Let’s face it, you are waiting for your 13th Month Pay so you could treat your loved ones at a decent restaurant over a dinner they will always remember when they think of 2014.

For some, they have another story. They are looking for a perfect venue for their corporate Christmas Party. Others are scouting for a restaurant where they could bring their clients for a special dinner that follows the signing of a multi-million deal.

Located at the ground floor of Alphaland Makati at 7232 Ayala Avenue, Extension Corner Malugay Street, Akira is a smart, if not perfect, choice for the venue of the above-mentioned concerns.

Last week, we walked from Greenbelt to experience Akira Art of Sushi & Teppanyaki. We opened the door hungry and went out of the Japanese restaurant more than full. Here's why (and how):

1.   Whether you drive or commute, Akira Art of Sushi & Teppanyaki is situated in an EASY-TO-FIND LOCATION near RCBC Plaza and Makati Fire Station. You do not need to exhaust your GPS to locate it. 

One more thing, it has a spacious parking lot to secure your vehicles so you do not need to worry about your side-mirrors (anyway, you are in Makati-land so your car is much safer).



2. The AMBIANCE is easy to the eyes. Its glass wall from the side of the road contributes natural lighting to the warm aura of the restaurant. 

It has a high ceiling, making claustrophobic people more comfortable. 

The displays do not demand much emotions or wit to understand them, in case you are like me who keeps on analyzing the connection between interior decors and the nature of the business. 

On top of that, I bet you will be extremely fascinated to sit on one of the designer chairs crafted by no other than Kenneth Cobonpue.




3.   Starting off with what is on the menu, you should treat the TEPPANYAKI food show with Chef Salvador an appetizer. It was my first time to witness such show so I was totally mesmerized. 

For our group, he cooked a set composed of chicken, beef, fried rice, egg and other ingredients. While cooking, he was doing cool moves like playing with the serving utensils, building fire, catching an egg with his chef cap, and even asking members of the group to help him out in chopping the friend eggs.













4.    To beat the gloomy day, SOUP is a perfect choice when in a Japanese Restaurant. Make your eyes feast on this picture since no words could ever define how this soup tastes like:



5.    As a full Japanese restaurant, Akira Art of Sushi & Teppanyaki has a wide variety of SUSHI offerings etc. My favorite is the rainbow-colored sushi that looks like an LGBT flag.








6.   If you are like me, you do not care about the names of the FOODIES being laid on the table. The only thing you know is to eat without even praying or making sure that the person next to you is alright. 

For the first time in my life, I was able to eat using a pair of chop sticks without bothering anyone. In the past, I always surrendered in the middle of the feast and proceeded to request for a set of spoon and fork. At Akira Art of Sushi & Teppanyaki, I survived picking slices of chicken and beef, and grains of rice with chopsticks. And that is a big achievement, isn't it?









7.    Because a good dinner comes with WINE while chit-chatting with your companions, Akira Art of Sushi & Teppanyaki serves both white and red wine. They have a a reserve of Manny O wines to make the meal more engaging.

I was lucky to meet other bloggers and talk about stuff around while finishing the meal. Migz De La Rosa, Marketing Director of the restuarant, was also sitting beside us not just to share us essential information about Akira, but also to celebrate the newly-built acquaintance with us.



8.   Before ending the meal, you order either ice cream or tea as DESSERT. The group got both (we often called the moment, "Last Supper"). Because I was not content with just one cup of tea, I asked to get JA's since it was just sitting there in front of him. 

That night, I knew I had eaten different types of food starting in the morning so I needed to drink cups of warm water or else face the consequence in the form of colic spasm.




9. Finally, the PRICE. For two persons, a price tag of 1,500 is more than enough. Here is the exact menu so you have an idea how to budget for your party.







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