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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Named after the chef himself and decorated with his mother’s paintings, it champions a communal dining concept with dishes meant for sharing among frie...
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Simple restaurant
About
Celebrity chef Akira Back brings a sense of adventure and boundless creativity to his culinary creations to feature a signature style of modern Japanese cuisine with Korean accents that showcases Chef Akira Back's Japanese culinary background, Korean heritage and American upbringing. Chef Akira Back's restaurants are located in 20 cities worldwide.
PRICE RANGE
US$40 - US$150
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Japanese, International
FEATURES
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was amazing and the wait staff made my husband’s birthday dinner extra special. Special thanks to Gary for being attentive and delivering great service!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic food every time! Lovely service by Gary/Amber 👍 they are always really friendly and attentiveMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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AkiraBackRestaurant, Assistant Manger| JW Marriott Singapore South Beach at Akira Back, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear myah2022, Greetings from Akira Back Singapore! Thank you very much for taking your time to share your kind feedback on this platform. I am sincerely glad to know that you enjoyed your meal with us. Gary and Amber and the rest of the team...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there twice within a week. My first visit was with a friend who is using the voucher for JWSouthBeach Lifestyle membership benefits. Was charmed by the nice food and ambiance. However, the main attraction was the fabulous customer service led by Ms Sue Wong..., the GM and her team. They are sincere, attentive and professional. An awesome dining experience both visits. Thanks Ms Sue and her team!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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AkiraBackRestaurant, Assistant Manger| JW Marriott Singapore South Beach at Akira Back, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Journey27833869982, Greetings from Akira Back Singapore! Thank you very mush for taking your time to share your dining experience and review in this platform. Your compliments to the team; from Sue to the rest of Akira back team has been passed on. We will...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff was friendly and service was good. Love the food and ambience. Highly recommended for a quiet lunch.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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AkiraBackRestaurant, Assistant Manger| JW Marriott Singapore South Beach at Akira Back, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear winniey655, Greetings from Akira Back Singapore! Thank you for sharing such a lovely review. We are thrilled to know that your dining experience successfully meets your expectations. Your compliments are deeply appreciated and it is my great pleasure to share with the entire team,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent. The ambience is good and nice. The service was also excellent and attentive, yet not too intrusive. Will come back again for a relaxing lunch again.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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AkiraBackRestaurant, Assistant Manger| JW Marriott Singapore South Beach at Akira Back, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear EricLamCS, Greetings from Akira Back Singapore! Your compliments for us has been shared with the team, from service to culinary team. Thank you very much for the beautiful description and wonderful praise. We will definitely strive for further excellence and we will hope to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Akira Back's menu truly reflects the vision of its eponymous owner/founder. The diversity and creative applications of different cuisines into Japanese dishes is something which made for a truly memorable dining experience. My family and I greatly appreciated the excellent work done on the food....The Hot Mess and Brother from Another Mother rolls were excellent, with fresh seafood, vibrant flavours which did not overwhelm the natural sweetness of the seafood, and of course, perfect presentation. We were also pleased with their Ji-Dori Chicken and Halibut, both of which surpassed expectations with moist and juicy interiors paired with crisp and brilliant golden crusts. The creativity of the dishes made for interesting interplay of textures and flavours, particularly with their Alaskan King Crab, where the accompanying kelp provided bursts of saltiness alongside the sweet crab and the punchy dynamite sauce (which could be spicier, but was good nonetheless). Their AB Egg dessert was adorable to look at, and was amazing as well, with the balance of sweet, tart, freshness and creaminess all working together. The aesthetic again, is profoundly impressive with the white chocolate shell, passionfruit compote and vanilla creme working together to look almost as real as an actual egg. And the taste profile, elevated the experience, making it something which my family would greatly remember for a long time to come. The service of our waitress Alisa was also extremely commendable. She was proactive, attentive, and willing to go above and beyond in assisting us in preparing a dessert for my sister's birthday celebration that day. All smiles and extremely pleasant, our dining experience was made better by Alisa's great service. Overall, Akira Back is a refreshing new take on Japanese cuisine amidst the glut of sometimes cookie-cutter Japanese restaurants in Singapore. For anyone looking for a slice of Japan with something special and different, delivered beautifully both to the eyes and tastebuds, Akira Back is certainly a place worth making a trip to.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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AkiraBackRestaurant, Assistant Manger| JW Marriott Singapore South Beach at Akira Back, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear harryt2017, Greetings from Akira Back Singapore! I am really happy to know that our service and food were well appraised. It is always our highest mission to create a memorable experience for our guest. Rest assured your kind compliments to Alisa has been passed...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would like to convey my thanks to the entire team at Akira Back. I had hosted my business associates at your restaurant last evening, Sunday 2nd Jan 2022 and all 4 of us were really impressed by our experience the entire evening. Starting with...the nice casual ambience of your restaurant then to your modern Japanese / Italian cruise and to the service staff - Nadia, Shanti, Evelyn & Mathan - who look into our every request just so that we would have an enjoyable experience and evening and that we did so Thank You. The only little grievance which I have is that I find your wine list - too over priced for the labels that you currently carry. Had your prices of your wines be more competitively priced we probably would have been happy to purchase perhaps 2 bottles instead of just one. Maybe your management can look into this recommendation. Once again a big thanks especially your service staff who made our evening very pleasantly memorable. Regards PremMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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AkiraBackRestaurant, Assistant Manger| JW Marriott Singapore South Beach at Akira Back, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Prem59, Greetings from Akira Back Singapore! Thank you very much for taking your time to share your kind feedback on this platform. I am sincerely glad to know that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Myself, Shen Ai, Evelyn, Mathan and the rest...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu was interesting, food was prepared with an unique choice of ingredients. The sashimi was very fresh. Sue and her team ensured that we were well taken care of.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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AkiraBackRestaurant, Assistant Manger| JW Marriott Singapore South Beach at Akira Back, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear ETHANLINWK, Greetings from Akira Back Singapore! Thank you for taking your time to share your review in our TripAdvisor. Your compliments, have been shared to Sue and the team, they are very thankful and are feeling well appreciated, knowing that you have enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for our anniversary lunch. Alisa served us and she was spectacular. Unfortunately the food was less than impressive - the rolls weren't any better than the ones from any chain sushi restaurant. There was one with foie gras on it, but without the foie,...completely underwhelming. Salmon pizza was excellent though. Order that if you go.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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AkiraBackRestaurant, Assistant Manger| JW Marriott Singapore South Beach at Akira Back, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear yuvaraman, Greetings from Akira Back Singapore! Thank you very much for taking your time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor. I am grateful for your compliment on the service . In regards to food, I would be honored if you can share further with...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food menu is just fantastic - from the cold/hot plates to the main course and desserts, my family was in complete awe of the food presentation and the taste. What made it more special was the attention of the restaurant staff that served our...table; her name was Amber. She nicely explained the dishes and gave recommendations when asked. Highly recommend it to folks who love Japanese food with a twist.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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AkiraBackRestaurant, Assistant Manger| JW Marriott Singapore South Beach at Akira Back, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear nabayanroy, Greetings from Akira Back Singapore! Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience on our TripAdvisor. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the experience. We are very proud of the food that we serve and the service...More

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SGdweller
2 September 2018|
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Response from Sylvia K | Reviewed this property |
Please make known your dietary restrictions and any request(s) that you may have before ordering - They have this stated in their menu also. They are awesome, hence, I am sure they will meet your dietary restrictions.
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16 July 2018|
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Response from UpperGuest | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is not halal certified
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Frequently Asked Questions about Akira Back

Yes, Akira Back offers takeaway services.

Yes, Akira Back is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Akira Back is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5