The Korean-American chef (and former professional snowboarder) has built up a successful empire of restaurants from Las Vegas to Jakarta and Toronto to Bangkok with his self-described menu of modern Japanese food with Korean accents - derived from seasonal produce and artisanal ingredients. The Korean steakhouse concept, which debuted in Jakarta in 2017, has an outlet in Los Angeles with new openings. slated for San Francisco, Dallas, and Boston. AB Steak by Akira Back is alongside various operations at the Mandarin Oriental in Mayfair.
This unique Korean-American barbeque concept features a “chamber” dedicated to dry-aging meat up to 120 days. Additionally, the menu also includes a vast selection of domestic and imported beef and homemade Korean-inspired salts and sauces to enhance the flavor and a selection of side dishes - Pacific shrimp with gochujang or uni-topped marinated shrimp over smoked sweet potato foam. Each table is equipped with smokeless charcoal grills so dinner can be cooked by diners themselves.