If you’re a fan of diverse and delicious cuisine, you’re in for a treat. As the proud owner of a traditional Japanese Izakaya right here in the heart of London, I am eager to share the wonders of Japanese food with you all. Whether you’re a seasoned Japanese food lover or just starting to explore this incredible culinary world, I invite you to join us at our Izakaya, Akari to experience the authentic taste of Japan.
Sushi – The Iconic Japanese Delicacy
First and foremost, we must talk about the crown jewel of Japanese cuisine – sushi. Originating in Japan centuries ago, sushi has since become a global phenomenon. This delectable dish consists of vinegar-seasoned rice, fresh raw fish or other seafood, and sometimes vegetables, all rolled up in nori (seaweed) or served as bite-sized pieces. Our restaurant takes great pride in serving an array of sushi, from classic nigiri to maki rolls.
Sashimi – The Exquisite Art of Raw Fish
At the pinnacle of Japanese culinary artistry lies sashimi – a true celebration of freshness and simplicity. Delicately sliced raw fish typically served with soy sauce and wasabi, offers an unparalleled sensory experience. Our restaurant boasts an exquisite selection of sashimi, showcasing the finest cuts of pristine fish. Each bite is a symphony of flavours, a testament to the elegance of Japanese culinary tradition.
Tempura – The Art of Light and Crispy
Indulge in the elegance of tempura, a beloved dish that epitomises Japanese refinement. Our chefs meticulously prepare lightly battered and deep-fried vegetables and prawns, resulting in a delightful crispy texture that perfectly encapsulates the essence of each ingredient. Our tempura offerings promise an exquisite experience that is both light and satisfying.
Izakaya Light Bites – A Feast of Small Delights
In Japan, the Izakaya culture revolves around delectable “Izakaya light bites” that perfectly complement your evening with friends or family. These small plates of various delights include Edamame (young soybeans), Gyoza (dumplings), and Agedashi Tofu (deep-fried tofu). With a focus on shared dining, our Izakaya offers an array of these light bites (order online here!), each prepared with care and attention to detail, ensuring a harmonious blend of flavours that cater to every palate.