, part of the Uni Special Course Menu ($150)

Just in time for the holidays, guests at Akira Japanese Restaurant can unwrap a new course menu showcasing the unique flavors of sea urchin throughout December.

The Uni Special Course Menu ($150) starts with tantalizing appetizers like short ribs and sea urchin, uni shooter, and eggplant and sea urchin with ginger sauce.

Scallop and sea urchin hand roll, sea urchin chawanmushi and tuna sea urchin salmon roe “yamakake,” part of the Uni Special Course Menu ($150)

The bountiful multicourse menu continues with tuna sea urchin with salmon roe “yamakake”; sea urchin chawanmushi; scallop and sea urchin hand roll; abalone and sea urchin with basil sauce; sea urchin and shiso tempura; crab sauce with egg tofu and sea urchin; beef fillet and sea urchin steak; and sea urchin, flounder, red shrimp and chirashi sushi with miso soup to round out the memorable dining experience.

Beef fillet and sea urchin steak, crab sauce with egg tofu and sea urchin, and sea urchin and shiso tempura, part of the Uni Special Course Menu ($150)

Chef and owner Taiki Kawai and his team prepare traditional Japanese cuisine featuring local ingredients made meticulously to order, whether diners are seeking a quick meal to-go or dining in for lunch or dinner.

Kawai specializes in the kaiseki style of Japanese cooking that features small course meals infused with the freshest ingredients resulting in exquisite flavor, beautiful presentation and a memorable “spirit.”

Located conveniently in the eleven50 Building on King Street (the parking entrance is on Young Street), Akira Japanese Restaurant is easily accessible for those stopping by for a dine-in meal or to pick up tasty to-go items to enjoy later.

Akira Japanese Restaurant is the perfect destination for a pau hana get-together, a delicious lunch or dinner with family and friends.

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