Akira The Art of Sushi & Teppanyaki: Wine and Dine on Yamazaki Nights

The perfect way to cap the last day of the week so to wine and dine.  So one Friday night, I convinced my friend Eric to try the Yamazaki Nights at Akira The Art of Sushi & Teppanyaki which is just walking distance from his work place.

akira art of sushi and teppanyaki
Akira The Art of Sushi & Teppanyaki has an al fresco area for those who don't want to enjoy the DJ beats and want to smoke.

akira art of sushi and teppanyaki
But, we're more of an indoor type.  I love it's serene interiors and nature-influenced musical background.  You get to be in touch with nature even when you're comfortably inside and air-conditioned. 

 akira art of sushi and teppanyaki
They have a sushi bar with designer chairs.

akira art of sushi and teppanyaki
I prefer seating by the Teppanyaki area for a more interactive experience.

akira art of sushi and teppanyaki
Their chef is very skillful and has 20-years of culinary experience in Japan. 

akira art of sushi and teppanyaki
Every Friday and Saturday nights from 10 pm to 2 am, they have the Yamazaki nights where the nights dim and the DJ does his thing.


Fried Rice
akira fried rice
Akira Fried Rice (248 php/Good for 2)
For staple, we had the Akira Fried Rice.

mixed sushi
Mixed Sushi (538 php)
Look at how fresh their Mixed Sushi is.  It has Ebi, Uni (sea urchin), Ikura (octopus), Tamago (egg), Kani (crabstick), Tuna, Ika (squid), Salmon and Hamachi (Yellow Tail).  I think they were out of Unagi (eel) so it was replaced with another Tuna.

Sushi Rolls
crunchy tuna rolls
Crunchy Tuna Rolls
akira roll
Akira Roll (348 php)
The Akira Roll is the classic california maki topped with tempura bits, grated cheese and spicy mayo.  I liked this upgraded rendition more.

chicken teriyaki roll
Chicken Teriyaki Roll (309 php)
For those who are allergic seafood, you can try their Chicken Teriyaki Roll

A La Carte
ebi tempura
Ebi Tempura (368 php)
Ebi Tempura is always the default order for most so I tend to order this when I'm not sure what my companion would like.

japanese mushrooms
Japanese Mushrooms (268 php)
The Japanese Mushrooms is cooked in the foil with butter and sake. This isn't interesting...

Teppanyaki A La Carte
us tenderloin
U.S. Tenderloin (150 g) (518 php)
We loved the U.S. Tenderloin which was really tender and succulent. 

ice cream parfait
Ice Cream Parfait (268 php)
The Ice Cream Parfait is a medley of mango, avocado and vanilla ice cream with mandarin orange topped with whipped cream, chocolate syrup and cherry.  It's supposed to have strawberries too but it wasn't available.

fruit flambe
Fruit Flambe (168 php)
The Fruit Flambe has peach slices, sweetened tempura flakes and vanilla ice cream with whipped cream and cherry on top.  You can also opt for banana or pear instead of peaches.

Akira Iced Tea (98 php)
I had the Akira Iced Tea which is a pretty good blend.

Blue Crush (219 php)
The Blue Crush is cool to try because of the color. =)

House Cocktails
Absolute Sex (198 php)
Eric loved the Absolute Sex which had kurant, midori, cranberry and soda.
Sex on the Beach (148 php)
The Sex on the Beach is a mix of vodka, peachsnapps and soda.  According to Eric, all their drinks are very "suabe" or smooth so you could hardly feel the alcohol in them.

Mudslide (168 php)
The Mudslide is a vodka, baileys and kalhua mix.

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Akira The Art of Sushi & Teppanyaki is a great place to chill in Makati for some drinks and authentic Japanese sushi and teppanyaki dishes.  Join in on their Yamazaki Nights on Friday and Satuday nights 10 pm and 2 am.  It's actually an extension of their normal hours with added music too.  Both of us have been working really hard for the entire week so we're so glad that we could relax over a candle lit dinner, cool beats and drinks. 

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Akira Menu
Ambiance Menu 1 | Menu 2
Menu 3 | Menu 4
Menu 5 | Yamazaki |  
Cocktails 1 | Cocktails 2 |

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Akira The Art of Sushi & Teppanyaki
Business Address Ayala Ave. Ext. corner Malugay St.
Makati City, Metro Manila
Business Hours Mon-Thu & Sun: 10 am- 10 pm
Fri-Sat: 10am - 2 am
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 500-1,500
Free WiFi No
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (0917) 706-7328
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