Born in Korea and raised in Aspen, Colorado, Chef Back brings a sense of adventure and boundless creativity to his culinary creations. Following the success of Kumi Japanese Restaurant + Bar at Mandalay Bay and the famed Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Lounge at Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, he opened Akira Back New Delhi and Akira Back Jakarta in 2014, featuring his inventive and enticing menus that embody classic Japanese cuisine and always feature innovative dishes that use the freshest ingredients from the world’s top purveyors.





The mission is to create a unique restaurant with a spirit, enthusiasm, and a dynamic energy that would match that of the cuisine we offer. We will engage guests to use all their senses and more importantly, the memory of their senses for a nostalgic and unforgettable dining experience.

Beverages will include a carefully selected wine collection by the bottle or by the glass, Chef Back’s Private Label Sakes. The bar will also offer Chef crafted specialty cocktails.



Akira Back will set itself apart in the restaurant world with its food, beverage selections, service and commitment to overall value. With future locations opening in Korea, Dubai, Zurich, Bali and Hanoi - Akira Back Restaurant will be a global staple.


Our menu embodies Chef Back’s Innovative cuisine prepared with a Korean accent, derived from seasonal produce and artisanal sourced ingredients.

As a result, Chef Back was awarded the title of “Rising Star” by Restaurant Hospitality in October 2008, “2014 Best chefs of the year” by Las Vegas Weekly, and his outpost in New Delhi Has won the most coveted award for a restaurant in India, “Times Best Japanese Restaurant”