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Sunday, October 26, 2008

AKA


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AKA Yakiniku

Two places I don’t like to go are discos and BBQ restaurants esp. bulgogi (Korean barbecue) and yakiniku (Japanese barbecue) that cook in front of us with open fire, because of the smoke.

I always praise on BBQ restaurants with the installation of smokeless barbecue table, but unfortunately too hard to locate one in Bangkok, even not in a famous 4-star hotel’s Korean restaurant. Until recently I bumped into the AKA accidentally, a Japanese restaurant with specialty of yakiniku and shabu-shabu in the Central World Plaza, I had a yakiniku meal without the smoke in my head and clothing as unwanted souvenir.

AKA is another brand developed by the long established local standard ZEN Japanese Restaurants without my attention as a favorite Japanese restaurant to entertain my friends, or even just by myself.

On our lunch table there were choices of seafood, beef, pork, and chicken to fulfill our yakiniku meal. Raw meat for an authentic yakiniku serves without the meat being marinated; we grill them fresh and dip the meat when it was done before eating. In AKA, house sauce was put on the raw meat, so I had to get rid of the sauce before putting them over the charcoal griller. The meat was good enough for the price although it is lack of outstanding, perhaps better score to them if unwelcome sauce wasn’t put on the raw meat. However, I will not refrain from return for more yakiniku due to its smokeless facility and the convenience location.

AKA also serves shabu-shabu, and traditional dishes such as sushi (raw fish fillet on a bed of rice cube), tempura (deep-fried breaded prawn), tonkatsu (deep-fried breaded pork cutlet) and more.


Our Ratings (1 to 5 the higher the better): AKA has [ 3.0 ]
(Ratings are based on Food, Service and Ambiance, with Price taken into account in relation to Quality) Food =3, Service=3, Ambiance=3, Money Worth=3

Price range for two without drinks (incl. local water) in Thai Baht = BBB
(B=below 200, BB=201-500, BBB=501-1,000, BBBB=1,001-2,000, BBBBB=over 2,000)

Best dishes: combination seafood set (for yakiniku)
Wine list: limited sake and wine on the drinks list
Best table: table by the window
Details: Open daily – 11:30am - 10pm

AKA Yakiniku Restaurant, Level 7 Beacon Zone, Central World Plaza, Bangkok; Tel.: 02-6461364; and other major shopping centers in Thailand

MDS
The writer can be reached at thaisclub@yahoo.com
Copyright © 2008 MDS. All rights reserved.


16 comments:

Stella said...

Yes. Vote, vote, vote for a better US.
Let us vote for the change.
Let us vote for the chance to change.
Let us vote for a better economy and a better world.
Obama is the only one.
There is a Chinese saying: if there is no big fish in the pond, we have to pick the shrimp. So let us pick the shrimp.

Stella said...

Hi Thailand Club,
You are quite updated on the US Presidential campaign. This campaign is important to the US economic climate in the future.

Stella said...

4 more days to go.

Stella said...

Now your blog becomes my instant source of newspaper reading(through your "youTube" link here). Thanks.

Thailand Club said...

check the icon on the lower left, LA Times and Nation Thai newspaper already for long time

Stella said...

Got it. Free newspaper everyday to you without delivery huh. That is the benefit of high tech, which brings efficiency and effectiveness to our daily life.

Stella said...

Hi Thailand Club,
You added the drawing and something else today huh.
I think Obama will win this time not because he is that good; it is just because his counterpart is too weak. Also, people vote for the change.

Stella said...

Hi Thailand Club,
You added the drawing and something else today huh.
I think Obama will win this time not because he is that good; it is just because his counterpart is too weak. Also, people vote for the change.

Stella said...

Of course Obama. The more we hear his speech, the more we think he will win. Did you hear the speech he made regarding the pastor's comment about his dislike to black people due to the Negro war in the past? Obama made a very clever speech to defend himself out of this while not offending that pastor. This is a win win speech. He has high EQ and IQ. Obama may not be the best US President. However, he is the better one out of the list.

Fillet-O said...

Obama victory shall thanks to Sarah Palin!

Stella said...

Wow, lots of new photos of AKA here.
What a nice show case.

Anonymous said...

You make us very hungry Thailand Club.
It would be good if the blog can send out some BBQ smell too. Ha ha.

From,
Mi

Anonymous said...

Yes I agree with Mi. Your photos and slide show here are gorgeous. I think you and In-the-Sea are in movie business and photography industry.
From,
James

Stella said...

Hi Thaisclub,
Was that you sitting next to a guy there in the picture?
FYI, the ad in the blog has been about fund raising for the poor and the black in the past 2 weeks.

Thailand Club said...

hi Mi, u mean 5D picture (4D pic with feel, and 5D picture with actual smell, available in HKG Terminal 2)

:) haha

Anonymous said...

You mean HK terminal has 5D including the smell?
Yes yes, Mi, go for it.
From.
The Party Animal