“Yamazaki” Japanese, means a strong need for freedom – physical, mental and spiritual. An apt term for Yamazaki Friday at Akira Alphaland.
Got the chance to try some of Akira Alphaland‘s fare when I went to their Yamazaki Friday. The fun starts at 10:00 in the evening up to 2:00 in the morning. But if I had it my way, since I enjoyed chilling there I’d like to stay ’til around 4AM but that’s just me.
Teppanyaki Chef Lucky
It was a delight to watch Chef Lucky as he shows his mastery at the Teppanyaki area. Been to other Teppanyaki restaurants (not to compare) but at Akira, the Teppanyaki demonstrations are modern and witty.
Craving for sushi? I highly recommend to troop to Akira at Alphaland. Big servings of delicious, freshly-made and at a steal of a price range! These are some of what I tried, Fried Spicy Ikura Tuna, their California Roll and Unagi Roll.
Akira’s California Roll (Php368)
Akira’s California Roll is served inside out. Its just right to the bite and you can easily taste its freshness, the cucumber, crab meat. etc. – the way California Roll should taste.
Akira’s Kenneth Cobunpue Roll (Php448)
I admit aside from the fact that Yoda Chairs of Kenneth Cobunpue are at Akira Alphaland, was also curious to try out what they call as “The Kenneth Cobunpue Roll.” (Unagi California Maki); Unagi is the Japanese word for freshwater eel, especially the Japanese eel.
Akira’s Fried Spicy Ikura Tuna (Php318)
I also liked Akira’s Fried Spicy Ikura Tuna, sort of a combination of California Roll with a crunchy freshness in every bite.
Akira’s Ebi Tempura (Php368)
Who doesn’t like Tempura? This classic Japanese dish of seafood (or vegetables) that have been battered and deep fried is a crowd favorite. Akira’s serving is again big, crunchy and filling, not all cake-y battered and oily.
Akira’s Kani Salad (Php258)
Akira’s Kani Salad is, for lack of a better term – beautiful! Well, in fact everything at Akira Alphaland is served beautifully. The salad is also beautiful to the taste, fresh, big serving and ingredients do not overpower each other. If you’re on a diet and need a snack, try Akira’s Kani Salad or Kani Pomelo Salad, its like having a meal already.
Akira’s Peach Cobbler (Php268)
Had Akira’s Peach Cobbler for dessert. Perfect classic dessert combination of fruits, ice cream and syrup.
Some of Akira’s Drinks/Cocktails: Akira Long Iced Tea (Php98.00), Rossini Kiwi (Php88.00); Blue Crush (Php219); Vodka Tonic (Php158)
Family and friends know I love anything with mixology (skill in preparing mixed drinks). So its a natural thing for me to try not just one drink when out on a chill night especially if its the first time at an establishment. For their cocktails I tried Akira’s Long Island Iced tea, Rossini Kiwi, Blue Crush and Vodka Tonic. Not to compare again. but the alcohol content on those cocktails were strong – the authentic style and liked every one of it! Will go back to try the other cocktails soon.
Weird to some and its been a year since I had it so capped off the night with some Sake. Sake is a Japanese alcoholic beverage of Japanese origin that is made from fermented rice. It went down smooth but boy did it pack a punch when I stood up! Good time!
If it isn’t obvious enough, yes I did enjoy Yamazaki Friday at Akira Alphaland! I highly recommend it to everyone who wants some serious chill time. Authentic Japanese food, big servings, posh interiors, great ambience, chill music plus delicious drinks at a steal of a price!
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